John Hopkins University - Doctors here are basking in success today after breaking ground in the development of a radical new procedure for curing incurable non-stop laughter (INL).
Gladys Pip, a twenty-six year old New Jersey mother of two, was identified as the first patient to undergo the radical treatment after breaking into hysterical laughter leading to convulsions due to browsing the Internet site The.Spoof.com.
Dr. Benjamin Upshaw admits the team of twelve surgeons did not really have a game plan for reigning in Mrs. Pip's laughter until she was under anesthesia. "We don't get too many cases of unbridled laughter here. We spent the first couple of hours reading MAD magazines as research."
Dr. Nipper Young came up with the idea when he Googled "Hysterical" and "Hysterectomy" came up.
"After that it was just a routine procedure for us."
Mrs. Pip seems to have made a total recovery.
"She has not laughed once since we told her of the procedure