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The Contraceptive Song

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And you thought testing various secretions of the body and measuring temperature at various times of the month can tell you the “safe” period for that date with hot dude?

Here is an alternative.

A woman raises the pitch of her voice during her most fertile period of the month in an unconscious boost to her femininity, according to a US study. […]

An analysis of the recordings revealed the closer a woman was to ovulation the more she raised her pitch.

The increase in tone was only slight – it wasn’t Minnie Mouse on helium – but the peaks were enough to be picked up by the voice decoder and presumably by the male ear, as well.

Aha !


Written by Elgie Shepard

October 11, 2008 at 11:33 am

Contraceptive Drink

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Spermicide Coke

Move over, pills. Vamoose, loops.  Shoo condoms.  Make way for the master –

For discovering that, yes indeed, Coke is a spermicide, Anderson and her team [Boston University’s School of Medicine] are among this year’s winners of the Ig Nobel Prize, the annual award given by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine to oddball but often surprisingly practical scientific achievements.

2008 Ig Nobel Prizes

I seriously believed Coca cola and its rival Pepsi were only suitable for toilet cleaning.  Good to find more uses.

Written by Elgie Shepard

October 6, 2008 at 4:48 pm