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_VT_
Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx
Member Since: 15th Jul 2003
Total posts: 1173
Posted:Can you guess which of the following are true or false?



1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the

morning.



2. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.



3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 years.



4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.



5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!



6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.



7. Forty people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.



8. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.



9. The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.



10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.



11. The average housefly lives for one month.



12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.



13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.



14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.



15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than any other time of day.



16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.



17. The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water.



18. The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the rabbit and the parrot.



19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie."



20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.



21. Most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint

and a little thinner is used in place of the milk.



22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane, just in case there is a crash.



23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.



24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.



25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.



26. If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.



ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE TRUE!

(Now go back and think about No. 16!)


Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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Gnor
Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:Boy am I uninformed.......

Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Faberg
veteran
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Member Since: 26th Aug 2003
Total posts: 1459
Posted:Written by: ( . ) VT ( . ) wink

12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.





ubblol ubblol ubblol

care to elaborate ???


My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile

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GottaLoveIt
GottaLoveIt

Sponge
Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:9. The average person over 50 will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.

what a waste

24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are used in vein transplant surgery.

would you like some umbilical cord with your fries sir?


Monkeys monkeys and bananas

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Tao Star
Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
Total posts: 1662
Posted:what?!?! how can they steal people's umbilical cords?

i heard somewhere that women often aren't allowed to keep their placenta after they give birth. it all leads me to think much more seriously about having babise at home. not that i'm pregnant, but that's just criminal - surely the money should go to the parents anyway - after all, they did make it themselves!


I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.

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GottaLoveIt
GottaLoveIt

Sponge
Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:doesn't the umbilical cord and placenta just shrivel up anyway?
They must put it in the other person pretty quickly i guess
Parents? NO!!!! the woman should get all the money... she went through all the effort to create it she deserves the placenta - the man just did his bit... I'm not sure if I had a baby that I'd want to keep the placenta... what do you do with it? hang it on your wall?
Neighbour: "I love this decoration, where did you find it?"

ubblol ubblol


Monkeys monkeys and bananas

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Tao Star
Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
Total posts: 1662
Posted:no you eat it - it's really good for you, if a little disgusting.
not sure about the umbilical cord though - maybe you could sell it back to the hospital for vein trnsplant surgery...


I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Tao, the umbilical cords are taken for a few reasons.

1) Cord blood can be used for routine genetic tests which are required by law to be performed on all newborns.

2) Anatomical/pathological examination of the umbilical cord can detect certain diseases that need to be diagnosed at birth

3) The cord and placenta are considered pathologic specimens, just like surgical specimens.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Oh, and all body functions do not stop when you sneeze. You stop breathing (obviously) and your heart will take an extended pause between beats because of a reflex response to the increase in pressure inside the thorax. However, the intestines keep working, all the blood vessels continue to regulate blood pressure, the brain keeps running, etc.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Dspeed
member
Location: Plymouth
Member Since: 11th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2
Posted:Is it true that if u could sneeze wiv ur eyes open theyed pop out?

Burn Baby Burn, Catch me if you can!

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Gidg
Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 8506
Posted:Remind not to sneeze with my eye open.

hug hug wave wave


Growing old is mandatory; growing up is NOT.
Proud member of the HoP DPS.
Sanity is a highly overrated state of mind.
I'm normal ... it's everyone else that's crazy.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Dspeed, I don't think it's true because some patients have neurological defects where they can't close their eyes very tightly, and yet nobody has ever reported a patient coming into the ER with an eye hanging out after sneezing.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Rixatrix
Rixatrix

paranoid of gov't conspiracies
Location: USA
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2003
Total posts: 217
Posted:how does someone not have a belly button?

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:This is so off topic, but I thought I'd share:

an old custom/superstition with the bit of the umbilical cord left on the baby (Ligntning you'll know the technical term):

when it shrivels up and drops off, the custom suggests if you put the cord in a book - the baby will be interested in books... if you put it with art - the baby wil grow up interested in art...

an old form of sympathetic magic...


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Lyra
spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it
Member Since: 24th Feb 2004
Total posts: 314
Posted:Alfred Hitchcock had his belly - button surgically removed, cats eat their placenta's after they give birth, ....................ya, ya in bavaria where trees are made of wood

if you think that our kiss was all in the lips, come on you got it all wrong man, and if you think that our dance was all in the hips then, oh well, do the twist -The White Stripes

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Tao Star
Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
Total posts: 1662
Posted:lightning - i understand that the hospitals need all that stuff - but personally if i have a baby i want to eat my placenta - and everyone i know who's had a baby in hospital has been told they weren't allowed to keep it - surely if they just need to do some tests you could still have most of it?



what do you mean by 'specimin' - you mean they keep them as a record or what? i don't get you.



also, while we're on the subject, why is it that in hospital you give birth lying on your back, when the est way is supposed to be sitting up or squatting? is it, like, a dignity thing or is there a reason why it's better to be in bed?


I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:The reason that it's kept as a specimen is because it can be used to screen for signs of developmental problems that first show up in the placenta. I guess you could request to keep it, but...having seen a few placentas in my life, I find the idea pretty gross.

People always ask me what the grossest thing I've ever seen is. I've seen operations, accidental amputations, car crashes, horrible burns, nasty infected wounds, etc. But the grossest thing ever is childbirth. People get outraged at me when I say that, but it's the truth. You have never seen quite that much slime come gushing out of a human body all at once. It's wonderful, don't get me wrong, but it's really gross. I guess the placenta is rich in iron, though.

As for the position used for childbirth, we use a lot of positions, these days. It really doesn't matter what position you're in. So whatever is most comfortable for mom is what we do unless there's a specific reason for a certain position. However, at the moment of delivery, it's nice for mom to be on her back (dorsal lithotomy) because it makes it much easier and safer to catch the baby. Newborns are slimy, remember? It's not that hard to drop one, which is generally considered poor form. wink


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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