Being the good medical student that I sometimes like to be, I spent some of my day trauling the depths of the British Medical Journal.
You’d think that this would be dreadfully boring, and indeed on the most-part it was. And then I happened upon the most ridiculous of fantastical pieces of research. And it's even better than a single silly person within the medical profession (not to mention those who funded the project, those who published the findings etc etc.) There is infact multiple responses and a whole body of evidence surrounding this apparently contentious subject. A personal favourite within the responses is a beautifully ludicrous theory regarding the metamorphosis of socks into coat hangers within washing machines. Have a look over here!