This exciting scientific discovery caught my eye today:

A 44-year-old woman who doesn’t experience fear has led to the discovery of where that fright factor lives in the human brain.

Researchers put out their best foot to try to scare the patient, who they refer to as “SM” in their write-up in the most recent issue of the journal Current Biology. Haunted houses, where monsters tried to evoke an avoidance reaction, instead evoked curiosity; spiders and snakes didn’t do the trick; and a battery of scary film clips entertained SM.

Have they told her that John Boehner will soon be Speaker of the House, second in line for the Presidency?

Teddy Partridge

Teddy Partridge

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