Scientific interlude

My best friend, as is her wont, called me from the car on her way home from work. She complained about the steamy weather; I told her about the new Swedish study saying that people like me with severe allergies were 30% less likely to get brain tumors.

“You know why, don’t you?” she said. “Because you’re blowing your brains out through your nose all the time and it doesn’t get a chance to back up.”

“Hmm. You know, I never thought of it that way,” I said.

“See? You didn’t know how scientific I am,” she said. “Sometimes I just crack myself up.”