Archive for the 'Science' Category

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Castrati Singers Wanted To Be The Cool Kids

If you don’t know what castration is, I will keep it PG – they basically cut off your wee-wee.

Sounds horrible, right? Well, once upon a time it was the cool thing to do, the kind of thing Christian Bale would have done to be more authentic, namely in the Baroque era, commonly accepted to be between 1600 and 1750. Castrated singers basically keep their voices high; as you know, a man’s voice changes during puberty but studies found that the success of castration was inconsistent. Very young boys who were castrated grew up looking more like girls, for example.

How did society latch onto such a thing? All people can rationalize their actions and religion was a geopolitical issue at that time. Both Muslims and Christians felt like they were doing the right thing taking over heathen countries and showing them God. And so it came with song; by convincing singers with ‘angelic’ voices that they would remain angelic and thus closer to heaven. Young singers caught up in the fame – and some were certainly famous – convinced themselves they did it for art. Rich people were happy to pay and were not concerned about much beyond that, since they felt like this was voluntary.

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

In Time For Valentine’s Day: A Science Way To Measure Love

Men, if there a direct indicator of how much love you are feeling, something that could be measured and displayed very clearly, women would be thrilled. Because if they can measure it, they can train you using it.

Dr. Jon Cowan, the CEO of Peak Achievement Training, says they have found the “Cupid brainwave” – what they call “Neureka!” (neuroscience plus eureka) brainwaves that are related to feelings of love, happiness and gratitude. He presented his experimental findings at recent meetings of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Their claim: People who enhance these feelings have stronger Neureka! brainwave patterns.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Sex so good it blows your mind?

Men and women have orgasms differently. Some studies claim a female orgasm would kill an ordinary man – but men are not without their own resources. Sometimes our sweet lovin’ is so good it causes amnesia.

I know what you are thinking; ‘he means plenty of supermodels have wanted to forget they had sex with him’. No, I mean literal amnesia. Transient global amnesia is not new but the study in The Journal of Emergency Medicine(1) is certainly distinct (in numerous ways – they are usually pretty staid, writing about violence against emergency workers and such, not middle-aged people having sex and losing their minds) because it was not related to a seizure or any detectable brain damage.

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

So You Want To Be A Stripper

I’m not saying you should be a stripper. I am not saying you should. We have a local group of men who get together monthly and do charity events, and sometimes those events involve supporting single mothers.

But if you want to be a stripper, it is best not to be gullible, and the Stripper FAQ is a surprisingly astute resource with advice on finances (save, save, save – the lifespan of a stripper is short), booze(don’t), and what is more important, dancing or body quality. To learn the answer, you have to go read the whole thing, just like I did.

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Transvestites Duke it Out at Mexican Eatery

In case you are unsure whether or not men who dress like women don’t actually feel like women, here is some proof – a group of transvestites in a Mexican joint started punching each other out due to an argument over whose body was better.

La Fuente in San Diego has to be loving this kind of publicity.


So, whose bodies are better? Answer; none, you are still men in drag.

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Natalia Velez

Natalia Velez is a Colombian-born model.

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Geek engineers invent magnetic lingerie

When I was a wee lad, the most important thing a young man had to learn to do was unclasp a bra with one hand. Like a castle’s defenses, securing a bridge was key in young romance so the bra thing had to be done smoothly and quickly lest the alcohol wear off. Plus, women like smooth men.

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Olivia Munn

“Perfect Couples” is destined for the trash heap but Olivia Munn is timelessly perfect in everything she does.

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Men: Increase her self esteem by being less considerate (and more!)

Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD), also known as vulvar vestibulitis syndrome, is a condition where women are hypersensitive in their vaginal opening, so touch, pressure, and certainly penetration are painful. That can obviously interfere with sexual function and many affected women become sexually abstinent and often describe loss of sexual desire. It impacts up to 12 percent of pre-menopausal women.

Naturally, men can only make it worse, but not in ways that seem obvious. Men can make the condition worse by being overly considerate about it. Being less considerate is easy for all men, I think you’ll agree. But it isn’t so simple. Read on!

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Lingerie Football League Star Carie Small Goes Full-On Star Wars Nerd

Carie Small, she of the famous Lingerie Football League, showed up at the Star Wars Celebration this past weekend and sent fanboys into a tizzy. Because she dressed as Princess Leia. And looked way better than the crazy cat lady who played the actual Princess Leia.

Gunaxin has all of the pics but be forewarned, if you are a scientist or science enthusiast, you may never leave their site again. (more…)