Thursday, June 16, 2005

 

More Cat Poop!

According to this study reported by Majikthise: "Cats may improve your social life
The cat parasite toxoplasmosis gondii may affect human personality:
THEY may look like lovable pets but Britain's estimated 9m domestic cats are being blamed by scientists for infecting up to half the population with a parasite that can alter people�s personalities.The startling figures emerge from studies into toxoplasma gondii, a parasite carried by almost all the country's feline population.

They show that half of Britain's human population carry the parasite in their brains, and that infected people may undergo slow but crucial changes in their behaviour.

The study into more subtle changes in human personality is being carried out by Professor Jaroslav Flegr of Charles University in Prague. In one study he subjected more than 300 volunteers to personality profiling while also testing them for toxoplasma.

He found the women infected with toxoplasma spent more money on clothes and were consistently rated as more attractive. "We found they were more easy-going, more warm-hearted, had more friends and cared more about how they looked," he said. "However, they were also less trustworthy and had more relationships with men." [Sunday Times]"

THE STUDY WAS PROBABLY FUNDED BY TARGET!

Comments:
my cats do the same thing ! the only thing that works is spraying them with water from a spray bottle when i catch them ...and saying NO! they are starting to go in the box only now. never move the box to a new spot...when i moved the box they pood on the floor were the box used to be :( i think i confussed them by moving it. i read that its ok to spray them with a little water to teach them right from wrong.
 
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