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Swearing expletives pain killer

A study by researchers at Keele University School of Psychology have come to a conclusion swearing expletives can cause swearer to be more pain tolerant. The researchers subjected 64 volunteers to soaking their hand in a tub of freezing water and told to hold it there as long as possible, once while swearing expletives of their own choice and a second time uttering common words. It was found that the volunteers on the average volunteers could tolerate the pain from submerging their hand in ice cold water for almost 2 minutes while swearing as compared with only one minute 15 seconds when repeating commonplace words.

1 comment:

michael said...

Thats interesting,I wonder if it is your saying something that takes your mind off the pain, or perhaps something else


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