Men, when you wake up to that surprise in your lower region, you no longer need to feel embarrassed. In fact, 'morning wood' is a way of your body telling you that everything is in order, and working fine and dandy.
The reason for 'morning wood' or rather the nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) as it is known among medical professionals, doesn't have to do with any dirty dreams you may have been having that night. In fact, infant boys inside of the womb also experience NPT. The reason for NPT is the release of a chemical called Nitric Oxide in the nerves of your Johnson during REM sleep - the deep sleep that allows you to dream.
The chemical Nitric Oxide is only released subconsciously by the body during REM sleep in order to make sure everything is in order. However, if you are sleep deprived and not experiencing this process and your body isn't checking to see if your man clock is still ticking. Thus, sleep deprivation actually lead to erectile dysfunction.
Men, get your sleep. For more information on morning wood - read the source!
The plug you use to hook up your headphones to your phone or computer is a piece of living history. Originally used as a telephone switchboard connector, it was invented in 1878, and has been in use ever since.
This invention was created in 1878 making it even older than plug sockets, the first of which was invented in 1883! Making this one of the oldest and yet modern invention of our times. Some inventions come and go, but as for the ¼ audio plugs it seems that it is here to stay.
Astronomers added 18 planets to their list of massive planets revolving massive stars, increasing the known number of planets like this by 50%. This 2011 discovery is a huge milestone for researchers trying to figure out how planets form and grow in alien solar systems.
The massive planet haul came only a few months after another team of researchers found 50 planets, including one rocky one that could be a good candidate for life. For the alien enthusiasts out there, you should know that the number of known planets is now well over 700 and rapidly climbing.
The discovery of these planets are a result of astronomers and researchers observing 'retired' stars. These stars are much more massive than our sun, and our on the declining part of their lives.
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Do not use as directed, I guess. Bodybuilders have a special secret for looking extra buff when they need to: Hemorrhoid cream. The cream draws water from the skin, which in turn reduces puffiness and swelling. This makes it an ideal topical solution for thinning your skin, and making it cling more tightly to your muscles, making them look more defined.
You can use the cream for other things like: Reducing dark under eye circles, lessen your blemish welling, reducing wrinkles and even treating cold sores! Just remember that if you're using this cream anywhere near your mouth, make sure you don't accidentally ingest any of it.
The stereotype of Jewish people being greedy comes from Christians not being able to perform certain jobs!
The Middle Ages were an era of time when Christianity was essentially ruling Europe. The Christian Church had such a high power of authority, it was able to tell citizens what they could and could not do. For example, the Church proclaimed that Christians were not allowed to lend money and charge interest, a practice called usury.
The world, being the cruel place that it is, gave restrictions onto the occupations that Jews were allowed to have. Guess what one of those occupations was? Bingo. Jewish people were restricted to being usurers and money lenders, meaning that they could loan people money and charge them interest.
Since being a money lender was one of the only occupations that a Jewish person could be, the idea that Jews are greedy and money-mad developed. As a result, Jewish people still have to live with that stereotype today.