Coming Out of Left Field

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

HP = prevention?

Harry, Ron, and Hermione are often in harm's way. But according to a study by British researchers (passed on by my brother, a reliable source of laughable links), the trio from the Harry Potter books may be ensuring the safety of their young readers:

With Harry Potter, injuries dip like magic

"Given the lack of horizontal velocity, height, wheels or sharp edges associated with this particular craze ... we were interested to investigate the impact the Harry Potter books had on children's traumatic injuries during the peak of their use."

Guess none of the kids tried out for the local Quidditch team, huh?

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