Sunday, December 28, 2014

Now You Know

Some interesting science discoveries from the past year you may have missed:
  • According to the results of a study published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology, dogs apparently prefer to defecate while facing north.
  • In a paper published in the online issue of Social Influence, researchers found when a man holds a doors open for another man it affects the "holdee's" self-esteem.
  • Science Daily reported that research shows that all people with blue eyes have a common ancestor, which was caused by a genetic mutation that took place 6,000-10,000 years ago.
  • A study of men's facial hair published in the journal Biology Letters found that men who buck prevailing facial hair trends are rated as more attractive by both women and men.
Five years ago today: The Third Day of Christmas


  1. I don't know what that "prevailing trend" means, but I do know that old men with gray facial hair look old and tired and shouldn't be wearing it. I certainly don't find it attractive.

    1. I've seen a few men with nice looking carefully-trimmed beards, but I agree with you that they're in the minority.