Guess What? There Are 10 Things You Don’t Know About Orgasm

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Bonk” author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)

It has been viewed on TED.com over 15,438,578 times. Mary Roach’s lecture on orgasm is both engaging, humorous, and smart . I learned more than I ever wanted to know about orgasm. You can conceivably, if the conditions are right, give a dead person an orgasm. A DEAD PERSON. Orgasm might cure your hiccups. Oh, and you’ll see a video involving a female pig you wish you could un-see. I highly suggest you take 16 minutes out of your day to watch the whole talk.

Click here for the full transcript and more information about Mary Roach. I’ve typed out the full list below, but trust me, there is much more interesting information in the video!

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasm

#1 – A fetus can masturbate in utero.
#2 – You don’t need genitals.
#3 – You can have them when you’re dead.
#4 – They can cause bad breath.
#5 – They can cure hiccups.
#6 – Doctors once prescribed them for fertility.
#7 – Pig farmers still do.
#8 – Female animals are having more fun than you think.
#9 – Studying human orgasm in a lab is not easy.
#10 – But it sure is entertaining.
Kinsey conducted, for lack of a better term, jerk-off in which he lined men up next to each other and had them ejaculate in order to study how far semen can shoot.
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Arkansas Man’s Kidney Failure Likely Linked to His 16-Glass a Day Iced Tea Habit

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An Arkansas man went to the hospital last May complaining of nausea, fatigue, weakness, and body aches. After doctors conducted a kidney biopsy, they realized his kidneys were failing due to a high number of oxalate crystals found in the tissue.

Black tea is a significant source of oxalate, which is naturally found in many foods, and the 56-year-old man admitted to drinking 16 glasses of iced tea a day!

Researchers believe his excessive beverage habit could be the cause of his kidney failure, but can’t prove iced tea was the culprit.

“There are reports about kidney stones related to high oxalate intake attributed to tea, but to our knowledge there are no reports of biopsy-proven nephropathy [kidney damage] associated with excessive consumption of iced tea,” said one of the report’s co-authors, Dr. Alejandra Mena-Gutierrez, of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Although it can’t be proven that iced tea led to this man’s condition, doctors often put kidney stone patients on low-oxalate diets. Beverages that are considered high-oxalate drinks include black tea, dark beer, instant coffee, and Ovaltine.

Unfortunately, the man needed dialysis, and remained on it because the damage to his kidneys was so severe.

Researchers reported the man’s case in the April 1 New England Journal of Medicine.

 

Arkansas Man’s Kidney Failure Likely Linked to His 16-Glass a Day Iced Tea Habit

Biohackers Test Eye Drops That Give You NIGHT VISION – And They Look Super Creepy

KS Strange ScienceHave you ever wanted to be recruited by Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? Well, that’s not terribly realistic, but you can totally LOOK like an X-Men!

New night enhancement eyedrops were tested by a group of independent researchers known as Science for the Masses, based in California, with lead researcher Gabriel Licina as their guinea pig.

 

These liquid black drops are a simple combination of Chlorin e6 (Ce6) and insulin in saline, with the addition of dimethlysulfoxide (DMSO). The drops were based on a patent filed in 2012 that claimed this mixture, when applied to the eye, will absorb to the retina and act to increase vision in low light.

Eyedrop Chemical Breakdown: Ce6 has light amplification properties, and has been used as a therapy agent in cancer treatment. The insulin is used to allow absorption of the Ce6 into the chamber of the eye. DMSO is used in cell preservation and in medication application. In this case, its primary ability is to cause increased permeability of the cellular membrane, allowing free passage for the chemicals in the eye drops to reach the eye.

Licina’s eyes were flushed with saline to remove any micro-debris or contaminants. Then they were actually pinned open to remove the ability to blink. Ce6 was then added to the eye via micropippette. After the drops disappeared he was given special lenses and black sunglasses to ensure increased low light conditions and reduce the potential for bright light exposure.

The drops began to work in as little as one hour, with the effects lasting for many hours afterwards. Licina was able to see more than 164 feet (50 meters) in almost total darkness. And it looks like it didn’t even hurt! Licina told Mic, “To me, it was quick, greenish-black blur across my vision, and then it dissolved into my eyes.”

 

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Licina and four subjects from the control group (people who did not use the drops) were taken to a ‘darkened area’ for testing. Three forms of subjective testing were performed. These consisted of symbol recognition by distance, symbol recognition on varying background colors, and the ability to identify moving subjects.

Turns out, Licina’s special vision allowed him to recognize symbols the control group couldn’t see! The Ce6 drops allowed Licina to identify distant figures 100% of the time, while the control group got it right just 33% of the time.

But, as cool as this experiment sounds, these revolutionary drops have people worried. Increased light amplification may cause damage to the eye if used improperly. Science for the Masses stresses the fact they conducted this experiment for research and informative purposes only. So don’t try this at home.

CLICK HERE to view the full report from Science for the Masses.

Biohackers Test Eye Drops That Give You NIGHT VISION – And They Look Super Creepy