Thursday, April 10, 2008

Do fourteeners make you dumb?

Scientists have long seen signs of brain damage among certain climbers on Mount Everest and other high peaks, and now a National Institutes of Health researcher says that even tackling Colorado's fourteeners could lead to irreversible brain damage.R. Douglas Fields, a senior investigator in neuroscience at the NIH, writes about his concerns in the latest issue of Scientific American Mind.

Read more at Newwest.net

10 comments:

Teleken said...

In the words of Judge Smails-
"The world needs ditch diggers too."

Al Czervik said...

Ah, if there's a bad Bushwood Country Club joke, I haven't heard it...

zen said...

Ya probably. But so does beer. And I'm not giving that up.

al said...

TCR could try posting the study on their web page as a way of limiting the number of people who want to enter that race...whatever it's called, I can't remember...

Zebulon "French Krueller" Pike said...

It may not be the 14,000+ feet that makes one less intelligent, but rather the doughnuts served at that altitude that does the trick.

jean-pierre said...

It iz spelled "crueller".

Zut Alors!

Rachel Ray said...

Your both wrong:

French Cruller

https://www.dunkindonuts.com/aboutus/nutrition/Product.aspx?Category=Donuts&id=DD-552

Rachel Ray again said...

"You're", rather.

Dave Philipps said...

I love that dunkindonuts.com has been used to settle a dispute.

"Time to Make the Donuts" Guy said...

It is the wikipedia for all pastry related arguments.