Podcast Episode #210: “Famous Monks with Bad Breath”

Famous Monks with Bad Breath, Porn Research, Icky Cutesy Research Review, Missing Pieces Research Review, Amorous Ostriches and Exposure at Sea, and The Plastic Pink Flamingo. In episode #210, Marc Abrahams shows some unfamiliar research studies to Jean Berko Gleason, Melissa Franklin, and Richard Baguley. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. This episode was also aided and perhaps abetted by […]

Cutesy: Post-Nasal Drip

A study for nasal aficionados: “Post-Nasal Drip Syndrome: A Symptom to be Sniffed At?” Alyn H. Morice [pictured here], Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol. 17, no. 6, 2004, pp. 343–5. The author, at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, UK,  sniffs: “Post-nasal drip syndrome is a symptom masquerading as a syndrome. It varies widely across different societies and there […]

ICKY: Enema with Garden Hose

“Kendi Kendine Lavman Uygulamasina Bağli Kolorektal Perforasyon” [Colorectal Perforation Due to Self Administered Retrograde Enema with Garden Hose], Tugba Topcul, Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg, 2003, vol. 9, no. 4, 2003, pp. 297–9. The author, at Akcakoca State Hospital, Duzce, reports [AIR 16:1]: We report a case of colorectal perforation due to self administered retrograde […]

Problems With Aging Equipment

“Vacuum Erection Device Use in Elderly Men: A Possible Severe Complication,” R.L. Bratton and H.D. Cassidy, Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, vol. 15, no. 6, November–December 2002, pp. 501–2. (Thanks to Ig Nobel Prize winner Richard Wassersug for bringing this to our attention.) The authors are at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. […]