Saturday, October 07, 2006

Tennessee doctor wins Ig Nobel prize...

...for nineteen year-old paper on "Termination of Intractable Hiccups with Digital Rectal Massage".

He claims that, being a serious heavy hitter in the cardiac research field now, this sudden attention being paid to a radical treatment he tried some two decades ago is a little embarassing.

Geez, stick your finger up someone's poop chute, write a paper about the experience, and folks just never let you forget about it...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Geez, stick your finger up someone's poop chute, write a paper about the experience, and folks just never let you forget about it..."

Heh.

And he wins a prize for it!

I missed my calling in life...

Anonymous said...

I'd like a handheld "Mosquito" teenage repelant, hah!

It'd be like one of those sonic dog deterrants that you can pickup in pet stores. (I've got a 25 yr old t.v. sonic remote that has been passed down through the family that makes dogs run away when you push the channel change button:-)

Tokarev

Billll said...

Anyone can do something noteworthy, but if, like Tammy and the doctor, you can write it up well, you can become famous. The advantages of a good education.

Anonymous said...

Sounds similar to the "pelvic massage" of a few decades ago. You knew that was how the hand held vibrator came to be, right? It was to prevent the doctor's hand from getting tired during the treatments.

Joe Huffman