Prior to surgery, the patients were given a thorough pre-operative workup. With the exception of a strikingly high glucose level, all medical parameters were within acceptable limits.
High glucose, a common indicator of diabetes, was excluded as a risk factor due to the absence of polydipsia, polyurea, retinopathic or neuropathic changes, with a normal urine analysis. No other medical contraindications to surgery were discovered. It should be noted that patients refused a urine drug screen.
I guess flying is overrated.
The wonderful Boobquake experiment officially started today, and it looks like it has already garnered one result. Earlier this morning, a major earthquake shook Taiwan and the Philippines, as thousands of woman around the world bared their cleavage to test one Islamic cleric’s theory that scantily clad women cause earthquakes. Coincidence? Or proof of the supernatural power of cleavage?
Fortunately, no damage or casualties have yet been reported in the 6.9 magnitude quake that struck off the southeast coast of Taiwan, but the news might have some Boobquakers reaching for a shawl. One of the event’s supporters on Facebook wrote, “I’m starting to think I should go cover up.”
Boobquake was created by American blogger Jen McCreight to satirize the claim made by Islamic cleric and, apparently, amateur scientist Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi that immodest female clothing is to blame for earthquakes.
A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers.
The retailer, British firm GameStation, added the “immortal soul clause” to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul.
“By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamesation.co.uk or one of its duly authorised minions.”
Peter Aspinall, 64, had been asked to prune a sycamore tree in the grounds of a hotel, but instead of leaning his ladder against the trunk he placed it against the branch he was hacking down.
When the branch fell it took Mr Aspinall with it, 14ft to the ground below. He broke his heel, damaged his ligaments and had to spend ten days in hospital recovering from surgery on his injuries.
Now Mr Aspinall, who had worked at the Egerton House Hotel near Bolton, Lancashire, for just two weeks, is suing them for compensation.
He took the action after health and safety inspectors concluded the hotel failed to carry out a risk assessment on the dangers of pruning.
They also said that his employer should have given him training on where to place the ladder.