The nurse brought a lunch tray to Norman Cousins who was in a hospital “laughing his way to wellness.” She retured soon with a cup for a urine specimen, saying that when convenient he should put a specimen in the cup, that she’d pick it up when she came back to pick up the tray.

Mr. Cousins, seeing a glass of apple juice on the tray, put two and two together. He poured the juice in the specimen cup.

The nurse came back, picked up the specimen, held it up to the light and said, “Mr. Cousins, this looks a little off, the color doesn’t seem quite right, are you feeling okay?”

Mr. Cousins reached out his hand for it, looked at it, and said, “Okay, I’ll run it through again.” Then he drank it.

The nurse fainted.