Saturday, 1 December 2012
Slog It Blog It, The Nose Knows!
You may have said to your children that telling a lie makes your nose grow longer but we know that is ridiculous as Pinocchios’ nose was made of wood. However telling a lie it seems makes your nose grow hotter. Scientists claim that a rise in anxiety produced by lying will increase the temperature of the tip of your nose. If you are worried that your fib might be uncovered, they also suggest a way of cooling the nose down. Nope don’t pop it in the freezer for ten minutes! Instead think positive thoughts but this requires a great mental effort to decrease any potential anxiety. The scientists, from the University of Granada, discovered the phenomenon by using thermal imaging cameras to monitor volunteers that they had sinus up for the experiments. They have called it ‘The Pinocchio Effect’! Who nose but we smell a rat here, this is a fragrant violation of common scents. Utter rubbish as my nose is always cold and I am a brilliant liar! Honest! Anyway if it were true why aren't our politicians running around screaming in agony with their noses aflame? It will now be mandatory to have thermal imaging cameras in all government offices and police stations. I won’t be telling any smelly jokes though as they sock!