Disney World's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Is Now Curing Kidney Stones
It's one of the stranger anecdotes from a Disney World vacation that we've ever heard. But, when a doctor heard the same story from several of his patients, he had to try and explain it. The patients had told him that after riding the famous roller coaster Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, they were able to pass kidney stones immediately after. One patient even claimed to pass three kidney stones after riding the coaster three times in a row, passing one after each ride.
To support these stories, doctors built a clear silicone anatomical model of a kidney, and headed down to Orlando. They then placed stones inside of the model, put it in a backpack, and headed to Disney World's Magic Kingdom to ride the magical coaster. Their findings, as reported in The Journal of American Osteopathic Association, lended support to their patients' experiences.
For more information, check out the LA Times article on the subject here.