Literary analysis is one of those things that often draws the short end of the stick. To those that don't actually participate in literary analysis, the whole process and results can seem a little inside baseball. Who really wants to talk about the literary theory of deconstruction unless they're already invested in it? Sometimes, though, literary analysis can provide real gems. For example, researchers have discovered what they're calling the "Genesis death sandwich" literary theme in the first book of the Bible. Yeah.
Science has now provided yet another reason to play horrendously violent video games like Gears of War. Research released today by Keele University shows that those kind of games could potentially be used to relieve pain. In the same release, the university also confirmed that golf games don't produce the same effect, which is not surprising given that golf can sometimes be a source of pain in and of itself.