GOOD AND GOOD: Hot testicles and other offbeat offers

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Goodness, big balls of fire!

To date, there are only two forms of contraception for men: the vasectomy and the condom.

Now maybe you can add heating a man’s private parts to that list.

According to Scientific alert , research is currently underway to determine if heating the testicles with nanoparticles can be used as a form of birth control.

The idea is that if sex organs can be warmed up with nanoparticles – tiny particles ranging in size from 1 to 100 nanometers – it could be a way to turn sperm production on and off. As the testicles warm up, the sperm apparently becomes less fertile.

It’s a risky and tricky process because if things get too hot, tissue dies and sperm can no longer be produced.

The nanocontraception is ready for use on pets, according to the British sun , who noted that pet owners are looking for other methods of birth control.

The scientists’ ultimate goal is to use nanocontraception in humans, noting that it will take some time before this becomes a reality.


The Norwegian army wants his underwear back. Even soiled.

According to euro news , supply shortages have become so severe that anyone enlisting in the Norwegian army will have to return used underwear, socks and bras when they have completed their service. The decision was made because shortages, supply chain issues and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have made it harder for the military to purchase an adequate supply of underwear.


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public broadcaster NRK reported that many conscripts would voluntarily surrender intimate apparel in years past, but now it has become mandatory. The unspeakable must be washed, cleaned and returned in good condition.

the Guardian reported that underwear shortages could impact the functioning of those currently enlisted and, in some cases, “soldier safety”.

In Norway, military conscription is compulsory. However, not everyone is taken into the army, the Guardian reported. Candidates are questioned about their mental and physical health, their criminal record and whether they are motivated to become a soldier.

Those who meet the specified criteria – only about one in six – are selected to serve in the military.


Imagine you have more than a dozen siblings and you never knew about them.

Quinten Saathoff, of Franklin, Neb., discovered he had 18 half-siblings after he and his brother used 23andMe DNA kits at home.

According to NTV , Saathoff’s own test revealed that they were donor-conceived and had these previously unknown siblings of her biological father. The man noted that he had tracked down some of his half-siblings and contacted them through social media.

In his correspondence, Saathoff wrote that he “can totally understand if you don’t want to respond to this, but if you do, it looks like we’re half-brothers and I was just curious if you had any other information about or if you want to build a relationship.


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Saathoff received responses from half-siblings living in Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas, Maryland and North Dakota. He said he hadn’t made contact with his biological father, but had seen pictures of him, stating “we almost look like twins”.

The man said he hoped to meet some of his newly discovered family members in the near future.


Want to stay warm in the winter? Do some jumping jacks or hug a pet.

This is what a British hydro company recommended as a way to save energy. And that angered many of the company’s customers.

According to Sky News , SSE Energy Services – one of the nation’s largest energy companies – has been forced to apologize for a now-deleted blog post after it suggested customers do jumping jacks, cuddle pets and eat porridge to keep warm.

“We understand how difficult the situation will be for many of our customers this year,” a company statement noted. “We are working hard to find meaningful solutions as this energy crisis approaches, and we recognize that the content of this blog has been misjudged and unnecessary. We are embarrassed and we sincerely apologize.

The deleted post offered 10 tips on how to warm up without turning up the heat.

Some of the tips included wearing extra clothes, keeping the oven open after cooking, and opening the curtains to let in the sun.

On Twitter, British Labor politician Darren Jones said he was happy SSE had issued an apology.

“I don’t know who signed a marketing campaign telling people to wear a sweater and eat porridge instead of turning on the heating if you can’t afford it,” he tweeted,



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