No time to die: An in-depth analysis of James Bond’s exposure to infectious agents

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“Given how inopportune a bout of diarrhoea would be in the midst of world-saving action, it is striking that Bond is seen washing his hands on only two occasions”. After an amusing analysis of James Bond movies, researchers have suggested that Agent 007’s bravery is potentially a result of toxoplasmosis – a common parasite. Other infections are not ruled out: Bond’s promiscuity is said to leave him liable to a variety of ailments, especially considering Bond’s partners are prone to dying after the deed (27.1; 95% confidence interval 16.4–40.3). Read full article here

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