NCBI ROFL: That’s one miraculous conception.

Rediscovered this paper and had to post the riveting story because it’s one that I couldn’t even begin to make up.

“A plausible explanation for this pregnancy is that spermatozoa gained access to the reproductive organs via the injured gastrointestinal tract.”

NCBI ROFL: That’s one miraculous conception.

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Why NHL Goalies Prefer Wooden Sticks

A scientific/materials explanation about the sustained popularity of wood in goal sticks.

Nerves in the human hand are particularly sensitive to vibrations of 200-400 times per second. The wooden material tends to vibrate at lower rates, away from this sensitive range. Any vibrations in the 200-400 times per second range die down more quickly than they do in composite sticks, the researchers found.

Why NHL Goalies Prefer Wooden Sticks