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12 November 2010

Scientists: laptops fry testicles!

It might not cause infertility, but using a laptop on your lap is no good for the health of your sperm.

If you’re one of those guys who spend hours trawling the internet or working with a laptop balanced on your knees, you might be in for a nasty surprise. If you value the quality of your sperm and are planning to have kids, that is.

Contrary to popular believe, God did not put your balls in the flight path of cricket balls, tennis balls, soccer balls and various other high-speed projectiles as a cynical punishment for being a man. No, the function of the scrotum is to keep the testicles at a temperature that is a few degrees cooler than that inside the body, which turns out to be important for the sperm production process.

 
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