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The Face of Death: Oscar the Cat Predicts the End.

In 2007, amazing story, American News, animals, Cat, celebrity, Crazy news, death, death cat, health, Life, News, Odd News, Oscar, pets, Rhode Island, Society, USA on July 27, 2007 at 12:26 am

 

The Grim Reaper looks nothing like what we we’re lead to believe.

The Grim Reaper looks like this.

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The face of death?

Media reports:

A 2-year-old cat called Oscar has become a medical celebrity after being identifed as a furry harbinger of death.
The cat lives in a third-floor dementia unit in a nursing home in Rhode Island,USA and has displayed an uncanny knack for predicting when patients are going to die by curling up next to them in their final hours.

So far, according to an article in today’s New England Journal of Medicine, he has presided over the deaths of 25 patients at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre.

“His mere presence at the bedside is viewed by physicians and nursing home staff as an almost absolute indicator of impending death, allowing staff members to adquately notify families,” the Journal reported.

From the New England Journal of Medicine.

Oscar arrives at Room 313. The door is open, and he proceeds inside.

Mrs. K. is resting peacefully in her bed, her breathing steady but shallow. She is surrounded by photographs of her grandchildren and one from her wedding day.

Despite these keepsakes, she is alone. Oscar jumps onto her bed and again sniffs the air. He pauses to consider the situation, and then turns around twice before curling up beside Mrs. K.

One hour passes. Oscar waits. A nurse walks into the room to check on her patient. She pauses to note Oscar’s presence. Concerned, she hurriedly leaves the room and returns to her desk. She grabs Mrs. K.’s chart off the medical-records rack and begins to make phone calls.

Within a half hour the family starts to arrive. Chairs are brought into the room, where the relatives begin their vigil

See the full journal article here.


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Spanish women demand equal rights with Bulls.

In 2007, adult, amazing story, animals, Art, civilisation, crazy, Crazy news, death, entertainment, EU, europe, hottie, Humans, Life, naked, nudists, Odd News, Pamela Anderson, People, PETA, Places, politics, religion, royal society, Running of the bulls, Society, Spain, stunt, World News, Worlds most on July 9, 2007 at 10:24 pm

 

As you may know, the Spanish town of Pamplona is in the middle of it’s world famous running of the bulls festival— a nine day celebration that honors the city’s patron saint, San Fermín.

A few days before the annual festival started a semi-naked “running of the nudes” protest took place by PETA, demanding an end to the event. 

And now a group of feminists are demanding, not the end of the bull running events, but a running of the cows to make the festival more gender equal.

The women are demanding that they get thier own version of the festival made world famous by Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises.

A local student web site, www.estudiln.net, is demanding “equality for men and women”, arguing that its only logical that women should have their own bull run, despite the fact that women have been allowed to participate in the death defying race for many years.

 “Cows, as well as bulls, have four legs and a natural instinct to run,” says their manifesto. “An encierro for cows, would put Pamplona at the vanguard of traditional fiestas with equality for men and women.”

Organizers of the festival, which runs from July 7-14, have not responded to the suggestion.

But, do cows have massive horns on their heads which can be used to spear the flesh of an adrenalin pumped human?

Not that I know of.

But perhaps a running of the cows would result in much less death and injury than a running with the bulls, but less fun offcourse.

Bull Running 2007- Yeeha!

Man bleeds green blood, relation to Mr Spock ruled out.

In canada, crazy, Crazy news, death, green blood, Human survival, Humour, Life, mens health, Odd News, People, surgery, technology, World News on June 8, 2007 at 7:50 pm

 

Surgeons in Canada had the shock of a lifetime when a man they were operating on began to bleed green blood. The 42-year-old, who was in emergency surgery after he fell asleep while sitting and developed a dangerous condition in his legs, shed a dark greenish colored blood reports say.

The unusual colour of his blood was down to the migraine medication he was taking. His blood returned to normal once he eased off the drug which he had been taking large doses – 200 milligrams a day in fact.

The drug caused a rare condition called sulfhaemoglobinaemia, where sulphur is incorporated into the oxygen-carrying compound haemoglobin in red blood cells.

“The patient recovered uneventfully, and stopped taking sumatriptan after discharge. When seen five weeks after his last dose, he was found to have no sulfhaemoglobin in his blood,” the lead surgeon told journalists.

The man had compartment syndrome, which sees swelling and pressure in the leg which limits blood flow and causes localised tissue and nerve damage. It is commonly caused by trauma, internal bleeding or a wound dressings or cast being too tight.

According to the fictional TV series Star Trek, Mr Spock of the starship Enterprise had green blood because the oxidizing agent in Vulcan blood is copper, not iron, as it is in humans.

College students go wild, invent booze in a packet, aim to reach “youth market”.

In adult, amazing story, Amsterdam, Art, Booz2Go, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, death, drinking, England, entertainment, Germany, Helicon Vocational Institute, Holland, Humour, Life, Odd News, People, Places, police, Sleep, World News on June 8, 2007 at 7:47 pm

 

Final Year University students in The Netherlands have come up with, what I think could, or should be, one of the greatest inventions of all time.

It’s called Booz2Go, and its powdered alcohol in and instant, available in 20 gram packs. All you need to do is add water and hey presto! You have yourself your very own bubbly, lime-colored and -flavoured 3% alcoholic beverage. Brilliant!

“We are aiming for the youth market. They are really more into it because you can compare it
with Bacardi-mixed drinks,” 20-year-old Harm van Elderen says.

The students said companies interested in making the product commercially could avoid taxes because the alcohol was in powder form. A number of companies are interested, they said.

“Because the alcohol is not in liquid form, we can sell it to people below 16,” said project member Martyn van Nierop.
Well that’s a little bit irresponsible, and I thought alchohol abuse for under 18’s/21’s (depending on your country) was already a big problem.

The legal age for drinking alcohol and smoking is 16 in the Netherlands.

I’ve already chosen a slogan for the boys….”Booz2Go, coming to a High School (or nursery) near you!”
Good luck fellas!