January 08, 2010
Inside the womb
From This Blog Rules: "These amazing embryonic animal photographs of [a shark
and a penguin]
from a new National Geographic Documentary called 'Extraordinary Animals in the Womb.' [top]. The show's producer, Peter Chinn, used a combination of three-dimensional ultrasound scans, computer graphics and tiny cameras to capture the process from conception to birth. They are the most detailed embryonic animal pictures ever seen."
"Toast is great, but it's hard to keep in your pocket. So what do you do when you crave the warm comfort of toast but don't want to deal with the crumbs?"
Soft vinyl toast has a standard inflation valve and is 6"H.
The Evolution of Storage — by Curtiss Spontelli
Robot Alarm Clock — 'Ideal gift choice for anyone who loves rabot!'
That would be me, I'm mad about rabot.
Awesomely great copy on the site, to wit:
... ideal for room decoration or carry it with you on an adventurous trip.
It is constructed from sturdy metal material....
A LED indicator flash light on the head.
It serves as an interesting conversation starter, as well as an exotic, reliable timepiece.
With this Alarm Quartz Clock, you can roll out of bed on time easily.
Does Fede Alvarez know about this?
BehindTheMedspeak: How much would you pay for a used defibrillator?
I raise the question because of an interesting discussion on allnurses.com over the past week or so centering on the attempted resale of five defibrillators stolen from Columbus, Ohio hospitals over the past several months.
The devices are valued at $10,000-$15,000 apiece, and were on sale for $4,000 each.
Among the comments from nurses on the website:
"But srsly, who would buy a defibrillator unit at a secondhand store?"
"Would it be noticeable via autopsy if you killed someone intentionally by defibrillation? Maybe they were sold for more sinister reasons? Why the heck else would you want one? If you are in vfib you won't be able to defib yourself...."
"They were probably stolen simply to make money. Someone who has a family member with a heart condition whose insurance won't pay for a defibrillator would quite possibly — if desperate enough — be willing to buy one. But, at any rate — it's completely bizarre"
Would it be noticeable via autopsy if you killed someone intentionally by defibrillation? "That's a really interesting question. I tried to do a search if that was a possibility, but couldn't find anything, but did find an interesting article where an EMT as a joke used the paddles on a co-worker, and killed her. It was determined that it does/could kill if used on a person with a beating heart. If a killer could use them to kill without detection would make a great story point for a show like "The Sopranos."
"I remember that story. You would have thought they would have known better. One of my friends was at a party many years ago, and a girl there decided to use her stun gun on herself to see if it really worked. Um, yes, it did."
"CPR classes need them for demonstrations. Maybe to be sold in different countries"
Tokyo Citizen Bike
Why pay more?
Folding bike has six gears and 16-inch wheels and weighs 29 pounds.
Carrying bag costs $28.
Rave review from a happy owner (pictured above and below)
Underwater Paint — by Mark Mawson
The Australian photographer
Limited-Edition Karl Lagerfeld Tweed Motorcycle Helmet
First unveiled during his Winter 2009-2010 show.
Production limited to 100.