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Archives for March, 2008

Trouser snakebitten

Rosen T. Penile ulcer from traumatic orogenital contact. Dermatol Online J. 2005 Aug 1;11(2):18. I love how even something like ‘dude gets his dick bitten by someone and the bite turns into an gross infected sore’ can be transmuted into an almost pleasant and innocuous jargonistic title such as this. I ought to do a…

Banner contest!

Hey folks, The time has come. This blog needs a groovy banner. If you design one, send it to me, and I like it, you win. I’ll throw your name with a link to whatever you’d like in the sidebar, and possibly mail you a surprise* prize. The banner should be 756 x 93 pixels…

Blood and sexual orientation

Ellis L, Ficek C, Burke D, Das S. Eye color, hair color, blood type, and the rhesus factor: exploring possible genetic links to sexual orientation. Arch Sex Behav. 2008 Feb;37(1):145-9. Based on a sample of 2000+ college students and people found in internet chat rooms, the authors of this paper found that gay men and…

Adventures with ill-fitting dentures

Arora A, Arora M, Roffe C. Mystery of the missing denture: an unusual cause of respiratory arrest in a nonagenarian. Age Ageing. 2005 Sep;34(5):519-20. A nonagenarian is someone between 90 and 100 years old. That’s really old. Behold the power of swallowing a loose denture: It got stuck in her hypopharynx, the part of the…

Fun with celebratory gunfire

So the word is on the street that if you fire a bunch of bullets up in the air, they eventually end up falling back to earth at speeds capable of killing people. Great way to celebrate, eh? Celebratory gunfire injuries occur worldwide, and represent the ultimate in preventable injury. Incorvaia AN, Poulos DM, Jones…

Oh, the places you’ll find dead people!

I really wanted to make a Sixth Sense joke in the title of this post, but thankfully I managed to overcome my deep-seated desire to fill this blog with nine year old pop culture references and decided that classic Seuss was the way to go. Now to offend some of you. Catanese G, Bloom T.…

Online suicide encouragement

Chodorowski Z, Sein Anand J. [Internet as a means of persuading a patient to commit a suicide] Przegl Lek. 2002;59(4-5):375-6. Polish. So apparently this lady in Poland trolled the internet for a depressed student, found one, and then proceeded to badger her into committing suicide by sending her near-daily memos on how to efficiently off…

The collision of science and music

Lane N, Graudins A. “Punk” rock can be bad for you: a case of surgical emphysema from a “punk” rocker’s leather jacket. Emerg Med J. 2006 Jun;23(6):e35. Sheena is a “punk” rocker / Sheena is a “punk” rocker / Sheena is a “punk” rocker with a hole in her chest — le Roux FH, Bouic…