Success! Doctors Solve First Known Case Of Popeye Butt
If someone thought you had an Elmer-Fudd temper or ears like Mickey Mouse, chances are you wouldn’t feel complemented. And while having a butt like Popeye’s bicep sounds even worse, it’s actually a medical first, according to some scientists who, after diagnosing the first medically-described butt-muscle rupture, gave the condition the official name of “popeye gluteus.” And the strange name isn’t just frivolous: enlisting Popeye imagery is supposed to help doctors better visualize—and presumably diagnose—the injury.
The photographs in their study didn’t adequately capture the injury’s protruding shape, and the name so supposed to tip off that the muscle actually popped up from its usual position.