F$#%, S#$%, D#$%
It's finally been proven! Swearing helps you avoid pain.
It is completely hysterical really. Researchers had students dunk their hands in icy cold water and swear or dunk their hands and not swear. Apparently the ones who swore felt less pain. (read the article here)
I knew there must have been some psychological reason I suddenly had a potty mouth when racing mountain bikes.
This is Misty dropping an F-bomb because of the icy cold snow. Apparently she's been reading the same research.