Medical assessment of comedians poking each other in the eye

In many old movies, slapstick comedians would poke other comedians in the eye. A Dutch medical team, writing in a Scottish medical journal, calculated the physical damage this would have done if the eye-poking had been real eye-poking, not just pretend, poking-fun poking: “Eye trauma in Laurel and Hardy movies – another nice mess,” Lara D.A. […]