So last night while laying in bed, I was reading a magazine, and came across this interesting little tidbit
I know myself, I have on occasion experienced being “Hangry”…so I though it would be a neat topic to delve into a bit today.
Did you realize that word has actually made it into the “Urban Dictionary”?!?
…and here are their listed definitions:
- When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both.
- A state of anger and irritability resulting from being hungry.
- To become so hungry that you are also angry.
- The state of being so hungry that it has become infuriating. A hybrid of hungry and angry.
- When someone becomes irritated, angry, or cranky when they haven't eaten and are hungry
- When your anger is fueled by hunger. It intensifies the anger into wrath.
- You're so hungry, you're angry
Sensing a theme here…lol
….and there is actually science behind all this too:
“Hangry, the marriage of hungry and angry, is not only a trendy word, it’s science, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. “Self-control of aggressive impulses requires energy,” says the paper’s thesis, “and much of this energy is provided by glucose derived from the food we eat.” (Translation: If you’re super-furious and looking for a plate to hurl at the wall, consider whether maybe you just need some nachos.)
Apparently—we can’t make this stuff up—scientists gave spouses the opportunity to blast their partners with loud, irritating noises, or to stick voodoo dolls representing said spouse full of pins.
Researchers found that “as expected, the lower the level of glucose in the blood, the greater number of pins participants stuck into the voodoo doll, and the higher intensity and longer duration of noise participants set for their spouse.” As NPR reports, “people with the lowest blood sugar levels stuck more than twice as many pins in the voodoo dolls, compared to people with the highest levels.”
"Twice as many pins" = you’re probably twice as likely to rage when you’re ravenous. So the next time you’re about to say something you might regret, go grab a hunk of cheese or some salted peanuts or something. Eating: Now good for your relationships, too!” (Source: Yahoo!).
And if you want to read/see some pretty #truestory scenarios…and get a good laugh…check this out: 10 Things Hangry People Do
Do you ever experience this problem?