Broward County Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua Perper has had the world's attention focused on him lately with regard to the mystery of Anna Nicole Smith's death.
But there's something else about the doctor that mystifies at least a few people — what's with the shape of his head?
The question about Perper's "lump" has been posed on Yahoo Answers, and it turns out that a previous interview with a Florida newspaper holds all the answers.
It seems that in all the interviews he's done, no one had asked him about his odd noggin, including his own staff — but a brave journalist with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel "went there" with the doctor, and got an amusing response from a man who rarely lets his sense of humor be seen in public:
"I am definitely not a member of the television's Coneheads," Perper reportedly said with a chuckle. "I always used to say I have extra brains that I could not accommodate in my head."
It turns out that Perper was dropped accidentally on his head by his aunt when he was a young boy, and a blood clot thickened part of his skull.
Perhaps that old schoolyard insult about being dropped on your head as a baby needs to be re-examined?
If the well-regarded Perper is any indication, it may not be such an insult after all.