This might be my last post before our darling Saheli takes back the reins with serious news, so I'm going to get it all in now. I'll skip right over Al Gore's remarkable comments and go straight to the salacity.
At a recent meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, researchers announced a whole new problem with the surge in obesity: injections into patients' buttocks fail to even reach muscle tissue two times out of three.
Two British psychologists have determined that, at least within their survey, artists and schizophrenics have more sex than everybody else. They delve into some interesting details about natural selection and the seemingly too-large prevalence of schizophrenia. NB: "Some of the genes that predispose to schizophrenia might be carried by artists and in many cases play a factor in their creativity, but because the artists do not develop full-blown schizophrenia and are able to direct their creativity, they are able to pass the genes on to their children."
Meanwhile, at least one Scottish researcher has finally launched a scientific study of the eternal question: "Does this make my butt look big?". Results aren't due until May, sadly.
And finally, this is only tangentially related to naughty bits and it was a good 9 months ago, but I'm going to bring it back to the table: Dr. Thomas Perls, director of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University Medical School spoke at the 2nd International Conference on Healthy Ageing & Longevity last March about the fact that "85 percent of centenarians [are] women." Dr. Perls submits that this might be due to menstruation, because of the aging effects of iron. Regular blood loss = less iron = less aging. He may not have proven it yet, but he's convinced: Dr. Perls has taken to donating blood as an alternative: "I menstruate, but only every eight weeks ."
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