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Post by rainbow » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:59 pm

Economics winners Matthew Rockloff and Nancy Greer conducted an experiment in which problem gamblers and non-problem gamblers handled 1-meter long crocodiles before playing a simulated slot machine.

The 2010 study, conducted on 103 people in Queensland, Australia, found that problem gamblers were likely to place higher bets after handling the reptiles, as their brains had misinterpreted the excitement of holding a dangerous animal as a sign they were on a lucky streak.

A multi-national team of six researchers won the Peace Prize for the 2005 paper “Didgeridoo Playing as Alternative Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Randomized Controlled Trial.”

The conclusion that the Australian wind instrument might be of some benefit was based not the didgeridoo’s droning tone, but rather that the daily practice involved a lot of blowing, and may have strengthened the upper respiratory tract, making breathing easier. ... nce-prizes
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Post by pErvinalia » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:35 pm

The didge requires quite extraordinary breathing feats to play. When you hear the player's breathing up close it's really quite staggering to hear the volumes of air being moved so quickly.
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Post by JimC » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:54 pm

I hope informed consent was given before the crocodile fondling... :nono:
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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:28 am

Pah, the crocs were gagging for it. You can always tell by their cheeky grin.


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Post by mistermack » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:04 pm

Lucky sods. I'd give my right arm for the chance to to fondle a crocodile.
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