Not long ago I finished 2 of Mary Roachs books.
1. "Stiff, the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" was the first one. A very interesting look at what happens to a body donated to science. Did you know that...
..eye-cups, sorta like contact lenses with spurs, are used to keep eyes closed.
..most relatives don't want to know what happens to the body but most donors don't care.
..a dead persons blood is still viable and useful for several hours after death.
..a (male) cadaver can get an erection.
..in 1931 crucifixion experiments were done
.."water reduction" is becoming a popular and environmentally friendly way to dispose of a body.
2. "Bonk, The Curios Coupling of Science and Sex." Did you know that...
..it took a looong time to realize that women had orgasms.
..every kind of sexual behavior seen in mankind is found in animals.
..Robert L. Dickinson was first US sex researcher (1890)
.. masturbation (or sex) is necessary for men to have fresher, thus healthier, sperm.
.. but not to fresh as the sperm count is then reduced