30. December 2008
19. December 2008
The thought of a six-footlong iron rod falling from the sky and piercing through your stomach is the stuff nightmares are made of. And this is exactly what 21-year-old construction worker Santosh Kumar survived on December 1.
An unskilled worker from Bihar, India, Kumar had come to Pune ,India, a month ago seeking employment and was working at a construction site in the city. On the morning of December 1, when Kumar walked out of an under-construction building, he was hit by a six-foot-long iron rod that had slipped from a pulley ferrying the rods to the seventh floor.
“The rod penetrated through his right shoulder to come out from the right arm, further pierced through the right side of his abdomen and traversed diagonally to come out of his left groin and went into the thigh,” said senior gastro-intestinal surgeon Gajanan Wagholikar who operated on Kumar.
Wagholikar was assisted by senior orthopaedic surgeons J C Purohit and Deepali Gonjari, in the five-and-a-half-hour-long surgery. Kumar was grounded by the impact and lay immobilised in an odd position, writhing in agony. “Shifting the victim, in itself, was an ordeal. He had to be carried in the same position,” Wagholikar added.
“Medical protocol is that the impaling object has to be removed only in the operation theatre, after ascertaining the damage it has done,” said Wagholikar. The rod had penetrated Kumar’s intestines in multiple locations and had made 16 holes. “Two segments of the intestine were badly damaged. While they had to be sacrificed and healthy intestine reconnected, the other holes were closed. After the operation, the patient registered a slow and steady recovery,” said Wagholikar.
Injuries with a penetrating object lodged in the body are known as impalement injuries and are extremely rare in surgical trauma practice.
src. Times of India
16. December 2008
A woman was walking down the street when she was accosted by a particularly
dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked her for a couple of
dollars for dinner.
The woman took out her wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked, “If I give
you this money, will you buy some wine with it instead of dinner?”
“No,” I had to stop drinking years ago, the homeless woman replied.
“Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?” the woman asked.
“No,” I don’t waste time shopping, the homeless woman said. “I need to
spend all my time trying to stay alive.”
“Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?” the woman asked.
“Are you NUTS!” replied the homeless woman. “I haven’t had my hair done in
“Well,” said the woman, “I’m not going to give you the money. Instead, I’m
going t o take you out for dinner with my husband and myself tonight.
The homeless Woman was astounded. “Won’t your husband be furious with you
for doing that? I know I’m dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.”
The woman replied, “That’s okay. It’s important for him to see what a woman
looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments and wine.”
07. December 2008
Have you used Apple Mac if yes then there is this thing called Dock ( like Task bar in windows ). The Dock seems visually very good because of its zooming thing. Somebody has gotten lot of inspirations from the Mac Dock and has brought the similar to the Web from the Mac Desktop. Looks amazing to me. You can download the plugin from Macphobia.com . You can visit Macphobia for a pretty demo of the Plugin.