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what i learned from tv

I’m one of those people with a very strong gag reflex. The tongue depressors that doctors use when looking down throats are almost enough to induce vomiting. If someone throws up near me, there’s a good chance that I will lose my lunch too. I have a hard time cleaning rotten food out of the refrigerator and sometimes have trouble with dirty diapers.

An episode of CSI that I saw a couple of years ago (season 3 episode 7, “Fight Night”), has helped me with this problem. It turns out that smiling suppresses the gag reflex. If you can maintain a wide grin, you won’t throw up. Very often I can be found with a Joker-like smirk on my face while dealing with an unpleasant situation.

I’m curious to know whether anyone else has learned something useful from a network prime time drama that they actually use in everyday life. MacGuyver doesn’t count!

By elyograg

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy with the proof.
-- J.K. Galbraith

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