Always seek a second opinion

February 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The doctor said, “Harry, the good news is I can cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require castration. You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press on your spine and the pressure creates one hell of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles”

I was shocked and depressed. I wondered if I had anything to live for. I had no choice but to go under the knife.

When I left the hospital, I was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but I felt like I was missing an important part of Myself. As I walked down the street, I realized that I felt like a different person. I could make a new beginning and live a new life.

I saw a men’s clothing store and thought, that’s what I need… A new suit… I entered the shop and told the salesman, “I’d like a new suit.”

The elderly tailor eyed me briefly and said, “Let’s see… Size 44 long.”

I laughed, “That’s right, how did you know?”

“Been in the business 60 years!” the tailor said.

I tried on the suit it fit perfectly.

As I admired myself in the mirror, the salesman asked, “How about a new shirt?”

I thought for a moment, and then said, “Sure.”

The salesman eyed me and said, “Let’s see, 34 sleeves and 16-1/2 neck.”

I was surprised, “That’s right, how did you know?”

“Been in the business 60 years.”

I tried on the shirt and it fit perfectly.

I walked comfortably around the shop and the salesman asked, “How about some new underwear?”

I thought for a moment, and said, “Sure.”

The salesman said, “Let’s see… Size 36.

I laughed, “Ah ha! I got you! I’ve worn a size 34 since I was 18 years old.”

The salesman shook his head, “You can’t wear a size 34. A size 34 would press your testicles up against the base of your spine and give you one hell of a headache.”

New suit – $800
New shirt – $70
New underwear – $12
Second Opinion – PRICELESS

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Going underground! Couple fall through sink hole that appeared without warning in South Korea: “The man and woman had just stepped off a bus at a transport hub in the capital Seoul when the ground beneath their feet gave way. CCTV then shows the unidentified pair disappearing from view after being swallowed up by the sink hole. Stunned onlookers can be seen rushing over and peering down into the 10ft deep hole in the pavement. Emergency crews, including firemen, were called to the scene and pulled the couple to safety. According to ITV, the sink hole appeared close to a building site where a pair of 39-storey apartment blocks are being constructed. It reports that an investigation has been launched by both Seoul Metropolitan City officials and the Korean Geotechnical Society to establish why the hole appeared. Despite their horrifying ordeal, the couple involved escaped with minor injuries and were taken to hospital for observation.

This girl is a little princess — for real: “She might be just one year old but Sweden’s Princess Leonore, who celebrates her first birthday today, is well on her way to emulating her mother’s stellar sense of style. New photos of the toddler, which were released to mark her big day, show her perched in a gilt-edged arm chair and wearing a delicate rose-pink dress. Her besotted mother, 32-year-old Princess Madeleine, captioned the pictures: ‘Leonore, our little sunshine turns 1 year old today!’ Leonore’s birthday comes at the start of a busy year for the Swedish royals, with 2015 set to include a royal wedding and the arrival of a little brother or sister for the one-year-old. In December, Madeleine, who is fourth-in-line to the Swedish throne, announced she was expecting a second child with her husband, British businessman Christopher O’Neill. Unlike Princess Leonore, who was born in New York’s Weill Cornell Medical Center, the new baby will be born in Stockholm following her parents’ move to the city last summer.”

Britain keeping chocolate safe: “It’s a chocoholic’s worst nightmare: a disease ravages cocoa crops, causing a worldwide chocolate shortage and the price of sweets to soar. But a steamy greenhouse near London is helping to ensure that cocoa crops around the world remain disease-free. The International Cocoa Quarantine Centre (ICQC) is nurturing quarantined cocoa plants so that they can be shared with cocoa-producing countries to produce new, more disease-resistant varieties. Inside the ICQC, the plants thrive tropical conditions where the air is a balmy 23°C (73 °C). ‘Cocoa plants are generally quite difficult plants to grow,’ said Heather Lake, a technician at the newly-revamped centre, which is funded half by the British chocolate industry and half by the US government. ‘They don’t like too much sunlight, they don’t like too much shade. It’s quite difficult to get the climate correct.’ Hosted by the University of Reading and situated in the village of Arborfield, west of London, the ICQC boasts 400 cocoa plant varieties, grown in 10,760 square feet (1,000 square metres) of greenhouse space. The Mokaya and pre-Olmec people of Mesoamerica first roasted and ground cocoa beans to make ‘chocolate’.

Dragonflies see in Ultra HD: Winged insects have the best vision in the animal kingdom: “They are instantly recognisable thanks to their distinctive wings, long bodies and bulbous eyes. Now scientists have discovered that dragonflies have the best vision in the animal kingdom. While humans can see colours as a combination of red, blue and green, the insect has up to 33 different types of light sensitive proteins, meaning that it can see more colours and details. Opsins are light sensitive proteins found in the retinas of humans and animals. By comparison, humans have tri-chromatic vision, meaning we seen in red, blue and green thanks to three opsins. While it is impossible for scientists to see the world through a dragonfly’s eyes, the researchers think they are probably able to see more colours than humans. Previous studies have found that each of a dragonfly’s bulbous eyes are made up of up to 30,000 facets, which contain the opsins. Each facet points in a slightly different direction, enabling dragonflies to see in all directions at the same time.

Boko Haram terrorists caught after disguising themselves as women… but not shaving their beards off: “Beard-wearing militants belonging to West Africa’s brutal Boko Haram Islamic terror organisation have been dressing as women in a hopeless attempt at avoiding the attention of security officials. Nigerian defense forces liberating the town of Baga from jihadi control yesterday set up a cordon around the suburbs to help them catch any Boko Haram militants who had been unable to escape. The security workers were shocked to come across several fleeing fighters trying to pass themselves off as females by putting on layers of colourful women’s clothing – despite the fact they had refused to shave their thick jihadi beards. A statement signed by Major General Chris Olukolade said, ‘The searches are also yielding more discoveries of arms especially bombs hidden in various locations, especially Baga town’ local media outlet Vanguard reported.

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