Email to K, 3:26 p.m.
August 5, 2008

S: Kay Underwood, a 20-year-old girl from England, becomes temporarily paralyzed every time she has a fit of giggles. She suffers from cataplexy, a muscle weakness triggered by extreme emotions, which results in her collapsing when she laughs, although she can still retain her hearing during all instances of paralysis. (Another person with a similar condition collapses when he experiences “extreme smugness.”)

K: I would like to see that.