September 23, 2009

The World Wonders - OUCH! Division

Why is it that whacking your kneecap on the edge of your desk can produce such a sensation of nausea?

Any docs out there care to explain? It won't make me feel any better, but at least it would put teh sick on an academic footing.

Posted by Robert at September 23, 2009 09:36 AM | TrackBack

The effect is caused by a sudden shock to the tibial nerve that lays beneath the kneecap. The tibial nerve pretty much runs straight into the spine and areas of the brain associated with an autonomic vomit reflex.

Okay... I just made that up... I wish I knew.

Posted by: The Maximum Leader at September 23, 2009 03:39 PM