Wednesday, January 1, 2014

MAN WHO TAUGHT HIMSELF TO WHISTLE UNABLE TO STOP

DOCTORS ARE UNABLE TO EXPLAIN WHY LOCAL MAN'S FACE AND LIPS HAVE FROZEN INTO A PERMANENT WHISTLER'S PUCKER.  HE IS BEING FED THROUGH A STRAW.

BRIDGEPORT

Kareem Pushown here
whistling at the doctor's
office on Monday.
Kareem Puffa, 25, a non whistler, started teaching himself to whistle last Sunday after betting friends that he could teach himself in two days and then whistle Tchaikovsky's Scherzo with his eyes open, while at a New Year's eve party.
Puffa locked himself in a closet and began teaching himself the fundamentals of whistling.  By Sunday night however, it became apparent that his face had become paralyzed at the exact moment he began to whistle.  When he was unable to relax his lips and face, he panicked and ran for the room his wife was watching TV in.  She thought he wanted to play kiss tag and ran from him, keeping him at bay.
Finally after catching up to his wife down the street, he was able to convey his facial problem to her.  At first she didn't believe him, but after she realized he couldn't talk and could only whistle, she followed him back to their home.  She told CHANNEL 1 NEWS that as a test, she asked him to whistle requested songs, which he did until long after midnight.  By then his jaws were sore and his lips were cracked and dry. Monday morning they walked into Bridgeport General seeking relief after Puffa had whistled non stop all night, Billboards top 100 songs.  Try as he may, he was unable to stop whistling.
Doctors have put Puffa in an induced coma until a remedy can be found for what ails him.  "If all else fails" his wife said, "he can learn to tap dance."
CHANNEL 1 NEWS promises not to miss a beat of this story in the coming days and weeks.



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