Laptops

#1
It Takes Some Cojones

Dr. Yefim Sheynkin, a professor of urology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, led a study last fall demonstrating that laptop computers--when actually used on laps--can raise the temperature of a man's testicles by as much as 2.8 degrees Celsius (about 5 degrees Fahrenheit) in one hour. That can lead to a loss of fertility, as higher temperatures harm sperm production.

"We didn't anticipate that scrotal temperature elevation would be that signifcant," Sheynkin says.

The research team enlisted 29 male volunteers, who had temperature sensors attached to each testicle and were told to sit with a Pentium 4 notebook computer on their laps for 60 minutes. Sheynkin says he got the idea for the study after abserving that students on campus frequently used laptops resting directly on their laps. "As a male infertility specialist, I am well aware of the negative effect of heat on testicular function," he says.

And is Sheynkin heeding the findings of his own study? "I've never used a laptop on my lap," he claims.
Sensors on each testicle? Sounds good for an April Fool?
 
#2
every now and then there are people who end up with burns from laptop batterys in the sensitive area.... seems to happen often on long trips when the lappys on charge.

Something to aviod i think
 

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