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RE: Japanese Cold Remedies

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 10.15.2007 6:14 pm

The longer time in Japan is accounted for by the fact that they calculate the beginning of the pregnancy from the date of the previous menstruation and not from the date of conception. Or at least that's my fuzzy recollection of the explanation.
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RE: Japanese Cold Remedies

Postby katafei » Mon 10.15.2007 7:34 pm

Well, if my fuzzy memory serves me right, we count from the last menstruation as well. (This has always struck me as odd). And yes, it is 40 weeks.
I thought Yudan was being cynical when he said '10 months'??
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RE: Japanese Cold Remedies

Postby Hatori » Mon 10.15.2007 8:40 pm

If we were talking about China... The child would already be a year old when he was born. :p
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RE: Japanese Cold Remedies

Postby mattyp » Mon 10.15.2007 9:49 pm

1. Pour ice cold beer into a mug.

2. Crack open a fresh egg atop the ice cold beer.

3. Drink all the contents in the mug.

4. Repeat hourly if needed.
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RE: Japanese Cold Remedies

Postby AJBryant » Mon 10.15.2007 9:52 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:Right -- these are cultural differences being interpreted as biological differences. It's an easy mistake to make because you wouldn't normally think of gestation time as something that could be culturally different.



Very good point. That is the whole key to the thing.



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RE: Japanese Cold Remedies

Postby Mike Cash » Tue 10.16.2007 2:48 am

Being a guy, I never give that much thought to gestation periods, period.
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RE: Japanese Cold Remedies

Postby doinkies » Tue 10.16.2007 2:58 am

I've heard that the "10 months" thing comes from the old lunar calendar. However, I might be wrong on that. ^^;;
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RE: Japanese Cold Remedies

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 10.16.2007 9:05 am

mattyp wrote:
1. Pour ice cold beer into a mug.

2. Crack open a fresh egg atop the ice cold beer.

3. Drink all the contents in the mug.

4. Repeat hourly if needed.


that's the dumbest remedy i have ever seen. oh, and for the record, it won't cure anything.
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RE: Japanese Cold Remedies

Postby spin13 » Tue 10.16.2007 9:50 am

two_heads_talking wrote:
mattyp wrote:
1. Pour ice cold beer into a mug.

2. Crack open a fresh egg atop the ice cold beer.

3. Drink all the contents in the mug.

4. Repeat hourly if needed.


that's the dumbest remedy i have ever seen. oh, and for the record, it won't cure anything.


I don't know. Given the constitution of some Japanese it could very well be a cure for sobriety. God knows we could use less of that. And no, I'm not kidding.

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