Researchers looked through medical literature to see the history of bullets rupturing implants (probably more common in America, they reasoned) and found four previous patients who survived such gunshots, with doctors crediting the implants as life-saving in two of those cases. If you're now thinking of getting implants solely to protect yourself from casual gunfire, we recommend you carefully consider the procedure's risks and rewards. It makes much more sense to go further and implant a full polycarbonate endoskeleton.
A Diabetic Got The Treatment He Needed When His Dog Bit Off His Toe
Rosee Douthett suspected her husband Jerry might be a candidate for diabetes. She was a nurse, and her brother had died from diabetes complications, so she knew to look out for the symptoms -- thirst, fatigue, inexplicably whispering "diabeetus" in your sleep. Jerry considered her warnings, but he also had another concern: his big toe. He'd nicked it somehow, then he'd started picking at the wound, and when it still failed to heal, he hacked at the messy toe skin with a kitchen knife. Somehow, this did not improve things.
The infected toe began to smell. And began to swell. He could no longer fit his foot into his shoes, and so he switched to sandals. He still managed to hide the injury from his wife; presumably, this meant wearing socks with the sandals, which some would say means he deserved whatever came next. Finally, Rosee spotted the a-toe-city and convinced Jerry it really was time to get checked out. But first, he went on a quick bender, which consisted of half a dozen beers and a couple margaritas and ended in him passing out on his bed. It looked like a drunken blackout. It was really a diabetic coma.