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Published in 2007, the paper – "â Which feels heavier – a pound of lead or a pound of feathers?
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And while it's known that exhalation of carbon dioxide by its victims acts as a highly compelling invitation to dinner, other smelly signals have been less well documented.
Published in 2002 in the , "Cure for a headache" came courtesy of Ivan Schwab, an ophthalmologist at the University of California, Davis.
Schwab's paper details the raft of physiological traits that woodpeckers have developed to avoid brain damage and bleeding or detached eyes when hammering their beaks into trees at up to 20 times a second, 12,000 times a day. poet and author Phyllis Mc Ginley at least, is what "makes nations great and marriages happy." It's also the backbone of the booty call, if research published in 2009 is anything to go by.These dancers documented their ovulatory cycles, shift patterns and the amount of tips they received over the course of 60 days.Published in 2007 in the journal , "Ovulatory cycle effects on tip earnings by lap dancers: economic evidence for human estrus?' A potential perceptual basis of a cognitive riddle" – discovered that participants rated the pound of lead as seeming weightier with an "above chance" frequency.The suggestion is that factors such as the "muscular forces" required to handle an object could also play a role in perceptions of weight.The paper overall should go above and beyond what is expected.This will get the professor’s attention in a good way.This list closely follows these introductory paragraphs and should not be used during your official study time.There may be times ahead in your academic life where you might get the opportunity to choose your own topic to write on and you may remember some from this list therefore, I do hope it encourages you to practice the skill.However left-field a particular subject might seem, there are almost certainly countless other research papers that wipe the floor with it in the weirdness stakes. To investigate the theory that estrus – the interval of amplified fertility and sexual awareness often referred to as "heat" in mammals – is no longer present in human females, researchers turned to an unlikely source: lap dancers.A team from the University of New Mexico led by evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller enlisted the help of 18 professional dancers.