Did you know?
I just sat here and surfed my way through part of www.livescience.com for my greater edification.
Did you know:
That a 30 minute marital spat can slow wound healing? That blister will heal much faster if you refrain from criticizing his cooking.
That people when encountering emotional shocks can suffer a physical condition that presents itself like a classic heart attack but is in fact a reversible condition. They are calling it Broken Heart Syndrome.
That there are studies that suggest that dogs, monkeys, and rats laugh. They tickle rats and claim that the rats like it. *evil*
That there are scientists that believe that prairie dogs speak a language and in different parts of the country they speak with different dialects.
A region of the brain has been identified that plans an action before executing it.
And my favorite:
A group of scientists have done studies on the visual processing of ferrets. They recorded ferret brain activity while watching the movie "The Matrix" and apparently "Ferret brain activity increased just 20 percent when looking at Keanu Reeves compared to looking at darkness..." - Michael Schirber
See, if it had been "Speed" or "Point Break" the brain activity might have increased by more like ... 75%.