Each terracotta warriors has got about 4kg since it was made. Why? Because it turns out bricks and ceramics absorb moisture at a fixed rate, even over thousands of years.
A few years ago there was a TED Talk and a lot of excitement about ‘power poses‘; how standing in a particular way before a meeting or talk might make you feel more confident and improve your performance.
Now one of the idea’s researchers says they don’t work. The experiments were flawed, the sample size was small and they didn’t look at the results properly.
Link to article on on the story
Link to researcher’s statement PDF
Here’s the talk. Looks like we should ignore it.