Four things you should know this morning

IT’s never too early to learn something new like why you should be standing at your desk and separating William Wallace from the myth, plus a couple of other things.

William Wallace has many myths surrounding him
William Wallace has many myths surrounding him
William Wallace has many myths surrounding him

William Wallace: man from myth

One of the greatest Scottish historical figures still has an element of legend surrounding him, centuries after his death. While the film Braveheart popularised many of those legends, Gary Stewart from the Society of William Wallace is here to set the record straight.

The film panders to the notion that Wallace did everything for love, when his wife was killed by an English Sheriff. While Wallace is said to have married, and avenged his wife’s murder, Wallace was already a wanted man by the English, long before this occurred, having refused to sign the Ragman Roll.

Which football club has the biggest social media presence?

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With social media becoming more integrated into everyday life, with many people keeping up to date on the latest news via a site, it is important to have a good presence. The football team who is ahead of the curve is Celtic Football Club, with 298,000 people following the club on Twitter. The official account, @celticfc, has been mentioned 3,724 times in the past 30 days, as well as having 1,391,828 Facebook likes.

When will humans land on Mars?

Professor Martin Lee is the head of the school of Geographical and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow, and has his own predictions as to when we will reach the red planet.

Believing there “may well” be life on Mars, professor Lee thinks that humans could reach the planet by the year 2040 - 2050; just 25 years from now.

But there is a moral dilemma: is it okay for people to travel there, but never come back?

Why you should be standing at your desk

Many people feel like work is slowly killing them, but for office workers, this could be true.

Studies have shown that sitting down for prolonged periods of time, as is the norm in the office, can be liked to increased levels of cancer, heart disease, diabetes as well as chronic back and neck pain.

With workers spending 85 per cent of the day sitting down, this can cause big problems. A movement of people are trying to make the option of standing at your desk a legal requirement, as it is in Denmark.