Jun 232015

The scientific case that is the subject of this post found that skinny jeans can cause muscle and nerve damage, which supports the claim by Happeh Theory that tight clothing is one of the Plots By Evil to weaken and harm human beings mentioned elsewhere on this site.

The news story reporting on those scientific findings is reprinted below.


Skinny jeans can seriously damage muscles and nerves, doctors have warned.

The denim design has been a fashion staple for many years but experts have warned that they can cause muscle and nerve damage to wearers’ legs.

The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry has described a case in which a 35-year-old woman had to be cut out of a pair after her calves swelled and ballooned in size.

The woman, who has not been named, had spent several hours squatting as she helped a family member move house in Australia. After a while, she began to have difficulty walking and lost sensation in her legs.

She fell and struggled to get up again. She was found lying on the ground hours later and was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital where she had to be cut out of the jeans. Doctors found that her muscles and nerves were damaged.

Doctors believe the woman developed a condition called compartment syndrome; a condition caused by increased pressure within a confined body space and resulting in nerve compression.

As the woman was squatting, the tight jeans stopped her calf muscles from being able to swell outwards, instead forcing them to compress downwards and crush the nerves.

Doctors have also previously warned against wearing high heels with skinny jeans, as wearing the shoes tilts the wearer’s pelvis and increases pressure against the jeans, risking nerve damage.

“I have not heard of this being an issue with skinny jeans, but it is an issue with tight bandages and plaster casts, said Dr Andreas Loefler, vice president of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

“There’s just not enough blood supply to the muscles and some muscles actually die, which is why it’s such a serious issue.”

Wasim Khan, a surgeon who specialises in compartment syndrome at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and UCL said people wearing tight jeans should pay attention to any loss of feeling in their legs.

“If you start to get any numbness the first thing you should ask is whether your jeans are too tight, especially if you are doing a lot of activity.

“Walkers are known to get chronic compartment syndrome where the muscles swell because of lots of activity, so they may be more likely to suffer.”

In 2012 doctors in Baltimore, US, have reported cases of women with numb legs after their skinny jeans compressed a nerve at the top of the thigh. The condition, called meralgia paresthetica, or “tingling thigh syndrome” was made worse by wearing high heels, which cause the pelvis to tip and increase the pressure.

Jun 192015

The science of Phrenology claims that the personality, emotional traits, and mental ability of a human being are linked to the size and shape of the head. New scientific research claims to have discovered that a happy looking face with upturned eyebrows and upward curving mouth cause others to view that person as trustworthy, and that a wider face is interpreted as belonging to a competent person.

This study shows that whether scientists or the general public actually believe Phrenology is a valid science or not, they react as if Phrenology is true. Treating a wide faced individual as if they are more competent is a Phrenological connection because a wide face is being associated with mental ability. Treating people with upturned eyebrows and mouths as more trustworthy is a Phrenological connection, because trustworthiness, a personality trait, is being linked to upturned eyebrows and mouths.

The original news story is reprinted below.

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Jun 192015

Scientists claim to have discovered that eating pickled foods reduces neuroticism. They speculate that it is chemical changes that are causing the reduction in neuroticism.

“Research conducted by University of Maryland and published in the Psychiatry Research journal claims to have found a link between pickled foods and social anxiety.”

These scientific findings support Happeh Theory, because Happeh Theory claims that the entire body and brain are connected. Because the story is claiming that something occurring in the stomach is changing behavior associated with the brain, it is indirectly claiming the stomach can change the brain, which is a claim most scientists would reject if they were presented with it.

According to Happeh Theory though, it is not chemical changes in the stomach that are causing the reduction in neuroticism, as the scientists suspect. It is a physical reaction of some kind that is causing the reduction in neuroticism. It would be necessary to study the physical structure of the stomach and surrounding area to discover what changes they are experiencing as a result of consumption of pickled foods to determine what the physical linkage between the stomach and brain is.

It could be something as simple as the overall stomach becoming physically stronger to deal with the usually strong sour taste of pickled foods. Which would mean it was the overall stomach becoming stronger that is reducing neuroticism, and not chemical reactions within the body that is reducing neuroticism.

The original story is reprinted below.



If you’re the kind of person who leaves the pickle on the side of the plate after finishing your burger, you may want to reconsider.

Research conducted by University of Maryland and published in the Psychiatry Research journal claims to have found a link between pickled foods and social anxiety.

Those that regularly ate pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut and more were found to have reduced ‘neuroticism’.

The scientists were quite surprised to find that issues of mental health might be tied up in the stomach as well as the mind – calling it the ‘mind-gut connection’ (Descartes spins in grave).

“It is likely that the probiotics in the fermented foods are favorably changing the environment in the gut, and changes in the gut in turn influence social anxiety,” said psychology professor Matthew Hilimire.

“I think that it is absolutely fascinating that the microorganisms in your gut can influence your mind.”

Anecdotally, picklebacks have done nothing for my anxiety, but maybe the whiskey’s mitigating things.

The team is now examining data to see whether a correlation exists between fermented food intake and autism symptoms.

Jun 072015

Many people reject Happeh Theory because they feel only “scientists” can be right about anything. Happeh Theory of course claims that anyone can produce insight into any subject.

The story reprinted in this post bolsters that claim by reporting on a college student who solved a 30 year old math problem. The student has not graduated so he is not a “scientist”, yet he provided insight into a math problem by solving. A problem that no “real” scientist has been able to solve for 30 years.

Anyone can provide insight into any area of interest or study. Believing only “scientists” and “scientific” pronouncements is self defeating and will limit the understanding of the world of any person who chooses to faithfully only believe “real scientists” and “real scientific pronouncements”.


A Nigerian student has broken a 30-year-old maths equation and achieved the highest grades at a university in Japan for 50 years.

Ufot Ekong, who studied at Tokai University in Tokyo, achieved a first class degree in electrical engineering and scored the best marks at the university since 1965, the Flotilla Magazine reported.


He began his success early at the university, solving a 30-year-old maths equation in his first semester.

Throughout his university career Mr Ekong has won six awards for academic excellence.

The brilliant mathematician worked two jobs alongside his studies to pay his way as a student.

Mr Ekong also speaks English, French, Japanese and Yoruba and won a Japanese language award for foreigners. He is currently working for Nissan and already has two patents for electronic car design to his name.

Tokai University is a prestigious private university based in the Japanese capital, which was founded in 1924. It is focused on the sciences and technology and roughly 60 per cent of all students are enrolled in these schools.