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10 Of The Most Shockingly Pointless Scientific Studies Ever Carried Out



Bullies Like Hurting Other People

Although it may seem obvious to most people that bullies obviously enjoy seeing other people in pain or hurting others simply because they wouldn’t bully in the first place, psychologists from the University of Chicago looked into the issue in far more depth than it deserved. They came to the conclusion that bullies actually enjoyed picking on other people.

Rat Linguistics

Effects of Backwards Speech and Speaker Variability in Language Discrimination by Rats, a study from the Journal of Experimental Psychology in 2005, found that rats were not always able to tell the difference between recordings of Japanese and Dutch being spoken backwards. Apparently they were trying to find a link between infant humans and other mammals rather than discover that rats don’t understand human languages when they are reversed.