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Study shows Night Owls Have More Stamina

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science,

Night OwlTake that, early birds. We admit it. Some of us here at Live Gear are at our best in the p.m. We were pleased to learn that a new study shows that night owls have more stamina. Researchers at the Université de Liège in Belgium used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to monitor brains from both groups in a sleep clinic. They then gave them a task to do after 1 ½ hrs. of waking and 10 ½ hrs. after. While the attentive levels were the same, the night folks were found to be more focused. The study is detailed in the April 24 issue of the journal Science, if you can stay awake long enough to read through it.

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Cast Set for ‘Watchmen’ Movie

WatchmenI kid you not.  My husband loved the Watchmen comic book series so much he actually read the whole thing to me right after we started dating.  Luckily, I had the pictures to distract me.  And luckily for him—I married him anyway.  Now, I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy the story….it was just weird having a comic book dictated to me.

For those who are equally enthusiastic about the 1980’s Alan Moore series, you may be happy to know that casting has finally been announced for a film adaptation.  Whether you agree with the choices in an entirely different matter.

  • Billy Crudup (Almost Famous) = Dr. Manhattan
  • Patrick Wilson (Little Children) = Night Owl
  • Matthew Goode (The Lookout) = Ozymandias
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy) = the Comedian
  • Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children) = Rorschach
  • Malin Akerman (Harold and Kumar..) = Silk Spectre

The Cold War-set movie will be directed by 300‘s Zack Snyder.  While I may have feigned interest six years ago, I’m sure I will be there on opening day (assuming the production ever gets started).  Meanwhile, there is one casting announcement piquing my catty alter-ego.  Billy Crudup (the man who abandoned a pregnant Mary-Louise Parker) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (the man who just dated Mary-Louise Parker) are in the same movie together???  Muy interesante!

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