Counting Z's

Does Sleep Deprivation Lead To Insanity?
Credit: Jason Rickard for more sleep depriving madness but informative articles. If that's your thing.
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One of the biggest misconceptions about sleep is that it if you go for a couple of days with no sleep, you will end up losing your sanity.

Apparently discoveries were made a few years ago, and this has changed this great misunderstanding about sleep.

A man named Robert McDonald (may be related to Ronald McDonald the clown) holds the world record for having stayed up for almost nineteen days with no sleep. All that was reported was extreme drowsiness, and intense difficulty with concentration. That explains why an occasional car accident has been reported due to the sleep deprived idiot falling asleep behind the wheel. Another person by the name of Randy Gardener went without sleep for eleven days and again extreme drowsiness, and intense difficulty with concentration was reported. Surprising considering he was a narcoleptic.

These cases cleared the biggest misconception about sleep, which was that sleep deprivation leads to insanity. It is clear that sleep deprivation does not lead to you losing your sanity but in fact here is a really surprising fact for you. In a recent study on over one million participants, it was discovered that those who slept less, actually went on to live a longer life. This excludes the extra time gained by sleeping less. It is also reported that these people were most likely using methamphetamines such as crystal meth or smoking crack cocaine. So while "losing" sleep you are also in effect losing your financial stability, your teeth, & of course everyone close to you.

In some cases, lack of sleep was reported as a major problem. For example, many insomniacs experience hallucinations, slow speech, movement, reactions and poor concentration. This however does not confirm that lack of sleep can lead to insanity. No not at all! Hallucinations and other signs of lack of sleep mentioned above are never associated with insanity, are only temporary and can be cured upon a good days sleep. So who said you don't need sleep again?

One astonishing discovery made recently on the aspect of sleep is that a lack of sleep interferes with memory. Memory has a very clear link with sleep. An experiment conducted on individuals who had not gone to sleep for nearly two days showed that their memory retention on identifying individual faces was weak and difficult for the subject. However the subjects were able to distinguish familiar faces from the unfamiliar ones with a positive outcome.

This in some way can be the reason from where, the false theory of insufficient sleep can lead to insanity, may have been derived. Although it goes without saying if you went without sleep for two days you'd likely forget what day it was, show up to work a day late & as a result a dollar short. "You're FIRED!" Let's not forget medical personnel such as interns or doctors who are performing surgical procedures while in these states. "Ooops, I forgot to get the sponge, the hemostat, the saw, and the coffee pot before we sewed the patient up. Nurse?!"

Who said a lack of sleep wasn't detrimental?

Many people today complain from the lack of sleep and blame many of their health problems due to the insufficient sleep. Experts argue that any association between sleep and health problems almost always emerge weak at best and could without difficulty be explained by other causes. So just keep drinking coffee, slamming energy drnks, popping no-doz or diet pills & staying up all night. Before you know it you'll end up on skid row just like this guy!

But at least he's getting some sleep!

Top 5 Reasons I Hate Captcha Verification

Another personal rant that couldn’t be avoided. Image Verification. I hate them to the very core. And they just seem to be everywhere around - Digg, Blogs, Websites, Forums, Registering, etc, etc.

1. Today’s captcha’s appear quite distorted and it takes time for people to really understand what’s written there. They are extremely hard to read (even for a person with nArOml eyesight ffs) and you may have to twist your eyes in all directions to really guess what it is. And, the chances are that in your hurry you may mistake one letter and will be forced to waste more fricken time. Is that squiggly/slashy/blobby thing a letter? A number? Is it a penis? What the fuck is that?! Whoever invented captcha is an asshat!

2. Image verifications are a complete waste of time, 100% waste! How many seconds do we waste trying to not only figure out wtf the captcha image is, unless it's legible you're still wasting seconds of your life that add up and could ultimately be used to multitask elsewhere. Like organizing your vast personal collection of bodily fluids in test tubes - by adding a ladle of fresh mucous to them right now.

3. You. Have. To. Do. It. Every. Freaking. Single. Time. You. Log. In!

4. 90% of the browsers being used support JS for now until users disable it - IE, Fx, Opera, Maxthon, Avant. If you have a script blocker it makes even that much more annoying.

5. More and more bloggers and websites are using this system to protect them from SPAM, and I can’t blame them. Thanks to dickhead spammers and the advent of the spambot, the rules of the internet had to change to try to curb the net clogging jibber jabber these fuck-knuckles spearheaded hand over fist. It can cut down on the spamming a bit. BUT NOT 100%. It also makes users hump through hoops to post legitimate comments on your site. That’s a bad thing. The only thing that ensures really is it's guaranteed to drive away alot of users!

Speaking of jibber jabber... I think Mr. T sums it up. FOOL!

Take heed spammers and for the love of the internet gawds simply...

Top 10 Instant Message Status Messages

1. I'm out like a dyslexic in a spelling bee.
2. I'm hiding from the police.
3. Unfortunately, I am with my wife. I wish I was still online. I will still check up on things from my iPhone.
4. I'm out like a fat girl playing dodgeball
5. So I have been on all day. Like I care.
6. One.. minute.. let me put .. the lube down.. where's the kleenex?
7. Shower time! If you want to view a live webcam broadcast. Click Here
8. I'm out like a midget in a slam dunk contest..
9. I'm puking! Wanna hold my hair.
10. FOR THE LAST TIME! Your mother left here at 9 this morning. So leave me alone!

Thread Bombs / do not want

Owner Of Black Market Kidney Ring Detained

If you've woken up in a tub full of ice with a note explaining that you have to call emergency then you can thank this nut.

In Nepal (AP)- The leader of a black market kidney ring is being sent back to India. Amit Kumar is wanted for removing hundreds of kidneys from poor laborers often at gunpoint.

It is said that Kumar's ring has sold over 500 kidneys to clients from all over the world. Police found Kumar with a waiting list of 49 more individuals.

Kumar's clinics spanned over 5 states, one of which was raided in January. It was discovered that this operation involved four doctors, several hospitals, twenty-four nurses, paramedics and a car laboratory.

After breaking up this clinic in New Delhi, Kumar fled to a top jungle resort in Nepal where he was arrested, and is now being extradited back to India.
More on the story here.

The Adventures of Butt 2000

There are strange things happening in the land of Butt in the Adventures of Butt 2000, if this funny game doesn't annoy you then the music will.

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