Lesson learned

My very dear & sweet friend, Katrina (who happens to be a librarian), sent this to me...

As library humor goes, Renee & I think it's pretty cute.


Actual requests (no dedications...)

So, not to mock legitimate medical experimentation and research, and I'm sure someone somewhere is being helped...if not medically, then only by completing his/her thesis. That being said, we've collected a few more amusing titles we've been asked to provide. And so we're sharing.

The ethnobiology of the Haitian zombi. [Journal of Ethnopharmacology]

Defensive behavior of eastern chipmunks against Aedes triseriatus (Diptera: Culicidae). [Journal of Medical Entomology]

Recombineering-based procedure for creating Cre/loxP conditional knockouts in the mouse. [Current Protocols in Molecular Biology]

Doctor of love : James Graham and his celestial bed. [Book by Lydia Syson]

Termination of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage. [Journal of Internal Medicine]

A condom skill scale: assessing condom skills among female drug users. [Journal of Drug Education]

We wondered if they lined the women up, game them each a banana...with someone keeping time...and said GO! Renee read pieces of this article, and learned they used penis models - not bananas. The chart which displayed the results of the various skills that were measured was especially entertaining... I would gladly post if it didn't infringe on copyright restrictions.

We also thought the Journal of Practical Hygiene was an interesting title... As opposed to what? Impractical hygiene? Frivolous hygiene? Renee prefers the latter and wants to publish a journal with that name.

Lastly, for this post anyway, there is a journal entitled Mental Hygiene. Perhaps they partner with Mental Floss? Regardless, read up to keep your cerebellum squeaky clean. Kidding. I have no idea what they write about.