Watching surgeries makes you smarter. My logic behind that is simple; doctors are pretty smart, and most of them spend a lot of time watching surgeries. Making all those assumptions only goes to show you how smart I am not. A couple of episodes of Grey’s Anatomy are all I need to realize that perusing a career as a brain surgeon is not for me. I did, however, check the box on the back of my driver’s license declaring I’d like to donate my brain to medical research once I’m done with it. By then, I doubt it’ll be of use to anyone for anything besides a pretty rawesome paperweight in someone’s cubicle. At least this way my brain can entertain people long after I’m gone, or until it gets lost under a stack of papers.
Unless you live under a rock (or in a Quarry), you probably know by now that Thiago Alves was forced to drop out of his fight with John Fitch at UFC 111 because he failed his CAT scan in his pre-fight medical evaluation. Most fans were pretty bummed out by this whole situation, but if it weren’t for the pre-fight medical requirements in New Jersey, Thiago Alves might not have caught this irregularity soon enough and the consequences could have been considerably worse. There you go folks, MMA saves lives and Thiago is thankful to the UFC for looking out for him. Check out this ballerish shout-out from his hospital bed warning the rest of the welterweight division that he’s going to come back stronger than ever.