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Blood on the Tract

by on Nov.13, 2016, under Culture, Health

If you see blood in your urine, that's almost never a good sign. Blood in the urine can be caused by kidney or bladder infection, and it can indicate cancer. blood_in_urine It's not always apparent. Sometimes you have to use a microscope to be sure. blood_in_urine2 But if you actually see red, see a doctor right away. blood_in_urine3 Unless you're the do-it-yourself type; then you can investigate yourself. Chen from Zhejiang Province in east China was too worried to go to the doctor, so he explored his urinary tract from the most accessible opening by inserting a chopstick in his penis. x-ray_chop As the x-ray picture shows the stainless steel utensil reached the great rectal wall. Surgeons were able to eliminate it without additional damage. Chen was admonished not to take his urinary system into his own hands.
Caution: Do not insert in penis.

Caution: Do not insert in penis.

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Appetite For Destruction

by on May.09, 2015, under Animals, Family, Health, Nature

Benno is a Belgian Malinois with a healthy appetite. In his four years, he's eaten a lot of strange objects, from underwear and and blankets to electronics and a gasoline-soaked lawn mower air filter. bruno02 Owner Larry Brassfield had been repackaging ammunition the night before when he woke up early to his wife telling him that the dog had thrown up. She said there was ammo in the vomit. X-rays showed that the dog had some improperly loaded rounds in his stomach. benno_xray They weren't able to tell exactly how many there were, but they could distinguish 17 or 18. Benno would definitely not have been legal in the state of California, where you can't have more than ten rounds in your dog at a time. benno_rounds02 Ultimtely they removed 23 rounds from his stomach. benno_xray02 Another x-ray showed two remaining cartridges in his esophagus, but vets decided to wait and allow them time to chamber instead of performing another surgery right away. bruno01 Five days later, one of the rounds was ejected, and 3 days after that, he shot out the final round. benno_chewed Benno is expected to fully recover and has already regained his appetite for destruction. benno_02
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Just Passing Through

by on Sep.24, 2014, under Animals, Consumer, Culture, Food, Health

Japanese fish delicacies are as beautiful as they are tasty. sashimi Sashimi, raw fish, is gaining in popularity around the world. Often served alongside sushi and tempura, it's one of the very few animal products that can be a part of a non-vegetarian raw foods diet. madai-sashimi The most common fish used in sashimi are tuna, salmon, mackerel, and yellowfin, but the key is freshness, so just about any locally available fish may be used. But what happens when good sashimi goes bad? Corpses Outside Chongqing Shelter For the man who went to Guangzhou No. 8 People's Hospital in Guangdong Province in eastern China, it resulted in a stomach ache and itching. sash1 Probably as a result of poor sanitation, some of the raw fish was contaminated. sash3 The x-rays revealed that the man was infested with tapeworms and tapeworm larvae. tapeworm Tapeworm larvae are usually found in freshwater fish. Eating raw or undercooked fish can transmit the parasite. sash2 Eventually the parasite can cause cysticercosis, where the adult worms enter the bloodstream. That type of infection is life threatening when it reaches the brain. sash4 By the time this victim entered the hospital, the larvae had spread throughout his entire body. The man is expected to survive the ordeal, and although he had a record number of larvae infesting his body. However, he didn't beat Sally Mae Wallace's record tapeworm. Sally, from Great Grits, Mississippi had a 37' tapeworm removed while completely conscious. But we're pretty sure the Chinese gentleman could beat the record if the larvae were all laid end to end. sally-mae  
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Sock in the Stomach

by on Sep.07, 2014, under Animals, Family, Food, Health

Some dogs will eat just about anything. dog_cattoy This three year old Great Dane isn't picky. Like a lot of dogs, he swallows first and decides whether or not it was food afterwards. dane1 Normally these things work themselves out in the end. But one day when he started to vomit repeatedly, his owners took him to the Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland, OR., where he helped them earn second place. danexr4 His x-rays, showing 44 socks, won the clinic the $500 second place prize in the 2014 X-Ray Contest Winners from The Veterinary Practice News. danexr4 He arrived with a distended stomach so was treated with exploratory surgery, which quickly revealed the cause. dane2 After the 43 1/2 socks were removed, he recovered quickly and was sent home the next day. dane3 We recommend that he pass on the socks.
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How to Use a Fork

by on Sep.07, 2014, under Health, Recreation

Life in Canberra, Australia sounds like it can be pretty interesting. can_bird If you live long enough, you might not have the same sense of excitement that you did when you were younger. can_wombat You might be inclined to try things that hadn't crossed your mind before. kanga_rut4 Coming to that place where the road runs off in two different directions, a 70 year old resident decided to try something out of the ordinary to achieve sexual gratification. After regretting it for 12 hours, the man finally went to the emergency department. can_fork He told doctors he had inserted the 10cm dinner fork into his urethra almost 12 hours earlier in an attempt to achieve sexual gratification. But the utensil became stuck. The fork was not visible but doctors were able to feel it from the outside and X-rays showed its position. Doctors considered several retrieval options before deciding to pull the fork free using forceps and copious lubrication while the patient was under a general anesthetic. The elderly patient was then sent home. It is not known whether he still has a complete set of dinnerware.  
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Inside Story

by on Jul.31, 2014, under Art, History, Technology, Weapons

Sir Thomas Overbury wrote in 1613: "All the carnall beauty of my wife, Is but skin deep." renaissance-nude-lead We don't know anything about Overbury's wife, but we've always heard that it's what's inside that counts. Gun deaths have  declined 49% since 1993, nevertheless the extensive and shocking press coverage has polarized the United States on the subject of gun violence. gun_control030413 Scientists and engineers, in addition to gun enthusiasts, can understand the beauty of the designs behind certain firearms. They are machines, designed by brilliant minds of their times, and their esthetics often reflect the thought that goes to what lays inside. gunshop_1900 These x-rays by artist Nick Veasey turn these ominous looking weapons into fascinating art. The Smith & Wesson .44 revolver sw_44_l veasey-sw44 Walther PPK ppk_silenced_2 veasey-waltherppk Magnum Research Desert Eagle magde veasey_deserteagle Mauser C96 mauc96mag   veasey_mauserc96 Franchi SPAS 12 Shotgun SPAS 12 veasey_spas12   Anschutz 1418 Riflean1418ST   veasey_anschutz M1 Garand M1_Garand veasey_m1garand     Thompson M1928 "Tommy Gun" Thompson-M1928 veasey_thompsonm1 MG42 MG42 veasey_mg42 M14 M14 veasey_m14 M16 w/ M23 Grenade Launcher M2031 veasey-m16 M60 M60GPMG veasey-m60 H&K UMP-9 hk_ump-9 veasey_hkump

Gun X-rays © Nick Veasey

The x-ray pictures make these menacing weapons look intriguing and non-threatening. They become art.

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No Visa? Carry On.

by on Jul.15, 2012, under Crime, Family, Kids, Parenting

An Egyptian couple arrived at Sharjah International Airport in the UAE on a Friday evening with their five-month-old baby. They were refused entrance because they didn't have a visa for the baby. So they didn't have to immediately return to Egypt, airport authorities allowed them to stay until the visa office opened on Sunday. On Sunday, after a new security shift had started, the couple thought to avoid the red tape and simply carry their infant along with them. They stuffed their baby into a bag and sent it through the x-ray machine. Security staff noticed a suspicious image. It was determined that the child was not dangerous, but his parents were arrested and charged with endangering the baby's life, because of exposure to radiation. A Sharjah police official commented, "This machine is very dangerous for anyone, let alone a baby in a bag to pass through. A case will now be raised against the mother and father, they both have visas to come to the UAE, but they have put the life of their child at risk."

Exposure to radiation leads to serious side effects in children, including an eerie glow.

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Dog Treat

by on Jul.14, 2012, under Animals, Crime, Drugs, Health

When a Glendora, CA physician was suspected of illegally prescribing pain medication, they began an investigation. They sent an undercover sheriff's deputy to see Dr. Rolando Lodevico Atiga. The deputy pretended to be in pain from neck and back injuries, and brought along an x-ray to lend credibility to her story. But Dr. Atiga raised suspicion right away. When the deputy asked for "something way stronger" than the tylenol she reported taking, the doctor had a few questions. "Do you want to try Vicodin ES?" he asked. "Or do you want to try others? ... Roxicodone? Or oxycodone? ... Or whatever you want....Maybe some Valium or Xanax." The deputy chose Roxicodone and pulled out the two X-rays she had brought along. Perhaps it's because Dr. Atiga wasn't trained as a veterinarian, but he failed to recognize the x-ray as that of the deputy's german shepherd rather than a human. "That's the hip joint right there," the doctor said, apparently indicating one of the dog's bones. He also failed to notice the tail. Fortunately, he didn't recommend a rabies shot. Glendora police had received complaints "that for the right amount of cash" the doctor would "write prescriptions for you" and pocket the cash, Police Capt. Timothy Staab said. "He was well-known among drug addicts and prescription medication addicts," Staab said. "He was the doctor to go to." I wouldn't take my dog to see him.
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Just Passing Through

by on May.26, 2012, under Culture, Drugs, Technology, War and Terrorism

When the man entered the train station in the Zhejiang province of China, nobody paid any attention. Drunks wandering in and out of the station during late hours are a common sight so nobody noticed when he decided to nap on a baggage inspection machine’s idle conveyer belt. At some point the conveyer started up, but the man didn't wake up. The baggage inspectors might have been a little surprised when the image ran across the screen. Although he clearly wasn't concealing anything and passed through security, he woke up and walked off.  
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