Sometimes blog fodder just falls from the sky.
LONDON, England (CNN) -- A medical ailment that has worried male members of string sections across the music world for over 30 years has been exposed as a hoax.
This ailment has been known about for 30 years? I'd never even heard of it. And male cellists of my acquaintence never mentioned - er, problems, so I had no way of knowing there might be something abrasive about playing cello.
Male cellists of the world can breathe easy again.
A senior British lawmaker confessed to making up the condition known as "cello scrotum" -- which relates to chafing from the instrument -- after reading about another musically-related ailment called "guitarist's nipple" in the British Medical Journal in 1974.
Oh, okay, it's a hoax. What cracks me up is a medical study that went unchallenged for 30 years. I mean, doctor bad! very bad! But part of me is snickering.