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  1. Profile photo of metter
    metter Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2009 at 6:54 am
    Link: 6 Things Your Body Does Every Day... - ...That science can`t explain. Get your head out of your ass, science!
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 7:30 am
    It`s not science can`t explain it; it`s just that there are conflicting theories as to why it happens. :D
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 7:31 am
    GOD DID IT.
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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 7:48 am
    Opie, you so beat me to it. Except I say it without sarcasm:

    those characteristics are there because WE DIDN`T EVOLVE FROM APES.

    Let the war begin.

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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 7:59 am
    matwix is right, there are explanations but like everything there are multiple people with different ideas
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:00 am
    HAHAHA!!! You can`t be serious...
    And Santa still brings you sh*t on xmas, right?
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:05 am
    i can explain any of this to you for a small, reasonable fee.
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    RPossum Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:09 am
    Sigh: Yawning is an automated method of regulating air pressure in your body. Something your body is not great at, and if you notice someone else out of whack your body automatically checks its own pressure with its own yawn. Notice your ears pop when you yawn. The unknown is why it is linked to being tired. The leading theory being that you get a better nights sleep if you have equalized your pressure. (Thus the advantage of yawning, those who get better rest have an advantage in natural selection).
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:11 am
    Yeah, Matwix is right. There are pretty good theories to explain the placebo effect. Like, they do not see a placebo effect if the subjects are given an endorphin blocker first. Real medicine still works even if natural endorphins are blocked, but placebos don`t. This proves that placebo treatment causes release of natural endorphins, which lead to the placebo effect.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:14 am
    Shunpo is right that we didn`t evolve from apes. Remember that primitive ancestor they found last month that showed the common ancestor of modern apes and modern humans was not ape-like, as previously thought, nor was it human-like. It was something different entirely.

    So, Shunpo is right, we didn`t evolve from apes. Humans and apes both evolved from a common ancestor that was neither an ape nor a human.

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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:21 am
    I think yawning is your body`s attempt to keep itself more awake and alert. You never yawn if you purposely lay down to sleep... only if your feeling sleepy but try to stay awake.
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    RPossum Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:21 am
    Dreaming is no longer much of mystery either. Scientists now know the exact chemical that makes dreams, which is related to memory (of which they can now wipe without affecting your ability to make new memories using a chemical which they tested on rats..ahem) anyway, it analyzes the information you received that day and replays it trying different scenarios (for the most part). Thus allowing you to make new and interesting connections in your sleep. The mystery is why we don`t remember them very clearly.
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    hwkiller Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:37 am
    "Dreaming is no longer much of mystery either. Scientists now know the exact chemical that makes dreams, which is related to memory (of which they can now wipe without affecting your ability to make new memories using a chemical which they tested on rats..ahem) anyway, it analyzes the information you received that day and replays it trying different scenarios (for the most part). Thus allowing you to make new and interesting connections in your sleep. The mystery is why we don`t remember them very clearly. "

    Er, what?
    Dreaming has a few theories.
    There are three primary theories right now.
    It`s still a pretty mysterious thing. The chemicalS associated with dreaming are more than just one. (DMT being a major one)

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    hwkiller Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:38 am
    Actually, and sorry for 2x posting, this has to be the worst cracked article I`ve ever read.

    It doesn`t appear that they did very thorough research.

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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:45 am
    Man, I couldn`t stop yawning through that first bit.
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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:47 am
    Placebo is fascinating. There are instances where people KNOW they are getting a placebo and the placebo still out performs the drug being tested and no drug at all.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2009 at 9:32 am
    First of all, my body is not going through adolescence every day. Thank Christ.

    Secondly pubic hair is to trap smells, and thereby attract a mate. Anyone who has ever been with a woman who doesn`t garden will know the difference. I guess evolutionarily speaking, this was a way of getting a mate.

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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 9:59 am
    cracked.com is a horrible website
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    crazyjelly Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2009 at 10:27 am
    cracked is boring now
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    crazyjelly Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2009 at 10:31 am
    stupid... science already knows why we dream, its when your brain is storing past memories, thats why you should never study when your tired because then your brain wont store the memories as well.
    and puberty already serves tons of purposes, wtf cracked? at least put research into this stuff.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 10:41 am
    I vaguely remember hearing that Cracked is an IAB sister site, or that it`s run by the same people, or something. Is that true?
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    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 10:51 am
    i dont think so bob..i actually die of laughter from cracked on some articles which gets more and more rare on this site
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    Caddylack Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2009 at 11:38 am
    Yawning is caused with shortness of breath.. When your body doesn`t get enough oxygen, it gasps... Thus a yawn. =\
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    odc Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 11:40 am
    Everybody knows that we yawn to keep the spirits from escaping our bodies through our mouths and noses. We have pubes because our ancient ancestors used to braid them at slumber parties.
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    "Relying on something that you can`t control to please the tribe leader back in primitive times seems like a good way to get yourself tossed in the volcano."

    yeah, actually you don`t rely on blushing if its as you put it, its a trait to display dominance. best way to display dominance is not bravado, but rather with deeper emotions, maybe those that can`t be voluntarily controlled?

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    "Sigh: Yawning is an automated method of regulating air pressure in your body. "

    this makes a lot of sense, hence why you yawn on an airplane while climbing or descending elevations. and yeah, I was going to mention the ear popping. as for it being contagious, I`d think its a "brain sees someone else re pressurizing themselves and checks its own pressure", its not like its not already doing things like this on its own (eg breathing faster or deeper when oxygen levels get low).

    NOW, how many of you yawned when reading that part? :)

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    When your body doesn`t get enough oxygen, it gasps... Thus a yawn. =\

    You didn`t actually read the article, did you?

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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 1:29 pm
    Am I the only one who yawn when working out?
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    @GRadde
    i do.

    most of these are explainable, but the author didn`t care to research.
    i love cracked, but that was stupid.

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    SaltyVarnish Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    excrement!
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    shinsvaka Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    "Yawning is caused with shortness of breath.. When your body doesn`t get enough oxygen, it gasps... Thus a yawn. =\"

    *facepalm* wow... wow... *removes hand*
    Ok lets just start by saying.... DID YOU EVEN READ THE F*CKING THING??? Here`s the explanation...." Your science textbook in elementary school may have said that low oxygen levels in the blood triggered yawning, with the yawn providing a quick influx of the gas. That was the prevailing theory going back to the days of ancient Greece. As is usually the case though, it turns out people from back in the day didn`t know what the hell they were talking about. In fact it`s been found yawning may actually decrease oxygen intake. Makes sense, when you do hard exercise you don`t start frantically yawning. You don`t see athletes yawning in the middle of a sprint."

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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    i lold so much while reading the pubic hair part
  33. Profile photo of shinsvaka
    shinsvaka Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    "those characteristics are there because WE DIDN`T EVOLVE FROM APES."

    Ugh, sorry for feeding trolls though... buuttttt.. Have you even studied Evolution? 3 things... Transition fossils. vitamin C. Andddddd, Chromosomes and DNA.. read up on these and you might find out WHY we pretty much know we evolved. AND GUESS WHAT?!?!?!? WE DIDNT EVOLVE FROM APES!!! we have a common ancestor, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh0F4FBLJ... (About what we evolved from and why there are still apes)
    And before people get all pissy about how evolution says about chance and we dont have a clue how life came to earth.... Here is a little thing you people might wanna read up on, its called Abiogenesis. Also, those characteristics are there also because there are things left over from the evolutionary process. notice how other animals do these things.some things we cannot explain on this earth, but we shouldnt

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    shinsvaka Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 3:48 pm
    yelling. like it meant that he was mad at us.. we now know that these types of things will have explanations in the future.. throught a thing called the scientific method. but i guess religions dont know a thing about that.. when you ask a christian why he believes in the bible he will say because it is the word of god.. then you ask him how he knows that. he will say because the bible is infallible. ask him why he belives that.. he will say because the bible tells us so... and so on and so on IN CIRCULAR LOGIC.... ok im done now.......

    also, i love things from cracked.. they are awesome :P

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    shinsvaka Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    in my second comment.. it should end with.. "we shouldnt just turn to imaginary beings like god for the answers to our questions... we used to think lightning and thunder was gods way of"

    sorry, dunno how that part got lost.

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    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    My lord, I yawned about 4 times reading the article and about 7 times reading the comments and twice typing this.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 21, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    "Dreams are created with expressions of our unconscious desires"! if that were true! i would have wet dreams everynight! sadlyt dreams are the information absorbed in the subconcious and all mixed together to try and make a story line!
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    Snivellus Female 13-17
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    October 21, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    I spent the last five minutes trying to get my cat to yawn...
    He must be immune.
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    SaltyVarnish Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    They left out some!! like why do i get a raging boner every morning????
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    Clatterclaws Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    My body goes through puberty every day?
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    jesus I cant stop yawning now! that is weird XD
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    AcidicLemons Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm
    I thought the same thing, Clatterclaws. /:
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    Animecha Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    Well put shinsvaka, though i would add that it being "random" or not knowing how it started is completely irrelevant to whether or not it is true.

    Not knowing absolutely everything about something does not invalidate what you already do know.

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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    October 21, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    I started yawning as soon as I saw that leopard.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 21, 2009 at 10:00 pm
    SaltyVarnish "They left out some!! like why do i get a raging boner every morning????"

    That mystery has been solved.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSA2QilbN...

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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    October 21, 2009 at 11:29 pm
    i started yawning since i saw the WORD "yawn"
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    Suzy1963 Female 40-49
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    October 22, 2009 at 2:04 am
    I thought the dreaming was the most interesting fact that we do everyday, or should I say every night! Did you know that it`s not `sleep` as such that we crave, it`s dreaming? I never knew that until I did a paper on it in college. I did, learn a lot. Apparently, when one is, in REM stage sleep, that is when one dreams. Without dreaming, we wouldn`t feel so well-rested and relaxed.
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    igotaferret Male 13-17
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    October 22, 2009 at 4:05 am
    idk y everytime i see someone yawning it makes me yawng too
  49. Profile photo of The_Demon
    The_Demon Male 18-29
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    October 22, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    WTF? 6 things your body does.. EVERY DAY?

    We don`t yawn and blush every day.
    We certainly don`t go through puberty every day.
    I don`t take a placebo every day.
    And... pubic hair.. this doesn`t even make any sense....

    Every day I.... `pubic hair`?

    Or are they just telling us that every day, we all have pubic hair? How astute. Not.

    Most lame thing I`ve ever clicked on on the internet. Ever.

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    Blitzdrache Male 13-17
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    October 22, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    I`m pretty sure that`s just 3 things...
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    The_Demon Male 18-29
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    October 22, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    Click next
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    October 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    Take that science!
  53. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    October 22, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    "I`m pretty sure that`s just 3 things..."

    ^^^^

    FAIL

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    icecream2269 Female 18-29
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    October 22, 2009 at 8:45 pm
    haha i yawned when thinking about yawning.
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    admisaok Male 18-29
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    October 23, 2009 at 7:24 am
    "I`m pretty sure that`s just 3 things..."

    that`s why there`s a NEXT button

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    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
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    October 23, 2009 at 8:23 am
    stupid science people
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    KX250F Male 13-17
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    October 24, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    I noticed I yawn a lot in my first two period classes. I think that it`s not that I`m tired, but having to listen to the teacher talk about absolutely nothing that has to do with the subject.

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