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BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3382 (Published 13 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3382

Strange things in the night

Strange things in the night

Following a rather sedate evening with my doting parents, I returned home to my Bristol flat and fell into a deep and peaceful sleep. Several hours later I awoke and blindly grasped about for my phone. On reaching out, my hand brushed against something that fleetingly luminesced like a swarm of blue-green fireflies on repeated contact.

On further inspection I discovered that it was in fact an unopened copy of the 15 July edition of the BMJ. This was no hypnagogic hallucination, for I've managed to repeat the phenomenon on several occasions in total darkness (albeit with less spectacular results) by vigorously rubbing the plastic envelope against the front cover. I assume this 'natural wonder' is some kind of static discharge. Either way, it's the most fun I've ever had with a BMJ and would like to recommend it to your readers.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Guy Stewart
Core Trainee in Psychiatry, Bristol

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 July 2017
Guy D Stewart
CT2 Psychiatry
Backberry Hill Hospital, Bristol