Best of PubMed #10

Boy, would I like to know the story behind these…

The giant eyes of giant squid are indeed unexpectedly large, but not if used for spotting sperm whales.
Nilsson DE, Warrant EJ, Johnsen S, Hanlon RT, Shashar N.
BMC Evol Biol. 2013 Sep 8;13(1):187.

[An amorous cyclops eye. Slovenia, St. Valentine’s day 2006].
Noguera Paláu JJ.
Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2012 Feb;87(2):60. doi: 10.1016/j.oftal.2011.12.004. Epub 2012 Feb 3. Spanish.
PMID: 22341363

Celebrate Valentine’s Day and National Condom Week.
[No authors listed]
AIDS Alert. 1995 Jan;10(1):9-10.
PMID: 11362175

Halloween hazards: ocular injury from flying eggs.
Fiore PM, Wagner RS.
N Engl J Med. 1988 Oct 27;319(17):1159.
PMID: 3173453

Anna suggested I read psalm 43 and said her fiancé was coming any day to collect her for the wedding.
Castillo H.
Ment Health Today. 2003 Jun:16.
PMID: 14635445

Spouses with identical residential addresses before marriage: an indicator of pre-marital cohabitation.
Haskey J.
Popul Trends. 1997 Autumn;(89):13-23.
PMID: 9368944

Memory distortion in people reporting abduction by aliens.
Clancy SA, McNally RJ, Schacter DL, Lenzenweger MF, Pitman RK.
J Abnorm Psychol. 2002 Aug;111(3):455-61.
PMID: 12150421

Ping-Pong-Ball Indentation of the Skull Without Fracture.
Luckett WH.
Ann Surg. 1910 Apr;51(4):518-9.
PMID: 17862512

Post-it pitfalls.
Livsey T.
Nurs Stand. 2008 Dec 10-16;23(14):26-7.
PMID: 19113018

Investigation of the best suture pattern to close a stuffed Christmas turkey.
Verwilghen D, Busoni V, van Galen G, Wilke M.
Vet Rec. 2011 Dec 24-31;169(26):685-6.
PMID: 22193586

Mind over cupcake.
Bongaard BS.
Explore (NY). 2008 Jul-Aug;4(4):267-72.
PMID: 18602621

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