Weeping releases a chemical that reduces sexual arousal in men. The chemical releases a signal that says they are not interested in romance at the moment, which men instinctively respond to by shutting down feelings of arousal. To be specific, this refers to deeply emotional tears, not those caused by getting something in the eye, or a moderately sad movie.
Typically, those arousal-killing chemicals are only released during full emotional weeping. Neuroscientist Noam Sobel of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, put together an experiment to test this. Sobel collected jars of tears from women and dipped pads in them.
They placed the pads under men's noses and showed them pictures of women. The men smelling tears rated the faces as less attractive when compared to men who did not smell tears. To support it scientifically, their testosterone levels were measured, and, not surprisingly, they dropped.
Monique van der Vorst, a 27-year-old from the Netherlands, was formerly a paralympian athlete as a hand cyclist. After a collision, when a bike hit van der Vorst, she ended up in the hospital and began to feel a tingling sensation in her legs. Slowly, she began regaining movement in her legs, and after many months of rehabilitation, she gained the ability to stand and walk for the first time in more than a decade!
Van der Vorst had been paralyzed since the age of 13. Before the accident that restored her ability to walk, van der Vorst was training to be a part of the 2012 Paralympics in London. Because she can now walk, she can no longer compete in the Paralympics as she had been training for, a career she misses.
Able-bodied, van der Vorst has worked hard to relearn how to ride a traditional bike. She has joined the Rabobank cycling team and is working hard to catch up to the other athletes on the team. It’s her goal to compete in the 2016 Olympics.
One of the famous cases is actress is Marilu Henner from “Taxi.” She's one of only 20 people who has hyperthymesia.
Hyperthymesia is a syndrome that allows one to remember details of their everyday life for years. While this might seem advantegeous, there is a huge downside. The problem with the syndrome is that people who have it have a hard time living in the present, because their minds are constantly remembering and living in the past.
Marilu Henner has hyperthymesia and says she can remember the details of her everyday life since she was 11 years old. She was featured on a “60 Minutes” episode for her superior memory capabilities. The first patient diagnosed with this condition said that the memories were a burden, because they came to him as a constant and unstoppable stream.
It is called Shower Shock. It's concentration of caffeine is so strong that it is the equivalent of drinking 1 cup of coffee per shower. This is because the caffeine is absorbed through your skin.
One bar of this soap contains approximately 12 servings/showers per 4 ounce bar with 200 milligrams of caffeine per serving. The price per bar is $6.99 and they promise that showering will give you a “jolt” of energy. So, if you don’t have time for coffee, but still want the effect, this is your solution. Would this change the definition of the phrase “We should go grab a coffee sometime”?
These presidential suds were produced this past January at the request of President Barack Obama. The homebrew was produced by White House chefs using honey obtained from bees in the presidential garden. Obama unveiled around 100 bottles of the unique brew at his Super Bowl party, where guests could choose between Pennsyvania’s own Yuengling for Steelers fans, Green Bay’s Hinterland Beer, or stay neutral with the commander-in-chief’s own offering.