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June 3, 2014 at 10:49 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Needle lost in tattooist Ulf Bergstrom’s body removed after 40 years: “A NEEDLE that was lost in the arm of an amateur tattooist 40 years ago has been found after it pierced his big toe. Ulf Bergström, of Mala, Sweden, lost the 17mm needle in his arm when he was doing his own tattoo in 1974. He had X-rays to find the needle at the time without any success and continued life as normal. Then late last month — 40 years later — he developed a severe pain in the big toe on his right foot, The Local reported. He asked his wife to take a look and she saw that there was a large lump. She pricked the blood-filled pimple on his toe which “squeezed out a lot of puss and s@#^,” he said. Then to his surprise his wife pulled out the needle which had entered his body in 1974. “It’s been in my body for 40 years. The only question is which route it has taken, that is something I would like to know,” he said.”

Brazilian man has eye surgery to look Korean: “A Brazilian exchange student was so taken with the country he visited he has undergone 10 surgeries to look more Asian. The 25 year old man, now known as ‘Xiahn’, has undergone at least 10 surgeries to alter his Western looks. Originally blue-eyed with blond hair, Xiahn became interested in having plastic surgery after spending time as an exchange student in Korea. Along with spending $3100 on his eyes and other procedures, he’s also changed his hair colour, and eye colour with contact lenses. Xiahn told The Korea Herald that “Koreans have many surgeries to modify the shape of their eyes and become more like Westerners,” “I have no regrets, and I don’t intend to have any more procedures.”

Plane almost lands on sunbather on German beach: “A man stretched out on the sand in northern Germany had a lucky escape when a light aircraft came in to land almost right on top of him. Video footage obtained by German tabloid newspaper Bild showed the small plane, a Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, coming in to land on the airstrip at Dune – a touristic islet off Heligoland. “I was watching the planes come into land,” said Rainer Schmidt, 52, who shot the video. “I had seen five planes land before this one came in. I instantly realised that this one was coming in to land far too low. Another sunbather, Uwe Kaiser, said: “The man who was almost hit was lying down and he turned over to look after seeing the plane coming and then instantly flung himself down in the sand as it crossed over him. It really was a close shave.” The pilot, Juergen Drucker, 52, admitted that he misjudged the approach – but said that he had not seen the man because he was lying down. After the bumpy landing, Mr Drucker was able to patch his plane up and fly home the same evening.”

Movie poster rejected by MPAA for being ‘too sexy’: “A FILM poster featuring French actress Eva Green in a saucy pose has been rejected by America’s movie classification board because it is ‘too sexy’. The 33-year-old Casino Royale star appears on the advertisement for Sin City sequel A Dame to Kill For, brandishing a gun and wearing a sheer bathrobe which clearly displays her breasts. Officials at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have disapproved of the image due to “nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown,” which seems an awfully specific complaint. We imagine someone at the MPAA spent a long afternoon with a magnifying glass figuring out exactly what was offensive about the poster. A spokesperson for the thriller’s distributor Dimension Films declined to comment but it is thought executives will work with MPAA members to find a compromise, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.”

Deadly wait in Britain: “When Heather Crisp was diagnosed with bladder cancer last year, doctors were optimistic because the disease had not spread. She underwent a programme of chemotherapy which ended in early December and according to NHS rules, should have been operated on within a month. But the surgery was repeatedly delayed because of the lack of an available bed at Wexham Park Hospital near Slough. In late February this year, the mother-of-two was finally sent for treatment at a private hospital but by then the cancer had spread to her pelvic wall making it inoperable. She was later told the cancer was probably terminal. Andrew Winterbottom, founder of the charity Fight Bladder Cancer, said treatment delays were happening ‘more and more’ because of growing pressures on the NHS. He said there was ‘no justification’ for the wait Mrs Crisp endured, adding: ‘For bladder cancer, it’s absolutely essential to have early treatment. Any delay can be fatal.'”

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