Scott: So there’s this article on Slashdot that says that says the pain of a breakup is the same as a physical burn.

Me: How’d they figure that out?

Scott: They did a study of people who had just gone through a breakup. They put them in MRIs that measured their brain’s response while having their arm burned or being shown a picture of their ex.

Me: Let me get this straight. They went out and found people who had just been dumped and then burned them? On purpose?

Scott: Yeah pretty much.

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