So I found this Twitter Moment of "Things To Make You Sound Smarter This Week." These tidbits are interesting AF and I want you to be able to share them with others, but lemme be clear about one thing: We cannot verify these facts are 100% true.
1.Dinosaurs' armor might have been used "as billboards" to attract mates.
2.Coffee drinkers seem to live longer (but we don't know if it's directly because of the coffee):
3.Recently found fossils identify a genus of horses that might have gone extinct 17,000 years ago:
4.There was this study that happened — it showed that zero out of 17 UK families who used egg donation told their children about the donor, sparking a debate over whether the child has a right to know.
5.The Voyager 1 spacecraft, for the first time in 37 years, fired "dormant thrusters."
6.Scientists may be getting pretty close to proving the existence of dark matter:
7.A new study suggests that American students don't try as hard on tests:
8.The reward-punishment parenting tactic may not work on teenagers, according to brain scans:
9.Cinnamaldehyde, which gives cinnamon its flavor, may help fat cells burn energy:
10.There's a simulation of a superstorm tornado, which is created by "one of the world's most powerful computers":
11.Sea pickles might be a thing (!!!!):
12.Adult corals apparently have a different way of searching for mates:
13.Apparently there's this crosswalk in London that changes size, shape, and color according to its environment:
14.St. Francis Xavier's arm might be going on tour (???):
15.Dogs MIGHT be more than 30,000 years old, according to a new finding.
Hope you enjoyed! And yes, these are pretty early studies, but they're still fascinating AF aka go share them with someone you want to impress. Bye!