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Old 10-22-2008, 06:01 PM   #41
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Pringles are made of potato, so yeah it's a potato product and under their rulez, exempt.

thye do taste like chips, just ultra salty
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:20 PM   #42
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Colorado Springs family is part of one of the strangest cases in medical history.

Dr. Paul Grabb, a pediatric brain surgeon, said he was surprised when he discovered a small foot growing inside the brain of 3-day-old Sam Esquibel.

"The foot literally popped out of the brain," Grabb told TheDenverChannel Wednesday.

The appendage threatened the newborn's life.

When Grabb performed the life-saving surgery at Memorial Hospital for Children in Colorado Springs, he was in for another surprise: he also found what appeared to be parts of an intestine in the folds of the infant's tiny brain, in addition to another developing foot, hand and thigh.

"I've never seen anything like it before," Grabb told the Colorado Springs Gazette. "It looked like the breach delivery of a baby coming out of the brain."

Sam was delivered on Oct. 1, within hours of an ultrasound that showed what appeared to be a tumor developing in the brain of the fetus. Three days later, Grabb performed the surgery to remove it.

The reason for the strange growth was not clear at first. It was thought to be a teratoma -- a congenital brain tumor composed of foreign tissue such as muscle, hair or teeth -- or a fetus in fetu, which is a developmental abnormality in which a fetal twin begins to form within the other.

Grabb, the only pediatric brain surgeon in southern Colorado, said that the formal pathology report identified the mass as a teratoma because of how perfectly formed the structure was but there is a fine line between that and the fetus in fetu.

"So it's unclear if a fetal twin began to form within another," Grabb said.

Grabb said he sees a teratoma once every few years but it doesn't compare to Sam's. Teratoma tumors do not usually grow as complex as a foot.

"You show those pictures to the most experienced pediatric neurosurgeons in the world, and they've never seen anything like it," Grabb told the Gazette. "This is completely abnormal."

Grabb said neurologically, Sam is expected to do well. Sam's brain tumor can come back so he will be monitoring that in the months and years to come.
There's a picture if you wanna see it.....so gross
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:02 PM   #43
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DETROIT - The metal underwire in a Detroit woman's bra was credited with deflecting a bullet fired at her during a break-in at a neighbor's home. Detroit police Officer Leon Rahmaan said the 57-year-old woman apparently looked out her window Tuesday when one of three men fired the shot.
He said the slug smashed through her window pane before hitting the bra's underwire. It did not penetrate her skin.

Police said she may have gone to the window after a burglar alarm at the house next door sounded. Her neighbor was not at home at the time.

The suspects drove away after the shooting.
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I know it was kinda old, but I just found that pretty funny. I'll never underestimate the power of an underwire again!
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:59 AM   #44
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Holy Crap.....


I think I can beat you though, Stormy. (didn't wanna give this one it's own topic out there....too....weird!!

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Woman's Health Horror: 'My Vagina Fell Out'

(Nov. 6) -- Allison Henry isn't the first to suffer from a horrifying medical condition that few women talk about. But her case was particularly bad, and she's just one of the few brave souls willing to come forward so that others will have the courage to seek help.

To put it bluntly, as Henry does: "My vagina fell out of my body."

The 39-year-old school psychologist from Kenmore, Wash., suffered from a rare combination of disorders that began when she was pregnant with her son, Kirian, and she writes an amazing account of her bizarre medical condition on MomLogic.com.


"I know it sounds like a science fiction movie," she told Sphere.com. "Every time I retell this story, I still tell myself, 'I can't believe this happened to me.'"

It began five years ago, when Henry was in her 10th week of pregnancy with Kirian, her second child. She had vowed that she wouldn't gain 60 pounds this time around, and she was practicing prenatal yoga in her home when she felt a sudden pain.

"It felt like someone rammed a pitchfork up my butt, so I stopped," she writes. "It was an intense, sharp pain, but it passed."

Later that day, while giving her daughter lunch, she ran to the bathroom, thinking she had to urinate, and found blood gushing instead. "It was the biggest scare of my life," she writes.

Her OB/GYN couldn't figure out what was wrong, and she kept bleeding. "I'd bleed through a maxi pad in 30 minutes," she says.

In her 25th week, she was put on bed rest in the hospital, where she stayed for three weeks. When she finally went home, she started bleeding again and had to go back.

"My husband and I were so worried," she says. "My son was born 6 1/2 weeks early. Thank God, he's OK now."

Doctors found that she had developed a hematoma outside her placenta, and they thought that was the root of her problem.

In fact, her problems were just beginning.

'My Insides Were on the Outside'
"One day in the bathroom, I felt something kind of strange when I was wiping," she writes. "There wasn't really a hole there -- it felt kind of flat. I thought it was a little weird, but I had a 19-month-old and a newborn to care for, so I brushed it off. I wasn't bleeding, I wasn't in pain, so I didn't address it."

What Henry was describing was the beginning of a vaginal prolapse, a condition in which the vagina, uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra and small intestine shift and -- in severe cases -- innards may protrude from the body.

"Women will suffer for years and not tell anyone," says Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz, a gynecologist in Los Angeles. "They'd rather tell their doctor they have a sexually transmitted disease than say that something is hanging out of them."

"Allison Henry clearly had an extraordinary, horrible case," the doctor says. "But it's widely estimated that 30 percent of women or more suffer some degree of prolapse in their lifetime."

Instead of dealing with her health problem, Henry turned her attention to raising her children. She also had to have an appendectomy, which consumed much of her time over the next year.
Still, each time she went to the bathroom, she noticed her problem was getting worse.

"One night, I took a look down there, and it was like my insides were on the outside and they were coming out," she writes. "I knew I couldn't put this off any longer. I went to my doctor and said, 'My vagina is falling out of my body!'

"I was referred to a pelvic floor specialist. She took a look and said, 'Holy crap -- your vagina is falling out of your body, and it's dragging your bladder and your rectum along with it!'"

In addition to a uterine prolapse, Henry also suffered rectocele -- a condition wherein the rectum pushes into the back walls of the vagina. "That explained why I had been constipated for months," she says.

Henry also suffered from cystocele, a condition similar to rectocele, only with the bladder.

While the normal uterus is 8 to 11 centimeters inside the vagina, hers was only 3 centimeters up, and when she was standing, it was sticking out at least 5 centimeters.

After confronting the problem, Henry was able to undergo a series of surgeries to restore her vagina, untwist her bladder, and push her rectum back into place.

"On top of this, I had a labia reduction, which was brutal," she writes. "All of 'Dr. 90210's' patients who say it doesn't hurt are lying. I'd rather get my teeth pulled out than do that again!"


Stable Mable Regains Her Humor
Her road to recovery has not been easy. At one point, she lost 30 pounds and had to return to the hospital several times to deal with complications.

"I had always been a healthy person, nothing so much as a yuckie pimple when I was growing up," she says. "And then, I was incapacitated for several weeks, many times.

"Among my friends, I was always the stable Mable," she says. "'I eventually started taking anti-depressants to cope with the chronic stress and I became so emotionally depleted."

Henry credits her husband for pulling her through. "He is the kind of man who doesn't need to be asked to do something," she says. "He just does it. It helps a lot that he was working at home most of the time this was going on."

It's now a year and a half since her last stay in the hospital, and Henry came forward to tell her story because she wants women to seek help if they have to face what she has gone through.

Uterine prolapse is most common in women following following menopause, childbirth or a hysterectomy, according to eMedicineHealth.com.

"Once I got past being mortified, I tried to keep my sense of humor. I can laugh about a lot of this now," she says. "But I also know what it means to not have your health."

Read Henry's full account on MomLogic.com.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:28 PM   #45
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Ive seen footage of that kinda thing before.... its horrible
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:31 AM   #46
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In similar news, the entire contents of my stomach just dropped out of my mouth.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:49 PM   #47
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Here's one that was in the London Free Press.

11/06/2009 09:33 AM
Police Get Wrong Teletubby

Ontario: Police in London responding to an armed robbery call early in the morning after Halloween night encountered a bizarre turn of events when their search for a robbery suspect in a Teletubby costume seemed like a done deal.

It was shortly after midnight when the victim, who is in her 20s, gave the gun-toting Teletubby all of her money. Police soon stopped and questioned someone dressed as a Teletubby in the area, but then learned that their Teletubby was the wrong one.

The description given by the woman was for a clean shaven Teletubby with a muscular build and 200 to 240 pounds; short, dark hair with a height ranging between 6'2" and 6'4".
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:59 PM   #48
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Man these stories are gross.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:36 AM   #49
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Small Town Superhero

Heard this on the news. In Tennessee, there's a guy sporting a superhero outfit, protecting justice in a small town. Unfortunately, the cops arrested him for doing their duty.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:38 AM   #50
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I bet it has something to do with the Anti-Vigilantism law or article... but that is kinda cool... the whole costumed Vigilante thing.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:39 AM   #51
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I think I heard about that on the news once. Doesn't surprise me.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:04 AM   #52
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I bet it has something to do with the Anti-Vigilantism law or article... but that is kinda cool... the whole costumed Vigilante thing.
No. It's not. It's stupid.
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No. It's not. It's stupid.
Ok it IS a stupid thing to do, but it's kinda cool to read about "superheroes" in the real world.
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Ok it IS a stupid thing to do, but it's kinda cool to read about "superheroes" in the real world.
I could imagine if there's an Ex-Cel or Rebel Boy (another fanfic) in the real world. Not only their vigilante would be dissed, but also their music.

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How do you know that? Maybe people would like their music.

Just heard about this on the news yesterday as well. Apparently, this guy just wants to do the right thing, though people have told him to leave it to the police.
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How do you know that? Maybe people would like their music.
Thanks for the kind comment. You made my day. Ex-Cel would make it in jazz (vocals/guitar/vibes/tympani) while Rebel Boy would rock on the guitar & sing.

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Ok it IS a stupid thing to do, but it's kinda cool to read about "superheroes" in the real world.
I don't even think that because anybody thinking it's cool would only inspire some other insane person to go out there and try to be a super hero. It doesn't help anyone in the real world.
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I could imagine if there's an Ex-Cel or Rebel Boy (another fanfic) in the real world. Not only their vigilante would be dissed, but also their music.
Well, some people like to hate on anything simply because it's popular, so you're probably right.
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I do agree that while this guy's intentions are for good, he should leave it to the police because he could seriously get hurt.
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real-life superheroes, they are so funto read about and watch news footage.
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