You're walking barefoot through your kitchen, thinking about the TV show you just watched, when you stub your toe. The pain is... well, there are no words for how bad the pain is, except that you scream out an expletive that let's just say is not suitable for Curiosity. The good news: Your potty mouth has purpose. According to research, swearing can actually relieve pain.
But Still Watch Your Language... Sometimes
Watch and Learn: Our Favorite Videos About Swearing
Maybe You Should Swear More...
Key Facts In This Video
Every language in the world has swear words. 00:31
Swearing seems to activate the brain's endogenous opioid center, resulting in a reduction of pain. 01:39
Swearing can encourage social bonding. 02:18
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Written by Curiosity Staff February 28, 2017
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