UK Citizens Urged to Stop Drinking Liquid Nitrogen Cocktails

An 18-year old Heysham girl is in stable condition after having to have her stomach surgically removed after she ingested a “super chilled” nitro cocktail made with liquid nitrogen and Jagermeister.

Shortly after a night out with friends in Lancaster to celebrate her 18th birthday, the girl complained of stomach pains and shortness of breath. She was later admitted to the hospital she was diagnosed with a perforated stomach and had to undergo emergency surgery.

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Worries Rise that ‘Emo’ Haircuts Can Cause Lazy Eye

Ophthalmologists and eye specialists are  coming out to rebuke claims by Australian Optometrists Association member Andrew Hogan that a popular hairstyle made famous by pop sensation Justin Bieber can cause amblyopia – the medical term for lazy eye.

Hogan told Australia’s Daily Telegraph the “emo” fringe can cause damage in the most vulnerable age for visual development – from birth to seven years – but research had shown vision could still be affected at later stages. So remember those eye patches some of the kids in grade school would have to wear to strengthen their eyes? Like that – except the opposite. Or something.

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Carrie Has Drunk 900 Gallons of Her Own Urine

Meet Carrie. She’s a special kind of soul. One that could only best be spotlighted by the wonderful folks at TLC’s My Strange Addiction.

Part circus freak show, part medical examination, part absolute train wreck, MSA is like the new Hoarders in that it serves the purpose of making us all feel better about the weird shit we do in our own lives. Sure I decorate my apartment with corpses I dug up from the cemetery and dressed like dolls…. but at least I don’t drink my own urine from a neti pot in my bath tub.

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Fear of Exercise Convinces Kids to Put Down the Soda

A study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that teenagers in low income areas responded more to information about how much exercise it would take to burn off the calories from a sugary soda than the caloric information itself.

Researchers taped signs to cooler doors in convenience stores located near high schools and middle schools across Boston where students from low-income families might attend. The signs that told potential buyers that it would take 50 minutes of jogging to burn off the calories from one soda showed a 50% decrease in sales to teenagers. Meanwhile signs indicated that a soda had 250 calories each, or that a soft drink accounts for 11 percent of recommended daily calories had less effect.

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Woman’s Uncontrollable Sex Drive Caused by Rabies

This is a story all about a 28-year-old woman in India who everyone just assumed was a nympho. But then she died. Turned out she had rabies.

Complaining to doctors that she was constantly aroused, often with no stimulation, she was referred to a doctor at the Sri Gokulam Hospital. There, staff discovered that the source of her infection was a small bite from a puppy a few months earlier. She died four days later.

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Bacteria That Could Turn Urine Into Rocket Fuel

Scientists announced on Sunday that they had gained a new level of understanding about a bacterium called anammox which can turn the ammonia in urine into hydrazine, a rocket fuel.

Researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands announced that they’d been able to isolate the protein complex responsible for hydrazine production. Unfortunately the production of hydrazine is in such small amounts that the immediate benefits aren’t really all that remarkable. So no, you won’t be flying to the moon anytime soon on a stream of your own urine. I know, I had that dream once too.

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Scientists Attempt to Create Bullet-Proof Skin

Part-goat, part-spider, all bullet-proof! Could this be the new tagline for the humans of tomorrow? A scientist by the name of Jalila Essaidi hope so!

Her project, “2.6g 329m/s,” named after the weight and bullet velocity a Type 1 bulletproof vest is required to protect you from, isn’t concerned with merely building a better type of vest. No, Essaidi wants to build a better type of human – and she’s using special genetically modified spider-goats to do it!

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Scientist Uses $1.3M in Grant Money on Sex Change (and other Necessities)

54-year old scientist Daniel “D.B.” Karron and her firm Computer Aided Surgery Inc. were given a $1.3 million government grant from the Department of Commerce. The money was supposed to go towards developing medical technology for uses in radiation therapy, surgical planning and manufacturing prosthetic devices. D.B. however had a better idea on how to spend that dough – surgically fashioning her penis into a vagina and buying blenders. Among other things.

Along with the sex-change and the blenders, Karron (pictured at left) also purchased “medications, psychotherapy, dental work, electrolysis, rent, track lighting for her apartment, and (other) appliances.” But you see it was all for a greater purpose. Karron also paid for a sex change for three other employees at Computer Aided Surgery.

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50 Vintage STD Propaganda Posters

Wartime propaganda of the ’30s and ’40s didn’t stop at the physical enemy on the other side of the trenches. Guilt and scare tactics were common in the battle against the spread of sexually transmitted diseases within the American public at large and in the military in particular.

Soldiers were the primary targets of posters like the ones below, which appealed to patriotism, family, morality, manly pride and outright fear to get enlisted men to take steps to avoid venereal disease (VD) — including throwing out dubious “facts” like “98% of all procurable women have venereal disease” that tried to make sexual intercourse with women look as scary as possible. The message is frightening, but the posters are colorful, charismatic and downright charming.

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The Health Benefits of Bacon (Infographic)

Who says bacon can’t be good for you? If you dig through the facts hard enough and with an empty enough stomach, the delicious truth emerges…

Click to see the full size version (it’s worth it!)

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