Wikipedia has an article on this disorder also.
A video of three years in this person’s life compressed into three minutes.
This strange falling sensation and muscle twitch is known as a hypnagogic myoclonic twitch or “Hypnic jerk” If this has happened to you on more than one occasion, don’t worry, you are not alone. Close to 70 percent of all people experience this phenomenon just after nodding off, according to a recent study at the Mayo Clinic.
Most experts agree that this is a natural part of the sleeping process, much like slower breathing and a reduced heartbeat. The occurance is well known and has been well documented. However, experts are still not completely sure why the body does this.
The ministers, who preached at these revivals, were in earnest. They were zealous and sincere. They were not philosophers. To them science was the name of a vague dread — a dangerous enemy. They did not know much, but they believed a great deal.
— Robert Green Ingersoll, from “Why I Am an Agnostic” (1896)
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Today is free cone day at Ben and Jerry’s! Woohoo!
As a way to thank our customers for their support and to celebrate 28 years of scooping the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops are giving it away!
Around the world, scoop shops are opening their doors from noon to 8:00 pm, to serve up a free scoop of your favorite flavor (or better yet, a new one you’ve been wanting to try, like Turtle Soup™, Peanut Butter Swirl or Lemonade Sorbet).
So grab a pal and come on down to have some ‘scream on us!
Like we said… Oh Happy Day!
Long but interesting.
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