Title text: Also, it's not like anyone actually calls up the Nobel committee to double-check things.
Some pregnancies are different than others, but a universal truth except in cases of Cesarean section is that a baby will always exit a person's body through the vagina. Cueball is wearing a white lab coat and holding a clipboard, looking like a doctor, telling Megan that until the second trimester, the baby may decide instead to exit through any opening, including the mouth, anus, nose, navel, etc. This does not normally happen in real life. The caption reveals the truth, that Cueball simply bought the lab coat, he is not a doctor, and is either pranking Megan, or is impersonating a physician for some other reason.
The expectation that a person in a white coat is a medical expert, or at least a scientist, can be seen in the studies of the placebo effect: people who receive a "sugar pill" from a person who has the authority implied by wearing a lab coat will experience a greater placebo effect than those who receive identical pills from a person in ordinary clothes. This leads to more doctors wearing a white coat while working, and due to that a reinforcement of the expectation of white coats belonging to doctors. In some medical schools students receive a white coat as part of their graduation and qualification ceremony.
The title text implies also that in addition to faking being a doctor, he has also faked being a Nobel laureate, on the logic that people will not choose to verify this claim.
- [Cueball is wearing a lab coat, and talking to Megan, who is sitting on a desk. He also has a clipboard.]
- Cueball: Well, until the second trimester, the baby hasn't decided which opening it will exit through.
- Megan: What?
- Cueball: We'll hope for one of the lower ones, so it won't be fighting gravity.
- [Caption below the panel:]
- Did you know you can just BUY lab coats?
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