Tuesday, December 16, 2003

CNN Sampson and Delilah: Science proves beautiful women makes men stupider
Men do not actually drool more, but their spit becomes super-charged with testosterone. Scientists at the University of Chicago paid 41 heterosexual male students US$10 each to examine their saliva. Researchers took saliva samples when the students arrived at the laboratory. They were then led to believe the rest of the test was running behind schedule and made small talk with research assistants who acted as "stimuli" during the five-minute wait. Fifteen minutes later, scientists took another saliva sample. The testosterone levels in the saliva of men who had spent time with one of five fetching female assistants jumped by 30%.
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