Title text: Volunteers needed for a study on transmission of urushiol from digital contact with thin strips of fibrous cellulose pulp.
This comic is about the ubiquitous study fliers that are placed around cities and especially college campuses.
This one obviously takes it to the absurd because it is a thinly-veiled attempt to get volunteers to volunteer so that their kidneys can be "harvested" or stolen. The title text means that urushiol which is an oily toxic irritant principle present in poison ivy and some related plants is present on the strips of papers and the person who put up the flier is trying to see how it is transmitted.
- [A posted flier with tear-off strips at the bottom reads: "Volunteers Needed for a scientific study investigating whether people can distinguish between scientific studies and kidney-harvesting scams. (Healthy Type-O Adults Only) TAKE ONE" Five of the strips are torn off.]
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