"An Arizona man who had a runny nose for more than 18 months was actually leaking fluid from his brain." If I may briefly voice an opinion about this story: GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH OMG SO GROSS UGH MY WHOLE HEAD FEELS DISGUSTING NOW SERIOUSLY UGGGGGGH. Okay, I'm a little better. For now.
If you're the kind of person who eats supermarket sushi you are probably not particularly concerned about things like "quality" or "cleanliness" or "safety," so this article on "tuna scrape" will have no effect on you. The rest of you might be slightly more upset about. While we're on the subject: it's meat glue! [Via]
"16 percent of Gen Y report they have made an online purchase while in the bathroom."
"A man whose ear had itched for two months turned out to have mites crawling in his ear canal, a new case report says."
"A range of salts said to have been collected from human tears has gone on sale in London. Hoxton Street Monster Supplies says the salts come from crying humans experiencing a range of emotions. The £7 range includes salts harvested from tears of sorrow, tears shed while sneezing, tears shed while chopping onions, tears of laughter, and tears of anger."
"When Hurricane Irene barreled up the U.S. Eastern coastline, the storm left behind a path of widespread damage — and a generous helping of mysterious, squishy gray blobs in shallow waters and beaches from Virginia to New York, according to news reports. 'They’re pretty disgusting looking,' Cathy Hopkins of Hampton, Va., told local media outlet the Daily Press. Hopkins spotted dozens of the nasty floating blobs — many of which give off a powerful stench — near the mouth of the Poquoson River, off the Chesapeake Bay." But what are they? CLICK IF YOU DARE.
Would you like to feel better about the dietary choices you've made over the last month or so? Then watch this video, in which two men compete to see who can consume more foie gras-injected beignets in the course of a minute. It will totally put you at ease with your own recent decisions. It may also make you vomit.
"Fish that can survive out of water for 7 hours jumps down boy’s throat, gets stuck there for 14" —I'm gonna pass on this one, but if it's that kind of thing that interests you, by all means.
"To produce the meat, stem cells are placed in a broth containing vital nutrients and serum from a cow foetus which allow them to grow into muscle cells and multiply up to 30 times. The strips of meat begin contracting like real muscle cells, and are attached to velcro and stretched to boost this process and keep them supple. At the moment the method produces meat with realistic fibres and a pinkish-yellow tinge, but Prof Post expects to produce more authentically coloured strips in the near future." —The first hamburger to be grown in a tube will be served this year. Who's hungry?