Skip to content
Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Some Guy)   Scientists discover that not eating makes you feel hungry. Still no cure for stupid, wasteful studies at taxpayer expense   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass  
•       •       •

3740 clicks; posted to Main » and Fandom » on 05 Jan 2007 at 8:58 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

39 Comments     (+0 »)
2007-01-05 8:24:22 PM  
Silly subby. If they figure out how to stop the feeling of hunger they could create diet pills that will let you starve to death without ever knowing you are hungry.

For all of those into the emaciated skeleton look this is tax money well spent. Oh yeah, could help with all those obesity related illnesses too.

Whatever happened to losing weight the old fashioned way? You know, rave drugs and dancing all night?
2007-01-05 9:03:55 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

I must get this breaking news to the masses immediately!!!1
2007-01-05 9:06:05 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

2007-01-05 9:06:18 PM  
I prefer the Brad Pitt diet. Crystal Meth and cigaretts.
2007-01-05 9:07:44 PM  
Wait a minute, so all I have to do is eat something and I won't be hungry anymore? Thank goodness, I thought there was something seriously wrong with me.
2007-01-05 9:07:53 PM  
Brought to you by the same people who discovered the global cooling trend and global warming.

//wait, what?
2007-01-05 9:08:21 PM  
FTA: The researchers studied mice on a 24-hour fast

Still no news on the human front though, the cause of hunger has many mysteries left to explore. For one, there was no reference to the munchies, probably to do with the lack of mouse sized bongs.
2007-01-05 9:08:42 PM  
New study links jumping off cliffs to lower chances of living...
2007-01-05 9:08:48 PM  
Reminds me of one study I saw - "Researchers discover lack of sleep causes fatigue".

/Study Idea: Men like boobies
//Where do I send my grant application
2007-01-05 9:08:53 PM  
I've eaten a bowl of cornflakes this morning, jello for lunch and I'm munching on rice cakes now.

And I feel fine dammit!

/get off my organic lawn!
2007-01-05 9:09:00 PM  
Specimen #1

[image from too old to be available]
2007-01-05 9:09:48 PM  
Dibs on the funding to see if not drinking makes you thirsty.
2007-01-05 9:12:13 PM  
I have found after years of fieldwork that drinking alcohol makes you drunk. Where's my government grant?
2007-01-05 9:14:31 PM  
what's that you say?

[image from too old to be available]
2007-01-05 9:17:06 PM  
I heard that, in completely unrelated news, eating can quench hungar.
2007-01-05 9:18:45 PM  
offacue: Dibs on the funding to see if not drinking makes you thirsty.

You should wait for the results of my landmark study, 'Is water wet?'.
2007-01-05 9:34:19 PM  

1) Article mentions Yale; does not cite source of funding for the research, however. Not all studies through universities are publicly funded.

2) Brain mechanisms are sort of important, I'd say, and subby has done a good job of obfuscating the real discovery in this article.

3) This country is a pack of fatasses anyway. If it brings us less "2300 lb. immoble waste of humanity airlifted to the hospital" story I'm all for it.
2007-01-05 9:44:16 PM  
Exactly how taxpayer-funded is Yale?
2007-01-05 9:56:21 PM  
When will there be a cure for oversimplification?
2007-01-05 9:57:46 PM  
Yale gets many government grants for crap like this.

Honestly many of their staff is a bit over-the-hill in terms of research viability.
2007-01-05 9:59:03 PM  
is are
2007-01-05 10:02:48 PM  

You know that all the way from California?

And lest we forget, they get a lot of private grants too, and they also get a lot of alumni contribution to the medical school.
2007-01-05 10:07:29 PM  
Very true. Some of which could obviously be better spent.

If their AI expert can't get funding for five programmers, why do we have this study?
2007-01-05 10:16:26 PM  
Well, I don't know the guys you're talking about, but I have seen some pretty shoddy AI grants thrown together. But it's also about demand, since Yale actually has more money than God these days (some of which is definitely misspent).

I know if my department got the kind of cash Yale has we might not even be able to spend it all. I spent some time talking to the guys in my equivalent department over there at a national meeting a few months ago and they're paying PhDs phat cash to do what I do for a pissant administrator's salary. It's sort of... disappointing.
2007-01-05 10:23:05 PM
2007-01-05 10:31:38 PM  

/happy friday night all!
2007-01-05 11:03:16 PM  
My five minute study of this thread suggests that farkers like beer. Give me my money
2007-01-05 11:03:25 PM  
Since when does feeling hungry force you to eat?

I rarely feel hungry, I just eat 4-5 times a day (small stuff) so I make sure I get enough calories to keep living.
2007-01-05 11:04:08 PM  
Get hungry.
Get not hungry.

I'm hungry now, and I just ate something. Damn, I must be ill or something. How do I make it stop!? Surely, there must be a pill or even a home remedy for this condition.
2007-01-05 11:32:21 PM  
Holy shiat I never f**kin knew that! OMG thanks for the enlightenment!
2007-01-05 11:48:27 PM  
CPUX!!! LOL!! So funny. I snorted wine out of my nose.
2007-01-06 12:16:20 AM  
Oh so hunger comes from the brain.
You know, they needed to make sure it didn't come from your genitals.
2007-01-06 2:17:22 AM  
This really makes me upset.... waste not want not
2007-01-06 11:26:54 AM  
If their AI expert can't get funding for five programmers, why do we have this study?

What's this? Who is trying to get together five programmers but can't get money? McDermott? Scassellati? Zucker?
2007-01-06 11:54:34 AM  
amalo: 2) Brain mechanisms are sort of important, I'd say, and subby has done a good job of obfuscating the real discovery in this article.


I guess all the snark here is from morans who don't have the slightest clue about science or any curiosity about how our minds function.

I mean, a clock tells time, right, why bother taking it apart to see how it works? Why would you ever want to change a clock or make it work better, or have any grasp of why some people get hungry and some don't based on neural proteins?
2007-01-06 12:17:43 PM  
Great! How's that cure for cancer coming along?
2007-01-06 1:09:11 PM  
Scientists figure out why not eating makes you feel hungry. Still no clue for smitty.
2007-01-06 8:19:43 PM  

[image from too old to be available]
2007-01-07 3:32:08 AM  
Yeah! They should have spent that money putting wider seats in the football stadium!

/For our fat American asses
Displayed 39 of 39 comments

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.