Swearing May Actually Have a Positive Physical Effect: Decreasing Pain?

by Benjamin Domenech on 2:16 am July 13, 2009

The study “measured how long college students could keep their hands immersed in cold water. During the chilly exercise, they could repeat an expletive of their choice or chant a neutral word. When swearing, the 67 student volunteers reported less pain and on average endured about 40 seconds longer.” Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles.

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