MEDICAL TERMS FOR MINOR MEDICAL PROBLEMS
An interesting thing that has happened from my cancer treatments with many visits to clinics and doctors is that I get to watch them at their jobs and pertinent to this, listen in on their conversations with one another. It's often filled with words I have never heard before.
This week I ran across a feature story listing some fancy medical terms that professionals use for commonplace health issues. Some examples:
Corn: That callus on your foot may be soft, in which case it’s a heloma molle. If it's hard, it's a heloma durum.
Getting the wind knocked out of you: This feels bad, but doesn’t last very long. Just a transient diaphragmatic spasm.
Sneeze: Why sneeze when you can sternutate?
There are about 18 more of these at Mental Floss.
HEATHROW CHRISTMAS ADVERT
British TV Christmas commercials are always beautifully produced. Here's a cute one this year for Heathrow Airport.
YOU CAN'T MAKE UP THIS STUFF
I've checked all over the web and this is a true story:
”A surgeon has admitted burning his initials into the livers of two transplant patients with a laser beam,” reports The Telegraph
“Consultant Simon Bramhall, 53, branded "SB" on the organs of a man and a woman undergoing transplant operations.”
I am speechless. I cannot imagine how doing this could even occur to anyone let alone follow through. You can read more here.
INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM
I had no idea this existed. As the YouTube page explains,
”At the International Spy Museum, there's something for the spy in all of us. Gain access to world's largest collection of international espionage artifacts - gadgets, weapons, bugs, cameras, vehicles, and spy-tech that defies classification.”
Here's a short introductory video:
BEAR CUB QUINTUPLETES
Darlene Costner sent some still shots via email of this adorable and huge bear family. Then I found a video with those stills so you can now see them.
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD STARTS JOSHUA'S HEART FOUNDATION
At age five, Johsua Williams started a non-profit to feed the homeless where he lived. Since then he's fed 300,000 people. Now age 16, he continues his work with a whole lot of others helping out and expanding the project. Take a look.
Find out more about Joshua's Heart Foundation here.
CATS WHO CRASHED NATIVITY SCENES
Cats do what cats want to do – it's hard to dissuade them – and they are expert at making themselves the center of attention at any cost.
There are 17 more photos of cat-crashed nativities at Bored Panda.
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