A Trick for Making Vaccinations Less Painful
Learn about an easy trick for making needles less painful; how ancient Mayans used zeolite to filter water more than 2,000 years ago; and the story behind moonmoons, the hilarious name astronomers have proposed for moons that orbit other moons.
Smiling or grimacing reduces needle pain by Steffie Drucker
Smiling sincerely or grimacing can significantly reduce the pain of needle injection. (2020, December). Smiling sincerely or grimacing can significantly reduce the pain of needle injection. UCI News. https://news.uci.edu/2020/12/01/smiling-sincerely-or-grimacing-can-significantly-reduce-the-pain-of-needle-injection/
Pressman, S. D., Acevedo, A. M., Hammond, K. V., & Kraft-Feil, T. L. (2020). Smile (or grimace) through the pain? The effects of experimentally manipulated facial expressions on needle-injection responses. Emotion. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000913
Episode on the facial feedback hypothesis: https://www.curiositydaily.com/can-smiling-actually-make-you-happier-and-why-a-clockmaker-figured-out-longitude/
The Ancient Maya used zeolite and quartz to filter drinking water 2,000 years ago by Grant Currin
Starr, M. (2020). An Ancient Maya City Had a Surprisingly Effective Water Filtration System. ScienceAlert. https://www.sciencealert.com/an-ancient-maya-civilisation-had-surprisingly-effective-water-filtration-system
Tankersley, K. B., Dunning, N. P., Carr, C., Lentz, D. L., & Scarborough, V. L. (2020). Zeolite water purification at Tikal, an ancient Maya city in Guatemala. Scientific Reports, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-75023-7
Moons can have moons called moonmoons originally aired October 16, 2018: https://omny.fm/shows/curiosity-daily/moonmoons-why-you-get-sick-when-seasons-change-and
Kollmeier, J. A., & Raymond, S. N. (2018). Can moons have moons? Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 483(1), L80–L84. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/sly219
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