VERY BIZARRE RESEARCH PAPERS
Added on: 21st Sep 2016
DO TEENAGERS PICK THEIR NOSES A LOT?
Andrade, C.; Srihari, B. S. (2001). “A preliminary survey of
rhinotillexomania in an adolescent sample”.
The Journal of clinical psychiatry
They do. At least according to this research paper
adolescents engage in rhinotillexomania (nose picking)
WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO HAVE BELLY BUTTON FLUFF?
“The Great Bellybutton Lint Survey: The Results
ABC Science Online”
Karl Kruszelnicki of The University of Sydney, Australia,
did an in depth survey of numerous people concerning the
quantity and quality of their bellybutton lint. He found that you
are more likely to have fluff if you are male, older, hairy
and have an inner belly button.
DOES HIGHLIGHTING PREVENT YOU FROM
UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU ARE READING?
Silvers, V.; Kreiner, D. (1997). “The effects of pre-existing
inappropriate highlighting on reading comprehension”.
Literacy Research and Instruction
When you get a used textbook and it comes with nearly
everything highlighted in a gazillion colours, does it actually
affect your ability to learn the material?
The answer is yes, it does.
HOW MUCH SURFACE AREA DOES AN
INDIAN ELEPHANT HAVE?
Sreekumar, K. P.; Nirmalan, G. (1990). “Estimation of the total
surface area in Indian elephants (Elephas maximus indicus)”.
Veterinary research communications
Quite a bit, according to these researchers.
WHAT SORT OF SURFACES ARE THE BEST
FOR DRAGGING SHEEP?
Harvey, J. T.; Culvenor, J.; Payne, W.; Cowley, S.; Lawrance,
M.; Stuart, D.; Williams, R. (2002). “An analysis of the forces
required to drag sheep over various surfaces”.
In case you ever wondered what sort of surface is the
most conducive to dragging sheep across it, this is your study.
DOES COUNTRY MUSIC CAUSE PEOPLE TO
Stack, S.; Gundlach, J. (1992). “The Effect of
Country Music on Suicide”.
Although correlation does not imply causation, people
who listen to country music do in fact suffer from
higher rates of suicide.
IS THE 5 SECOND RULE TRUE?
Greenemeier, Larry. “Fact or Fiction?: The
5-Second Rule for Dropped Food”
While certainly not perfect, this study does lend it
CAN PEOPLE SWIM FASTER IN SYRUP OR WATER?
Gettelfinger, B.; Cussler, E. L. (2004). “Will humans swim
faster or slower in syrup?”.
Apparently comparable velocities can be attained in both media.