Medicine

Tooth Decay with Interruptions from the World Cup

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The Flying News: Suggested Uses

If you have been a devoted reader of The Flying News for any length of time, you may, in your spare moments, have caught yourself wondering something like this: “Why am I reading this stuff?” Well, really, that’s something to be kept between you and your psychologist. If, on the other hand, you’d like to […]

#1 Cause of Disease Discovered

Mysterious creature

Whether you are a doctor, lawyer, scientist, stay-at-home mom, president of a failing company, president of a failing country, 3-year-old child, or a sickly, gaunt, but well-dressed supermodel, you undoubtedly have faced a good number of diseases in your lifetime, and will likely experience more in years to come. Basically, anyone who is not either […]

Mental Institution Escapee Evades Capture With Bluetooth

This week, an Arkansas (U.S.A.) man was returned to the North Arkansas Mental Institute (NAMI), from which he had escaped approximately six months previously. Despite efforts to return him to NAMI, and even though he spent most of the past six months in public places talking to himself, he managed to evade being detected by […]

Medical Mysteries: Sleepwalking while Awake

Sleepwalking is known to be a dangerous malady, with nearly 3 deaths per year in the United States due to improper use of kitchen appliances while sleepwalking. But until recently, it was thought to be limited to actual sleeping hours, which limits the potential for injury by 66% (assuming the average 8 hours of sleep […]

Holiday Uncheer©

Cheer, as everyone knows, can mean (among various other meanings that I am not interested in discussing today) three distinct things: (1) A feeling of gaiety, mirth, or cheerfulness;1 (2) A loud shout or acclamation expressing applause, joy, enthusiasm, cheer (1), or approbation; and (3) Alcoholic beverages of all kinds, particularly those set forth to […]

Man In Serious Condition After Attack By Hacked Toothbrush

Having your doughnut maker, your wedding ring, and your toothbrush connected to the internet seems like a really great idea—until a hacker gets involved. When he bought it, Merle Smith, of Lansing, MI, thought the idea of a toothbrush that reminds you to charge it, coaches you on brushing techniques, and shows you targeted advertisements […]

Bits and Smidgeons and Other Small Units of Measure

When expressing quantities of ingredients for a recipe, magic potion, or an alchemical preparation, some find it difficult to remember the correct scientific units of measure for small amounts. This easy guide will help you. First of all, NEVER write “some” or “a little” in your recipes. These are very inexact figures and can be […]

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