It's essentially this thread:@Mick West i forget where that database you were looking at is in this thread. are these mark receivers generally women?
About 92 percent of British women regularly use a hair dryer (according to the consultancy Mintel), while 75.5 percent of all women and 24.5 percent of men in the United States and 97 percent of women and 30 percent of men in Japan use one (according to Dyson), and most spend an average of 20 minutes on each session.
i agree. but if they are mostly women then you've got a group that is maybe more dismissive of pain in this particular setting. ie. prettying up.Mostly women, yes. Although I think that's more to do with hairdryer usage
food coloring might work if you want to show this. youd have to be careful not to wash the straight line vs the circle design you draw. i would do it but i dont have food coloring on hand. i cant think of anything nontoxic that stains skin...hhhmmm.if this were a geometric pattern, then it would be very apparent,
Those of us with mustaches may have had something like that experience from time to time. You're right it hurts like a %^$#^&.*waxing the upper lip is way more painful then a curling iron burn. esp the tinyist hairs right up against your nostrils. you guys wnt to experience "ouch", try that one.
Those of us with mustaches may have had something like that experience from time to time. You're right it hurts like a %^$#^&.
But while agreeing that the women I know tend to be more pain tolerant than I am, I will note that the only one here pressing hot blow driers aganist his arm in the name of skepticism is a guy.
If anyone does, I suggest using a meat thermometer placed right at the grill, and don't do it if over 80°C, 175°F unless you actually want to damage your skin. Even then be aware you are taking a risk. I did <0.5 seconds with a thermocouple, and got a mark that is lasting a few days.Any MB member dare to be the first one to do a 'proper' hairdryer burn? (Didn't even know it's thing)
definitely. but the last ring (at the base of the dome) didnt show on any of them even though i did try to press straight on. i'm pretty boney though...still even if i was plumper up there i think the result would be about the same, i just touched, didnt really press much. tried to mimic (super quickly) how i would move a hairdryer in real life.The outer ring probably would not be so hot as to contribute though.
yea but how long would tht take to fade naturally?lipstick
Technically not even our Sage of Skepticism has. He used a thermocouple.
Any MB member dare to be the first one to do a 'proper' hairdryer burn? (Didn't even know it's thing)
People having burns and getting so many they don't recall them or getting so used to them they barely notice, is different to a regular person getting a rare burn from a hairdryer that is so light and unpainful at the time that it skips your mind a few days later when you later notice an odd mark.
Non sequitur?there are still a lot of doctors who think everything a woman tells him is "hysteria" or we're just making it up for attention.
Granted this is sometimes true, but luckily the medical world is starting to wake up to the fact that sometimes we're telling the truth.
no i'm advocating we believe the vast majority of them when they say they didn't burn themselves on purpose. and they don't remember burning themselves.
actually, until we have evidence to the contrary i believe the young man who doesn't remember burning his stomach either.
But thanks for [ex.]plaining my wrong think to me.
You're raising a strawman. The claim generally isn't that aliens made the marks — in fact, I don't remember any of the marked people explicitly making that claim. The most common claim by far is that they don't remember how the marks got there. By extension, they don't remember burning themselves on purpose, although we are getting into semantic quibbling if we want to argue if that means they claim they didn't burn themselves.But in all of the above, a claim of alien markings is not telling the truth and therefore we shouldn't just blindly believe "the majority" of claimants.
But believing someone went, they say they don't remember burning themselves is not the same as believing a claim of alien markings.
I found that believing a person thinks they are telling the truth is a useful default position, regardless of the claim.
I don't think it's at all out of the question that the majority (i.e., more than half) of the people in these cases didn't remember burning themselves where they made the report. I don't think they are all 100% truthful, but I also can't currently identify a single case where you could definitively say the person is lying about not remembering getting burnt.
So, which claims are we debunking in this thread, then?You're raising a strawman. The claim generally isn't that aliens made the marks — in fact, I don't remember any of the marked people explicitly making that claim. The most common claim by far is that they don't remember how the marks got there.
Really I just set out to investigate this slide, and associated commentary:So, which claims are we debunking in this thread, then?
a) 'I burned myself with hair dryer and forgot about it until I found the mark'
b) 'I found a weird mark that I can't explain, it must be aliens/supernatural'
with b) being partially implicit because of where it is being reported
You do realize i am female, and until the end of time i am going to use this statement against you to claim you are not telling the truth. silly rabbit.There's a difference between a gullible person thinking something imaginary happened [to him/her] and being a calculating liar. Both cases are forms of not telling the truth.
No, Dierdre, I think it really isn't helpful to try to pit men against women. This thread is about a phenomenon that affects largely women, simply because hairdryers are overwhelmingly used by women.
I went back and looked again, and there are some references to aliens, often joking.The claim generally isn't that aliens made the marks — in fact, I don't remember any of the marked people explicitly making that claim.
One that seems serious, quoted from their blog in 2012
- It was suggested that it was was a stretch mark, and another joked that I was probably taken by aliens.
- I show it to 2, 3 colleagues, they laugh at me say you were kidnapped by aliens.
- I may have fallen asleep on top of a object of this shape (maybe help me find which one) the circle is just under 3 cm in diameter, and the inside maybe 2.5 cm) tell me if I am a victim of an alien abduction or a people from a lunar satellite. Thank you ;) It's not a problem
- He doesn't use a hair dryer. The mark looked so gentle. We had joked the aliens gave him something to be smarter. He was seeming smarter but he already is. [about 9 year-old son]
- I agree with you the hair dryer would be the logical answer but my daughter aged 28 months at the time told me about being abducted by aliens and traveling to other galaxies, an amazing testimony full of common sense for a child of this age
- Hello, my friend had a “dream” 2 nights ago (23/3/20) about being abducted by aliens she said. She said they started doing something to her leg and she was in pain and was screaming. When she woke, she completely forgot about the dream until she was getting changed and noticed this marking on her thigh on her left leg.
- Hello guys.....it’s been 1 year I’m trying to research about this mark...I got it one year ago, and there is no explaination for it . I hope we all together can find out if this is alien, or the government... these are the only two options that make sense to me. Because there is no other way that I could have got this strange mark like that... I would so prefer that is aliens who touched me and not humans...
Yes, I have been abducted by aliens. That's the true reason for my absence from the blogosphere of late. I had been lamenting my lack of inspiration for blog posts. Lapses of memory had me dazed and confused. Melancholy had set in and I was becoming careless in my daily ablutions. A sudden burning sensation brought me back to reality.
When all was said and done, it finally hit me... those lapses of memory were a result of an alien abduction. Who knows where I was taken or what experiments were imposed upon my person. Perhaps a study of the effects of too much Dr Pepper on humanoids. Or maybe it was a study in why a CatLady would have such an aversion to cats. We'll probably never know.
All I know for sure is that when it was over, I was left with a peculiar mark on my shoulder. An alien brand, if you will...
Scientists will probably spend years analyzing the scar and wondering what it might mean. Is it an alien compass or a calendar of some sort? Could it be a form of alien writing? Is it a diagram of a crop circle? Or, could they have implanted something in my shoulder? Perhaps a tracking device, or worse... a mind control device?
huh? he hasnt thought the imaginary thing happened yet, so when i hold it against him it will be in the present tense."are not telling the truth" - a continuing action still taking place; or
"once did not tell the truth" - a completed action in the past