Category Archive: Illness

May 23 2014

Squee: Cutest Goat in a Wheel Chair You’ll see Today

This is Frosty the Snowgoat. He lives on a farm in Australia. When Frosty was even younger than he is now he was afflicted with Joint Navel Ill. A disease that left poor Frosty without the use of his hind legs. Luckily for him the Edgar’s Mission non profit was around to nurse him back …

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Jan 21 2014

Worth 10 Million Words: History of Medicine in Pictures

Wellcome Images just made a group of 100,000 medical images available for public viewing. It’s got all sorts of stuff from all periods of medicine. Images like the insanity you see above. The hairy monster in the middle represents a patient wracked by fever. To the left, a blue beast representing feverish, shivering ague ensnares …

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Sep 24 2013

Just What I Need: One Handed First Aid Kit

When is the last time you cut yourself and then bled to death as you tried to give yourself the first aid needed to stop the bleeding? I’m gonna guess never. But I’m sure you have injured yourself after some fashion at one point or another and needed to give yourself some first aid. Isn’t …

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Aug 15 2013

Support Group for Alien Abductees

Have you been in contact with an alien? At some point in your life, has an extra-terrestrial telepathically communicated with you about its life on another planet, or better yet, its life on our planet? Have you ever made love to an alien, or become the parent of one? If so, there is a support …

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Jul 26 2013

How to Become Invisible, to Mosquitoes

If you’re anything like me I’m sorry you probably spend every summer getting eaten by mosquitoes. That’s what I get for going outside, or not having screens on my windows, or not living in the tundra. Fortunately for me all I have to worry about when getting bitten by a mosquito is the rare possibility …

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Jul 17 2013

Pump Up My Spine, Do It Now

If you’re like me then you’re a sexy young super hero, who appreciates fine dining, a walk in the rain, a nice nap, and a healthy dose of satire. Basically you’re perfect, congratulations. ¬†However if you’re like a person with back pain you’ll appreciate the strides medical science is making towards solving the problem. In …

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Jun 24 2013

Uncanny Train Nest: Vienna’s Plan to Kill Public Transport

This is a plan to redesign Vienna’s Westbahnhof station. Why redesign it? Because we can’t have nice things. The idea it to make the station relate more to nature. Apparently the designer Feiyu Qi grew up in Mordor where the word nature means something different than it does here. The original article about the design …

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May 27 2013

Moustache of Fury

During a hospital stay after a fall in his home and several subsequent infections Ken Perkins, 86, had his moustache shaved off. A moustache that he has worn for 70 years. A moustache that he started growing when we was 16. A moustache that he wore through through his service with the British Army where …

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Apr 30 2013

A good excuse for a day off.

Remember the last time you called into work sick to tell them you weren’t coming in? Remember the looks you got the next day when you came in wearing a shirt from the new ski resort and sunburned on the bottom of you nose? It’s not because your coworkers are afraid of catching the made …

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