Found some more textbook funnies today. Sorry for the crudeness of the last one, but I couldn't help but laugh when I read it, especially when one synthesizes it to with my last Textbook Funny entry. Be forwarned: it is not G-rated.
"Widows and widowers have a seven times greater risk of dying within one year after their spouse's death than do nonwidows and nonwidowers. Remarriage seems to reduce this risk"
This really doesn't make any sense, and, unlike the other funnies I've noted, I honestly can't figure out what the authors are trying to say here. People whose spouses died have a greater chance of dying with a year after the death of their spouse in comparison with those people whose spouses did not die. So in other words, you're more like to do die 1 year after your spouse died if your spouse actually died. If he or she didn't die, then you're not as likely to die 1 year after he or she died. Does that make ANY sense to anyone???
Forgive me for this second one, but I had to laugh when I read it:
"Sexual activity can and often does continue throughout the lifespan. Furthermore, there’s some intriguing evidence that having sex may have some unexpected side benefits: One study found that having sex regularly is associated with a lower risk of death!"
This is the same book that said that women have a lower risk for death than men... Makes you wonder what all of those 1,000+ year old women we discussed last time are doing in, well, wherever they're being kept. But now, at least, we know why they aren't allowed to be in public!