Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.

Having less money correlates with having more empathy.

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco ran 200 university employees -- whose job titles ranged from support staff to managers -- through a series of tests in which they were required to identify the facial emotions in both photographs and on actual people.

Not only were lower-income people able to identify the emotions of others more accurately, further research showed that if you could manipulate someone into thinking he is poorer -- say by telling him to visualize Bill Gates -- suddenly that person's sense of empathy becomes keener.

This, by the way, is why you are always taking a risk when you look into the eyes of a hobo.