I’ve recently come across a very strange site, QuantumMAN, that offers the world’s first downloadable medicine. It’s obviously a scam, but if you like hidden medical humour, take a look at the details.
The entire universe, including the human body and maladies that afflict it, operates according to the principles of quantum physics. Chemical based treatment systems do not operate according to those princicples and, as such, are not compatible with human physiology as evidenced by their inherent toxicity. Therefore a new approach to treating disease or providing mind-expanding pleasure is mandated…enter the Portal Access Key™.
QuantumMAN™’s PAK™ is a radical revolutionary quantum information technology based on the quantum physics’ principles of the counterintuitive phenomena of quantum entanglement and nonlocality.
Great picture for a Monday start. Have a very successful week!
One of the funniest videos I’ve ever seen. A “nature documentary” about how pharma reps attack their prey, the doctor…
I’ve recently come across the most amusing story of medicine I have ever read. A paper published in the British Journal of Urology describes how Professor G.S. Brindley demonstrated during a presentation in 1983 that vasoactive agents injected into the corporal bodies of the penis can induce an erection. He experimented on himself and well, showed the “results” live to the audience. A must-read, very funny story!
The Professor wanted to make his case in the most convincing style possible. He indicated that, in his view, no normal person would find the experience of giving a lecture to a large audience to be erotically stimulating or erection-inducing. He had, he said, therefore injected himself with papaverine in his hotel room before coming to give the lecture, and deliberately wore loose clothes (hence the track-suit) to make it possible to exhibit the results. He stepped around the podium, and pulled his loose pants tight up around his genitalia in an attempt to demonstrate his erection.
I was just making preparations for the top 2011 posts I’m planning to write in the upcoming days when I bumped into this cute story about a diabetic kid who felt ashamed to wear the insulin pump so his parents got insulin pump tattoos.
Some parents get tattoos of their child’s name, but Philippe Aumond and Camille Boivin went one better.
In a show of solidarity, they each have an image of an insulin pump tattooed on their abdomens, declaring that they are “forever linked” to their son Jacob.
“It is a great thing for him, and we were thrilled just to see his smile when he saw those pumps. It made our day, that’s for sure,” said Boivin, 36, from the family’s home in La Sarre, Que.
Lucien Engelen just published a video that presents participatory healthcare from a different apsect.
I just cannot stop watching this Hands-only CPR video featuring Ken Jeong and the Bee Gees. The idea is simple, the interpretation is understandable, the key points are clear. This is the American way of teaching CPR to the public, and I love it!
One of the funniest videos I’ve seen recently:
A nice video for Sunday from an old television show in which players tried to find out who the real Google founder was.