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Toilet rolls, ancient platypus and nominative determinism

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How should you roll your toilet paper, under or over? The age old science question answered, to best protect your bum/hands from germs (apparently)

How likely is it your name predicts your career? Nominative determinism explains it all (apparently). Urologists more likely to have a name related to wee and poop (see: Weedon and Splatt 1977) and Dr’s Limb, Limb, Limb and Limb (2015) explain career persistence related to surname.

Where did monotremes come from? The ancient strepodon, which lived amongst Dinosaurs, gave us our modern-day echidna and platypus.

Steropodon and monotreme ancestors Credit: Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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