Just under sixty years after the invention of that favorite dance, the Hokey Pokey, during the late 1940's, evidence has appeared that people have paid dearly for their silly, shallow, so-called dance.
"Mrs. Abigail Flyswatter of Newcastle's knees are mush. They're completely shot", according to her physician, Dr. Mu Shindathenestachali.
"She had her fun and now it's payback time", stated the specialist. "She's put her last foot out and shook it all about."
"The Hokey Pokey craze swept the nation and then went all the way around the world practically overnight", stated one well-known historian. "And the devastating results are what we are seeing today."
While medical teams of Hokey Pokey researchers are hoping for further diagnostic advances, we are left with the startling fact that over 75% of those early Hokey Pokers are now dead!
"That's more than all those killed in both world wars and the Peppermint Twist put together", stated one researcher.