Wednesday, February 02, 2005

"I'm Invincible!"

some of you may recall a simpson's episode that had mr. burns have every disease and he declared himself invincible. mostly this attitude of invincibility is reserved for the young, though. they think that extreme sports and other dangerous activities won't affect them. here's a story on a study that shows what is probably an everyday task for many young people makes them not so invincible. talking on a cell phone while driving makes young people old. however it did show that old people can talk on a cell phone without aging further, which is interesting; perhaps the old are invincible.

my favorite quote of the story is, "In fact, motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08, Strayer and colleague Frank Drews, an assistant professor of psychology, found during research conducted in 2003." now i'd believe that!

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