After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

Guys, we know you’re all super tech-savy and you take your laptop with you wherever you go, but some new research indicates that you might want to make sure you’re putting on a desk instead of your actual lap, at least if you’re a man and you’re hoping to keep all of your man-parts in top working order.

Researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook say that the warmth of holding a laptop on one’s lap can overheat testicles within 15 minutes. The study did not reach conclusive results as to whether or not this has an affect on overall male reproductive health, but temperature increases took place even when participants used a pad and spread their legs apart.

So is this technology’s latest attempt to eliminate the human race? Too early to say. But it’s probably better to play it safe.

Image Source: Ed Yourdon under Creative Commons
Earlier: Pop Culture Plus Narcissism Equals Death by Unfathomable Stupidity
Laptop overheating may affect male fertility, even with a pad [LA Times]


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