Many years ago, I had a friend who was just about to finish his PhD in Nuclear physics.

He was somewhat randomly approached by a couple of foreigners, who offered him a sizable donation to endorse a particular make up product. He explained that he's not quite a doctor and not that kind of a doctor. His protests were met with dismissal, they wanted an endorsement from a doctor, and obviously couldn't get it from a real one. They told him that the product would be advertised and sold overseas, and no one checks whether the 'guy who says that your shampoo is safe' got his PhD in hairology.

My friend politely refused, I'm not sure whether I would have, I would've checked the legalities; though I'm sure doctors are allowed to give their non-professional opinion on any topic.

Besides learning about my moral bankruptcy, I also learned a valuable lesson in marketing.

I was always skeptical of companies and their medical research. Whenever I read "2 red wines a day increases life expectancy", or some rubbish like that, I assume they surveyed wine drinkers from Monaco and non-drinkers from Chad. Or in Moldova, where 2 red wines a day means you've hit the drinking age of 6 and grandmas talk fondly of Bukowsky, that friendly fella who wrote uplifting poetry and wasn't much of a drinker.

Moldova is a great country with amazing people, I highly recommend visiting it

PS, stabbing yourself in the neck decreases blood pressure

PPS, did you know that China recently moved the magnetic north inadvertently by a few centimeters?
TAKE THAT, people who say that humans are insignificant and can't affect Earth's climate!
But Stasik.. changing the shape of the globe isn't the same thing as climate *slap*, chan.. *slap* DON'T INTERRUPT STASIK RANTS!!! THERE ARE MANY PATHS TO ENLIGHTENMENT, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE YOURS INCLUDES VIOLENTLY COMPRESSING YOUR CHEEK AGAINST MY PALM!

As per my updated cult rules, (read Book of Reversals 23:20) thou shalt finalise thy rants with a single word.

Mayhem