What alarming, preliminary research are we supposed to use to revamp our failed parenting this week, you ask?
Your kid doesn't have a peanut allergy. No one does. They just have over-sensitive yuppie parents. That's the result of a study of his own ass conducted by noted non-scientist and LA Times Op Ed columnist Joel Stein. Sounds like someone needed a pageview boost during the January doldrums. [latimes]
In related research, a survey of 4- and 5-year-olds found that nearly 14% wanted a peanut allergy. The survey of 22 subjects was conducted at a 5-year-old's birthday party last weekend and was published, well, right here, actually. SCOOP! MUST CREDIT DADDYTYPES!
And finally, from the Journal of Headlines Overselling The Findings: "Remarkably Bright White Light Given Off When Diaper Rash Cream Concoction Is Heated To High Temperature" [sciencedaily.com]