PETER SAGAL, HOST:
Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Faith, a study from researchers at Michigan State is making a lot of headlines this week. It finds out that what can help cure people with kidney stones?
FAITH SALIE: Oh, man. I wish I knew this last year when my husband had one...
SAGAL: Well, you should've taken him to Cedar Point.
ADAM BURKE: (Laughter) Is it a swift kick in the nuts?
SALIE: ...He kept saying, you have no idea how painful this is. And I kept wanting to hold up our youngest child and say...
SALIE: ...No, you have no idea how painful that is. I need a hint.
SAGAL: It's like - it's one more reason not to stand under the Hulk ride at Universal Studios.
SALIE: Oh, roller coasters.
SAGAL: Yes. Going on...
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SAGAL: ...Roller coasters can break up your kidney stones.
SALIE: Oh, my goodness.
SAGAL: It's absolutely true. The...
SALIE: Do they come out when you vomit?
BURKE: Wait. Are you saying - does that mean that, like, Six Flags will be covered by my copay?
SAGAL: Exactly. So some doctors heard this story anecdotally - that people went on rollercoasters and, after a couple of rides, well, what do you know? Their kidney stones were no longer a problem. So they built a 3D model of a kidney, and they sent it - this kidney...
SAGAL: ...On 40 consecutive rides on Disney's Big Thunder Mountain coaster. And they proved that roller coasters can jostle kidney stones loose.
BURKE: How weird is that photo you get at the end...
BURKE: ...When you're like, yeah (screaming).
BURKE: What happened to the last guy?
BURKE: Hey, how was the Joker ride? It was pretty good. It wasn't lose-a-kidney-stone good, but...
SALIE: That's like in - when you go to the parks, and you put in the coin and roll - you know, get a souvenir.
SALIE: Like, that's your souvenir, man.
SAGAL: Yeah, it really is. Yeah. I mean, it's a shame when you're, like, waiting in line and the guy in front of you is a 3D-printed kidney who's, like, on its 10th ride of the day. And you're, like, dude.
BURKE: He's got the FastPass.
SAGAL: I know.
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GEORGE HARRISON: (Singing) All things must pass. All things must pass away.
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