We enjoy things more when we think they're expensive. A study showed that pleasure centers in the brain light up more when people are tasting an expensive wine than when they are tasting a cheap wine. In this study, both 'cheap' and 'expensive' wines were the exact same wine. researchgate.net/publicat…
The units devised to measure pleasure/dopamine levels measure sex at 200 units whereas methamphetamine at 1,250 units awakeningsrehabilitation.…
Today I learned of patient AB - "the first and only instance in which hallucinatory voices sought to reassure the patient, offered her a specific diagnosis, directed her to the hospital, expressed pleasure that she was well again, bid her farewell, and thereafter disappeared." researchgate.net/publicat…
Rev. Rul. 69-68, 1969-1 C.B. 153, holds that gambling (even if illegal) is a proper activity for social clubs (Fraternities) exempt under IRC 501(c)(7) because it supplies pleasure and recreation to members and guests, even if it has an additional purpose of raising money. irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/eoto…
Today I learned about Cockaigne, an imaginary place of "extreme luxury" in medieval myth where physical comforts and pleasures are always immediately at hand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
With an estimated 8,000 nerve endings, the clitoris is the only human organ that exists solely for pleasure nbcnews.com/better/lifest…
Clay and earth are eaten in some nations; either for pleasure or to suppress hunger. One such clay is Kaolin, which is sold at most markets in Cameroon and is often flavored with spices such as black pepper and cardamom. Consumption is greatest among women, especially during pregnancy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned about Dr. Robert Heath, who drilled holes in a gay mans skull, inserted electrodes in brain regions responsible for pleasure and arousal and zapped him while having sex with a female prostitute in order to find a β€žcureβ€œ for homosexuality. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Early in the development of Disney's Pinocchio (1940), Pleasure Island (where the boys turn into the donkeys) was initially called Boobyland. youtube.com/watch?v=LXZsw…
A key symptom of depression is anhedonia, typically defined as the loss of ability to experience pleasure. It is a core feature of depression, but it is also one of the most treatment-resistant symptoms. Using ketomine, researchers found over-activity in the brain blunting reward seeking medicalxpress.com/news/20…
A survey of almost 7,000 people found that people felt more energetic and positive after watching cat videos. The pleasure they got from the videos was greater than the guilt of procrastinating. Dog videos work, too. titlemax.com/discovery-ce…
"Day of Silence" in Bali where anything that interferes with self-reflection is restricted. The main restrictions are no lighting fires (lights must be kept low); no working; no entertainment or pleasure; no traveling; and, for some, no talking or eating at all (in 2020, it falls on March 25). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye…
To be "anal retentive" originally referred to someone who took pleasure in retaining their feces dictionary.apa.org/anal-p…
The man who tried to kidnap Britain's Princess Anne in 1974 is still locked away in a psychiatric hospital "At Her Majesty's pleasure" 45 years later. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
Mozart had an extreme dislike for the soprano Adriana Ferrarese del Bene. She had a strange tendency to bob her head to low and high notes, and knowing this, Mozart chose to fill her showpiece with constant harmonic leaps. He took great pleasure watching her bob her head "like a chicken". operaomaha.org/blog/did-y…
At his execution, serial killer Peter KΓΌrten (The Vampire of DΓΌsseldorf) asked his psychiatrist if he would be able to hear the sound of his own blood gushing from the stump of his neck after his head was chopped off. He said it β€œwould be the pleasure to end all pleasures”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Epicureanism is a philosophy based on the teachings of Epicurus, founded around 307 B.C. It teaches that the greatest good is to seek modest pleasures in order to attain a state of tranquillity, freedom from fear ("ataraxia") and absence from bodily pain ("aponia"). pursuit-of-happiness.org/…
There is a Vibrator bar in Japan where single women and couples can go to try upto 350 different kinds of vibrator's, dildo's and sex toys for a small fee. A cover charge of 3,000yen per person includes a 90-minute visit and two drinks. Of course you can extend your pleasure and stay longer. en.japantravel.com/tokyo/…
Peter KΓΌrten a sadistic serial killer from the 1920's would find a sexual gratification in his own execution and said that his death would be "The pleasure to end all pleasures". He is classed as one of the most sadistic killers to ever live. youtube.com/watch?v=U8NYE…
Today I learned about β€œbenign masochism,” the pleasure people feel when they experience something that the body interprets as threatening such as spicy foods, roller coasters, or horror films. journal.sjdm.org/12/12502…
The last words of serial killer Peter KΓΌrten were "Tell me... after my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Scientists can remote-control rats by implanting electrodes in their brains, such that they get a rush of pleasure when they obey sent commands. Scientists can make them turn left or right, even climb objects. They are not forced to obey, they just want to because of the pleasure reward. nbcnews.com/id/3077264/ns…
Natural condoms made from bladders and animal skins allow the transfer of body heat between partners. Latex condoms reduce heat transfer, which may contribute to reduced sexual pleasure fhi360.org/sites/default/…
Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, a conspirator of Operation Valkyrie, was strangled and revived multiple times during his filmed execution for Hitler's viewing pleasure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Today I learned about Schadenfreude, a complex emotion, where rather than feeling sympathy towards someone's misfortune, joyful feelings are evoked that take pleasure from watching someone fail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
The sense of relief and pleasure after defecating has been scientifically studied, and has an official name: Poo-phoria news.dailytoast.com/blogs…
There are over 2,200 miles of pleasure-boating canals in the United Kingdom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The seven sins according to Gandhi: "Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Religion without sacrifice. Politics without principle." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sev…
Claiming that only Dolphins (plus humans, pigs, etc) have sex for pleasure is seen as a misconception by some scholars. We see sex where reproduction is impossible in many more animals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Invasive brain implants which send electric shocks that activate pleasure senses are being used to treat severe cases of addiction scmp.com/news/china/scien…
Today I learned about Pope Julius III, a 16th century Pope who devoted himself to a β€œlife of personal pleasure” in office, extending to a scandal ridden relationship with his adopted cardinal nephew, who was 40 yrs younger than him They shared a bed, and Julius boasted of his nephew’s β€œability” in bed as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Kim Jong Il reportedly bought more top-of-the-line cognac than anyone else in the world and imported β€œpleasure squads” of Swedish blondes to satisfy his lust nationalpost.com/opinion/…
Osiris, the Egyptian Lord of the Underworld and Judge of the Dead, is said to have invented beer and brewing. The ancient Egyptians made at least 24 types of wine and 17 types of beer. These beverages were used for pleasure, nutrition, rituals, medicine, and payments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ent…
A cruise ship is primarily for pleasure and often sails a circular route whereas an ocean liner is primarily a transportation method taking passengers from one place to another. twistedsifter.com/2014/04…
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and paracetamol actually numbs emotional pain as well as reducing feelings of emotional pleasure β€œPeople [who took it] didn’t feel the same highs or lows as did the people who took placebos. telegraph.co.uk/news/heal…
Today I learned of "social anhedonia"- individuals who get no pleasure whatsoever from social interaction. The condition is associated with social and neural abnormalities in the brain. It affects men far more than women, indicating women are more skilled in social cognitive tasks on average. psychologicalscience.org/…
Prisoners will file down dominoes into intricate shapes, cut a slit into their penis, and insert the pieces to enhance sexual pleasure. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Vladimir the Great of Russia was confronted with the choice of converting Russia to Christianity or to Islam. He eventually chose Christianity, because of Islamic teaching on alcohol, saying, "Drinking is the joy of all Rus'. We cannot exist without that pleasure." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
Puritans were actually pro-sex for pleasure, and would censure parishioners who denied their partner sex or 3+ months. bostonmagazine.com/arts-e…
While recording the album "Rumours", the members of Fleetwood Mac said that cocaine was more of a necessity than a pleasure, and seriously considered thanking their drug dealer in the album credits. rollingstone.com/music/li…
North Korea enlists around 2000 women as part of a 'Pleasure Squad'. These are attractive women who provide entertainment and sexual services for top officials. One defector says Kim Jong-il was "sentimental when drunk, and even shed tears" thenational.ae/news/world…
Ottoman sultan Murad III was impotent. According to historians "his arrow was working but was unable to reach the target of union and pleasure." After many attempts by his mother a cure was found with one side effect: his libido increased so much by the end of his reign he had over 100 children en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
While sexual sadist serial killer Peter KΓΌrten was in a guillotine, he said to a priest, "Tell me... after my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Freud developed one of the richest and most comprehensive theories of humour that has ever been produced. Jokes, he argues, provide immense pleasure by allowing us to express many of our deepest sexual, aggressive and cynical thoughts and feelings penguinrandomhouse.ca/boo…
Those radio waves on the cover of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures come from the pulsar C-1919, which was the first observed pulsar ever. post-punk.com/animated-hi…
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offered a $100,000 start up grant to design next generation condoms that "significantly preserves or enhances pleasure" and promote regular use. fox6now.com/2013/03/25/bi…
Vladimir the Great chose to convert to Christianity instead of Islam, mainly because Islam doesn't allow alcoholic consumption. He remarked "Drinking is the joy of all Rus'. We cannot exist without that pleasure." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
Today I learned of Nzinga, a 17th century queen in Angola who had a harem of men that had to fight to be with her and were put to death after a night of pleasure en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nzi…
While Alfred Hitchcock was filming 'The Pleasure Garden', an actress refused to enter the water because she was on her period. It was the first time Hitchcock heard about menstruation, and a cameraman had to explain to him what she meant. the.hitchcock.zone/wiki/T…
The Canadian prime minister serves at Her Majesty's pleasure, meaning the post does not have a fixed term. In a survey, 51% thought the prime minister was directly elected by Canadians when this is not the case en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Only 1 in 400 men are flexible enough to give themselves oral pleasure. menshealth.com/sex-women/…
The Waters & Sons firm in 1868 developed a process for making boats out of paper. At the peak of their popularity, they built simple single-person boats to a 45-foot "pleasure barge," which could comfortably seat 23 people. In 1875 they became the "largest boat factory in the United States." cupery.net/SH.html
Bill Gates is offering $100,000 to the scientist who creates a next generation condom that "significantly preserves or improves sexual pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use". nydailynews.com/life-styl…
Mellow Yellow is a song about about an electrical (vibrating) banana designed for female sexual pleasure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel…
I learned Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller has a patented "hot-tub with a jet specially angled for a woman's pleasure" called Jill-Jet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Penn Jillette holds a patent for the "Jill-Jet", a hot-tub jet specially angled for a woman's pleasure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Today I learned about scatologia, a condition where one derives sexual pleasure from the compulsive use of obscene language. This is often done on the phone to victims who are complete strangers. britannica.com/topic/scat…
In ancient China, homosexuality was referred to as β€˜the cut sleeve’ and β€˜pleasures of the bitten peach’. niwdenapolis.com/2007/03/…
Bill Gates is offering $100,000 to the scientist who creates a Next Generation condom that "significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake and regular use" betabeat.com/2013/03/bill…
In the 1950s a scientist at Tulane University discovered the "pleasure centers" of the brain by zapping it with electricity and gave a woman a 30-minute orgasm. motherboard.vice.com/blog…
Penn Jillette patented the Jill-Jet, a hot tub jet specifically angled to give pleasure to a woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
There only three species in the animal kingdom that have sex for pleasure: humans, dolphins and bonobo chimps snopes.com/critters/wild/…
Unknown Pleasures art cover by Joy Division is a plot of a series of radio waves generated by a pulsar stacked on top of each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unk…
Guillermo del Toro was working with Disney on an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows but left the production team as an executive said: 'Could you give Toad a skateboard and make him say, 'radical dude'. Del Toro responded: 'It's been a pleasure...' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A patient who underwent deep brain stimulation in the nucleus accumbens, a pleasure centre of the brain, started suddenly and distinctly to enjoy 70s and 80s Johnny Cash music, and would stop enjoying it when the stimulator ran out of battery. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
, the earliest reference to "cooties" was a nickname for lice in the trenches of WWI where they were also known as "arithmetic bugs" because "they added to our troubles, subtracted from our pleasures, divided our attention, and multiplied like hell." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coo…
Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller) invented a bathtub specially designed for female pleasure. The Jill-Jet! theatlantic.com/technolog…
MDMA creates a β€˜massive’ boost in neurotransmitter activity which can generate intense feelings of elation and pleasure but 80 percent of ecstasy users reported "rebound depression and lethargy" in days after taking the drug onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Today I learned of the term "at her majesty's pleasure" which is a legal term of art referring to the indeterminate length of service of certain appointed officials or the indeterminate sentences of some prisoners. It is based on the concept that all legitimate authority for government (UK) comes from the Crown legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/…
An Ottoman Empire sultan later known as 'Ibrahim the Mad' once executed all 280 women in his harem simply so he could have the pleasure of picking their successors smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Chik-fil-A workers are trained to say "My Pleasure" instead of "You're Welcome" because it's more personal. chick-fil-a.com/Story/Det…
Sylvester Graham, the inspiration of Graham Crackers, believed that a vegetarian diet of whole grain bread, made from coarsely ground wheat, as part of a lifestyle that involved minimizing pleasure and stimulation of all kinds, was how God intended people to live. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Moksha is a central concept and one of the 4 aspects & goals of Human Life in Hinduism; the other 3 goals are Dharma (Virtuous, Proper, Moral Life), Artha (Material Prosperity, Income Security, Means of Life) and Kama (Pleasure, Sensuality, Emotional Fulfillment). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mok…
Mediaeval theologians held that part of the pleasure of Heaven was watching the suffering of Hell. goodreads.com/quotes/show…
Ketamine restores interest in pleasure seeking activities for 14 days in people with treatment resistant bipolar disorder. The effects can be seen within 40 minutes of treatment. neurosciencenews.com/keta…
Pleasure Ground is an area in English style gardens that focuses more on artistic than nature aspects. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ple…
Epicureanism is a system of philosophy based on the teachings of Epicurus, founded around 307 B.C. It teaches that the greatest good is to seek modest pleasures in order to attain a state of tranquillity, freedom from fear ("ataraxia") and absence from bodily pain ("aponia"). pursuit-of-happiness.org/…
Joy Division's iconic "Unknown Pleasures" album image is a representation of the radio signals from the first reading of a pulsar in 1967 fastcodesign.com/1671015/…
In March Bill Gates offered a $100,000 grant through his foundation for a condom design that "significantly preserves or enhances pleasure" to encourgae more males to use condoms. washingtontimes.com/news/…
Viktor Frankl believed that in the absence of meaning, people fill the resultant void with hedonistic pleasures, power, materialism, hatred, boredom, or neurotic obsessions and compulsions pursuit-of-happiness.org/…
Today I learned of the condition 'Anhedonia', which is the inability to find pleasure in activities usually found enjoyable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anh…
Today I learned of the legal term 'At Her Majesty's Pleasure' which allows imprisonment in England for an indefinite length of time. It is sometimes used for juvenile offenders as an alternative for life imprisonment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_…
Today I learned of Cockaigne, an imaginary place in Medieval myth where pleasures and food are easily accessible, often a place dreamed of by serfs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coc…
Antidepressants can cause permanent sexual dysfunction, including removing the ability to experience pleasure from an orgasm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
Black Pool Pleasure Beach was able to lose a 30 foot apple decoration which to this day has still not been found joylandbooks.com/themagic…
Joy Divisions Unknown Pleasures album cover is a plot of radio waves from a pulsar. It was first visualized this way to help look for repeating patterns by student at Cornell. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Pornography became legal to produce in California because of a court decision in 1988 that decided that what Hal Freeman was doing wasn’t pandering because he wasn’t hiring actors to pleasure himself or each other. birthmoviesdeath.com/2011…
There is a English word for reduced ability to experience pleasure, Anhedonia. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
When Women smell a newborn baby dopamine is released from the same pleasure center of the brain that rewards us when we eat. Which explains why some get the urge to "bite" a baby. It is believed. scientificamerican.com/ar…
On meeting Paraguayan dictator General Stroessner, Prince Philip said 'It's a pleasure to be in a country that isn't ruled by its own people'. mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…
Rats were allowed to press a lever that stimulated the pleasure center of their brain. They voluntarily pressed it repeatedly until they died of exhaustion and starvation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ple…
There's an illustrated sex guide published in 1524 called I Modi (The Ways) best known as The Sixteen Pleasures. flashbak.com/the-sixteen-…
In a study of 40,000 men there was *no* link found between circumcision and reduced sexual pleasure or function. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
'Beer Yoga' is a thing because it helps you reach the "highest level of consciousness as it pairs philosophy of Yoga with pleasure of beer-drinking" mashable.com/2017/01/17/b…
During brain stimulation research one patient was given free access to his pleasure centers and has subsequently stimulated himself over 1,300 times in a 3.5 hr period scribd.com/doc/6052271/Se…
Dandong, China is a prosperous border city across the river from North Korea. Tourists can take pleasure boats and speed boats for an up close look at their reclusive neighbor while North Koreans have been known to throw rocks at tourists in boats who get too close travel.cnn.com/exploratio…
Ophidicism is a sexual act in which a woman inserts the tail of a snake or eel in her vagina or anus, and receives pleasure as it wriggles to get free. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oph…
Salvador Dali practiced Candaulism in which a man exposes his female partner to other people for their voyeuristic pleasure en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The word ' vorfreude' (n.) Is defined as the joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imaging future pleasures. other-wordly.tumblr.com/p…

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