Profanity Is Your F**KING Life!
A study published in Language Sciences Journal found a correlation between frequency of profanity used and the size of ones vocabulary. In other words, people who curse often have “a greater vocabulary” than those who don’t, on average.
“Unfortunately, when it comes to taboo language, it is a common assumption that people who swear frequently are lazy, do not have an adequate vocabulary, lack education, or simply cannot control themselves,” the report reads. “The overall finding of this set of studies, that taboo fluency is positively correlated with other measures of verbal fluency, undermines the [normal] view of swearing.”
You’re Basically A Vampire Because You Stay Up So Late
British publication The Independent published an article describing a study in which 1,000 university of Madrid students were tested and categorized based on their sleep habits. The study found that those students who stayed up late at night on average scored higher in inductive reasoning, which is a good indicator of intelligence, academic performance, and out-of-the-box thinking.
Some famous night owls are President Obama, Charles Darwin, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Keith Richards and Elvis Presley – next time you decide to take an early night, don’t. Or do. I personally LOVE sleeping!
Your Room Is A Disaster Zone
“Mom, my room isn’t a mess! I know exactly where everything is. If I cleaned it I wouldn’t be able to find anything!” A study done at the University of Minnesota found that groups tasked to come up with uses for ping pong balls performed better creative brainstorming in messy environments than in clean ones. However, the study also found that messy environments and clean environments both have their benefits in different regions. People with a clean desk are more likely to eat healthy and be punctual, while those who work under a pile of junk might suffer in those areas, but benefit from greater flow of creativity. Take your pick!