The Vine: May 15, 2013
Many years ago — at least 10 years I think — I watched a news report about a man that would pass out or faint whenever he felt smug. Basically if a strong feeling of being superior came over him he would just black out…and wake up to a very pissed off friend/wife who knew EXACTLY what he was feeling before he fell over.
I've shared this story with many people over the years but when I tried to look it up online I couldn't find the article anymore and now my boyfriend thinks I made it all up. Does anyone else recall this story? Can anyone point me to the proof that this exists? I'm starting to wonder if maybe this was all just a fever dream. I think this man was British and that I might have been watching the BBC when I heard about his condition. I also remember that he spoke about how his condition took a toll on his marriage because if his wife said something that he felt was incorrect or dumb, he would pass out and his wife would know her husband was just thinking he was much better than her.
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