Sunday Humor: British Medical Journal’s Annual Christmas Issue


The British Medical Journal‘s annual Christmas issue includes a paper examining the relative idiocy of the genders based on twenty years of the Darwin Awards, and “An exploration of the basis for patient complaints about the oldness of magazines in practice waiting rooms.”

There is also a research paper examining the exaggeration of scientific study findings in the news media, which concludes that, “Improving the accuracy of academic press releases could represent a key opportunity for reducing misleading health related news.” Note that the joke studies and the real ones are mixed in together, so it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish them.

The BMJ Christmas 2014 (British Medical Journal, December 2014)

Articles published between 08 Dec 2014 and 14 Dec 2014 (British Medical Journal, December 8-14, 2014)