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?”
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.
This is a common ”fact” found on a lot of trivia sites, sorry I couldn’t actually find proof to back it up. But here’s something you geeks might want to sink your teeth in to — The Coin Flip: A Fundamentally Unfair Proposition?
Born April 23, 1993, Jaswal never attended medical school, and yet in his native country of India, he is widely known as a physician. When he was very young, instead of starting with crawling, he skipped right to learning how to walk. At the age of 10 months, he said his first words. By age 4 he was reading Shakespeare. When he was 7, he met an 8-year-old girl whose fingers had been burnt as a baby and fused together. He performed an operation to separate her fingers — that same year. Today he pursues degrees in botany, chemistry and zoology at Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, making him India’s youngest university student. He hopes to one day attend Harvard. (src)
Hmmm. That explains it. (Hahaha. Kidding.)