8. All politicians are the same
When you think about how parties are divided, you will find a left and a right. This may evoke the idea of a linear scale, however, this is not true. Modern theorists believe that it is more of a curve that caves in on itself in a horseshoe shape. That would mean the the extremes of both the rights and the lefts are the most ones alike on the spectrum of political life. Well, we have always said that extremists are all alike no matter what party they cheer for!
7. Is this red or blue?!
We have always thought that colors are predefined to our brains and so, in the brain will interpret the wavelength of light and thus understand colors. However, as comforting as we might consider this, it is sadly not true. In experiments done on monkeys, it was proven that our perceptions of colors can be altered by genetic manipulation. In a nutshell, what I see as red might be blue for you! And since we have no refrence for color definition, other than our own experience, senses have proven once again to be our sole savior in the question of philosophic knowledge!
“Do not be a bully!” so have we always taught our children, but what if bullying is actually good for their health? Duke University performed an experiment on 1,000 subject in their aging duration between 9 and 20 years old. It appeared that those who bully others have a lower CRP, C reactive protein is associated with heart inflammation and disease. Bullying is good for your heart, so it appears after all!
Autistic children were always thought to be mentally defected. Recent experiments show that, at rest, the brain electricity in an autistic individual is 42% more than the ‘normal’ individual. This shows a load of information that requires a hyper brain activity. They are super sensitive to everything around them so rather than being mentally defected, they are mentally overloaded! An autistic person is not showing a lack of empathy but he is rather crammed with it.
Obesity is thought, by cardiologist John Laver and many other researchers, to be good for your health. This theory is called the Obesity Paradox; obesity might lead to some diseases but if you are obese and you got attacked by a disease you might actually be luckier than a thin person. Obese individuals have a 30-50 % lower mortality rate, that’s good news, right?!
Japan lost in WWII to the USSR, that’s how we all know it. It makes much sense because of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki dirty bombs, Japan’s detest to fight in two fronts and all that. However, more people died in other ordinary random bombings than these two accidents. Japan wanted to protect its imperial system and their gained territories, and this would have been impossibly difficult under communist governance. So Japan chose to serrender to the lesser of the two evils, America!
2. Did Jesus really die on the crucifix, or..?
Some ways of telling the story was that Jesus became unconscious on the cross. Then he was mistaken to be dead so they led him to his tomb, and he then woke up and left. However, the romans used to break the victim’s legs and pin their side to the cross. So he could not have walked and where did he go?
Somehow, mushrooms are linked to Christianity and the church. It is believed that these mushrooms are associated with the religious understandings of 13th century Christian faith. It is also funny how mushroom was depicted as the Tree of Life. All faiths at that time referred to plants, trees and even animals as it was normal at the time. However, should we really consider this now?!