Friday, December 01, 2006

Praying-induced oromandibular dystonia

Or praying disease, not to be confused with prion disease. One turkish man was reported to be afflicted with involuntary movements of the jaw while he recited islamic paryers. No kidding check the videos. Repetitive movements can sometimes lead to dystonia, in assembly line workers for example. It is related to the fairly common twitchy eye syndrome known as blepharospasm. I wonder if grad student ever get pipetting diseases. The fact that Marc Abrahams wrote a piece about this in the Guardian makes me suspect this could be a potential IgNobel...


1 comments:

Dawkins said...

Told you religion was the source of all diseases...