Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'
Isaac Asimov

I don’t think most people understand the scientific process, what would surprise them is the number of times that a great discovery is a total accident.

Science even has a name for it.
“The principle of Limited Sloppiness.”

A few examples are,

LSD, which was created while trying to develop a drug to induce childbirth.
Maybe it would make someone think they had had a baby.

Penicillin, while researching flu Alexander Fleming noticed a blue green mold in one of his Petri dishes. Upon investigation he discovered it had killed the Staphylococcus bacteria growing in it. Millions of lives saved because of sloppy lab work.

Brandy, medieval wine merchants boiled the water out of wine so it would keep better and take up less space at sea. Before long some thirsty soul decided to forget about putting the water back. So was born Courvoisier.

Viagra, While doing trials on a drug for angina in the Welsh hamlet of Merthyr Tydfil, (don’t ask me what it means) the well known side effect was noted and everybody forgot about angina.

Artificial Sweeteners
Microwave ovens
Vulcanized rubber
Silly Putty
And even Potato chips.
There are hundreds of these accidental discoveries, and that’s just the ones that they admit to.

Now enter Dr. Stuart Meloy an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in North Carolina.
One day in 1998 while implanting electrodes from a device in the lower spine to block the signals to a patient’s brain to treat her chronic leg pain the position of which is a trial by error kinda thing. He turned the device on to test the positioning and the woman let out something between a shriek and a moan. When Dr. Meloy asked her what was wrong she said, “You’ll have to teach my husband how to do that.”
He almost left it at that.
Though he didn’t know it at the time this was the birth of the Orgasmatron.
He has named it after the device in Woody Allen’s movie Sleeper.
In trials the subjects 11 women were implanted with the electrodes and a small device located just above the belt line. It is operated by a small video game like remote control.
Most of the women said it felt like they were being stimulated in their tinglely parts. Some said they had episodes of clenched foot muscles like the curling toes I’ve heard about. When cranked up to full power some woman’s Vaginal and rectal muscles contracted in time to the impulses even before the orgasmic finale.
The woman who had lost the ability to have an orgasm and regained it with the device lost it again when the device was removed. Some of the women had never experienced an orgasm before and Dr. Meloy believes that with longer exposure their neural pathways would develop and retain the ability to experience them.
More trials are coming as soon as a new smaller device is perfected and Dr. Meloy wants to make it as inexpensive as a boob job. That’s about $1200.00 right now so start saving for a rainy day ladies.
They tested it on men with erectile dysfunction who couldn’t take Viagra and found it worked very well for them as well.
One woman asked him if it would be adultery if she gave the remote to someone besides her husband.
Losing the remote would be a whole new level of frustration.
If you turn it up high enough this could be you.

Women won’t need men much longer it seems.

Never fear, they have developed something that will more than replace the women in their lives.

Yea, that will do the trick. Make sure you read the warning at the bottom!

I have shamelessly stolen this from articles by, Larry Gedney, Lucas Graves and Jonah Lehrer.
If you steal from one person its plagiarism, if more than one it's research.
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  • At 9:30 AM, Blogger Kalibitch

    Heh! $12K, huh? Sounds like the perfect gift for the single woman.

  • At 9:41 AM, Blogger Nit Wit

    If you complane to your doctor of sexual disfunctionyou could get it for free.

  • At 9:50 AM, Blogger Kalibitch

    GET OUT! I can't get birth control pills for free but I can get an orgasm inducing mechanism for free?
    My doctor would never believe me if I claimed I was sexually disfunctional. We've had too many frank discussions for that to fly.

  • At 7:48 PM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    oh man...i want one..but it has to be able to whisper sweet nothings in my ear in a spanish accent..hotdang..

  • At 12:50 PM, Blogger Babs

    I have toys that are much cheaper than that.
    Damn, you posted a bunch!