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Offbeat Disability and Health News, Stories, Images, Odd Stuff Document List

Summary: Our library below features 45 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Offbeat News category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Offbeat News RSS feed.

Offbeat News Publications

Lower Jersey Numbers Make U.S. Football Players Appear Thinner
(Study) Images of players in jerseys numbered from 10 to 19 look thinner than those in jerseys numbered from 80 to 89, even when body sizes were the same.
Publish Date: 2023/09/07

Adults and Kids Experience Time Differently
Researchers investigated whether the perception of time changes with age, and if so, how and why we perceive the passage of time differently.
Publish Date: 2023/02/03

Unrelated Look-alike People Share Characteristics
(Study) Researchers study pairs of unrelated people who are look-alikes and determine the impact of inheritance vs. environment.
Publish Date: 2022/08/23 - Updated: 2023/09/21

There Goes the Neighborhood - Map Predicts How Neighborhoods Racial Makeup Will Change
Machine-learning models for spatially-explicit forecasting of future racial segregation in American cities.
Publish Date: 2022/07/14 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Hangry is a Real Thing: Hunger Can Make Us Angry and Irritable
New research finds feeling hungry really can make us hangry, with emotions such as anger and irritability strongly linked with hunger.
Publish Date: 2022/07/06 - Updated: 2023/06/23

Tiangong-1 Space Station Re-Entry and Information
(Announcement / Notification) Information regarding the re-entry of Chinese Tiangong-1 Space Station a 40 foot long space station hosted two crews of astronauts in 2012 and 2013, including China's first female taikonaut (Chinese Astronaut).
Publish Date: 2018/04/01 - Updated: 2023/09/16

Trumpertension: The New National Health Problem
Book by Dr. Calm Titled - Seven Keys to Surviving the Trump Presidency - helps manage Trumpertension worries over what Trump presidency may mean for America.
Publish Date: 2017/01/24 - Updated: 2017/01/31

Obese Americans Threat to U.S. National Security
Overweight Americans are posing a threat to U.S. national security as they continue to over eat themselves to death.
Publish Date: 2016/01/11 - Updated: 2020/11/21

Stop Blaming the Moon for Everything
Article looks at the absence of lunar influence on human affairs and lists some popular lunar myths.
Publish Date: 2015/04/01 - Updated: 2019/11/12

Predicting Happiness - There's an Equation for That
The happiness of people worldwide has been predicted by equation with results showing moment-to-moment happiness reflects not just how well things are going, but whether things are going better.
Publish Date: 2014/08/04

Pareidolia: Seeing Jesus in Toast is Perfectly Normal
Researchers studied brain scans and behavioral responses to individuals seeing faces and letters in different patterns.
Publish Date: 2014/05/07 - Updated: 2021/01/15

Why Male Noses Are Larger than Female Noses
A new study explains why the human male nose is about 10% larger than the female nose.
Publish Date: 2013/11/19 - Updated: 2021/10/03

e-Nose App Helps Identify Food Freshness
The purpose of the e-nose is to smell chemical properties and gases released by food and identify freshness and toxic substances which can cause serious diseases and cancer.
Publish Date: 2013/10/31 - Updated: 2022/01/13

Hard to Sleep with Full Moon
Report reveals many people suffer poor sleep or trouble sleeping when the moon is full.
Publish Date: 2013/07/27 - Updated: 2021/04/04

Research Confirms Humans Are Part Neanderthal
Researchers find part of the non-African human X chromosome came from Neanderthals, confirming they interbred with early human populations.
Publish Date: 2012/02/28 - Updated: 2022/08/23

Santa Should get off his Sleigh and Walk
Santa should share Rudolfs snack of carrots and celery sticks rather than brandy and mince pies.
Publish Date: 2011/12/20 - Updated: 2011/12/27

Sarah White Therapy: Naked Therapist
Naked Therapy is a form of talk therapy that integrates client arousal into the therapeutic context in order to facilitate deeper insights and discussions.
Publish Date: 2011/07/07 - Updated: 2022/02/17

Resveratrol in Red Wine - Exercise in a Bottle
Resveratrol a healthy ingredient in red wine may prevent negative effects that spaceflight and sedentary lifestyles have on people.
Publish Date: 2011/07/01

Diabetes: Dog Eats Toe as Woman Sleeps
Article illustrates the need for people with diabetes to be cautious of foot injuries and to protect themselves from pets.
Publish Date: 2011/06/23 - Updated: 2022/02/28

Steven Seagal Asks For Immortality Research Support from Russian PM Vladimir Putin
Actor Steven Seagal has written a letter to Russian Vladimir Putin asking for support of Russia 2045 movement to make Russia the center of immortality and artificial body research.
Publish Date: 2011/05/17

Pink Slime: Ammonia Infused Meat Additive
Pink Slime is an ammonia-infused additive that the American federal government approved to be mixed with ground beef to make real beef stretch further.
Publish Date: 2011/04/17 - Updated: 2022/04/20

10 Strange Dental Requests to Dentists
A list of some of the strangest dental requests dentists have received from their patients regarding their teeth and mouth.
Publish Date: 2011/02/21

Travel Company Launches UFO Tours
Bring travelers to famous UFO hotspots in New Mexico and Arizona.
Publish Date: 2011/01/06

You are What Your Father Ate
Evidence that environmental influences experienced by a father can be passed down to the next generation.
Publish Date: 2010/12/25 - Updated: 2017/05/10

Wireless Humans May be Backbone of New Mobile Networks
Members of the public could form the backbone of powerful new mobile internet networks by carrying wearable sensors.
Publish Date: 2010/10/28

Money, Drugs and Chicken Feet
People who feel excluded will go to any length to try to become part of a group.
Publish Date: 2010/09/20

Horse in Retroviral Research to be Destroyed
Confirmation of successfully bred horse with natural immunity to deadly Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIA).
Publish Date: 2010/09/20

Lordship and Ladyship Titles for Sale
Titles for sale - Purchase a Lordship or Ladyship Title or both from Noble Titles to benefit charity.
Publish Date: 2010/09/13

First Production Electric Vehicle Drives Cross Canada - Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Mitsubishi i-MiEV concludes the first ever production electric vehicle drive across Canada.
Publish Date: 2010/09/11

The Black Widow Food Eating Champion - Times and Records
Sonya Thomas, The Black Widow food eating competition champion, times and records.
Publish Date: 2010/09/09 - Updated: 2019/05/03

Australian VB Beer Now Available in Canada
Australian made VB beer is being exported and is now available for Aussie beer lovers in Canada.
Publish Date: 2010/09/01 - Updated: 2019/11/12

Marriage and Life Expectancy Span
The downside of marriage for women as the greater a woman's age gap with her husband, the lower her life expectancy.
Publish Date: 2010/05/12 - Updated: 2022/08/03

Defining Wisdom: Compassion, Self-understanding, Morality and Emotional Stability
Experts define wisdom as survey identifies central unifying characteristics and how wisdom differs from other traits.
Publish Date: 2010/05/08 - Updated: 2018/01/25

Charles Darwin's Family Health Blamed on Inbreeding
Darwin - Wedgwood dynasty exhibits a link between inbreeding and child mortality.
Publish Date: 2010/05/03

Kissing Bug Causes Chagas Disease
The Kiss of Death - Research targets lethal disease spread by insect that bites lips.
Publish Date: 2010/04/29 - Updated: 2019/03/05

Sniffer Phones - Cell Phones that Detect Deadly Chemicals
Cell-All aims to equip cell phones with a sensor capable of detecting deadly chemicals.
Publish Date: 2010/04/09

Clean TV Remotes Keep Health-care Costs Down
Nooks and crannies that are part of standard TV remotes are an infection control nightmare.
Publish Date: 2010/04/07 - Updated: 2010/07/14

Pooper Scooper Week Starts Today
Special week of educating pet owners on importance of cleaning up after their dogs.
Publish Date: 2010/04/01

Few Americans Practice Conservation
Most Americans like the idea of conservation but few practice it in their everyday lives.
Publish Date: 2010/02/16

Blocking a Frown May Stop Bad Feelings
Applications of botox used to deactivate muscles in the forehead that cause frowning.
Publish Date: 2010/01/30

Mental Health Professionals Should Not Participate in Torture
Interrogating the role of mental health professionals in assessing torture.
Publish Date: 2010/01/29

Mozart Music Induces Weight Gain and Strength in Premature Babies
Premature babies exposed to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart gain weight faster and become stronger.
Publish Date: 2010/01/07

Babies with an Accent: Infants Cry in Different Ways
Study comparing accents of crying infants aged between two and five days old with evidence intonation patterns of mother tongue are ingrained.
Publish Date: 2009/11/06 - Updated: 2015/09/30

Curry - A Potential Disease Fighter
Clinical trials are checking curry for safety and effectiveness for colon cancer psoriasis and Alzheimers disease.
Publish Date: 2009/11/04

Music Makes People Smarter - Offbeat News
Playing musical instruments changes anatomy and function of the brain and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills.
Publish Date: 2009/10/26

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