Friday, June 26, 2015

Just When You Thought You Heart It All News (6-27-15)

This goes out to all of those who love to wear those uncomfortable, super tight skinny jeans: don't squat at least not for long.

Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several hours while wearing tight-fitting jeans

"We were surprised that this patient had such severe damage to her nerves and muscles," said Dr. Thomas Kimber of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia, in an email.

The patient, who was not identified, spent most of the previous day helping someone move, squatting for long periods while emptying cupboards. Clad in skinny jeans, the woman said they felt increasingly tight and her feet were numb as she walked home, making her trip and fall. Unable to get up, she spent several hours stranded outside before getting to the hospital. Kimber and colleagues published a report about the case online Monday in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Kimber said tight jeans have previously been reported to cause nerve lesions in the groin but not the kind of nerve problems in the lower leg and severe muscle damage they saw. He said squatting compressed the nerves in the lower leg, reducing the blood supply to the calf muscles and that the skinny jeans worsened the problem.

After being treated for four days — and having her jeans cut off — the woman still had some weakness in her legs but walked out of the hospital and later recovered fully. Kimber doesn't know if the woman still wears skinny jeans but warned her against the dangers of squatting in them.

"I think it's the non-stretchy nature of jeans that might be the problem," Kimber said, noting that tight pants with more elasticity wouldn't be as dangerous since they wouldn't squeeze nerves and muscles. He doesn't wear skinny jeans himself, but not because of the medical risks: "I'm too old to get away with them!"

Here are three words that are sure to strike fear, disgust, ewww, and awe in the hearts and minds of anybody who reads them.


A retired school teacher and animal advocate saved the lives of 100 dogs on Saturday after she paid about $1,100 to save them from an annual dog meat festival in the southern Chinese city of Yulin.

Yang Xiaoyun, 65, traveled about 1,500 miles from her home in the city of Tianjin to secure the dogs, Agence France-Presse reported.

Yang has been rescuing animals since 1995, when she pulled an abandoned kitten from a river. In 1999, she founded a dog and cat sanctuary known as the "Common Home for All." She hastaken in hundreds of animals and has sold her home, relying on rented space to house them, according to a 2013 video about her work.

She prepares meals for the animals and calls them her "children," the India Times reported. Her shelter now houses almost 1,500 dogs and 200 cats! GROSS!

Yang's selfless act in Yulia comes as international observers and activists continue to draw attention to the city's dog meat festival. dog meat consumption does have a historical precedent in China, according to Peter Li, a China policy specialist at Humane Society International and associate professor at the University of Houston-Downtown, but the Yulin festival only dates back to 2009.

An Ohio couple's Saturday-morning joyride ended in arrests after police discovered the naked truth.......them naked behind the wheel.

Police in Westlake, Ohio, received complaints about a naked man and woman standing outside a parked car in a commercial parking lot at 12:20 a.m. Saturday. An overnight worker spotted the couple in the company's parking lot, called the cops and then watched the man and woman hop in the car and drive away over a curb and a tree lawn.

When officers pulled over the vehicle, they found Alexandria Mauer, 24, behind the wheel eating a slice of pizza. 

Because a naked drive without pizza is like corn flakes without the milk, a big waste of time! 

Her passenger, 33-year-old Kenneth Gillespie, was cradling an open beer can between his feet..........


Both were “without a stitch on,” police Capt. Guy Turner said.

Police ordered Mauer and Gillespie out of the car and told them to put clothes on. Gillespie only had a sweatshirt and underwear with him, so police gave him shoes and an old pair of jail pants.

Mauer refused a breathalyzer test and was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. She was released into the custody of a relative, but jumped out of the car on the ride home. Police found her wandering along the road two hours later and arrested her for disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Gillespie, who was on probation for drug possession, was arrested for disorderly conduct and public indecency, as well as an open container charge. He later urinated in the back of the police car.


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