Just reading this blog post may make your brain bleed. According to a new study, led by Dr. Monique Vlak, a neurologist at the University Medical Center, in Utrecht, the Netherlands, eight of the most ordinary activities, including drinking coffee, having sex, and getting startled (which no doubt happened to you upon hearing this news) can increase your risk for a brain aneurysm, which in turn can give you a stroke, which, you know, can kill you. So what other behaviors may be the death of you? Here's the rundown:
- blowing your nose
- going to the bathroom
- drinking soda
- getting mad
In other words, life will invariably kill you. But don't fret. The overall risk is still fairly low, with only two percent of the population suffering from aneurysms. While caffeine, sex, and other rigorous exercise might act as triggers, high blood pressure and your genetic makeup are often more major factors. In the meantime, keep on boozing and fornicating. Life is only worthwhile if lived.