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66 Bizarre National Polls and Odd Research

From Rockstar Longevity to Fake Candidates

— October 24, 2008 — Social Good
Everyone’s attention is currently focused on the presidential polls leading up to the 2008 election, but there are far more interesting national polls to study.

For example, did you know that 60% of young U.S. couples argue over money at least once a month? And that individuals who purchase over three pairs of sneakers a year are 61% more likely to have the qualities of a modern leader? Were you aware that there is a direct correlation between the measurements of a Playboy cover model and the economic situation of that time? Those national polls are far more interesting than political ones.

There are a few national polls and studies in here that are somewhat relevant to politics. Last year, researchers discovered that music pirates haven’t impacted CD sales the way the RIAA once thought. And this summer, we learned that the brains of homosexual men are similar in size to a female’s brain, while heterosexual men and lesbian women’s brains closely correspond in size.

Click through the other national polls, research and global studies in this cluster. Not only will it help avert politics oversaturation, you’ll learn something new!
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Digital TV Better for Eyes
Digital TV Better for Eyes
Harvard Study
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Virtual Alien Election Polls
Virtual Alien Election Polls
AliensVote.org
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62
Google Earth for Embryos
Google Earth for Embryos
Researchers Focus on Zebrafish
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The Fall of Emos
The Fall of Emos
Study Deems Emotional Music as Uncool
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60
Chemical Exposure Research on Humans
Chemical Exposure Research on Humans
Schwarzenegger Gives the Okay
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59
Green Research Papers
Green Research Papers
The Urban Ecovillage Movement
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Study: Cell Phones Unlikely to Cause Cancer
Study: Cell Phones Unlikely to Cause Cancer
Breast Implants, Coffee Safe Too
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57
Video Game Players Make Better Surgeons (Study)
Video Game Players Make Better Surgeons (Study)
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Moderate Drinking is Good for Your Health
Moderate Drinking is Good for Your Health
Harvard Study
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New Free Research OS
New Free Research OS
Microsoft Singularity
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54
Viral Marketing Not So Contagious
Viral Marketing Not So Contagious
Jupiter Study Disappoints
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53
Boosting Business by Going Eco (Case Study)
Boosting Business by Going Eco (Case Study)
Green Mop Cleaning
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Opaline Project
Opaline Project
Researching Babies Food Preference (Even Before Babies are Born)
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51
TV Shows That Make You Fat
TV Shows That Make You Fat
Study: Crime Shows Cause Weight Gain
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50
Studying the History of Shapes
Studying the History of Shapes
The 'United by Stripes' Project
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49
Information Gas Station
Information Gas Station
Helsinki Library Researchers Help Web Users Find Answers
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48
See-Through Fish Created for Cancer Study
See-Through Fish Created for Cancer Study
Transparent Zebrafish
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47
Denmark Research Suggests Human Incidence in Global Warming is Minimal?  (Doubtful)
Denmark Research Suggests Human Incidence in Global Warming is Minimal? (Doubtful)
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Targeting the Gadget Generation
Targeting the Gadget Generation
IBM Survey
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45
Future Marketing Prospectives in Virtual Worlds
Future Marketing Prospectives in Virtual Worlds
Consumer Research in Second Life
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44
Study: Cyberslacking is Positive
Study: Cyberslacking is Positive
PopCap Break Report 2008
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43
Endangered TV
Endangered TV
Hours Online Rival TV Time, Study
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42
Pirates Rejoice!
Pirates Rejoice!
Research Shows That Filesharing is Not Hurting CD Sales
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41
In-Car Acoustics
In-Car Acoustics
Sing Better In Your Car, Scientific Study
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40
Money Tops Relationship Woes
Money Tops Relationship Woes
"Can't Buy Me Love" Survey
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39
Helmet May Reverse Dementia
Helmet May Reverse Dementia
Scientific Research on Memory
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38
Rockstar Longevity
Rockstar Longevity
Study Confirms Rockers 2-3x More Likely to Die Prematurely
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37
Eco is the New Sexy
Eco is the New Sexy
Study: Hybrids Hotter than Sports Cars
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36
Geek Girl Power
Geek Girl Power
Study Shows Girls Ahead of Guys
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35
Web Usage Stats & Trends
Web Usage Stats & Trends
Global Survey For Marketing
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34
Underwater Survey Robots
Underwater Survey Robots
The Fish-Like Tai-Robot-Kun
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33
Celebrity Death Polls
Celebrity Death Polls
When Will Spears and Winehouse Die?
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32
Do-Gooder Celeb Design
Do-Gooder Celeb Design
Cancer Research Charm Necklace
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31
Driverless Cars
Driverless Cars
Researchers Have Working Prototype
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30
Dubai and Sydney the Next Milan and Paris
Dubai and Sydney the Next Milan and Paris
Top 15 Fashion Cities (Research)
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Chilly Chilean Army Labs
Chilly Chilean Army Labs
Antarctic Research Housing
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28
Stem Cell Research: Will fluorescent green pigs produce better quality bacon?
Stem Cell Research: Will fluorescent green pigs produce better quality bacon?
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FLIP
FLIP
The World's Strangest Ship and Research Lab
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26
Homosexual by Biology?
Homosexual by Biology?
Study Shows Gay Brain Resembles Opposite Sex
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25
Women Dominate Social Networks, Study
Women Dominate Social Networks, Study
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Sexsomniacs
Sexsomniacs
Medical Researchers Profile Rare Condition
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23
Curvier Means Smarter
Curvier Means Smarter
Hip To Waist Ratio Study
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22
Forget about donating body for research.  How about for display?
Forget about donating body for research. How about for display?
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21
Study: Chocolate Cravings Caused By Gut Bacteria?
Study: Chocolate Cravings Caused By Gut Bacteria?
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20
Colour-Coded Sex
Colour-Coded Sex
Study Shows Blue & Pink Are Global Gender Tones
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19
Strange Surveys
Strange Surveys
Leaders buy more Sneakers
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18
Anti Stupidity Pills
Anti Stupidity Pills
German Researchers Close to Breakthrough
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17
10 Most Disappointing Tourist Spots
10 Most Disappointing Tourist Spots
Survey Puts Eiffel Tower At #1
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16
Researchers Create Drawings On Water Surface
Researchers Create Drawings On Water Surface
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15
Hip Study Spaces
Hip Study Spaces
Ørestad College
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14
Blue Eyed People Are Smarter, Study
Blue Eyed People Are Smarter, Study
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13
CB2 Robot Baby
CB2 Robot Baby
Japanese Researchers Develop Creepiest Bot Ever
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12
Study: Sex And Financial Risk
Study: Sex And Financial Risk
Erotic Pictures Lead to Financial Gambles
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11
Visual Election Polls
Visual Election Polls
University of Utah Makes the Pie Chart Interactive
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10
Making Gay Rats
Making Gay Rats
Researchers Trying to Prove Orientation is Hormonal
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9
Fake Candidates (UPDATE)
Fake Candidates (UPDATE)
Despite Presidential Polls, Paris Hilton Says She Still Is In the Race
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8
Measure Libido By Hand
Measure Libido By Hand
Finger Length Ratio Tells All, Study
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7
Photoshop for Video
Photoshop for Video
Video Editing Research from the University of Washington
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6
Male Sex Appeal
Male Sex Appeal
Study Shows It's All In The Face
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5
Sexy Celebrity Stomach Surveys
Sexy Celebrity Stomach Surveys
Senior Helen Mirren is #3
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4
Science Of Bad Pizza Toppings
Science Of Bad Pizza Toppings
The Onion Research Project
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3
Skateboard Furniture
Skateboard Furniture
Skate Study House
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2
TV Makes Kids Sick, Stupid, Violent, Fat and Lazy
TV Makes Kids Sick, Stupid, Violent, Fat and Lazy
New Study
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1
Naughty Economic Models
Naughty Economic Models
Psychology Research Correlates Playboy Playmates and Economic Hardship
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