Monday, June 26, 2006

Answers Day 3

Well, Carmen wants to know why men have nipples! Well, here you go....
(Taken directly from the book!)
We are mammals and blessed with body hair, three middle ear bones, and the ability to nourish our young with milk that females produce in modified sweat glands called mammary glands. Although females have the mammary glands, we all start out in a similar way in the embryo. During development, the embryo follows a female template until about six weeks, when the male sex chromosome kicks in for a male embryo. The embryo then begins to develop all of its male characteristics. Men are thus left with nipples and also with some breast tissue. Men can even get breast cancer and there are some medical conditions that can cause male breasts to enlarge. Abnormal enlargement of the breasts in a male is known as gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can be caused by using anabolic steroids. So, if Barry Bonds ends up coming to the old-timers game with a pair of sagging 44DD man boobs, then I think we will finally have our answer to the steroid controversy.

Does that answer the nipple question? My blog is going to be getting some creepy hits with THC in the last entry and now nipples and steroids.

The answer to the question: Should You Put A Steak On A Black Eye?
(directly from book)
Ice is hardly as dramatic as a carefully placed porterhouse, but it does the same job. There is no magic in the beef, just cold and a little pressure. Keeping your head elevated and avoiding aspirin or ibuprofen, which can affect the ability of your blood to clot, also helps. The best idea is to avoid getting punched in the first place!

And....can you get Scared to Death?
(and yes...it's right from the book!)
**This is a long answer, so I am shortening it**
There is significant evidence that psychological and emotional stress can increase the likelihood of a heart attack. So it makes perfect sense that the stress of fear could lead to sudden death.

There, short and sweet. Happy Monday, everyone!

2 comments:

Goofy Girl said...

I love reading all these answers. :) Thank you for sharing them.

Carmen said...

I feel so edumacated. :)