Out of left field #10

At GKP we always keep an eye out for the most interesting and unusual university stories to make the headlines. These are our favourite education PR stories from November that we think really deserve a second airing.

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10. Food for thought: The app which tells you what food you fancy eating based on your mood (Oxford)

9. The F word: The university claiming that women swear more than men (Cambridge)

8. Piggy personalities: The scientists showing that pigs feel optimistic and pessimistic, just like humans (Lincoln)
7. Feeling broody: The research suggesting that genetics may determine how many babies you'll have (Oxford)
6. Creature comforts: The study revealing that stressed men prefer heavier women (St Andrews)
5. Manly musk: The research which claims that eating more garlic makes men more attractive to women (Stirling)
4. Homer Simpson's Odyssey: The university offering a philosophy course based on The Simpsons (Glasgow)

3. Stuck song syndrome: The scientists who've cracked why certain tunes get stuck in your head (Durham)
2. Who do you think you are?: The university tracing the origins of your surname (West England)
1. Matters of the heart: The research showing that Viking raiders were only trying to win their future wive's hearts (Aberdeen)

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