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|Culture & Science - Science|
|Tuesday, 25 August 2009 01:14|
There are traditional sayings that we take for facts, and then discovers that nothing the world works this way, believe us as the fact that the 100 years war lasted one hundred years when actually lasted much longer. But some are indeed true, as people tend to walk in circles when lost.
Many times we have seen a movie or read a book in which the protagonist is lost in a forest, a desert, or somewhere in the exit and can not merely see the same tree again and again. But no one had purported to show. And that's what prompted a group of experts from the Max Planck Institute in Germany.
"When we started the study, we did not think would actually walking in circles. We assumed that, being lost, people would make random movements. Suddenly turn right, then left, but we think that just by chance come to the same place, "said Jan Souma.
In the desert was much more difficult, but in the forest was much more evident. In addition, the study came further and blindfolded guinea pigs. There were people who always went left, while others did zig zag. It is difficult to find a common denominator.
And I wonder why when we lose we are small and we are told that we stay on the site? If total, we get the same a little later ...
Source | NationalGeographic