Haha, what a riot. Apparently it all started 17 years ago, when professors John Jundberg and Eddie Weitzberg from Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute titled their research article ‘Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind’ (the latter half is a lyric from Bob Dylan’s 1962 song Blowin’ in the Wind).
For years, they continued adding more Bob Dylan song lyrics in their other works. After realizing two other colleagues had started doing the same with titles like ‘Blood on the tracks: a simple twist of fate’, they decided to open up the lyric-dropping game to other colleagues to see who could chalk up the most Bob Dylan lyrics into their research articles before their retirement.
Another cardiovascular research professor has since accepted the challenge with lyric-drops like ‘Tangled up in blue: Molecular cardiology in the postmolecular era’. The grand prize? A nice lunch at a restaurant in Solna. It’s alright, Ma, they’re only winning. All of them.