"I can give you the cause of anaphylactic shock in a nutshell” is a joke from British stand-up comedian Gary Delaney, who used it in the BBC show Mock the Week. The joke was posted to Twitter on June 27, 2013.
Delaney placed fifth with the joke in August 2013 at the Edinburgh Festival Friinge.
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death. It typically causes more than one of the following: an itchy rash, throat or tongue swelling, shortness of breath, vomiting, lightheadedness, and low blood pressure. These symptoms typically come on over minutes to hours.
Common causes include insect bites and stings, foods, and medications.
Wikipedia: Gary Delaney
Gary Justin Delaney (born 16 April 1973, in Solihull) is an English writer and stand-up comedian.
“I can give you the leading cause of anaphylactic shock in a nutshell” Droll #mocktheweek
4:19 PM - 27 Jun 2013
“I can give you the lead cause of anaphylactic shock in a nutshell.” LOOL brillaint. #MockTheWeek
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