I would love to see the literature on Wiley Coyote

"Traumatic brain injuries in illustrated literature: experience from a series of over 700 head injuries in the Asterix comic books" — Title of a peer-reviewed research paper published in the journal Acta Neurochirurgica, June 2011


  1. I seem to recall a study on head injuries in Tintin being done a while (i.e. at least a decade, if not more) back.

    (The conclusion being that by now Tintin had probably suffered severe permanent brain injuries.)

  2. Our tax dollars – pointy-headed academics – ivory tower – “science” – waste of resources, couldn’t they be curing cancer – peer-review, shmeer-review…

    There. Now that’s out of the way for this thread.

  3. The study makes a good point about the importance of using a helmet neck strap.

    “A helmet had been worn by 70.5% of victims but had been lost in the vast majority of cases (87.7%).”

  4. I assume a large portion of the paper will be devoted to cases of the sky falling on someones head.

    1. Ah ha! Danke, my good man! I thought it was older; that’s probably why I couldn’t find it.

  5. I wonder how much brain damage those ’70s T.V. cops and detectives must’ve suffered. It seemed like they were ALWAYS getting clubbed by the butt of a snub-nosed 38.

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