Thursday, October 20, 2011

Study finds that many people are not doctors

You know, up until recently, I'm pretty sure that I also suffered from this malady:
One in five British women believe that the debilitating "man-flu" disease which temporarily leaves sufferers prostrate on the sofa watching televised sports is real, according to a new study.
Other symptoms of this disease include headaches, memory loss, acute five o'clock shadow, and a sudden increase in the number of empty beer and/or liquor bottles around the afflicted patient.

This was actually part of a larger study on medical "old wives' tales" (are one in five British women old wives?) including the ideas that carrots improve your vision and that people lose most of their body heat through their heads. This was all "specially commissioned to mark the release of Hollywood thriller 'Contagion' starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law," which I can only conclude is actually about a bunch of attractive people calling in sick to work with bullshit excuses.

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