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Bad Science in Viz

For those of you outside the UK, Viz, is a publication in the style of a children’s comic but very much aimed at the adult population. I use the word adult very loosely here as Viz’s style of humor tends to involve bodily functions. Buried amongst the puerile are occasional gems of satire such as the one Bad Science spotted sending up the Druham Fish Oil trials

Parents in Nottingham are demanding that their children be given free Snake Oil in order to improve their examination results.
Snaik Oil, though not scientifically accepted as a ‘brain suplement’ or ‘food’, has long been associated with increased brain function in pub conversations and newspaper columns, a fact which parents are keen to see reflected in school spending.