ONE of the great mysteries of the universe has been solved: whether it hurts more to take a Band-Aid off quickly or slowly.
Australian researchers put Band-Aid removal to the test and concluded that faster is better.
For the study, 65 volunteer medical students had medium-sized Band-Aids attached to their arms, hands and ankles.
These were removed in either a single rapid movement, or a slower two-second pull. The students then rated their pain level on a scale from 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst pain imaginable).
The average pain score for fast removal was 0.92, but for slow removal it was 1.58. Read more here.