Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Real science: Almost half the population may be infected with a mysterious virus that makes people stupid

(NaturalNews) Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School have identified a mysterious virus that literally makes people stupid, and it has so far been found in about 45% of the people tested.

The discovery of the "stupid" virus, normally found in algae, was revealed at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, entitled "Chlorovirus ATCV-1 is part of the human oropharyngeal virome and is associated with changes in cognitive functions in humans and mice" is found at this link on the PNAS.org website.

The rather shocking take away from the study is that the virus alters the gene expression of brain cells, literally making people perform more poorly on cognitive tests, visual processing and spatial awareness.

Story here


Are you really surprised? I cannot express the feeling I get as I'm driving down the highway on the inside lane, in a 75mph zone, and I 'm forced to slow to 50 mph because some waterheaded hoochie putting on her makeup refuses to get over in the right lane where she belongs. Not that my time is any more valuable than hers, it's just the fact that I'm not an unobservant asshole that is completely oblivious to the mile of cars stacked up behind me. Some folks could use a firm smack across the chops to wake their ass up from time to time.
I'm not even going to go into what happens when stupid people elect celebrities for major political positions when that celebrity has no leadership experience. What a waste...
We have to label EVERYTHING because of the stupid ones. 

It makes me think of that old saying my old Acadian Pepaw used to say to folks he knew were eat up with the dumbass:
"Boy, yo' Mama shoulda' hit you in the head with a hammer and raised a hog on her breast milk."

Look around sometime and pay attention. You'll find yourself surrounded by the stupid. It's everywhere. There is no escaping it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wasn't joshing about that screech owl. http://eatgrueldog.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/10176/