25 Obvious Things You Already Knew But Science Proved Anyway

Confirming our long held suspicions, scientists have now conclusively proven that placing babies on dangerously high ledges is not a good idea. Here are 25 obvious things you already knew but science proved anyway.

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Cereal tastes better with milk

obvious things proved by science

After scientists at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile added water to cereal they concluded that the water makes the cereal soggy because unlike milk it doesn’t have fat content preventing the cereal from sucking in liquid.

24

Eating too much makes you gain weight

obvious things proved by science

Research presented at the European Congress of Obesity in 2009 found that “weight gain in the American population over the last 40 years seems to be virtually all explained by eating more calories.”

23

Your cat really does ignore you

obvious things proved by science

A recent study at the University of Tokyo showed that although cats can identify commands the same way dogs do, they do not care enough to obey.

22

Employees hate meetings

obvious things proved by science

A 2005 study in Group Dynamics that involved reading the diaries of 37 university workers found that meetings are generally despised among employees

21

Reading is good for you

obvious things proved by science

Specifically, it’s good for your brain. After experts put PhD candidates inside an MRI and had them read novels and textbooks they noticed that blood flow to the brain increased.

20

Sword swallowing is dangerous

obvious things proved by science

After careful observation, researchers Witcombe and Meyer concluded that sword swallowers experience high levels of chest pain as well as sore throats.

19

When it's cold outside people wear warm clothes

obvious things proved by science

According to a study performed at the Eindhoven University of Technology when the outdoor air temperature drops, the thermal resistance of people’s clothing increases.

18

Faraway objects are hard to see

obvious things proved by science

Published in the Psychonomic Bulletin & Review in 2005 the name of the study was “Why is it easier to see someone close than far away?”

17

Time flies when you're busy

obvious things proved by science

Two Canadian psychologists concluded that when people are busy they perceive time to be passing more quickly.

16

Depressed people don't take their medication

obvious things proved by science

A study by Rand Corporation proved that an illness that makes it hard to function makes it hard to function.

15

Crazy people with guns are dangerous

obvious things proved by science

In 2012 Johns Hopkins School of Public Health found that keeping guns away from high-risk individuals prevents gun violence.

14

Calling an ambulance improves heart attack survival

obvious things proved by science

Research presented at the Acute Care Cardiac Congress recently showed that patients in Turkey would survive more heart attacks if they actually called the ambulance.

13

Drunk driving isn't safe

obvious things proved by science

A study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found that as a person’s blood-alcohol level increased so did their risk of being killed or involved in a fatal crash

12

Pigs love mud

obvious things proved by science

While mud baths keep pigs cool, a review of research reported in 2011 found wallowing may also be a swine sign of well-being.

11

People aren't really doing anything on the internet

obvious things proved by science

According to a Pew Research report almost everybody uses the internet to waste time at some point during the day.

10

Siblings who fight don't get along

obvious things proved by science

Researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Rochester determined that sibling conflict apparently has a negative affect on relationships.

9

Young people want to be rich and take vacations

obvious things proved by science

San Diego State University recently published a study showing that Generation Y doesn’t want to work as hard but still wants to make a lot of money.

8

People are happier during weekends

obvious things proved by science

By using highly complicated research methods such as interviews and questionnaires the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology concluded that people really are happier between Friday afternoon and Sunday night.

7

Drunk adrenaline junkies are prone to injury

obvious things proved by science

A study in the Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research Journal concluded that students who drink a lot and have a thrill seeking demeanor tend to end up in emergency rooms.

6

Umbrellas provide protection from the sun

obvious things proved by science

Researchers in the JAMA Dermatology Journal actually discovered that dark umbrellas block more of the sun’s rays (ok, this study might actually be a bit useful)

5

People buy more fruits and vegetables when they're cheaper

obvious things proved by science

According to Reuters careful analysis of economic markets, people apparently tend to buy more stuff when the stuff is cheaper.

4

Reality TV isn't real

obvious things proved by science

In the Psychology of Popular Media Culture Journal researchers reported that young adults who watch reality TV are likely to believe the shows reflect real life.

3

Bad relationships depress people

obvious things proved by science

A study published in April in the Journal PLOS ONE found that people with unsupportive spouses were more likely to be depressed than unmarried people.

2

Swallowing More Than One Magnet is Dangerous

obvious things proved by science

An alert released in the Radiology journal in 2004 concluded that ingesting multiple magnets is extremely bad for you because they stick together in your stomach and basically do exactly what you would expect from a large group of magnets.

1

You should not place babies on ledges

obvious things proved by science

According to a study conducted in 1960 called the Visual Cliff babies “should not be left close to a brink, no matter how well they may discriminate depth.”



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