Debatable Science

The headline reads that Fan Dies after 11 Nights without Sleep.  I think the science here is debatable. Supposedly, a Chinese soccer fan died at his home after going 11 nights without sleep as he watched every single European Championship match.   After watching Italy defeat another team that no one cares about, the 26-year-old fan went back to his home, took a shower and never woke up.  Some people believe it was the combined effects of alcohol, tobacco and sleep deprivation but I disagree.  I know that every time I watch soccer I feel like I am dying.  Each second of boredom makes me want to jump off a cliff.  I believe it was comedian Jay Mohr who said that even if you removed goalies from the game the score would still be something like 4-3.  No, it ’twas soccer that killed the beast.  Of that I am sure.  Maybe.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Debatable Science

  1. Sally
    June 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I agree with you!

    • andre
      June 27, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      WOW! Hold yer horses there Cowboy. Just because you had a (futbol/(soccer) deprived childhood and therefore are clueless about the sport,gives you no right to knock this great game.
      Since you are to old to be sent to a re education camp for an indoctrination to the worlds greatest game, you’ll have to watch Baseball (mostly boring) and American Football where they rarely use their feet, but take lots of breaks to rest.
      Ole Ole Ole!

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