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Cursing Can Relieve Pain

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F#@% yeah! LOLz!

A new study has pretty much confirmed what researchers already found several years ago. Swearing can alleviate pain!

A 2009 study in England revealed that participants holding their hands in ice cold water for as long as their senses would allow, lasted about 40 seconds longer if they were belting out F-bombs, S-bombs, and other sorts of bombs.

The Scientific American, which published the 2009 study, states:

"How swearing achieves its physical effects is unclear, but the researchers speculate that brain circuitry linked to emotion is involved."

The current study, however, shows that frequent cursers were only able to withstand the icy water for just ten seconds longer, compared to when they did not swear, leaving the researchers to speculate:

"Swearing as a response to pain might be beneficial, [but] there is evidence that if you swear too often in everyday situations the power of swearing won't be there when you really might need it."

Inneresting.

We imagine swearing has the distraction effect of squeezing something very tight or diverting the pain somewhere else on the body when experiencing pain.

However, both studies do seem to prove that cursing is a normal reaction to pain. So next time somebody breaks a leg, don't give them a hard time for dropping a couple cuss words!

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Pakistan Bans Movie About Islamabad Youth!

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Can't say we're surprised by this!

The new Hammad Khan-directed film, Slackistan - which focuses on a group of bored, rich teens living in Islamabad, Pakistan - has been banned by the country's Central Board of Film Censors.

According to reports, they've informed the film's distrubutor, Mara Pictures, that significant cuts would have to be made to the flick - including removing all dialogue that references the Taliban, Osama Bin Laden, Islamic beards and attire, swears, and the word 'lesbian' - if they want the ban removed, and even then, it would STILL be slapped with an 18+ rating.

Khan revealed:

"The censor board's verdict is oppressive, arbitrary and steeped in denial about life outside their government offices. Maybe the establishment's view is that young Pakistanis saying words like Taliban and lesbian represent a more potent threat than the bullets and bombs that are, day by day, finding increasing legitimacy in the country."

Ouch! But he's right!

Not sure that there's anything anyone can do about it, though!

Such a shame that these censorship issues are still so prevalent in countries all over the world.

The US may still have a long way to go, but at least there's always hope that we have the capacity to change and learn and adapt! Lots for which to be thankful!

Thoughts??

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Quote Of The Day

victoria beckham and family to learn sign language

"We're all learning sign language because one of our friends is deaf. So of course the first thing Cruz, who is five, wanted to learn was how to say, 'I've got wind', and the 's' word. He also wanted to know what other swear words were."

- Victoria Beckham on her family learning sign language to Britain's Hello! Magazine

[Image via WENN.]

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