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The body language of pride and shame is

Answer: Biological (written in our DNA)


14%  answered  Biological (written in our DNA)
14%  answered  Learned
71%  answered  A combination of the above

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Why is it so hard for humans to swat flies?

Answer: The fly’s mental computer works faster than ours


20%  answered  The wind gust of the swatter foils our aim
40%  answered  The fly’s mental computer works faster than ours
40%  answered  Our hand-eye coordination is poorer than we think

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A slightly spooky new treatment for glaucoma involves

Answer: Vampiric-looking contact lenses of silver


20%  answered  Asphyxiation (very mild) to lower eye pressure
40%  answered  A blood plasma extract that relaxes pulse rate
40%  answered  Vampiric-looking contact lenses of silver

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