Wii's Marble Mania makes you a better surgeon

Regular Joes can use the Nintendo Wii to lose a couple of pounds, yes, but now it looks like doctors can also benefit from a couple of rounds of Marble Mania. A study found that surgeons who played games, specifically the aforementioned Marble Mania, scored as much as 50 percent higher on some little surgery simulator thing. The game is like the Monkey Ball series where you steer a ball around a track.

Slow news days = weird, obscure stories, like the dog translator thing from yesterday.

‘Wii warm-up’ good for surgeons [BBC News]