“SSSSHHHHHIIIIIIT!!!!” For when “Ouch” doesn’t quite cut it.
Studies by Dr Richard Stephens and Claudia Umland of Keele University, England, showed that swearing actually relieves pain. There is a condition though; you mustn’t swear too frequently or the free, pain-killing qualities of profanity are either reduced or become non-existent completely.
The experiment consisted of participants submerging their hands in ice-water for as long as possible, twice. The first time, saying random ‘clean’ words. The second time, bleating out some of the finest expletives available.
The experiment was also carried out on a TV program called Mythbusters with the results showing a 30% increase in the time the guinea pigs managed to keep their freezing hands in the ice-water bowls. Which is where this pic came from…
Give it a go… dare ya.