Feel stupid since moving to that new apartment? A recent study shows that ceiling height affects your problem-solving skills. Don’t bump your head! Another study shows that some people really ARE more accident-prone than others.

In LiveScience.com, Ken Mauk quotes researcher Joan Meyers-Levy as saying, “When people are in a room with a high ceiling, they activate the idea of freedom. In a low-ceilinged room, they activate more constrained, confined concepts.”

New Scientist magazine reports that a group of UK researchers analyzed the results of around 80 studies, involving almost 150,000 people from 15 different countries, which examined how likely it is for some people to have accidents. The study shows that there IS a specific group of people who seem to have the most accidents: 1 in 29 people have a 50% higher chance of having an accident than the rest of the population.

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Wisdom of the kind that William Henry has is no accident?he must live in an apartment with high ceilings! We may never know how he feels about ceilings, but we definitely know what he thinks about stairs. And don’t miss Linda Howe’s fascinating report about weird aerial objects on Dreamland!

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