Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 223.
Puskar Nepal set a Guinness World record for doing what 134 times in 60 seconds?
- Kicking himself in the forehead
On average how many times will a woman menstruate in her lifetime?
- Walt Disney made a movie about menstruation titled “The Story of Menstruation” in 1946.
- It most likely is the first film to use the word “vagina.” [Reference]
What is St Fiacre’s curse?
- St. Fiacre, a 7th century Irish monk, has become the patron saint for haemorrhoid sufferers (and gardeners).
- St. Fiacre is also known as the patron saint of gardeners as he was told he could farm all the land he could manage to cultivate in a single day. He was given a rather small shovel by his bishop. So he could grab as much land as possible, he spent a very long day spading his garden and developed a severe case of prolapsed hemorrhoids, the legend goes. Seeking a solution, he sat on a stone and prayed for help. The legend states he enjoyed a miraculous cure from the stone. [Reference]
What is Stellwag sign?
- Infrequent and incomplete blinking of the eye associated with exophthalmos or Graves orbitopathy. [Reference]
What is the most common ocular complication from bungee jumping?
- Retinal and subconjunctival haemorrhages.
- There are case reports of retinal detachment but by far the most common complications are haemorrhages due to the rapid deceleration causing intravenous pressures >100mmHg. [Reference]
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