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122 Post author: RomeoStevens 28 February 2014 06:28AM

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Comment author: khafra 28 February 2014 06:22:08PM *  12 points [-]

Those of us disqualified from donating blood should probably try to get into some form of exercise that involves a lot of blood loss; like skateboarding over sharp rocks, fencing with un-foiled blades, or taunting apex predators in their natural habitat. A new Ev-psych explanation for why men engage in this sort of activity more than women!

Comment author: Nornagest 28 February 2014 06:58:07PM 3 points [-]

Huh, a plausible longevity argument for Mensur fencing. Never thought I'd see that in the wild.

(Snark aside, I imagine it'd be rather difficult to find a hobby that reliably takes a pint of blood a year and doesn't kill or seriously injure you.)

Comment author: Lumifer 28 February 2014 08:40:16PM 11 points [-]

I imagine it'd be rather difficult to find a hobby that reliably takes a pint of blood a year and doesn't kill or seriously injure you.

Pet leeches :-P