LOL: NCBI ROFL

28 06 2009

The last few days various people on Twitter (first: DoNotGoGently) tweeted about a hilarious website: NCBI ROFL (http://ncbirofl.blogspot.com/).

At first site this looks like a contradiction in terminis: NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information – that houses Pubmed) and ROFL (slang for Rolling On the Floor, Laughing). However, NCBI ROFL is exactly what it is: Rolling on the floor laughing about real scientific papers cited in PubMed. Hence the subtitle: “Real Articles, Funny Subjects”.

NCBI ROFL is the brainchild of two Molecular and Cell Biology graduate students. But everyone is invited to send in new ROFLs.

What are the articles everybody is ROFLing about? A few examples:

And what a coincidence. One of the first ROFL’s was the following:

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Kinematic analysis of facial behaviour in patients with schizophrenia under emotional stimulation by films with “Mr. Bean”.Kinematic analysis of facial behaviour in patients with schizophrenia under emotional stimulation by films with “Mr. Bean”.

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