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Technicolor yawn

n. vomit. (see also throw a Technicolor yawn. Technicolor is a protected trade name.) This horrible pizza will bring on a few Technicolor yawns if we serve it.
See also: Technicolor, yawn

throw a Technicolor yawn

tv. to vomit. (see also Technicolor yawn.) John stumbled into the living and threw a Technicolor yawn on the new carpet.
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Lead author Jorg Massen explains that where yawning functions to cool the brain, yawning is not functional when ambient temperatures are as hot as the body, and may not be necessary or may even have harmful consequences when it is freezing outside.
Autism and schizophrenia sufferers are reportedly less able to catch yawns, researchers said, so understanding the genes that might code for contagious yawning could illuminate new pathways for treatment.
They say their findings show that contagious yawning may decrease with age, and that it is also not linked with tiredness or energy levels.
Scientists have many theories about the origin of this common phenomenon, but there's no clear single explanation for why yawning exists.
Therefore, yawning helps us bring more oxygen into the blood and move more carbon dioxide out of the blood.
The most likely explanation is that foetal yawning is an essential process linked to brain development.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A recent study published in the journal Plos One on Wednesday suggests that fetal yawning is not simply a mouth opening.
Scientists found that yawning contagion increased according to how strong the bonds between people were.
The paper, entitled 'No Evidence of Contagious Yawning in the Red-footed Tortoise Geochelone Carbonaria', was published in the journal Current Biology this year and was greeted with open-mouthed wonderment by all aficionados of yawning research.
The mystery of yawning in physiology and disease, O.
Just as yawning seems to spread contagiously from person to person, it seems to also spread from people to domestic dogs (Canis familiaris).
The judge's order states that Williams was sentenced after he "raised his hands while at the same time making a loud yawning sound".
Well, if that's the case, you have just got the right book to get your little blighter settled down, tucked in, eyelids trembling, yawning too
So to study the role of yawning, biologists at Binghamton University in New York turned to parakeets.
5 When a dog yawns he is demonstrating that the situation is overwhelming or is creating anxiety, the yawning is a way of calming himself down.