Category: Humans

You steadily “dry out” as you age. A newborn human…

You steadily “dry out” as you age. A newborn human baby is 75 percent water, adult men are about 60 percent, adult women 55 percent, and elderly people are roughly half.

Humans are 99.9% genetically similar to other humans; 96%…

Humans are 99.9% genetically similar to other humans; 96% genetically similar to chimpanzees; 90% genetically similar to cats; 85% genetically similar to mice; 80% genetically similar to cows; 61% genetically similar to chickens; and 60% genetically similar to bananas.

Humans have more empathy for dogs than they do for other humans.

Humans have more empathy for dogs than they do for other humans.

Domestic horses can tell when humans are sad from their facial…

Domestic horses can tell when humans are sad from their facial expressions.

If you’re highly anxious, you’re likely smarter than average….

If you’re highly anxious, you’re likely smarter than average. Scientists theorize that intelligence and worry co-evolved in humans, and studies show people with higher IQs are more likely to have anxiety.

Pandas have been known to fake pregnancies in order to receive…

Pandas have been known to fake pregnancies in order to receive more food and special treatment from humans.

The species lost in just the past hundred years would have taken…

The species lost in just the past hundred years would have taken up to 11,400 years to be lost, if not for human activity.

Belugas can mimic the human voice so well that a diver believed…

Belugas can mimic the human voice so well that a diver believed his colleagues were trying to talk to him when in fact it was the whale.

Japanese scientists successfully created an MRI machine that can…

Japanese scientists successfully created an MRI machine that can record your dreams and reconstruct them for you to watch while you’re awake.

There’s a ‘good guy’ mosquito called…

There’s a ‘good guy’ mosquito called Toxorhynchite whose larvae eat the larvae of other mosquitos, and then grow up to eat non-human fruit.

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