Can the public focus on the medical dangers of egg-throwing at Halloween? A research study explores that very question, and we explore that study, in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
This week, Marc Abrahams discusses a published egg-in-your-eye study. Psychologist Jean Berko Gleason lends her voice, and her scientific expertise, and her opinions —with dramatic readings from a research study you may have overlooked.
For more info about what we discuss this week, go explore:
” ‘Here’s Egg in Your Eye’: A Prospective Study of Blunt Ocular Trauma Resulting from Thrown Eggs,” R.M.K. Stewart, J.M. Durnian, and M. C. Briggs, of Liverpool University Hospital, published in Emergency Medical Journal, vol. 23, 2006, pp. 756-8.
The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
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