Yawn................................  

athena4469 46M/41F
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4/11/2005 7:39 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Yawn................................


I was sitting in the waiting room at a doctor's office yesterday (getting my knee checked out) and randomly yawned (yes I know all yawns are random but I needed to state that for full impact). <p>In mid-mouth-stretch, I turned my head and realized that the man five seats down from me was at the final stretch of his OWN yawn. Inevitably, the common urban legend that yawns are contagious popped into my head. And because my yawn WAS random...I had not in fact yawned any time during my 45 minute wait...I was now convinced that this myth is an absolute truth! <p>And then I got to thinking, there has to be studies on this right? I made a mental note in my head to google "yawns, contagiousness" when I got home. So I did. To my amazement, not only could I not find any studies showing that yawns are contagious, but I could not find ANY studies on yawns PERIOD! <p>How could something so profound go so unnoticed? There has to be meaning in the fact that every yawn provokes another. If you don't believe me, the next time you're in a room full of people, YAWN! See what happens. You'll be surprised. <p>I am going to write to my local senator about my outrage at the lack of interest and support in our normal, human, day-to-day bodily functions. I'll keep you posted...

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