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10个可笑不必要的科学研究

科学家是人类最高层的官员。 Through a complex dance of measuring, observing, test tubing, pouring liquids, pouring liquids into something else, cackling through thunderstorms and glove shopping, they provide the life-changing solutions to the problems nobody knew we had. Sometimes though, scientists embark on research that just seems absolutely unnecessary, like the examples below. We tried to only choose studies that were supposed to be serious, but we also don’t understand science jokes, like when someone says that Schrodinger’s cat walked into a bar, or maybe it didn’t, so it’s possible that we missed something with these too. Otherwise, enjoy.


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猴子不会打字

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研究:测试无限猴子定理

根据概率法则,如果一个无限大的一群猴子给出打字机和无限的时间无限多,最终他们将创建莎士比亚的作品整体。 This is known as the Infinite Monkey Theorem.

完全误解了理论,一组研究人员在英国给了六只猴子一个打字机,启发他们创造一个破打字机覆盖船尾。 It started out well: “The lead male got a stone and started bashing the hell out of it,” according to one of the researchers. “Another thing they were interested in was in defecating and urinating all over the keyboard.”

最终虽则,猴子得到了它的窍门,并在他们创造了五页字母“S”。但是,一周后或两个猴子的实验结束时会感到兴奋,当一个字母出现在响应他们的东西 had typed, which shows that they might have had some very basic understanding of the cause and effect of what they were doing. And that’s actually pretty cool.

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圣方济各会有很多性行为

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研究:木马美国2011人口普查的性别

不满意你的性生活? Move to旧金山! According to the 2011 Sex Census, a phrase invented and exclusively used by people at Trojan condoms, people who live in San Francisco have more sexual partners than anybody else in the country, with an average of 30 partners per person. Based on that math, you’ve had sex with everybody else on your block, and so has everybody else on your block.

不过,如果你正在寻找的频率,你不得不在洛杉矶更好的运气,那里的居民每年平均135个成人拥抱,因为还有什么你打算做所有的流量? But in all seriousness, this might be the most poorly conducted study in recent history. Only 2,000 people were surveyed—200 in each of 10 cities—representing about .00064 percent of the entire US population. Beneath everything, it’s really just an attempt to get people interested in a certain brand of condoms.


嗜尸鸭

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研究:同性恋恋尸癖的首例野鸭绿头鸭

荷兰科学家C.W. Moeliker是在科学界最知名的是第一人证明,毫无疑问的影子,那鸭子与其他同性恋性交鸭尸

这不是有计划的研究,简单的观察,他自己的窗口中的一个早晨以外所作,写了事件的完整的案例研究,并提交给一个受人尊敬的科学杂志之前。 After hearing a crash, Moeliker walked to the window and noticed a mallard lying outside that had apparently flown into the window. Then, and this is the important part, a second mallard swooped down and “mounted the corpse and started to copulate, with great force.”

留意大概只有几分钟后,Moeliker走到外面,拿起死鸭,而第二鸭子站在几英尺关闭和怨恨嘎嘎。 He then meticulously recorded the dead duck’s measurements, threw it in the freezer, and, like some sort of bizarre judge sentencing a rapist, came to the conclusion that “one may argue that the copulation was not rape, but the act was non-consensual anyhow.”

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企鹅粪便的压力

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研究:压力时产生禽流感叛逃企鹅维尼计算

在2003年,朝鲜表明它拥有核武器,凯瑟琳·泽塔·琼斯获得了奥斯卡奖,而两位科学家花了几个月计算企鹅粪便的速度。 While all of those are surprising and at least two are true, only one of them makes absolutely no sense.

基于这样的观察企鹅将强行驱逐他们的排泄物离开他们,维克多博士诺梅耶 - 罗周和他的搭档约瑟夫加尔出发去计算它实际上只是多少力需要。 In their最终文件哪位有“便便”,“喷雾”和“不是最便便”(动词)同义词多词典的他们来到了结论,企鹅将与人类的约四倍的压力船尾,并能喷 as far as 40cm away from their body.

更令人不可思议的,它的很多依赖于船尾的企鹅正在处理的类型。 If it’s “watery,” the pressure probably won’t be higher than 77 mmHG. For something with “the viscosity of olive oil,” you’re looking at closer to 450 mmHG of pressure.

Unfortunately, the study doesn’t wind up telling the whole story, and ends with something of a cliffhanger: “Whether the bird deliberately chooses the direction into which it decides to expel its faeces or whether this depends on the direction from which the wind blows at the time of evacuation are questions that need to be addressed on another expedition to Antarctica.”


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男人喜欢胸部

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研究:胸围大小和搭车:考察报告

想象一下,一个世界里,所有的乳房大小相同。 It would be chaos, or worse, mildly frustrating, and it would make hitchhiking entirely too repetitive. Because as Nicolas Gueguen discovered in 2007, men are more likely to pick up female hitchhikers who have larger breasts.

在疯狂地证明明显,Gueguen教授进驻一个年轻女性在法国公路旁,等待着,而1200人停下来接她。 The woman was wearing a bra that could be adjusted to change the appearance of her bust size, and 24 percent of the passing male motorists offered her a ride when it was set to C, compared to only 17.79 percent for the B cup and 14.92 percent for A. In a surprising Kafkaesque twist, women showed没有偏好

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牵羊物理学

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研究:该部队所需的分析将羊在各种表面

有多少力量没有考虑到一个拖动羊? I know what you’re thinking, but it’s not a simple matter of Ft = ma—(?)(-mg). Duh, right? Because that barely factors in those times when you need to drag a sheep over sand. Or linoleum. Or, relevantly, wool, the Inception of sheep pulling. Where does one sheep end and the other begin? These are questions that demand answers. And answers are what we have been given

2002年,一队七研究人员着手找出理想的表面,正是为拖羊。 The reasoning behind the study was that sheep shearers often have to drag a sheep out of the holding pen, and doing so can cause back problems. So if the sheep was easier to pull, it could reduce some of the health concerns.

他们测试了五种不同的地表类型,交叉检查他们对像地板的角度变量,并与他们声称什么是理想的表面上来。 In case you’re wondering, and we know you are, the perfect floor to pull a sheep across is “a sloping surface (1:10 as tested) constructed of wooden battens arranged parallel to the direction of the drag.” So don’t say Listverse never taught you anything.


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精神病患者很时髦

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研究:人的黑暗人物往往造成一个外表迷人的单板

为什么性感是“坏小子?”事实证明,它是所有关于他们穿的衣服。 Nicholas Holtzman and his research team tested 100 people for what psychologists call the Dark Triad—Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and narcissism. They found that people who displayed those three traits were more likely to dress in a way that引起注意和单独借给他们自己诱人的诱惑。

受试者的照片参加性格测试的人被交给志愿者,志愿者被要求对他们的吸引力进行评分。在一组照片中,参与者穿着正常的衣服,而在另一组照片中,他们穿着尽可能中性的运动裤、T恤,没有化妆。有深色特征的人总是被认为穿着普通衣服比中性衣服更性感,而没有深色特征的人无论穿什么都差不多。

根据研究人员的说法,不同的是,黑暗三合会更努力地塑造他们的外表,以创造更好的第一印象,这使他们更具吸引力。所以我们要从中吸取的教训是,热辣的人都是精神病患者。

有钱人是骗子

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研究:与对贪婪的态度相关的不道德行为

显然,有钱人是贪婪的,说谎的骗子。这是每个穷人都知道的,每个富人都在撒谎,但我们终于有了证据。根据美国国家科学院(National Academy of Sciences)的说法,上层社会的成员比下层社会的成员更可能出于私利行事。

他们从一系列测试不同社会阶层成员道德模糊性的研究中得出报告。一项研究将不同社会阶层的参与者放在一个游戏中——一个计算机模拟将一个骰子掷五次,然后他们被告知他们会用更高的数字赢得更多的现金。他们没有被告知的是,总金额将永远是12。之后,参与者报告所有卷的总数。较富有的参与者更容易作弊,说些高于12的话。

其他研究表明,有钱人更可能切断其他汽车,穿过人行横道而不是等待行人,甚至在被告知他们不吃的东西会导致去找孩子们. 基本上他们只是个全能的混蛋。想想看。

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摇绳子会结

2013年2月28日上午10时19分13秒的屏幕截图

搅动弦的自发打结研究

这个链接导致了一个六页的文件解释为什么字符串会形成结,当你把它放在一个盒子里并摇晃它。它有图表,图表,打结的细线图,以及讨论在不同大小的盒子里摇晃一根细线的利弊的表格。其中一个表格下的描述解释了“百分比是从200次试验中确定的。”根据我有限的理解,我认为这意味着他们摇晃一个装满字符串的盒子200次,尽管我希望我错了。

这项研究的问题不是研究人员在研究结,而是他们没有明显的理由这样做。这项研究没有提到任何形式的目标,论文中最接近论文陈述的是“我们研究了打结的概率、结的类型以及对弦长的依赖性。”,结理论已经存在了一段时间,人们相信它可能与DNA的行为方式有关,所以是的,任何额外的研究都可以派上用场。看起来真的很傻。

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鸡喜欢漂亮的人

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研究:鸡更喜欢美丽的人类

丑陋的人要注意:鸡讨厌你。在有史以来最不必要的一项研究中,研究人员训练鸡对人类的面孔作出反应,训练鸡对男性的面孔作出反应,训练鸡对女性的面孔作出反应(成熟)。这些图片显示在一个触摸屏上,反应是通过鸡啄屏幕的次数来衡量的。

然后,这就变得奇怪了,研究人员开始将“更吸引人”的脸插入到之前被人类志愿者根据吸引力评分的旋转脸中。没有一个单一的变异,小鸡对漂亮的脸蛋比其他任何东西都更兴奋,对确切的相同的面孔人类认为是最有吸引力的。

这是什么意思?甚至研究人员也不确定。也许这些鸡是从旧金山来的。

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