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Rules of the Road for Hitchhikers

by on Sep.04, 2016, under Family, Kids, Parenting

We've always known about the dangers of picking up hitchhikers. And if you do, there are certain responsibilities the hitchhiker has too: gga And keeping the seat clean. too_late_pee
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Hard Landing

by on Jul.20, 2014, under Games, Health, Recreation, Toys

Parents want to encourage physical activity, and the backyard trampoline is a great way for the kids to get some exercise and tire themselves out. elms-trampoline No matter what you tell them, they're not going to jump one at a time. They are not going to stay in the middle. They won't be jumping straight up and down. That's what a bed is for. Trampolines proclaim their innocence with their stretchy bouncy surfaces, but beneath the vivacious exterior they are vicious predators. tramp_drew Drew suffered three stitches and some swelling on his 12th birthday after a trampoline accident. tramp_stothard Daniel Stothard lost an eye when a spring broke on his trampoline and flew into his face. The importer of the trampoline reports that it's not a common accident. "We have sold 250,000 trampolines with 15 million springs and to our knowledge, nothing of a similar nature has ever happened before.” tramp_kollin02Kollin Galland at 14 was an accomplished athlete. He had mastered the double back flip on the diving board and trampoline, and was ready to try again. tramp_kollin01 This time he landed on his head, damaging some vertebrae and paralyzing him. tramp_kollin03Fortunately, most trampoline accidents are minor, at worst involving broken bones. tramp_bone01 We don't know how many trampoline accidents are preventable, but here are some statistics that may reflect on the problem.
  • 98% of all trampoline accidents that cause serious injury happen within 5 miles of home. Try using a trampoline located further away.
  • 99.7% of all trampoline injuries are caused on the way down. Avoid injury by staying in the air as much as possible.
  • Try to land on your feet -- both at the same time, and pointed in the same direction preferably.
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Back Inside

by on Nov.19, 2012, under Health, Kids

It would be pretty hard to get through life with your less-developed twin on your back. We discussed Fetus in fetu in a previous article, Something Inside. Fetus in fetu is found in the abdomen 80% of the time, and infrequently in the skull. In this one-in-five-million case, an eleven year old girl in China was admitted to a hospital to check on the third arm that was sprouting from her back. The back x-ray disclosed an abnormal curvature of the spine, and a few additional bones. They consisted of a breast, arm with shoulder blade, and two fingers. This is the first time this condition has been documented in the back. The parasitic twin was mostly removed by surgery but the girl's problems aren't over. In a necropsy, analysis revealed digestive tract lining in the tissue. And she suffers from diastematomyelia, which is a congenital disorder in which the spinal cord is split.
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May 26, 2010 Today’s Headlines

by on May.26, 2010, under Headlines

Man Buys Paraglider On Ebay, Uses It To Break Back On First Flight Even Paypal couldn't save him. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/8703928.stm Man Beaten To Death In Forcible Eviction http://english.cri.cn/6909/2010/05/24/1781s571885.htm Phone Number Retired After 3 Owners Die In 10 Years.  Don't bother to leave a message. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7763578/Mobile-phone-number-suspended-after-three-users-die-in-10-years.html Kid Steals $ 10,000 From Parents To Pay Off Bullies, 11 and 12 Hey, they're German bullies. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20100524/tod-german-boy-forced-to-pay-bullies-15k-870a197.html
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