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November 8, 2008

LOTD for November 8

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 11:50 pm

Bone marrow treatment for a Leukemia patient has apparently cured the patient of AIDS and given him AIDS-resistant cells. The patient hasn’t taken AIDS medicine for 600 days and they still cannot find any trace of the disease:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122602394113507555.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Wife who went to Florida was watching the Florida-Georgia game with her husband who went to Georgia. After they got into an argument, he tried to leave their hotel room…she didn’t like that so she bit him on the thigh! She also punched him a few times before leaving:
http://www.news4jax.com/news/17926668/detail.html

Wall Street’s 5 biggest firms (Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley) gave out a record $39 billion in 2007…even though their stockholders lost $74 billion in stock declines:
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/last-years-big.html

Vet hospital for combat-wounded dogs opened at Lackland Air Force base:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/10/21/war.dogs.hospital.ap/

Framingham State College tried to use humor in their fundraising letter….but alumni didn’t appreciate all the “blah, blah” text:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95949900

Woman went to the emergency room for a fractured bone in her leg, but left after waiting 19 hours without seeing a doctor. The hospital sent her a bill for $162!
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-parklandbills_21met.ART0.State.Edition2.4ab5531.html

Jamaica police are trying to figure out how an entire beach was stolen…500 truckloads of sand missing!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7678379.stm

Iranian group tried to set the Guiness World Record for the longest sandwich, with more than 1,000 volunteers putting together the 1,500 meter sandwich. But the volunteers ate the sandwich before it could be measured!
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article4964144.ece

It is horrible that the US has the 2nd worst newborn death rate in the modern world, 3x higher death rate than babies in Japan.
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/parenting/05/08/mothers.index/

Study found that internet searching boosts the brain power of middle-aged people and seniors:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7667610.stm

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