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(National Geographic)   Cornell University student decides to find out the most painful place to get stung by a bee. The answer may surprise you. Fark: The only test subject was himself   (phenomena.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 114
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2014-04-06 05:36:34 PM  

Literally Addicted: I agree that there are several studies showing trends that indicate men have a higher tolerance for pain; but for an accurate study, you would need the tests subjects to have the exact same age, phsyiology, culture and psychological makeup to call it definitive.


Humanities major?

mcmnky: No one is saying the grades really matter.  Well, during course work the grades matter.  But for research, grades, like the points on Whose Line Is It Anyway, don't matter.  Even students not taking classes and doing full-time research register for 12 credits of "research", probably for some technicality to qualify as full-time students, and with course registration comes a grade.

As you say, symbolic, but still, a grade.

And if the grade doesn't matter, then why not make it a 'B'?


I was sort of being the mean individual of this. In the all honesty grades in the classes were from the B to A+ where I was. If you made less than the B you failed the course but you also had to do the hard work to do so poorly. The course grade was mostly just the way of providing the feedback directly to the student of this as opposed to others. It was not the comparison among students. It was the grade compared to what was the expectation of you. It is hard to explain. The point of this is that no one ever wishes for seeing these grades although I will have the admission that when colleagues did the application to some smaller teaching schools they were asked to provide the transcripts of they with grades. We do not do this. We wish for knowledge of the research productivity and if filling the lecturing position just the ability of the person to do the teaching.

Let us coitus each other.
 
2014-04-06 06:16:30 PM  
Cornell University student decides to find out the most painful place to get stung by a bee. The answer may surprise you
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The back seat of a Volkswagen?
 
2014-04-06 06:31:51 PM  
You don't suppose that student is related to one of these guys?

You want to talk about some pain?
www.freemontsoffice.com
I hate when that happens.

/old
 
2014-04-06 08:07:11 PM  
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2014-04-06 08:43:00 PM  
I just wanted to post in here to bookmark this thread, as the thread where MSTD delivered a smackdown most epic, all the while never breaking character. Seriously Meow, that was awesome. Shine on you crazy diamond!
 
2014-04-06 10:55:30 PM  

meow said the dog: Literally Addicted: I agree that there are several studies showing trends that indicate men have a higher tolerance for pain; but for an accurate study, you would need the tests subjects to have the exact same age, phsyiology, culture and psychological makeup to call it definitive.

Humanities major?

mcmnky: No one is saying the grades really matter.  Well, during course work the grades matter.  But for research, grades, like the points on Whose Line Is It Anyway, don't matter.  Even students not taking classes and doing full-time research register for 12 credits of "research", probably for some technicality to qualify as full-time students, and with course registration comes a grade.

As you say, symbolic, but still, a grade.

And if the grade doesn't matter, then why not make it a 'B'?

I was sort of being the mean individual of this. In the all honesty grades in the classes were from the B to A+ where I was. If you made less than the B you failed the course but you also had to do the hard work to do so poorly. The course grade was mostly just the way of providing the feedback directly to the student of this as opposed to others. It was not the comparison among students. It was the grade compared to what was the expectation of you. It is hard to explain. The point of this is that no one ever wishes for seeing these grades although I will have the admission that when colleagues did the application to some smaller teaching schools they were asked to provide the transcripts of they with grades. We do not do this. We wish for knowledge of the research productivity and if filling the lecturing position just the ability of the person to do the teaching.

Let us coitus each other.


Economics, actually.
 
2014-04-06 11:55:39 PM  

LrdPhoenix: Literally Addicted: meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.

Squeeze an 8lb object out of an orfice, then we can talk pain tolerance.

Really need an experience everyone can partake in for a proper experiment.  How about Gout?  Everyone says it's more painful than childbirth and both sexes can get it.


Kidney stones.
 
2014-04-07 02:42:20 AM  
I once stepped on a dead bee and got stung, so I'm getting a kick out of....

Seriously, though, the damn thing was half-buried in the sand, and I got stung on the bottom of my foot. The sting itself wasn't that bad, but having to walk around on it sucked.
 
2014-04-07 07:44:54 AM  
Notice that the worst place was not "the nose" but "the nostril," which is exactly what I guessed. I'd use a habanero as a pessary before I'd touch my nose after handling one.

If you want an objective measure of pain tolerance that applies to both men and women, I suggest plucking nostril hairs. That'll make your eyes water for sure.

/unless you do it habitually, in which case it won't bother you much
//honeybee stings hurt a little but provided some relief from joint pain, yellowjackets i barely notice, but a hornet to the palm of the hand crippled me for a week
///the Brazilian wax really wasn't too bad, though the later rounds of laser hair removal in that area (when they turn up the intensity) sting quite a bit
////i'm not a masochist, i swear, i'm just willing to put up with short-term pain in the name of long-term convenience
 
2014-04-07 08:31:36 AM  

meow said the dog: We need the following up study with the females. Females do not have as strong the pain tolerance as the males but also have the differences in the anatomy.


And redheads vs. blondes.  Aren't redheads more sensitive to pain?
 
2014-04-07 12:51:31 PM  

Z-clipped: Benjimin_Dover: His forearm would become desensisitized over time.

Actually, it's the opposite. Experiencing frequent or continuous pain makes it hurt more over time, not less.


If I hit you in the head with a hammer 10 times, do you think it would hurt worse the first time or the tenth time?

/ever heard of endogenous opioids?
 
2014-04-07 05:36:44 PM  
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2014-04-07 05:37:14 PM  

PolyHatSnake: I just wanted to post in here to bookmark this thread, as the thread where MSTD delivered a smackdown most epic, all the while never breaking character. Seriously Meow, that was awesome. Shine on you crazy diamond!


Boom. Heading shooter of the illogical opponents of me.
 
2014-04-07 06:14:56 PM  

meow said the dog: Literally Addicted: I agree that there are several studies showing trends that indicate men have a higher tolerance for pain; but for an accurate study, you would need the tests subjects to have the exact same age, phsyiology, culture and psychological makeup to call it definitive.

Humanities major?

mcmnky: No one is saying the grades really matter.  Well, during course work the grades matter.  But for research, grades, like the points on Whose Line Is It Anyway, don't matter.  Even students not taking classes and doing full-time research register for 12 credits of "research", probably for some technicality to qualify as full-time students, and with course registration comes a grade.

As you say, symbolic, but still, a grade.

And if the grade doesn't matter, then why not make it a 'B'?

I was sort of being the mean individual of this. In the all honesty grades in the classes were from the B to A+ where I was. If you made less than the B you failed the course but you also had to do the hard work to do so poorly. The course grade was mostly just the way of providing the feedback directly to the student of this as opposed to others. It was not the comparison among students. It was the grade compared to what was the expectation of you. It is hard to explain. The point of this is that no one ever wishes for seeing these grades although I will have the admission that when colleagues did the application to some smaller teaching schools they were asked to provide the transcripts of they with grades. We do not do this. We wish for knowledge of the research productivity and if filling the lecturing position just the ability of the person to do the teaching.

Let us coitus each other.


Meowie, I've been wondering something for a LONG time.  My favorites title for you has, for years, been "Ethnomethdologist breaching?"  Could you let me know if I'm in the ball park at all?  Are you a fan of Garfinkel?
 
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