Mystery mass hiccups in Massachusetts. Time to consult Fesmire?

The Gloucester [Massachusetts] Times reports a mysterious medical outbreak.Outsiders (well, we) are suggesting that they contact Ig Nobel Prize winner Dr. Francis M. Fesmire, in case treatment is needed. Dr. Fesmire was awarded the 2006 Ig Nobel Prize for medicine, for his medical case report “Termination of Intractable Hiccups with Digital Rectal Massage” (at the […]

Hysteria count

Can you count the different varieties of hysteria on display in the responses (in her comments section) to Jennifer Jacquet’s little test? Here’s Jacquet’s test: “Read this sign (recently photographed at my local Vancouver market, which is owned by Whole Foods) then gauge your response…”  The responses will appear after you click on the photo: