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Getting a boner when climbing Everest is common thanks to the change in pressure

Fun Fact: Climbing Mt. Everest Gives People Boners

Climbing the Mt Everest is reserved for the elite, it requires months of preparation and a lot of money, but once you’ve succeeded you would have the satisfaction of being at highest point on Earth… with an extra bonus.

It might sound like a dirty joke, but it is actually a thing. According to Srinath Varma, a passionate 26-year-old climber who spoke to Vice about this phenomenon, the entire blood flow slows down as you get higher on the mountain and the heart beats harder and faster:

The lack of blood flow to your brain, paired with oxygen deficiency really does make your mind go blank. You feel as though you have no retained knowledge and you start to forget how your body works—it’s scary!

When asked if he got a boner, he an… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

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