Medicine: Reversed Dishwasher

Pedestrians on the broad streets of Denver one day last week edged over to the curb and stared with amazement at a large, dark man who was calmly walking backwards, carefully avoiding hydrants and baby carriages. When police seized him by the arm and turned him around, he backed away from them, cocked his head over his shoulder, continued walking in reverse.

At Denver General Hospital he said that his name was John Bellinger, that he was 35 years old, that he was a cafe dishwasher, that he had always followed his nose until...

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