Now, Imagine Your Uterus is a Ford Fiesta . . .

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

The strangest story you’ll read today.

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19 Responses to “Now, Imagine Your Uterus is a Ford Fiesta . . .”

  1. #1 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    Man, research topics must be getting thin on the ground…..

  2. #2 |  Lucy | 

    I’m feeling more dour already.

  3. #3 |  Bob | 

    Wow, that clown must have a huge funny bone.

    “Are you sure this is what my doctor told you to do?”

  4. #4 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    “The researchers found that, compared to women who came to the clinic on a “non-clown” day, those who’d had a laugh were more than twice as likely to become pregnant, when other factors such as age, type of infertility and the number of embryos transferred, were taken into account.”

    Yeah, but the laughter stops about the time morning sickness kicks in.

  5. #5 |  Stormy Dragon | 

    I think we have the winner of this year’s Ig Nobel Prize for medicine.

  6. #6 |  André | 

    Laughter is good for you. I imagine fertility clinics are not particularly low-stress locations, and some way to reduce the stress on the mother-to-be is probably healthy for her system. I’m more surprised that they funding, though…

  7. #7 |  Big Chief | 

    So they’re trying to prove laughter is the best medicine? Great, now the nanny statists will make laughing mandatory.

  8. #8 |  C.E. | 

    OK, so laughter helps women get pregnant. What do the clowns have to do with it?

  9. #9 |  Phssthpok | 

    My first car was a Fiesta……

  10. #10 |  the innominate one | 

    Have you driven a Ford…lately?

    Quality is job 1.

  11. #11 |  Tony | 

    I told my mother this story and her first question was: “What, are they raping them?”

    oh mom, never change

  12. #12 |  BoogaFrito | 

    To test the idea, the research team had a medical clown visit their fertility clinic periodically over one year.

    A medical clown? Is this a thing? Are they individually wrapped in sterile packaging, easily disposed of after each use?

  13. #13 |  Jon Gray | 

    Snatch Adams

  14. #14 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Read this and took immediate action: “Clowns can help women get pregnant”.

    Luckily, a skeptical wife read the whole article to find “…laughter can promote pregnancy”.

    Awkward explanation to a disappointed clown happened 10 minutes later.

  15. #15 |  ClubMedSux | 

    This is how I would spin the article: “Researcher discovers way to make clowns funny.”

  16. #16 |  pegr | 

    >#13 | Jon Gray |
    >Snatch Adams

    Well done, sir, well done!

  17. #17 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Also could respond with “Nice try, clown dude posing as researcher.”

  18. #18 |  Nick | 

    I saw this first in google reader, and apparently Adsense thought that was a good place to put in in ad that said “Compare Chevrolet Aveo! Surprisingly Big & Very Efficient. The Aveo is Loaded with Value!”

  19. #19 |  Bad Medicine | 

    This is a obviously good fodder for humor, and may seem an odd research topic, but I can guarantee that women (and men) dealing with infertility are dealing with high levels of stress and even depression. I’m sure everyone has heard someone say “just relax and it will happen” (and if you’re dealing with infertility, you want to punch people who say that), but kudos to them for actually finding ways to lighten people’s spirits and link it to higher success rates for fertility treatments!