Friday Facts: Week #4

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Scientists have discovered more than 3,500 unique gene sequences in Lake Vostok - the underground Antarctic water reservoir, isolated for more than 15 million years by 3 kilometers of solid ice. Most were bacterial DNA, with a few fungi and eukaryotic organisms, both single celled and multicellular. Many of these gene sequences are completely new to science (predominantly bacteria).

People suffering from schizophrenia are not fooled by the optical mask illusion unlike the rest of us. Non-schizophrenia viewers perceive the hollow mask illusion the concave face (like the back side of a hollow mask) as a normal convex face. The illusion exploits our brain strategy for making sense of the visual world; uniting what it actually sees, known as bottom-up processing with what it expects to see based on its prior experience, known as top-down processing. Schizophrenia viewers are immune to this effect making the illusion useful as a diagnostic test for the condition.

Tigers represent many different things in different cultures and religions. Tigers have around 100 stripes. No two tigers have the same stripe pattern, the pattern is always unique (much like human fingerprints


For nearly 65 million years, bats and moths have engaged in arms race. While bats have evolved sonar to enable them to scan the night-time skies for moths and other insect prey using pulses of ultrasonic sound. When researchers from the University of Florida played a bat sonar attack sequences at hawk moths, they found that they responded with ultrasound bursts, which were generated by rubbing their genitals together. KINKY!

The most recognizable animal of Africa's big five animals, lions are the only big cats that live in a large group or a pride. Lions are well known for their resounding roars which can be heard up to five miles (eight kilometers) away. If you want to know more about lions. Check out our Big Cat Week: Day #1 post

Scottish scientists have created a pizza that consists of seaweed (which provides B12 and iodine) and red peppers (which provides vitamin C) this claims to provide 30% of your daily recommended nutrients and minerals. It is also fortified with extra magnesium, potassium, folate and vitamin A so you can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a complete days worth. 

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