We're more creative when we lie down.

Mind out of the gutter and wipe that smirk off your face, I'm serious.

Science now has an explanation to why Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is so awesome, any why hookers can come up with so many interesting tricks... Apparently we are more creative when we lie down. This all has to do with something called noradrenaline, which is believed to impair creative thinking, less noradrenaline is released when we lie down. Quick everybody request a nice recliner for your office! It's vital for your creative output.

Discovery writes:

Lipnicki said there is historical evidence for his finding in the case of the Greek mathematician Archimedes, who worked out while lying in his bath that the amount of water that overflowed his tub was proportional to the amount of his body that was submerged.
The observation became known as Archimedes' principle, or the principle that an object immersed in a fluid experiences a buoyant force equal in magnitude to the force of gravity on the displaced fluid.

Professor of medieval history Donnchadh O'Corrain of University College Cork said medieval Irish poets also composed their complicated court poetry while lying flat on a couch in a darkened room.

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