Shocker! Laptops placed on laps will overheat you where you don’t want to be overheated — Engadget

I’m not blogging much anymore, but I ran across this and had to share the information. Two words for my male friends: Scrotal Hyperthermia.

Scrotal hyperthermia — even its name sounds like a terrible, horrible thing. Yes, gadget enthusiasts, we’re talking about the vastly underrated problem that is the overheating of a techie gentleman’s reproductive parts. A study recently published in the Fertility and Sterility journal confirms what we’ve long known — that heat escaping laptops sat on laps can and will raise the temperature in your external offspring storage units — but adds a bit of handy additional info as well. Firstly, it turns out that keeping one’s legs together to balance the laptop is mostly to blame, as it doesn’t provide enough airflow to let heat escape, while lap pads have been found to be entirely ineffective in protecting testicles from rising in temperature. Another note of import is that the men in this study failed to notice when their scrotal thermometers rose above what’s considered safe, so we’d just advise doing your mobile blogging Engadget style: from a bar, a coffee table, the trunk of a car, or even a humble desk.

via Shocker! Laptops placed on laps will overheat you where you don’t want to be overheated — Engadget.

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