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August 17, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

This is Your Brain on Fap

Hey if you're a scientist with an expensive (and unattended) MRI machine lying around, eventually you're gonna get curious. And then once the thrill wears off, you're going to try and publish papers on your 'experiments' and make them sound all science-y:

Georgiadis argues that the OFC [orbitofrontal cortex] may be the basis of sexual control - and perhaps only by letting go, so to speak, can orgasm be achieved. He suggests this deactivation may be the most telling example of an "altered state of consciousness" and one not seen, as yet, during any other type of activity.

"I don't think orgasm turns off consciousness but it changes it," he says. "When you ask people how they perceive their orgasm, they describe a feeling of a loss of control." Georgiadis suggests that perhaps orgasm offsets systems that usually dominate attention and behaviour. "I'm not sure if this altered state is necessary to achieve more pleasure or is just some side effect," he says.

Interestingly the OFC doesn't seem to get turned off during more uh, solo activities. So ladies, you might be able to fool your jay, but you can't fool your brain.


Is this kind of science useful? Why yes, it is.

How Smart Is Obama?
Well I figure he's probably at least average in your typical school/standardized test stuff. But I can't think of anyone with a bigger gap between what they think they know and what they actually know.

Here's what Obama said:

[W]e turned around those auto companies—they are now making a profit for the first time in decades, they’re gaining market share for the first time in years.
Is this anywhere close to being true? Of course not:
And after 10 minutes of digging, it turns out that—mirabile dictu—GM made a net profit ($2.1B) in 2004. And in 2003. And 2002. And 2001. (I couldn’t find data from before that without subscribing to EDGAR’s crazy-expensive service. If readers have the full data set at their fingertips, I’d be grateful if they sent it along.) GM’s latest loss years spanned from 2005 to 2008. And they lost a ton of money. But it’s not as though this has been a once-in-a-generation return to profitability.

How to Throw a Punch Correctly
Just in case you wind up at an involuntary wedding and/or union meeting.

[It's] known as a Front Punch, or a Front Two Knuckle Punch. It is extremely important that you align the first two knuckles in your hand with the bones in your forearm for maximum structure so you don't hurt yourself. Commonly people will hit with their ring/pinky knuckles and break their hand (known as a boxer's break) and that obviously impedes your ability to fight.

How To Freak Out Your New Facebook Friend

7) Like every single thing they post. EVERY. SINGLE. THING.

6) Tag yourself in pictures you’re not in. Especially pictures of their significant other.

5) Constantly leave bible verses on their wall. Not any particular bible verse. Just pick something that sounds like a book of the bible, pick two numbers, and put a colon between them. “John 2:12.” See?

4) Every time you see they’re on chat, type “Hey, what’s up?” and every time they respond, ignore them.


The BMW Dealership That Time Forgot

In the small town of Oakville, Ontario there sits a BMW dealership, abandoned for almost a decade. Inside the doors sit, frozen in time, two 20-year-old BMWs in seemingly mint condition. What happened?
The owner, apparently a well-off business man, seemed to have no interest in selling the place, or even the inventory, as everything seems to have been left behind intact. One hundred percent frozen in time is the only description that seems fitting when describing this ultimately interesting place.

In the showroom you'll find an E24 and 635csi BMW in absolute mint condition.


10 Things You Didn't Know About “Red Dawn”
Well it was the first PG-13 movie ever and for a time it held the record for most violent acts per hour (134).


So What Happens If I Eat Silica Gel?
Short answer: Nothing

it is popular in part because—contrary to the warnings—it's an inert, nontoxic substance that's essentially harmless. Indigestible, it passes through the body and comes out looking much the same as when it went in. At least one manufacturer even markets a modified form of silica gel as a dietary supplement, complete with "new citrus taste."
Also Why People Eat Dirt

Moar Vajayjay Bubbles
They only look harmless. More (NSFW) videos from the female ninja movies at the link - you have been warned/enticed.

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