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November 25, 2009
I didn’t want to do anything too taxing today with tomorrow looming.
Because if you’re having Thanksgiving at your place, you have a lot on your plate.
Not that it’s any better as a guest, where you have to avoid the trauma of, “Oh will you pick up a few last minutes items for me,” which will at least total 40.
So I wanted to make today’s subject a yawn.
If you’re yawning already, it's perfectly normal, since there's a new study that shows yawning is extremely contagious.
Dr. Gordon Gallup is a psychologist, famous for a snappy article entitled "Does Semen Have Antidepressant Properties”, who has done extensive research on this chain reaction phenomenon and defines contagious yawning as “the onset of a yawn triggered by seeing, hearing, reading, or thinking about another person yawn.”
In fact, studies have shown 55% of people will yawn (what you're probably doing now), five minutes after a yawn, or the subject there of, enters your mind.
Not just content with defining it, Dr. Gallup believes that during human evolutionary history, yawning was a means to share information within a social group.
Galloping right with him is his son, Andrew C. Gallup.
Andrew confirms Dr. Gallup's finding, writing that contagious yawning is an evolved mechanism that keeps groups of people alert as they “remain vigilant against danger.”
He formed this theory by subjecting, not humans, but parakeets to frequent temperature changes and found the parakeets’ yawning more than doubled when the temperature was increased.
There is no information if the parakeets survived.
In ancient times, yawning was believed to be dangerous, linked somehow in trying to get air.
These beliefs prompted adults to turn their heads whenever they yawned because they suspected, without the Gallup’s research, that yawns spread when other people saw them.
So covering your mouth, and saying, “excuse me" originally comes from protecting others, instead of merely being polite.
As it is today.
If you guessed that women were more polite in covered yawns, you'd be right, since still another study shows that 49 percent of men’s yawn were uncovered, as opposed to 32 percent of women’s.
Non-scientist, and author G.K. Chesterton, called a yawn, a silent shout.
And you probably thought this subject would be a big yawn.
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How many times (for scientific purposes) do you think you have yawned in the course of this post?