Monday, March 28, 2011

Fwd: WTF? Study Shows Swearing Reduces Pain

WTF? Study Shows Swearing Reduces Pain

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WTF? Study Shows Swearing Reduces Pain

Posted: 25 Apr 2011 09:54 AM PDT

You know that time you stubbed your toe and the blinding pain caused you to shout a string of choice words that would make your mother cringe? Turns out you weren't being rude — you were easing the pain. Researchers at Keele University in the UK have found that swearing can have a painkilling power, especially for people that don't regularly curse. To test their theory, Dr. Richard Stephens and other scientists conducted an experiment with student volunteers. The students were asked to...

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