Counter Intelligence: Virginity May Be Genetic

See why virginity could be in your genes and take a look at our list of must-reads that will have you chatting at the lunch counter, over IM or wherever it is that people actually talk these days.

  • Call it a virginity expiration date. New research suggests genes could determine when a person first has sex. A study of twins separated at birth indicated that there is link between genetics and the age when a person first has sex. Social environment plays a role in determining when a person has sex but behavioral traits like impulsivity could be just as strong as of a factor.
  • Brushing your teeth could save your life. New research shows that people who have the most germ-filled mouths are more likely to have heart attacks. It is unclear how bacteria is linked to heart attacks but it could trigger inflammation that leads to blood clots.
  • We've all at one time or another scoffed at the in-flight cell-phone rule and kept our mobiles on. But studies show that cell phone usage could be dangerous. Since cell phones -- but not Wi-Fi -- transmit signals at frequencies close to that of aircraft signals it could potentially scramble important lines of communication.  
  • Millions were tricked by an April Fool's Day scam that showed footage of what was billed as the world's first airborn hotel -- a massive converted helicopter that housed a handful of hotel-style rooms. The "hotelicopter" appeared in a viral advertisement that encouraged would-be patrons to "elevate your stay." The hotelicopter hoax spawned facebook groups and drew the interest of millions.
  • An artist commissioned by Arby's restaurant chain has recreated the Mona Lisa from butcher paper and burger grease to show how much grease was in their competitors' beef. Fourteen burgers were used to create the masterpiece on an 11-foot canvas. 

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