December 8, 2004

Be Careful With Your, Um, Laptop Equipment

A new study from researchers at SUNY found that the combination of high computer temperature and the knees-together posture required for actually positioning a laptop on your lap can increase scrotum temperature by as much as 2.8 degrees centigrade. That's enough to impair sperm production and lower fertility rates.

The over-generalized conclusion made by the popular media: teenage boys and young men should limit the use of laptops on their laps.

Thanks to the balls-out efforts of 29 volunteers, who, I'm sure, had to make up all kinds of scientific-sounding mumbo jumbo when asked what they had to do for that $75.

Careful, lads, that laptop might burn your genes [Times of London, via Towleroad]

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After months of dealing with colic and saying that we don't want to go through this again (which, of course, I am sure we will forget in 2 or 3 years), I actually ordered a laptop a few days ago.

Maybe subconsciously, I was taking action to make sure our little girl was an only child...

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