Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Itchy Wii Noses

Disease: Nintendi-sinus

Symptoms: Itchy nose or other facial feature

Cause: Playing an engrossing video game that does not offer sufficient time for making simple fidgeting movements, such scratching your nose, rubbing your eyes, or playing with your beard

Treatment: When there is a gap of greater than 2 seconds, take the opportunity to quickly relieve the point of stress. Or ask a close friend or family member to gently massage the area, without obstructing your eye sight and hand movements. If personal hygiene is an issue, the assistant may use a tissue or napkin to avoid touching your skin directly.

Figure 1. Competing gamers simultaneously relieve their itchy noses during a brief respite.

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