Eldoran (sir_eldoran) wrote,

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I love those magazines...

Found some stuff I simply had to post...

A short article:
Mystery over Tintin's

* 18 December 2004
* NewScientist.com news service

THE boy-reporter Tintin, created by Belgian cartoonist Hergé in 1929, roamed the planet in 23 comic books until 1975. But why did he never grow taller than a 12-year-old or show any signs of puberty and an interest in sex?

Now researchers believe they know. In the December issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal - which in previous years has carried a psychiatric analysis of Winnie the Pooh - they point out that Tintin experienced no fewer than "50 significant losses of consciousness". They blame his lack of maturation and libido on damage to the pituitary gland caused by repeated head injuries (DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.1041405).

Lead authors Antoine and Louis Olivier Cyr, aged 5 and 7, found no statistical correlation between the duration of his concussion, deduced from the number of frames it takes Tintin to recover, and its severity, deduced from the number of stars circling his head at impact.
From issue 2478 of New Scientist magazine, 18 December 2004, page 18

And from another article's first passage:

Do you prefer **** **** ****... {Thought to self - Trick question}
Do you sometimes **** **** ****... {Thought to self - never}
If the answer is yes than you are a normal human... {Thought to self - crap >_<}

Science rocks :)
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