Saturday, August 04, 2007

Quack alert!

A study by doctors in Hong Kong has concluded that epilepsy can be induced by the Chinese tile game of mahjong.

The findings, published in the Hong Kong Medical Journal, were based on 23 cases of people who had suffered mahjong-induced seizures.

The report's four authors, from Hong Kong's Queen Mary Hospital, said the best prevention - and cure - was to avoid playing mahjong.

The study led the doctors to define mahjong epilepsy as a unique syndrome.


Remind me to never get a medical diagnosis from a Hong Kong doctor.
God only knows what you could get from solitaire or dominoes...

5 comments:

Hammer said...

I knew a person who got it from video games but majong?....

Mr. Fixit said...

I think solitaire will give you hairy palms.

Oh, is that the other one?

Mr Fixit

skywriter said...

Mr. Fixit -

Isn't that condition called Dicktheria?

GUYK said...

DAMN! Now I have been known to pitch a fit when I caught some sumbitch dealing off the bottom of the deck in a poker game..but I wouldn't go so far as to call it an epileptic type fit..some might say it was a shit fit and the fit did hit the shan

Sweetpea said...

hi, first time visit.

it has been a known myth (or fact?) that mahjong increases the brain stimulation, hence reducing the chance of gettting alzheimer's or parkinson disease.

but epilepsy? maybe that person was waiting for the flush, the eastern way, and got a fit :P