NCBI ROFL: Top 5 insensitive titles!

By ncbi rofl | March 18, 2010 7:00 pm

jerkcityThink scientists are always tactful?  Think again!  Here are our five favorite insensitive paper titles of all time:

1.) Ashes to ashes: thermal contact burns in children caused by recreational fires.

2.) An unusual penpal: case report and literature review of posterior urethral injuries secondary to foreign body insertion.

3.) A lucky catch: Fishhook injury of the tongue.

4.) Children and mini-magnets: an almost fatal attraction.

5.) “Here’s egg in your eye”: a prospective study of blunt ocular trauma resulting from thrown eggs.

Photo: flickr/Joe Shlabotnik

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NCBI ROFL is the brainchild of two Molecular and Cell Biology graduate students at UC Berkeley and features real research articles from the PubMed database (which is housed by the National Center for Biotechnology information, aka NCBI) that they find amusing (ROFL is a commonly-used internet acronym for "rolling on the floor, laughing"). Follow us on twitter: @ncbirofl

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