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    #@*! Swearing really is a powerful painkiller

    Next time you stub your toe, go ahead and let those four-letter words fly. Cursing actually does help dull our perception of pain, new research suggests........
    http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/18/6489832-swearing-really-is-a-powerful-painkiller-study-shows?GT1=43001

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    Re: #@*! Swearing really is a powerful painkiller

    It's interesting how something socially constructed can have a psychosomatic impact.

    I'm curious to how the experiment was constructed, they must have gotten a control reading(unless they just used two groups and averaged it, but they mention individuals later on in the article.)

    If they were to do step by step:
    -Submerge while swearing
    -Submerge while not swearing
    Instead of the other way around, I wonder if results would stay the same. I think that the second exposure to the cold water is what caused the increased tolerance, they were less shocked, more prepared for the cold.

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    Re: #@*! Swearing really is a powerful painkiller

    Great news! Now I have a good excuse everytime an accident should occur. :laugh:

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