Posts by Jim Eakins:

Beware of the toilet: The risk for a deep tissue injury during toilet sitting

While some books are concerned with spending time on the Iron Throne, scientists are concerned with time spent on the Porcelain Throne when reading those books. “… there are no published studies regarding sustained tissue loads during toilet sitting and their effects on tissue physiology.” The hole in scientific literature is filled with an in-press […]

Report of the scientific investigation: Can farts be lit on fire by a laser?

There was indeed a scientific investigation after the (widely reported) fire that ignited during a patient’s cervical conization procedure at the University of Tokyo Hospital, causing “a wide range of burns [to the] thighs [and] rear” to the patient. That scientific report is lavishly illustrated with photographs. To determine whether the accident could have been caused by an […]