9:30am
Speed (1994)
12:30pm
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
3:30pm
X2: X-Men United (2003)
6:30pm
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
9:00pm
Lip Sync Battle: Shaquille O'Neal vs. Aisha Tyler
9:30pm
Lip Sync Battle: Mike Tyson vs. Terry Crews
10:00pm
Lip Sync Battle: TMI: Kevin Hart vs. Olivia Munn
10:30pm
Lip Sync Battle: Nina Dobrev vs. Tim Tebow
11:00pm
Lip Sync Battle: Gabriel Iglesias vs. Randy Couture
11:30pm
Lip Sync Battle: Queen Latifah vs. Marlon Wayans
12:00am
Lip Sync Battle: Justin Bieber vs. Deion Sanders
12:30am
Lip Sync Battle: Josh Peck vs. Christina Milian
9:00am
Gangland: Root of All Evil
10:00am
Gangland: To Torture or to Kill?
11:00am
Gangland: Hustle or Die
12:00pm
Gangland: Gangster City
1:00pm
Gangland: Clash of the Crips
2:00pm
Gangsters: America’s Most Evil : Sex, Money, Murder, Inc: "Pistol Pete" Rollock
3:00pm
Gangsters: America’s Most Evil : The Mayor of Harlem: Alberto "Alpo" Martinez

Great Sex, Weightlifting, or a Strenuous Bathroom Visit Can Temporarily Erase Your Memory

by Theta1138   October 13, 2011 at 12:00PM  |  Views: 882
Great Sex, Weightlifting, or a Strenuous Bathroom Visit can Temporarily Erase Your Memory


Ever stagger out of the bedroom, the gym, or the bathroom unable to remember anything about the last 24 hours? Well, if you had sex, lifted weights or...dropped number two with uncle John, we might have an answer for you. You've just worked your abdomen so hard it gave you amnesia!

No, seriously. That happens. Not often, 3 to 5 people per 100,000 every year, and it's always temporary. And now we might have an idea of why it happens.

During certain events, you press down hard with your abdomen. It's a reflex, in most cases. This means that a lot of blood flowing through your body gets forced around. Your body has valves that prevent too much...well, backwash in your veins, but some people's valves are worse than others.

So, combine a sudden bearing down of the abdomen with weak valves in the jugular vein, and deoxygenated blood piles up, meaning for less than a second, your brain just has a bunch of blood drain out of it with no replacement. Thus, hello, temporary amnesia.

Fortunately, it isn't fatal, and it rarely happens more than once, something science can't yet explain. Nor does it explain why the effect is so rare when we squeeze our abs every day.

So, the next time you suddenly can't remember where you are, and you don't reek of cheap beer, see if you've given your abdomen a squeeze. Hey, if nothing else, it makes a great excuse for not remembering names.

Source: Peter Dazeley/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images

Most Liked Videos This Week

THE DAILY FOUR