Double ‘ooooooh’ seven – rare condition leaves stroke patient orgasmic after 007 music
A man believed to be only the second man to ever from synesthesia which leaves him a little shaken and stirred after listening to the James Bond theme music.
The unnamed 45 year-old man has developed the condition after suffering a stroke which causes the brain to confuse senses.
Synesthesia is a condition in which one sense is simultaneously perceived as another - a person tastes sounds or feels colours, which leaves the man understandably a little confused.
He tastes colours, for example he is disgusted by sky blue shades, but loves eating raspberries because they taste of a different shade of blue, while music and in particular high-pitched brass instruments, make him feel like he could “ride the music”. His words, not ours.
The James Bond theme in particular seems to have quite the effect.
“It can be to Mozart, it can be to the James Bond theme, it can be to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. It just has to be the right song, but when I get that, I can ride it, and it’s absolutely wonderful,” he told The National Post.
The Toronto native has said he is learning to deal with the side effects and we wish him all the best given his circumstances. We also wish any cinema goers that are at the same showing of the next Bond flick when it is released the very best too.