A detailed report was written by Dr Rogozov documenting the unusual event along with the photo shown above. The doctor made a full recovery and resumed all duties in two weeks. (src)
Click src and read the one about a mom who delivered her own child, too!
A broken rib had punctured the membrane surrounding the lungs that keeps the chest cavity airtight. Wallace decided to operate despite being without his basic medical equipment. He used part of the coathanger, sterilised in brandy, to insert tubing into her chest to release air. Dixon completed a full recovery within minutes of the makeshift operation at 35,000ft. “I told her I was terribly sorry but I was going to have to operate,” he said. “We sterilised it all with Courvoisier and when the operation was over, I drank the rest. I can tell you, I needed it.” (src)
One of the reasons why I’m in a pre-med course is to be able to say “ME!” when someone asks “Is there a doctor in the house?”
Ferret legging, also known as put ‘em down and ferret-down-trousers, is a sport that seems to have been popular among coal miners in Yorkshire, England. The Official Dictionary of Unofficial English defines it as “an endurance test or stunt in which ferrets are trapped in pants worn by a participant.” The male-only contestants put live ferrets inside their trousers; the winner is the one who is the last to release the animals. The world record is five hours and thirty minutes.
The ferret photo isn’t mine, but I sure wish it were! That baby is so adorable!
Some WTFacts in the making, meanwhile —
There won’t be any good days if there weren’t any bad ones. Just like what my favorite Bible verse says: “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. (2Cor 12:10)”
Hope everyone’s having an awesome day! :)
One day in 1970, Bharati left his job, wife, and three children in order to pursue his devotion to Shiva; three years later he felt he was still too connected to the luxury of mortal life, and decided to raise his arm and keep it raised in order to disconnect himself from said luxuries of mortal life. (src)
The scientists took the words of the song It’s a Small World and translated it into a code based on the four “letters” of DNA. They then created artificial DNA strands recording different parts of the song. These DNA messages, each about 150 bases long, were inserted into bacteria such as Deinococcus radiodurans (dubbed as the world’s toughest bacterium). The latter is especially good at surviving extreme conditions, says Wong. It can tolerate high temperatures, desiccation, ultraviolet light and ionising radiation doses 1000 times higher than would be fatal to humans.(src)
This is especially interesting for me, having been filled to the brim with lectures in Bacteriology. It’s amazing how some people can even think of doing these things.
Almost done with WTFact’s theme! The black background isn’t showing up (idk why) and I’m still lacking a few links (still making a random WTFact button), but please tell me what you think.