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People making travel plans may unwittingly heed a strange rule of thumb — southern routes rule. In a new experiment, volunteers chose paths that dipped south over routes of the same distance that arched northward, perhaps because northern routes intuitively seem uphill and thus more difficult, researchers suggest.

Read More http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/06/north-feels-uphill/#ixzz0r2HKDSGq

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I thought people went south because it's closer to the equator!

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