Strange articles…

Some inspiration for the strange research contest.  Are they real or fake?

  1. Potato-eye number as a predictor of toxicity and starch content.  Van Eeryk, G. J Horticult 2004 Sci 17(3)
  2. Risk and rewards of fecal transplants. Glauser W. CMAJ. 2011 Feb 28.
  3. Texting tendinitis in a teenager. Williams IW, Kennedy BS. J Fam Pract. 2011 Feb;60(2):66-7, 1 p following 67.
  4. A case of severe acute hepatitis due to oral intake of firecrackers. Ahishali E, Boynueğrı B, Dabak R, Dolapçioğlu C, Uygur Bayramıçlı O. Turk J Gastroenterol. 2010 Sep;21(3):325-6.
  5. Risk to tourists posed by wild mammals in South Africa. Durrheim DN, Leggat PA. J Travel Med. 1999 Sep;6(3):172-9.


  1. I would read this study

    Risks and rewards of using potato-eye number as a predictor of texting tendinitis in hepatitis patients who travel to South Africa for fecal transplants.

  2. Darn – I would have picked the South Africa one if Bridget would not have added the fecal matter 🙂

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