Friday, June 23, 2006

A Medicine for Melancholy

Something to leave with you for the weekend...there's a report that claims:

Doctors are helping women become pregnant - by sending in the clowns.

Women undergoing treatment at a fertility clinic in Israel began falling pregnant after a bedside performance by professional clown Shlomi Algussi.

Dressed in a chef's hat and yellow and white vest he told jokes, did magic tricks, and played the fool in front of patients, asking them: "Did you order steak flambe or chocolate gateaux?"

The women, who had been implanted with embryos, saw their pregnancy rates shoot up from 20% to 35%.

Well, this theory certainly explains why it often seems the dumbest people have the most children. (Not to mention why that devilish Shlomi doesn't have to paint a smile on his face anymore.)


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