Don’t look away!

Like watching when you get an injection? Don’t look away as it turns out, looking at the injection as it plunges into your skin will actually lessen how painful it feels.

A team from the University College London (UCL) and University of Milan-Bicocca applied a heat probe to the hands of 18 volunteers.
They found that the participants were able to withstand higher temperatures when they could see their hand in a mirror compared to when the image was obscured with a block of wood.
Magnifying the hand in a convex mirror cut pain levels further still. Volunteers on average could tolerate 3C more heat when looking at their hand than when they didn’t.
The study has been published in Psychological Science and sheds new light on how the brain processes pain signals.


So winter is still in full swing, that doesn’t stop us looking for spring stuff though. Check out these canopy tents from AceCanopy. There are pretty neat. Generally, a canopy tent is pretty versatile and can be used for lots of different things, like pop up tents

Now this is a first

A man with an IQ of 48 has apparently been banned from having sex by a High Court judge. How did it come to that you may ask? The 41-year old man, known as Alan, was in a relationship with a man he lived with and said he wanted it to continue. According to his local council, he had a “vigorous sex drive” which deemed inappropriate.

So the authority said that his moderate learning disability and IQ of 48, the average being 100, meant he didn’t understand what he was doing.

The best part of the story: “His council will now monitor him closely to make sure he doesn’t breach the order. “

Playing poker online

The Internet has brought many people together, created new worlds, hobbies and trends. We have started a new year and countless new websites have sprung to life.

It doesn’t really matter what you want to do, rest assured, you can do it alone. Think banking, shopping, gaming and so on and so forth. One of the things many people enjoy doing on the Internet is gambling. Here’s a quick warning, you should always gamble responsibly! There are virtually countless of online casinos, blackjack and poker room you can quite easily access. One of them is PokerStars. This is a pretty neat gambling site, easy layout and navigation. One of those perfect sites that can get you started pretty much straight away.

Playing on pokerstars is petty straight forward. If you follow the links you’ll be led to the site’s homepage, from there on you can check out the how to play poker guide. Once you’re all settled be sure to check out the home games page. This is an exciting thing you don’t see very often in the Poker world.

Once you have your free software, you can create or join a poker club and even play against your friends online. Sounds nice on a cold winter’s evening doesn’t it? And you don’t even have to leave the house!.