You should swear when you hurt…

You should swear when you hurt yourself. Research into the hypoalgesic effect of swearing has shown that the use of profanity can help reduce the sensation of pain. Swearing in response to pain may activate the amygdala which in turn triggers a fight-or-flight response. This then leads to a surge in adrenalin, a natural form of pain relief. This phenomenon is particularly strong in people who do not use such words on a regular basis.

Paper cuts hurt so much because the cut often bleeds very…

paper_cutPaper cuts hurt so much because the cut often bleeds very little or not at all, leaving the skins pain receptors open to the air. This is exacerbated by irritation caused by the fibers in the paper itself, which may be coated in chemicals such as bleach. Additionally, most paper cuts occur in the fingers, which have a greater concentration of sensory receptors than the rest of the body.