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Butterfly batters roof (Thanks, Katherine.)

Try and explain this one to your insurance agent. (Well, maybe Nationwide would believe it. It’s their ad.)

Vodpod videos no longer available. from youtube.com posted with vodpod

April 15, 2008 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Butterfly batters roof (Thanks, Katherine.)

Bizzaro Bot

Vodpod videos no longer available. from hackedgadgets.com posted with vodpod

April 15, 2008 Posted by | Robots, Strange | Comments Off on Bizzaro Bot

Well, that’s one way to meet women…

Fancy meeting you here

A German man survived a 25ft plunge down a lift shaft when he landed on a woman who had fallen down it a day before.

Jens Wilhelms, 27, was unhurt after landing on the 57-year-old woman and managed to free himself from the shaft at the apartment block in Frankfurt am Main where he lived.

He called out rescue services who took the woman to hospital. Doctors said she is in a critical condition after sustaining injuries in her original fall – and then again when Wilhelms landed on her.

April 15, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Well, that’s one way to meet women…

“…natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery…”

More at Times Online

The minister charged with overhauling the NHS is testing a new form of scar-free surgery in which diseased organs are pulled out through the patient’s throat.

Professor Lord Darzi, chair of surgery at Imperial College London, has conducted preliminary experiments with the technique in which robotically controlled instruments are lowered into the patient’s stomach.

A hole is made in the lining of the stomach, then the organ – usually an appendix or gall bladder – is cut out and pulled up through the throat before the hole is stitched, leaving the patient with no external scars and a reduced risk of infection because the wounds are not exposed to the air.

April 15, 2008 Posted by | medicine, Strange | Comments Off on “…natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery…”