Why You Should Store Your Farts in a Jar
As evidenced by the preponderance of medical anomalies in the headlines and the popularity of hospital dramas on TV, we’re all deathly curious about unusual medical issues. Luckily, this winter you can stop refreshing the CNN Health page, turn off Grey’s Anatomy, and curl up with Why You Should Store Your Farts in a Jar & Other Oddball or Gross Maladies, Afflictions, Remedies, and “Cures” by David Haviland.
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Haviland is truly a connoisseur of entertaining oddities. He began his fun fact series with the New York Times bestseller Why You Shouldn’t Eat Your Boogers, went on to expose our gross world in Why Fish Fart, and then revealed the strangeness of the animal kingdom in Why Dogs Eat Poop. In Why You Should Store Your Farts in a Jar, he applies his quirky sense of humor and investigative skills to unveil absurdities from the world of medicine. Uncovering the experiments and follies that contributed to our modern understanding of medicine—as well as some outlandish practices still in use—Haviland answers questions like….
- Why are doctors in old pictures always holding up a flask?
- What do doctors really write on patient charts? Hint: It may not all be as serious as you think. UBI = Unexplained Beer Injury.
- How accurate is the presentation of medicine on TV and in films?
- Is the tongue really the strongest muscle in the body?
- Why do boxers drink their own urine?
- Do London taxi drivers grow bigger brains?
- What’s the difference between a moron and an imbecile?
- Which society believed dead mouse paste could cure toothaches?
- Which popular drug may save the rhino?
This colorful assortment of amusing, sometimes repulsive facts is sure to satisfy your curiosity about medical matters both miraculous and mysterious.
About the author
David Haviland is a writer, journalist, and trivia buff, who lives in London, England. Find him online at www.davidhaviland.wordpress.com.
Learn more about the animal kingdom in Why Dogs Eat Poop…..