Is Facebook your go to for advice?

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. About a week ago as an experiment I put this out on Facebook:

screenshot from facebook

It wasn’t long before there were 50 responses with advice.  None of it from people who have ever performed an appendectomy but a few had their appendix removed. People ask for all sorts of advice on social media and there are plenty of people who like to give advice even though they are not familiar with the subject matter.

I also learned that scalpels, scrubs, and hospital gowns can all be ordered online and that there are videos that show appendectomies being performed. A person could probably make a DIY appendix removal kit. What could possibly go wrong with a home appendectomy?

The post was a lot of fun and we all had a good laugh.

Maybe our Facebook friends only think they are the source of all knowledge and information and sometimes it is best to consult an expert outside of social media.

Enjoy the first weekend of spring with the spring-like weather.

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