Thursday, June 22, 2006

Clowns increase the chance of pregnancy, WTF?

I hate clowns, but it seems they might have a purpose...

Doctors are helping women become pregnant - by sending in the clowns.

Women undergoing treatment at a fertility clinic in Israel began falling pregnant after a bedside performance by professional clown Shlomi Algussi.

Dressed in a chef's hat and yellow and white vest he told jokes, did magic tricks, and played the fool in front of patients, asking them: "Did you order steak flambe or chocolate gateaux?"

The women, who had been implanted with embryos, saw their pregnancy rates shoot up from 20% to 35%. Read more.

It's almost like doctors are running out of ideas on what to study.

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