Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Scientist says, “People learn more after a nap”
Psychologists say an afternoon nap after lunch improves people's learning capacity
Psychologists say sleep clears the brain's short term memory and makes space for new facts to be remembered
People who nodded off for an hour after lunch performed better in learning tests than those who stayed awake all afternoon, the scientists found.
A study of students revealed that their brains were refreshed by napping only if they entered what is called stage 2 non-REM sleep, which takes place between deep sleep and the dream state, known as REM or rapid eye movement sleep.
Man did a B&E at a German Prison to have sex with his girlfriend
A loved-up burglar who broke in to prison night after night for sex with his girlfriend is now facing a permanent stretch himself.
Daniele Eberhardt, 33, scaled a ten-foot fence, dodged surveillance cameras and used a skeleton key made from a spoon to break into the low-security jail in the British Army garrison town of Bielefeld, Germany.
For nearly a month the other female jailbirds were driven to distraction by the passionate moans coming from cell 13 in Detention House C7 of the jail for petty thieves, drug criminals and benefit fraudsters.
It got so bad that the convicts broke the unwritten law of the underworld and told guards about the couple's illicit trysts.
Friedhel Sanker, deputy governor of the prison, said: 'Some of the other women felt that their sleep was being disturbed, while others feared that the man might try to come and visit them, too.
'They were going at it quite energetically, apparently."
'It was like listening to a bad porno movie,' one female inmate said.
Old Ways and New Ways
Amish Businessman Sets Up Surveillance System, Catches Thief On Camera
Amish tradition forbids taking photos of themselves, but some Amish business owners told News 8 that they have no problem taking someone else's picture -- especially if it helps catch a crook.
Marijuana use by seniors on the rise
Long a fixture among young people, use of the country's most popular illicit drug is now growing among the AARP age group
Is Masturbation good for your health?
Pedophile pediatrician accused of abusing 103 patients

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