This is just plan crazy – but I love it!
Blurting out several swear words when you stub your toe or hit your thumb with a hammer can actually help overcome the pain.
People belting out obscenities were able to withstand pain for nearly 50 per cent longer than if they were using normal words, a study found.
‘We are not sure why swearing works like this but when it happens it’s accompanied by an increase in heart rate,’ said lead researcher Dr Richard Stephens of Keele University.
Source: Metro (UK).