The Science of Laziness

Wissenschaftler haben herausgefunden, warum ich so ein fauler Sack bin. tl;dr: Ich kann da nix 'für, die Gene sind schuld. Und ja, ich hab' ein falsch geschriebenes Tag für Faulheit, aber ich hab' grade echt keine Lust, das zu korrigieren. Meh.

"We have shown that it is possible to be genetically predisposed to being lazy," Booth said. […]

Roberts and Booth put rats in cages with running wheels and measured how much each rat willingly ran on their wheels during a six-day period. They then bred the top 26 runners with each other and bred the 26 rats that ran the least with each other. They repeated this process through 10 generations and found that the line of running rats chose to run 10 times more than the line of "lazy" rats.

Once the researchers created their "super runner" and "couch potato" rats, they studied the levels of mitochondria in muscle cells, compared body composition and conducted thorough genetic evaluations through RNA deep sequencing of each rat.

Couch Potatoes May Be Genetically Predisposed to Being Lazy, Rat Study Suggests