Thursday, February 01, 2007

This store has one pessimistic attitude.

Why is it impossible to tickle yourself?

The answer lies at the back of the brain in an area called the cerebellum, which is involved in monitoring movements. Our studies at University College London have shown that the cerebellum can predict sensations when your own movement causes them but not when someone else does. When you try to tickle yourself, the cerebellum predicts the sensation and this prediction is used to cancel the response of other brain areas to the tickle.

Two brain regions are involved in processing how tickling feels. The somatosensory cortex processes touch and the anterior cingulate cortex processes pleasant information. We found that both these regions are less active during self-tickling than they are during tickling performed by someone else, which helps to explains why it doesn't feel tickly and pleasant when you tickle yourself. Further studies using robots showed that the presence of a small delay between your own movement and the resulting tickle can make the sensation feel tickly. Indeed, the longer the delay, the more tickly it feels. So it might be possible to tickle yourself, if you are willing to invest in a couple of robots! Article here.

Tyra Banks weights 161 lbs... fat? or not fat?

Students use weed killer to draw penis in school lawn

Two pupils who used weed killer to draw a giant penis on their school lawn can now see the naughty image from satellite photos posted on the internet.

The unnamed pair of Year 11 pupils from Bellemoor School for Boys in Southampton, Hampshire, burnt the 20ft phallus into the grass as an end of term joke two years ago.
Staff at the school re-seeded the area but the penis has turned up on satellite image search engines because the photo was taken before the new grass could conceal the appendage.

Staff, parents and pupils who log on can now see the image in all its glory. The satellite image can be seen on Microsoft Virtual Earth. Article here.

Britney Spears can’t even go to McDonalds w/o paparazzi

Bride 'freaks out' and cuts her hair before wedding

jump to about 1:38, do you think it's fake? or real?

Famous quotes on sex from famous people::

Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.
-Rodney Dangerfield

My girlfriend always laughs during sex --no matter what she's reading.

-Steve Jobs

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.
-George Burns

Women need a reason to have sex Men just need a place.
-Billy Crystal

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
-Woody Allen

You know "that look" women get when they want sex? Me neither.
-Steve Martin

Read more here.

42" flat screen hides under the bed, pretty sweet!

A 50” panel with Amplifiers, DVD, VCR, Subwoofer, and 7 channels of surround can be concealed beneath a King size bed and a 42” panel and all the same equipment can be concealed under a Queen size bed. Both only take 45 seconds to deploy.

The Underbed Lift gives you the freedom to decorate any way you desire without having an entertainment center or cabinet as the main focal point. It also won’t take up your floor space or block the view out of windows and doors. See more pictures here.

Study shows mini-doses of caffeine = more energy

A lot of people start their day with a big cup of coffee, hoping that the caffeine will invigorate them. But findings published today in the May issue of the journal SLEEP indicate that there might be a better way to stay awake for long periods. According to the report, low doses of caffeine administered at regular intervals may provide improved pick-me-up benefits.
In the new study, the scientists instead tested the effects of administering an hourly, low dose of caffeine equivalent to about two ounces of coffee to one group, while the second group received a placebo. The caffeinated men performed better on cognitive tests than the control individuals did, and dozed off less often. And though they received the same cumulative dose as subjects in previous, single-dose studies, taking many small doses minimized some of the negative side effects that caffeine can have, such as tremors. Article here.

Don’t be fooled by the cute face, she’s a hardcore gamer

[slow newsday] 4 towels, ashtray taken from Motel 6

For at least one customer, Tom Bodett probably won't be leaving the light on. A thief took two cotton towels, two hand towels and an ashtray from a Motel 6.

A police report did not have the dollar loss in the theft. Bodett, the longtime spokesman for Motel 6, uses his trademark promise that "We'll leave the light on for you" to entice customers to the economy motels.

But Bodett won't be losing sleep over the Euless theft. A police report states that a 28-year-old Watauga man who had been registered to the room from which the items were stolen was questioned by police officers in the motel's parking lot.

Patrol officers interviewed the man after noticing that he had been sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot for a long time. In his vehicle were the missing towels and ashtray, reports state. Article here.

Is this supposed to attract more customers?

Dude bets his wife in a game of cards, loses

A Russian man lost his wife in a game of cards after putting her up as a stake instead of cash.

Andrei Karpov from Murmansk had run out of money in a game of poker and offered his opponent his wife instead of cash to stay in the game. When he lost the game and his opponent Sergey Brodov turned up to claim his winnings his wife Tatiana was so angry she decided to divorce her husband and started a relationship with Brodov.

She has since married Brodov, and said she does not regret leaving her first husband. She said: 'It was humiliating and I was utterly ashamed. But as soon as my ex-husband did that I knew I had to leave him.

'Sergey was a very handsome, charming man and I am very happy with him, even if he did "win" me in a poker game.' Article here.

This chick is OBSESSED with the Ninja Turtles (scary)

Dude throws colostomy bag at police officer

A teenager stopped by a police officer at the Grand Avenue Mall as a suspected truant became disruptive and threw his colostomy bag at the officer, department spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz said this morning.

The officer was responding to a truancy complaint at the downtown mall Monday at 1:17 p.m. and stopped the youth, who refused to tell the officer his name or age, she said. The suspect then became disruptive and threw his colostomy bag containing bodily waste at the officer.

A colostomy bag is a worn outside the stomach to collect feces, generally following colon surgery. Schwartz said the assault is considered an "injury to an officer" because of the potential harm from contamination. Article here.