By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer   |   December 12, 2013 06:30pm ET

Pierce Brosnan as James Bond drinking a martini in Die Another Day
James Bond preferred his vodka martini shaken, not stirred. (Here a still of Still of Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day.)
Credit: Photo by Keith Hamshere – © 2002 DANJAQ, LLC AND UNITED ARTISTS CORPORATION.

James Bond’s famous catchphrase “shaken, not stirred” may have stemmed from his inability to stir his drinks due to an alcohol-induced tremor affecting his hands, researchers reveal in a new, tongue-in-cheek medical report.

Such a tremor would be likely in a spy who drank more than four times the recommended limit of alcohol throughout his missions, they said, writing in a special Christmas issue of the BMJ — a lighthearted edition of the medical journal that includes real

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