Boston, Massachusetts. Scientists from Harvard University have uncovered a new physical malaise affecting all correspondents to popular web site TheSpoof.com.
The condition manifests itself as a facial tick and also includes spasmodic tremors of the limbs, uncontrollable dribbling from the mouth and occasional lapses of memory.
It is believed that extended time sitting at the keyboard typing up stories contributes to the condition's arise and it is not pre existing (though some could plead guilty to that). Some sufferers also display poor coordination skills and a over tendency to watch BBC2.
Medical specialists believe the best cure for the condition is strapping on a Ipod and listening to extended versions of Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out of My Head". Failing this, a distressed Spoof contributor could just phone the Samaritans.