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Comment Dwight Schrute (Score 1) 333

It all comes back to an episode of The Office: Dwight Schrute: [voice-over as people are seen sneezing on Dwight] The principle is sound: To avoid illness, expose yourself to germs enabling your immune system to develop antibodies. I don't know why everyone doesn't do this... Maybe they have something against living forever.

Pumpkin Pie increases Male Sex Drive 173

Dr. Alan Hirsch, Director of Chicago's Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Center, says the key to a man's heart, and other parts, is pumpkin pie. Out of the 40 odors tested in Hirsch's study, a mixture of lavender and pumpkin pie got the biggest rise out of men ages 18 to 64. That particular fragrance was found to increase penile blood flow by an average of 40%. "Maybe the odors acted to reduce anxiety. By reducing anxiety, it acted to remove inhibitions," said Hirsch.

Comment Re:LA may NOT be better (Score 1) 339

I work in south LA and in my experience, there are just as many people talking directly on their handset and checking their Blackberry, if not more. I just don't think it's being enforced. But really, it seems nearly impossible to enforce that law with any sort of efficacy. Just another useless law brought on by populist politicians...

Comment Re:They are NOT Denying Global Warming (Score 1) 1100

"Necessity is the mother of invention, though."

That's a cute tagline, but far from being a foolproof maxim. Necessity can just as often (if not more often) lead to surrender or death before a solution is invented. And as another poster stated, the necessity is far from being a proven fact. It's still mostly inductive reasoning and models.

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