Monday, December 03, 2007

Say it ain't so

Those wacky scientists. They get paid all kinds of money to research a wealth of different things, ranging all over the place in importance. But a recent study was conducted with some results that could be seen as surprising only to those people who also believe that the world is not flat but inverted, or that the oxygen is toxic to the human respiratory system.

Yep. If it wasn't for scientists, we never would have discovered that taking a nap is more refreshing than drinking regular coffee. We also never would have known that both are better at keeping people alert than drinking something without caffeine.

Thanks, science! We were really confused on that one. We could have sworn that, if we wanted to be at our most alert and upbeat, we should actually avoid sleep, and start injecting caffeine directly into our veins. Heck, we also thought that blending doughnuts into a thick sugary shake would provide the desired result.

What's next? Are we going to discover that towels and warm areas are good for people that are cold and wet, and work much better than standing around in air conditioning? How about sunglasses not being as effective as closing your eyes when light is too bright in your general vicinity? And what about the concept that being awake will actually help you get more done than being asleep?

Boy, science, with tough questions like these, we expect that you'll probably be up all night long, trying to figure out which one to tackle. But remember, thanks to you, we now know that getting some sleep will be better for mental alertness than drinking coffee. And where would we be without results like these?

Now, if you don't mind us, we're headed to Starbucks.

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