Monday, June 11, 2012

There's a Study for That



Did you know that getting shots or being poked with needles won't hurt so much if you look away or close your eyes?

I know!
It's amazing!

I've always heard that, but I couldn't be sure it really worked.
Now, I do.

Cause they(don't remember who exactly) did a study.
Now, it's legit.

It's not just a story.

Now, I'm wondering about that study.
Was it a government paid for study and how much grant money did the people get to do the study?
Did people go to labs and get poked repeatedly while looking and not looking?
Did they get poked so much while they looked that their arms went numb so they couldn't feel it when they looked away?


And another thing.
How do I go about getting grant money for a study about something everyone already knows about?



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22 comments:

  1. Gotta love some of the crazy studies people seem to get paid huge amounts to do

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    1. Mynx, I'd love to have the job though.

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  2. Gotta love the way you think!

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    1. Thank you, Gail. You are very sweet!

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  3. it does make you wonder; there seems to be great valid research studies and then ones that seem really stupid and nonrelevant in my opinion. This one seems like it falls in that second category.

    betty

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    1. Betty, I know what you mean. When I saw it on the news I had to laugh. They needed a study for that?

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  4. It is disturbing that money is wasted on "scientific research" like this.

    xoRobyn

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  5. In Philadelphia, if you close your eyes when you get shot, you won't see what killed you.
    Science sure is weird, huh?

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    1. Remind me to never go to Philadelphia.

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  6. I never look and I've never ever looked, so the pain is relative, I s'pose. Damn, I blew it for myself.

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    1. Karen, I have little veins and sometimes the nurse will miss and than root around under skin to find it. Looking away doesn't seem to help all that much.

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  7. I guess the guy that authorized the study was the same guy that authorized the $29,000 toilet. I always look away, the only time I looked, I fainted..

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    1. Alex, looking tends to make me feel ill too.

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  8. I don't mind getting shots, but I hate having blood drawn. There's something that feels awful about having a needle in your arm. I can feel the blood being drawn, and, most of the time, I am close to passing out.

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    1. Nellie, I just hate the whole poking experience.

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  9. they've got a study for everything, don't they! Who was their sample?? haha.

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    1. g-girl, It does make you wonder.

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  10. I do avert my eyes when I get my shots, I didn't know there was a study for that:)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. nutschell, It seems they have a study for everything. I didn't know until it was on the news one morning.

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  11. I actually didn't know that. I never look and it still hurts!

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    1. Mare, I don't think there is getting away from it.

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