Saturday, August 30, 2008

Assorted Images

First Person to Undergo Plastic Surgery

Girl with snail's on her face
World Record snail balancing video
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11-Month-old that’s a 8-year-old

11-Month-Old Baby's Weight Skyrocketed to the weight of an eight-year-old
South American doctors are trying to find out the reason behind the hefty weight of an 11-month-old baby.
The baby weighs nearly 62 pounds, which is the average weight of an 8-year-old in Colombia, where he was born.
The baby's mother, Milena Orosco de Agudelo, said he began to balloon when he was just 2 months old.
"He had some test done and the results show that he has a thyroid malfunction," said Orosco.
But the doctors are still uncertain.
"The baby will have tests done to see if he's obese or we're dealing with hypothyroidism," said doctor David Dias of the Barranquilla Pediatric Hospital in Colombia.
Hypothyroidism is most commonly a result of an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, in which the body's own immune cells attack and destroy the thyroid gland. Symptoms include fatigue and weight gain.
The normal weight for a boy his age is between 13 and 16 pounds.

Anyone up for the Challenge

Robert Muraine is amazing

Helicopter news pilot describes actions of a Idiot Driver.

No To Scary Spiders

Giant spiders have been banned from the roadside because of fears they could scare drivers into crashing.
The Highways Agency is forcing Arundel Gallery Trail to remove the sculptures from the A27 roundabout only ten days after they were installed because of concerns they could cause an accident.
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Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Man with stolen debit card in pocket: 'Not my pants'
When Collier County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 19-year-old man on trespassing charges at Wal-Mart on Monday, and then found a stolen debit card in his pants pocket, the teen had a perfectly good excuse. "They weren’t his pants."
The teen, Richard W. Obdyke, 637 101st Ave., North Naples, told deputies he found the pants in his van, and did not know who they belonged to, reports said. When asked who may have left the pants in his van, Obdyke couldn’t think of anyone.
So, as credible as his excuse was, deputies chose to check it out.
Deputies located the owner of the debit card, Deborah Cahill, who said someone had charged $32.80 at McDonalds, $42.02 at a Shell gas station, and $85 at a 7-Eleven to her account. She said she didn’t know where her debit card was, and thought she may have left it at Marsala Pizza over the weekend, reports said.
Surprise, surprise, deputies determined that Obdyke was an employee of Marsala Pizza.
A man says no to sex from sex addicted girlfriend
A nympho who constantly pestered her boyfriend for sex pushed him too far one night and suffered a whack on the cheek, a court was told.
William Hurst was tucked up in bed and begged his girlfriend to leave him alone because he was tired.
In a moment of frustration he snapped and caught her cheek with the back of his hand as he tried to push her away.
His partner persistently wakes him during the night requiring sex
"This has been happening almost every night for the last two years.
"He says her insatiable appetite of sex has caused a lot of problems between them."
Number One Plus also cures acne
A condom lubricant designed for sex workers and gay men has become a popular acne cure among female Cambodians, women in the capital have said.
Number One Plus, a water-based lubricant produced by health organization Population Services International (PSI), is an excellent cure for acne, 29-year-old vendor Tep Kemyoeurn told news agencies.
"After I used it for three days, all of my acne dried up and went away," she said. "Many people believe in it," she added.
Khen Vanny, 29, from Phnom Penh, said women of all ages have taken to using the lubricant to get rid of spots.
"It is very effective. Some people don't believe in it but people who do really get a good result."
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Flies are one jump ahead of the swatter
Astonishingly quick thinking accounts for the ability of flies to avoid being swatted, scientists have discovered. High-speed imaging has revealed an ability to execute an emergency takeoff in a split second.
Within 200 milliseconds of spotting the looming swatter, the fly calculates the location of the threat and positions its legs for a jump in the safest direction.
Cell Phone Alarm Blamed for Teen's Fatal Heart Attack
A cell phone alarm is being blamed for triggering a sudden heart attack that led to the death of a teenager in Britain.
Kaisa Ber, 17, collapsed at home two weeks after her teachers took her to the hospital with heart palpitations and irregular breathing.
It was later discovered the teenager had Long QT syndrome. LQTS is a condition that causes sudden, uncontrollable and dangerous heart rhythms in response to stress and exercise, according to the National Institutes of Health. Irregular rhythms may also be triggered by surprise or extreme emotions. In Kaisa's case, doctors believe a cell phone alarm ultimately caused her heart attack.