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  • Report: LAX Flight Has To Return To Gate After Woman Stung By Scorpion

    02/15/2015 8:30:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    LAX was unable to confirm the incident, but ESPN reported that the woman, who was reportedly sitting two rows in front of coach Wayne Tinkle, was stung before Alaska Airlines flight 567 had taken off. According to Tinkle, the plane had flown in from Mexico prior to Oregon State’s flight. The woman was taken away in an ambulance to be examined.
  • Grandpa Kipp's Sure-Fire Yellow Jacket Trap!

    07/01/2014 2:56:00 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 58 replies
    AOJ Field Notebook ^ | A while ago | Grandpa Kipp?
    My grandpa turned me onto this sure-fire yellow jacket eliminator about 50 years ago when I was just a youngster. I've observed its efficiency in removing all the yellow jackets from our campsite in a matter of a single day and before the week was over the entire campground was free of these hostile pests that make camping and other outdoor activities miserable. This method is NON-TOXIC and for the most part pet and wildlife friendly due to the harmless components that are used to build the "system." There are quite a few commercial products on the market to eliminate...
  • Rapper cuts off (package), reattachment fails.

    04/17/2014 6:50:00 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 46 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | unknown
    A rapper who worked with members of the group Wu-Tang Clan cut off his penis and jumped from a second floor balcony in an apparent suicide attempt, TMZ reports. Andre Johnson was found on the sidewalk outside an apartment building in West Hollywood at 1:00 am on Wednesday morning and taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital in critical condition. A spokesperson for the hospital said it does not comment on patients, but TMZ reports that attempts to reattach Johnson's penis failed. Johnson is also known by the stage name Christ Bearer, and is in the rap group Northstar. Wu-Tang Clan founding member...
  • Australian Surfer Injured as Dolphin Slams Into Him

    03/17/2014 3:56:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    A surfer in Australia was airlifted to hospital Monday after a dolphin slammed into him as he was riding a wave at a remote beach. The 27-year-old man was on his body board, or boogie board, at Bawley Point, 250 kilometres (155 miles) south of Sydney, when the collision occurred. "He has come over a wave and as he did so, a dolphin has come through and hit him in the pelvic area," New South Wales Ambulance duty operations manager Wayne Dunlop said.
  • Sarah Palin: People look at Putin as one who wrestles bears, Obama as one who wears mom jeans

    03/03/2014 8:01:02 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 30 replies ^ | March 3, 2014 |
    Sarah Palin was on Hannity tonight to explain why all it took was common sense to know that Putin wanted to regrow the old Soviet empire and that retaking Ukraine was on his agenda. She said he’s gonna continue, especially under this president, because people see Obama as wearing mom jeans while people see Putin as one who wrestles bears: People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil. They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates. We are not exercising that peace through strength that can only...
  • Obamacare: My Crestor went from $30 to $180.

    01/12/2014 5:45:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    1/12/14 | sff
    A couple years ago doc put us on Crestor for cholesterol...the prescription price via insurance was $30 for a month's supply. Just got my first refill for the new year. $180. Thanks, Obamugabe.
  • This Safe Driving Ad From New Zealand Will Give You The Chills

    01/10/2014 1:11:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
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  • At least 50 scalded in the US after trying boiling-to-frozen water trick (article and video)

    01/10/2014 12:19:39 AM PST · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 9, 2014 | Hannah Flint
    A trick where boiling water is thrown in the air to instantly turn into snow in the bitingly cold US weather became a viral hit this week, as metereologists and TV reporters illustrated just how freezing it is in the polar vortex. But now it seems Americans are feeling the backlash of the stunt after trying it themselves in the -30 degree weather. The LA Times found that at least 50 people on social media complained that they or their friends were scalded by hot water on Monday and Tuesday. Others have posted photos of their injuries on Instagram, and...
  • Surgeon suspended over claims he branded a patient's liver

    12/24/2013 11:13:47 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 41 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 24, 2013 | Miranda Prynne
    A surgeon has been suspended after allegedly branding his initials into a transplant patient's liver. Consultant Simon Bramhall, 48, is accused of burning 'SB' onto a patient's liver as he operated on him. The letters were spotted by a colleague during routine surgery on the unnamed patient. It is now feared the letters may have been imprinted onto hundreds of other transplant recipients.
  • Bullet hits Florida man in the head, bounces off

    12/15/2013 5:36:17 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    upi ^ | December 13, 2013 | Evan Bleier
    Dec. 13 (UPI) -- While Walter Santiago was driving after picking up his sick 13-year-old granddaughter from middle school, something flew in through the open driver's side window and hit him in the head. It turns out it was a bullet. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office believes the shot was probably fired from long range and that the bullet that struck the 62-year-old grandfather in the head just above his left temple came from a high-caliber handgun. "Fortunately for me the bullet was losing velocity when it hit me," Santiago said. "I feel very fortunate and very angry that this...
  • The moment woman bit off man's LIP in horrifying fight at German beer festival Octoberfest

    12/03/2013 5:12:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2013 | Tom Gardner
    A man has had to have emergency surgery to reattach his lip after a woman bit it off during a fight at Germany's annual beer festival Oktoberfest. Video has emerged of the savage fight which shows the woman - appropriately wearing costume devil's horns - clamping her jaws around the bottom lip of the her victim. He is seen desperately trying to pull his head away as his onlookers attempt to disentangle the pair.
  • IT Worker Throws Out Hard Drive, Loses $7.5 Million Bitcoin Fortune

    11/28/2013 1:20:17 PM PST · by zeestephen · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | 28 November 2013 | Alexander Smith
    LONDON -- An IT worker threw out a computer hard drive without realizing it contained $7.5 million worth of the digital currency Bitcoin. The device is now buried somewhere in a vast landfill site. The hard drive is so valuable because it contains the key to 7,500 bitcoins [now worth $1,000 per coin], a currency which exists only in the digital world.
  • Allen West: Obama is a Spoiled Brat, don't reward bad behavior.

    10/13/2013 6:12:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 10/12/2013 | Sarah Jean Seman
    In simply Southern terms, Allen West defined President Obama as a “spoiled brat child.” The former Florida Representative said America has given Obama everything he wanted, during an interview on the "The Steve Malzberg Show” show Thursday: “We gave him a state senator position in Chicago, we gave him a U.S. Senate position out of the state of Illinois, unproven, untested, no resume, we gave him the presidency — twice. So if you continue to reward bad behavior, you're going to get more of that bad behavior." The majority of Americans continue to accuse Republicans for the nearly-two-week-long government shutdown....
  • Killer hornets sting at least 19 people to death in China, nearly 600 stung

    09/27/2013 1:02:55 PM PDT · by steelhead_trout · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | September 27, 2013 | Ramy Inocencio and Ke Feng
    Hong Kong (CNN) -- At least 19 people have been stung to death by hornets -- which may include the world's largest hornet species Vespa mandarinia -- in China's central Shaanxi province in the last three months, according to the city government of Ankang, the apparent epicenter of a recent spate of fatalities and injuries. A total of 583 people in the area have been stung by hornets since July 1, say city officials. Seventy victims are still recovering in hospitals.
  • RC helicopter lops top of man’s head off

    09/05/2013 2:33:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/5/13 | Kirstan Conley
    A young man was scalped and killed by the blades of a model remote-controlled helicopter that chopped off the top of his head in Gravesend, Brooklyn today, sources said. The 19-year-old victim — a well-known model helicopter enthusiast — was on the corner of Shore Parkway and Bay 44th Street around 3:40 p.m., when he lost control of the toy aircraft, it boomeranged and sliced off the top of his head
  • Police say wanted man shot self in the crotch

    08/30/2013 1:53:12 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    charleston daily mail ^ | 8-28-13 | Ashley B. Craig
    A Detroit man with at least 14 aliases had a large amount of heroin on him when he arrived at a Charleston emergency room after possibly shooting off his own testicle. Ladarean Duran Mixon, 23, will be arrested on felony possession of heroin with intent to deliver as soon as he is released from Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital, said Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives for the Charleston Police Department.
  • Woman hospitalized to remove stolen $5,000 from rectum

    08/30/2013 10:57:35 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 79 replies
    Times News ^ | 8/29/13 | Jeff Bobo
    BULLS GAP — A theft charge is pending against a Hawkins County woman who allegedly stole $5,000 from her boyfriend and was then hospitalized for injuries suffered attempting to remove the cash from her “hiding place.” Around 1 a.m. Tuesday, the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the home of Bobby Gulley, 249 North Ridge Road, Bulls Gap, on a complaint that his girlfriend was stealing from him. Gulley told HCSO Sgt. Michael Allen he’d “set a trap” for Christie Black, 43, also of that address, by placing two envelopes containing $4,000 and $1,000 in $100 bills in an...
  • Dear Barack: Here's why I don't wish you well

    08/27/2013 6:53:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/27/2013 | Mychal Massie
    This is intended to be an open letter to you, Barack Obama. I will dispense with the usual salutatory “Dear Mr. blah blah” because to address you as same would mean that I accept you as my president, which I cannot and do not. I know my words will offend those for whom the color of your skin means more than the quality of your job performance, but I place a high premium on the performance of the man who occupies the position you do – a performance that ought to be based on leadership, loyalty to America and adherence...
  • Swedish men warned of crotch-chomping fish

    08/10/2013 10:36:13 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 50 replies
    The Local[Se] ^ | 9 Aug 2013
    Swedish men have been warned to keep their swimwear on while bathing in the Öresund Sound off the southern coast of Sweden after a relative of the piranha was discovered in the area. Ever since a fisherman reeled in a 21 centimetre pacu in the Øresund Sound off southern Sweden, experts have been on alert. The fish species, a relative of the notorious piranha, caused museum staff in nearby Denmark to put out a warning. "Keep your swimwear on if you're bathing in the Sound these days - maybe there are more out there!" the Natural History Museum of Denmark...
  • German record 13.4-pound baby girl born without C-section

    07/30/2013 2:41:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | july 30, 2013
    A baby, weighing 13.4 pounds and 57cm long, has been born naturally. Jasleen, a baby girl, was born at University Hospital in Leipzig, Germany, on July 26, making her the country's largest-ever. Stephen Lyttle, who tipped the scales at 16lb 5oz when born at Kempsey Hospital on January 26, 1963, is Australia's heaviest. The average weight of an Australian baby is 3.37kg, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • Model electrocuted after peeing on G train third rail

    07/28/2013 1:50:44 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 94 replies ^ | July 9, 2013 | KIRSTAN CONLEY, LEONICA VALENTINE
    A quirky Brooklyn model died early yesterday after he drunkenly stumbled onto a subway track’s electric third rail while urinating in Williamsburg, law-enforcement sources said. Matthew Zeno, 30, of Bedford-Stuyvesant ... “He was peeing, and he tripped,” one source told The Post.
  • Woman survives after husband accidentally shoots her in the mouth with harpoon

    A 28-year-old woman miraculously survived after her husband accidentally shot her in the mouth with a harpoon, Brazilian officials said Wednesday. The Rio de Janeiro State Health Department said in a statement that the woman's husband was cleaning his spear gun when it went off, firing a harpoon that hit her cervical spine. Elisangela Borborema Rosa was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery after Monday's incident in the coastal city of Arraial do Cabo. The statement quotes neurosurgeon Allan da Costa as saying that the harpoon came within 1 centimeter (less than half an inch) of killing the...
  • Harpoon X-Ray: Brazilian Fisherman Survives Near Fatal Spear Wound, Suffers Minimal Brain Damage

    04/23/2013 6:12:17 AM PDT · by haffast · 11 replies
    AOL ^ | Updated: 04/22/13 EDT | AOL
    Tough guy over here. A Brazilian fisherman who accidentally fired a harpoon through his own face survived with minimal brain damage -- and didn't bother to seek medical attention for more than 10 hours. Bruno Barcellos de Souza Coutinho, 34, was cleaning his fishing gear when the speargun discharged, sending the foot-long weapon approximately six inches into his skull, according to Hospital Santa Teresa. Instead of rushing to the hospital, de Souza Coutinho apparently thought he would relax and let the wound heal, prompting his aunt to call the fire department. snip
  • Prosecutors: California woman yelled ‘you deserve it’ before severing husband’s ...

    04/17/2013 8:57:39 PM PDT · by dayglored · 70 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 4/17/2013 | None
    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A Southern California woman yelled “You deserve it” before severing her estranged husband’s penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife and throwing it in a garbage disposal, a prosecutor said Wednesday in opening statements at her trial. Catherine Kieu, 50, is accused of drugging her estranged husband’s tofu with sleeping pills and tying him to a bed before the attack, the Orange County Register reported. The prosecution alleges that Kieu was motivated by jealousy, and that she was angry about her husband’s plans to divorce her because he was seeing his ex-girlfriend.
  • Man slices arms with saws at Calif. Home Depot

    04/10/2013 9:17:31 PM PDT · by South40 · 33 replies
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  • Brooklyn Judge Slams Birther Lawsuit As 'Fanciful, Delusional And Irrational' (177k In Sanctions)

    Brooklyn judge slams birther lawsuit as 'fanciful, delusional and irrational' and orders theorist to pay $177G. A birther's lawsuit was born of a crackpot theory. That’s what an irritated Brooklyn judge said in slapping a preeminent conspiracy theorist with a hefty bill for filing “a frivolous” suit and wasting the court’s time. Christopher Earl Strunk sought to have President Obama disqualified as a candidate. The author of some 20 other lawsuits — most of which have been dismissed — Strunk was ordered to pay $167,707 in attorney fees plus a $10,000 sanction for the 2011 lawsuit that named Obama, New...
  • Man finds screwdriver impaled in head after looking in car mirror [w/video]

    03/09/2013 9:17:13 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 9 Mar 2013 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    A man from Poland found a screwdriver impaled through his forehead – but only after catching his reflection in his car’s rear-view mirror. The 25-year-old was doing some work in his garden when he lost his balance and landed on the Phillips tool. However, he only noticed something was sticking out of his head when he looked in the mirror after the fall. Rather than screaming in horror, though, the unnamed man calmly lit a cigarette before asking a neighbour to help him get to hospital. ‘I don’t remember what happened that day, at some point when I was working...
  • Round Rock officer shoots himself in foot

    03/07/2013 8:31:59 AM PST · by OKRA2012 · 25 replies
    American Statesman ^ | 3/7/13 | Julie Chang
    A Round Rock police officer shot himself in the foot during fire arms training Wednesday. The incident happened about 1:45 p.m. at a local facility, said Round Rock police spokeswoman Dee Carver. The officer, who was receiving training with other officers from an outside provider, was treated at a Round Rock hospital and released later in the day, she said. The officer has been on the force for 18 years, Carver said. Police are still investigating the incident.
  • Man shoots himself in groin with flare gun

    02/05/2013 8:13:33 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 77 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 02/04/2013
    LEHIGH ACRES, FL - A 23-year-old man was taken to the hospital with multiple burn wounds after he accidentally shot himself in the genitals with a flare gun, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a home in Lehigh Acres Sunday in reference to a medical assistance call. Upon arrival, 23-year-old Jorge Perez was found with multiple burn wounds and lacerations to his genital area. Perez told deputies he was playing with a flare gun that was unloaded. After dry firing the gun a few times, Perez says he then loaded the gun and put it down....
  • Giant Eyeball the Size of a Softball Washes Ashore in Pompano Beach, Fla.

    10/12/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | October 11, 2012 | David Fleshler,
    Huge eyeball turns up in Pompano Beach Taking his usual morning stroll along the surf in Pompano Beach, Gino Covacci noticed a strange ball-like object at the high tide line. He kicked it over and found himself staring at the biggest eyeball he had ever seen. The blue, softball-sized orb he found Wednesday was a departure from the shells, cigarette butts and seaweed he usually sees. He put it in a plastic bag and put that in the refrigerator. "It was very, very fresh," he said Thursday. "It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag." He...
  • Scientists find the secret of longer life for men (the bad news: Castration is the key)

    09/25/2012 10:03:55 AM PDT · by null and void · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:04 EST, 24 September 2012 | Mark Prigg
    Scientists have found a sure-fire way for men to live longer - but most red-blooded males will find the method unpalatably painful. Researchers in Korea have shown that eunuchs outlived other men by a significant margin. They say their findings suggest that male sex hormones are responsible for shortening the lives of men. A Turkish chief eunuch from the 18th Century. Researchers now believe that eunuchs may live longer The evidence comes after careful study of genealogy records of noble members of the Imperial court of the Korean Chosun dynasty (AD 1392-1910). Kyung-Jin Min, of Inha University, said: 'This discovery...
  • Teenager 'accidentally shoots himself in the genitals while cleaning new gun

    09/10/2012 11:46:47 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 81 replies
    and a testicle while cleaning a gun he had just bought, police said. Michael Smeriglio, 18, initially lied to police and claimed he had been shot as he walked down the street in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Thursday. But after he was questioned by police, he admitted he had done it to himself while cleaning a gun at a friend's house on Verada Street

    08/28/2012 4:51:33 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 39 replies
    BEST SUMMATION OF BARACK AND MICHELLE EVER Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles. The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn't like the Obama's? Specifically I was asked: "I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama's? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture." The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I've made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I...
  • Woman laughs, accidentally swallows knife

    08/05/2012 4:43:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1,021 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 3, 2012 | Rosie Mestel
    "Unexpected Swallowing of a Knife" -- that's a grabbier title than most ones you see in medical journals. The short item, a clinical image in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, explains that a 30-year-old woman with a history of bulimia had been bragging to friends that she no longer had a gag reflex. She put the knife into her mouth and then laughed -- at which point she swallowed the knife.
  • Fla. captain who lost hand to gator faces illegal feeding charge

    07/31/2012 8:42:15 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/30/12 | Rene Lynch
    Talk about adding insult to injury: A Florida tour boat captain whose left hand was eaten by an alligator has been charged with illegally feeding the reptiles. Wallace Weatherholt, 63, now faces a misdemeanor charge of unlawful feeding of an alligator, and is slated to return to court on Aug. 22 to face the charges, according to the Fort Myers News-Press. He faces a fine of up to $500 and possible jail time, the paper reported. The defendant was working for Captain Doug's Everglades Tours last month when he took six tourists out on the water and paused to give...
  • Fla. man who lost hand charged with feeding gator

    07/29/2012 11:32:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 29, 2012
    EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida airboat captain whose hand was bitten off by a 9-foot alligator faces charges of feeding of the animal. Collier County Jail records show 63-year-old Wallace Weatherholt was charged Friday with unlawful feeding of an alligator and later posted $1,000 bond. His next court date is Aug. 22.
  • Woman kills man by squeezing his testicles over parking dispute [ Dude! This is so not good! ]

    04/27/2012 12:46:20 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 70 replies ^ | April 27 2012 |
    April 19, a female scooter rider killed a man by squeezing his testicles for the packing dispute, in Haikou City, Hainan Province. It was learned, the woman, 41 years old, rode on her scooter to an elementary school in Meilan District, Haikou City to pick up her child that day. When she wanted to pack her scooter in front of a shop, she was rejected by the shop owner, a 42-year-old male. The two parties soon fell into a quarrel, and then the physical confrontation. The furious woman called up her husband and brother to come help her, which resulted...
  • Woman pleads not guilty in penis slicing

    02/03/2012 2:07:14 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | February 3, 2012 | By VIK JOLLY
    SANTA ANA – A Garden Grove woman Friday pleaded not guilty to charges in an indictment of torture and mayhem in the cutting off of a man's penis. An Orange County grand jury has indicted Kieu on one felony count each of torture and aggravated mayhem, plus a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife to commit a crime. Kieu was living with the 60-year-old man July 11 when the couple argued over the possibility of a friend staying at their residence on a future date, prosecutors said. She then served him dinner and waited until he became...
  • Murder suspect hides gun in rectum

    01/14/2012 9:20:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 53 replies · 1+ views ^ | Jan 13, 2012
    Murder suspect hides gun in rectum Posted: Jan 13, 2012 11:53 AM CST Updated: Jan 13, 2012 2:53 PM CST JACKSONVILLE, NC (WECT/WITN) – A man wanted for first degree murder in the Atlanta area was arrested in Onslow County. Deputies in Onslow County say the man hid a large handgun in a body cavity. According to the sheriff's office, Trooper Scott Merritt spotted Michael Ward driving more than 90 mph on Highway 17. He and another trooper from Duplin County worked together to stop Ward. Highway Patrol told WITN Ward rolled up his windows and locked his car when...
  • Bay Area man gets stuck in baby swing at park for nine hours

    10/25/2011 3:48:09 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 21 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/25/11 | n/a
    Some bets just shouldn't be made. Just ask a 21-year-old Vallejo man who made a $100 bet with his friends that he could fit into a baby swing at a local park. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the unidentified man -– who should be thanking police for not releasing his name –- lubed himself up with liquid laundry detergent and jammed himself into the kiddie swing's leg holes about 9 p.m. Friday. But he got stuck, his legs swelled and he couldn't get out...
  • Video Shows Gaddafi Alive, Then Dead (Warning Graphic)

    10/21/2011 9:23:10 AM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 15 replies
    Chicoer Gate ^ | 10/21/11 | Chuck Wolk
    The final end of Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. While you do not see Gaddafi assassinated, you do see him still alive in the first video. He is even fending off his captors who have him. Then near the end of the video, you will hear gunshots. In the second video you will see that Gadaffi is dead, and hear the rebels celebrate by shooting their weapons in the air. They also show his now lifeless body. So be warned, because both videos are graphic and could be very disturbing to see. Follow this link to see Gaddafi's End
  • 16-pound newborn hits it big with birth record

    07/11/2011 6:45:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The latest addition to Michael Brown and Janet Johnson’s family is too big for his britches — literally. When the Longview woman went into Good Shepherd Medical Center for a scheduled Cesarean section on Friday morning, she knew she was going to give birth to a big baby. She just had no idea how big. When her son, JaMichael Brown, was born at 9:05 a.m., he weighed 16 pounds, 1 ounce — about 4 pounds more than doctors predicted. The baby is the largest born at Good Shepherd Medical Center. Hospital officials believe he may be the largest baby ever...
  • Man shoots self accidently after hearing fireworks

    06/26/2011 5:09:33 PM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 24 june 2011 | Staff
    A shooting call in Roanoke Rapids Thursday night turned out to be accidentally self-inflicted, authorities said. Capt. Andy Jackson, head of investigations for the Roanoke Rapids Police Department, said at 10:43 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 100 block of Madison Street in reference to a victim who had been shot. “When officers arrived, the victim said he was shot walking down the back alley between Madison and Monroe Street by an unknown subject he hadn’t seen,” Jackson said. Det. Corey Dixon was called to the scene to investigate, Jackson said, and after looking into the shooting, Dixon was able...
  • Cops: Troy man fires gun after finding another man in bed with wife

    06/13/2011 4:27:27 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 85 replies
    Ongo ^ | 6-9-2011
    A Troy man is accused of firing a gunshot at a man he found in bed with his wife early Wednesday, af­ter the woman met the stranger on a late-night bike ride, po­lice said. Troy po­lice say the 30-year-old moth­er of five chil­dren, ages 1-14, went for a bike ride at 4 a.m. Wednesday. She met a 30-year-old man walking down the street and invited the man back to her house for sex, reports said. The man agreed, and they fell asleep af­terward, po­lice said. The husband returned at 5 a.m. and discovered the stranger in his bed, accord­ing to...
  • The Last Thing That Went Through bin Laden's Mind

    05/11/2011 4:33:58 PM PDT · by RightOnline · 29 replies
    My twisted mind | 5/11/11 | RightOnline
    This, ladies and gentlemen, was the last thing to go through Osama bin Laden's mind before he died:
  • Most nurses don't use recommended intramuscular injection site despite potential risks

    05/09/2011 6:35:49 AM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    Wiley-Blackwell ^ | May 9, 2011 | Unknown
    Buttock site still most popular despite known potential for sciatic nerve injurySeven out of ten hospital nurses who took part in a Canadian study used the dorsogluteal (DG) buttock site to administer intramuscular injections - despite the potential risks of sciatic nerve injury - with only 14% using the ventrogluteal (VG) hip site recommended by the nursing literature. The research, published in the May issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing, found that younger, newer nurses were significantly more likely to follow the latest VG site advice than their older, experienced colleagues. It also discovered that more than one in...
  • I shot myself in the hand (a little graphic)

    03/17/2011 5:30:40 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 90 replies
    Georgia Outdoor News ^ | 03-15-2011 | FFJCook
    Ok boys let the bashing begin. I was at home the other day and I had just gotten a new revolver the previous day. trying to get a feel or the gun and get used to it. Ok to start with I was unfamiliar with gun hence the reason for getting used to it. i opened the cylinder and dumped the bullets and shut the cylinder. two mistakes i made i did not count the bullets that came out and i did not clear the cylinder. That is my stupidity, that is a mistake i will live with for the...
  • Driver Lucky To Be Alive After Impalement

    03/09/2011 8:21:33 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 12 replies ^ | 9 March 2011 | unattributed
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- A man who was out driving during the worst part of a winter storm late Tuesday night is lucky to be alive. Police said his pickup truck veered off Interstate 35 just north of Huxley. A metal post from a road sign or fence impaled the driver. It's not unusual for a pickup to end up in a ditch on a snowy night, but Trooper Tyson Underwood was shocked by what he saw when he flashed his light inside. "Once I arrived on scene, I did notice a fence post impaled in the man from the...
  • SF May Ban Infant Circumcision

    02/22/2011 3:07:48 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 54 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/22/11 | Matt Baume
    Self-described "civil rights advocates" say that a ballot proposition to ban circumcision is on track for gathering signatures, meaning that San Franciscans may vote on the measure this November. The proposed law is being spearheaded by local resident Lloyd Schofield, according to the San Francisco Examiner. It's part of a national push to end the procedure, which some say is steeped in tradition but poses risks and has little medical benefit. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association do not recommend routine circumcision. Getting on the ballot is the easy part -- only about 7,000 signatures are...
  • Castration Helps Reindeer Handle Climate Change

    01/27/2011 12:34:44 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 60 replies
    Newser ^ | 27 Jan 2010 | Kevin Spak
    The indigenous Sami peoples in the Arctic have found a way to help reindeer survive the ravages of climate change—but we’re guessing the deer don’t like it too much. Fluctuating temperatures have been a challenge for the reindeer, because melting snow often refreezes and forms ice over the pastures they feed on. Sami researchers have found that castrating male reindeer allows them to more easily break the ice, in part because they keep their antlers later into winter. It also makes the males more likely to share their food with calves that would otherwise starve to death. “To make herds...