Flashback Friday: Swearing when you hurt yourself actually makes it feel better.

When you stub your toe, the first words out of your mouth are probably NSFW. But does that string of curses actually do anything for the pain? In this study, the researchers tested whether swearing actually makes people more tolerant of pain. Since swearing varies from person to person, they asked the participants for “five words you might use after hitting yourself on the thumb with a hammer” and chose the first word on each list. They found that saying this swear word made people more tole

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