For this week’s Flashback Friday, we’re revisiting a post from the old NCBI ROFL blog. Back in the day we were mostly writing for our fellow scientists, so we simply posted the abstract of the research article and let our readers make of it what they would. Although the result was was hit or miss with our lay readers (which is why we ended up writing a introductory blurb for our Seriously, Science? posts), we think this one is definitely a “hit”. But whether it should be read by most people.