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  • Florida woman accidentally super glued her eye shut

    10/11/2015 6:19:57 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    LANTANA, Fla.,- A Florida woman said she mistook super glue for eye drops and ended up with her eye glued shut for several days. Katherine Gaydos said her ordeal began last week when a piece of debris flew into her eye while a friend was using a leaf blower. "Something blew into my eye and I screamed for someone else to get eye drops out of my purse and they brought super glue," she told WPBF-TV. "As soon as I felt it in my eye I felt it burn and I closed my eye and screamed 'Call 911.'" Gaydos said...
  • Fake South Florida butt doctor going to prison

    10/24/2013 3:45:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    UPI ^ | October 24, 2013 | Evan Bleier
    (UPI) --Fake South Florida butt doctor Ron Oneal Morris pleaded guilty to one count of practicing healthcare without a license and was sentenced to 336 days in state prison. Morris was accused of injecting “super glue” and Fix-A-Flat into the buttocks of women in order to help give them curvier figures. Morris, who was born a man but identifies as a woman, will begin serving her sentence on January 7, 2014.
  • Mom superglued injured son (Graphic)

    10/24/2013 1:18:59 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 10/23/2013 | Guillermo Contreras
    SAN ANTONIO – A civilian at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was arrested Wednesday for nearly pulling off her 6-year-old son's genitals because she was angry with him, and then using superglue to try to repair them, court records said. The FBI charged Jennifer Marie Vargas, 34, with assault within maritime and territorial jurisdiction resulting in serious bodily injury. She faces up to 10 years in prison. A criminal complaint affidavit said the child's father, who is enlisted in the Army, returned to his home from work Sept. 27 and found his son crying in an upstairs bedroom. The...
  • Super Glue for cells

    05/10/2013 11:01:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 10 May 2013 | Michael Parkin
    Scientists in Canada have made a super-strong cell membrane adhesive and used it to stick red blood cells together. The polymer, based on the phospholipid head group phosphatidyl choline, could be used to secure cells in particular positions for tissue engineering and wound closure. Don Brooks, from the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia, who led the study, says inspiration for the work came after trying to understand the chemistry of cell membranes. ‘Phosphatidyl choline [PC] is found in every cell membrane, except for some primitive bacteria, so we wondered what would happen if we were...
  • Gecko Feet Inspire Amazing Glue That Can Hold 700 Pounds On Smooth Wall

    02/17/2012 11:26:05 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 2/16/12
    ScienceDaily (Feb. 16, 2012) — For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping. Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin," a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall. Doctoral candidate Michael Bartlett in Alfred Crosby's polymer science and engineering lab at UMass Amherst is the lead author of their article describing the...
  • How investigators tracked down a "doctor" accused of giving toxic butt injections

    11/19/2011 2:06:52 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 11-19-11 | Julie K Brown
    This was no ordinary flat repair. Oneal Ron Morris took a look and went to work. Not on a tire. But on the backside of a Miami Gardens woman who was seeking the derriere of her dreams. Instead, she got a tush full of toxins. Morris, a self-proclaimed doctor, injected a concoction of “fix-a-flat’’ — cement, mineral oil and Super Glue — into the woman’s buttocks, police said. The materials eventually spread through her body and nearly killed her. The woman, whose name is not being released because of medical privacy laws, went to three different hospitals before doctors finally...
  • Harry Coover, creator of Super Glue, dies at 94

    03/27/2011 3:07:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2011
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Harry Wesley Coover Jr., known as the inventor of Super Glue, has died at his home in Kingsport, Tenn. He was 94. Coover was working for Tennessee Eastman Company when an accident resulted in Super Glue, according to his grandson, Adam Paul of South Carolina.
  • Woman mistakenly uses glue instead of eye drops

    10/08/2010 11:45:20 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 63 replies · 1+ views
    hosted ^ | Oct 7
    PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona woman accidentally glued an eye shut when she mistook super glue for her eye drops. KSAZ-TV said Irmgard Holm of Glendale had cataract surgery a year ago. She was reaching for what she thought was one of her half-dozen eye drop medications. The burning sensation told her immediately something was seriously wrong.
  • 'Caesar's superglue' find

    12/04/2007 6:32:34 PM PST · by BGHater · 77 replies · 196+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 05 Dec 2007 | The Scotsman
    ARCHAEOLOGISTS in Germany have found a 2,000-year-old glue Roman warriors used to repair helmets, shields and the other accessories of battle. "Caesar's superglue" - as it has been dubbed by workers at the Rhine State Museum in Bonn - was found on a helmet at a site near Xanthen on the Rhine River where Romans settled before Christ. Frank Welker, a restorer at the museum, said: "We found the parade cavalry helmet had been repaired with an adhesive that was still doing its job. "This is rightly called some kind of superglue because air, water and time have not diminished...
  • Emergency workers use Vaseline to help naked man glued by robbers

    05/21/2007 10:53:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies · 303+ views
    funreports.com ^ | 05/03/2007 | Staff
    A South African man was stripped and superglued to his exercise bicycle and his mouth glued shut for hours by armed robbers who ransacked his home and helped themselves to his finest Scotch whisky. Emergency workers use Vaseline to help naked man glued by robbers. The man was hijacked at gunpoint in a wealthy suburb of Johannesburg and forced to lead the thieves to his home in another area, a spokesman for the emergency services told the SAPA news agency. He was forced to strip before being superglued to the seat of his exercise bicycle. His hands and feet were...
  • Robbers Glue Victim to Exercise Cycle

    05/04/2007 2:04:10 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 26 replies · 884+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2007 | Associated Press
    Robbers Glue Victim to Exercise Cycle The Associated Press Friday, May 4, 2007; 1:35 PM JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A gang of armed robbers forced a man to strip naked and then glued him to his exercise bike and sealed his lips with more glue while they ransacked his house, according to a published report. Kobus van Deventer, 50, was left stuck to the bike with super-strong glue for three hours until he was rescued by his girlfriend, the South African Press Association reported.
  • Dentist shortage leads man to superglue own tooth (Oh the joys of socialized medicine)

    11/13/2006 11:10:29 AM PST · by qam1 · 46 replies · 1,793+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 13 November 2006 | Staff
    A man fixed his front tooth with superglue after failing to find an NHS dentist. Gordon Cook, 55, has used the bizarre "DIY dentistry" technique on a loose crown for the last three years - with each fresh application of glue lasting around two months. The father of seven, who was erased from his original dentist's register after moving to a new home in Tranmere, Merseyside, said he turned to glue after losing hope of finding a dentist. He said: "I tried to find a new dentist but they had all gone private. "A lot of them said they would...
  • Woman gets stuck on toilet, suffers burns

    08/03/2006 6:01:21 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 30 replies · 1,657+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Thu Aug 3, 4:06 PM ET
    Woman gets stuck on toilet, suffers burns Thu Aug 3, 4:06 PM ET COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - A woman who became stuck to a toilet seat in a shopping mall restroom was treated at a local hospital after paramedics used fingernail polish remover to free her, officials said. The 53-year-old Council Bluffs woman suffered burns to her skin in the incident, which happened Wednesday, officials with the Fire Department said. Investigators said they believe someone placed a cement compound on the toilet seat in the restroom at the Mall of the Bluffs. Investigators say they are treating the case as...
  • Geckos inspire 'super-adhesive' (Nature's glue stronger than human's design)

    07/26/2006 7:43:59 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 34 replies · 842+ views
    BBC ^ | July 26, 2006 | Staff
    Just one metre square of a new super-sticky material inspired by gecko feet could suspend the weight of an average family car, say its inventors. The plastic, known as Synthetic Gecko, has been developed by researchers at aerospace and defence firm BAE Systems. Like the reptile's foot, the polymer is covered in millions of tiny mushroom-like hairs that provide grip. Future applications could include an adhesive to repair aircraft, skin grafts or even a Spiderman-style suit. "It would mean that your local window cleaner could dispense with his ladders and climb up the side of your house," says Dr Sajad...
  • Hostages Released Nude, With Superglued Hands, Mouths

    04/21/2006 9:35:23 AM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 59 replies · 2,275+ views
    NBC New Channel 4 ^ | 04/21/06 | New4
    PANORAMA CITY, Calif. -- A man who barricaded himself with two hostages in a Panorama City condominium for about three hours surrendered to police early Friday.
  • Thai Man Dies After Sealing Mouth, Nose With Super Glue

    06/16/2005 8:37:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies · 973+ views
    The Associated Press. ^ | June 16, 2005
    BANGKOK, Thailand -- young Thai man with a history of moodiness has killed himself by gluing his mouth and nose shut with super glue. Bangkok police said the young man's body was found Thursday morning in his bedroom, apparently after suffocating overnight. They said a small amount of cash and a note saying "Here is all that I have, take what you please" were also found on the bed. The man's family told police he had argued with his sister Wednesday over some money she'd borrowed and not repaid. He went into his bedroom, where his body was found ten...
  • Right-wing glues shut 150 gov't offices

    06/05/2005 2:37:43 PM PDT · by Alouette · 17 replies · 839+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 5, 2005 | Yaakov Katz
    Making good with their threat to "paralyze" the country during the planned evacuation from the Gaza Strip this summer, anti-disengagement activists overnight Saturday glued shut the doors to some 150 government buildings under the oblivious eyes of security guards. In a late-night operation, activists spread out across the country and filled the locks of doors to government buildings in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Petah Tikvah, Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak, Herziliya, Givatayim and Bat Yam with super glue. The offices included Interior Ministry offices, Absorption Ministry offices in addition to National Insurance Institute and post offices. The activists hung signs on the...
  • Children May be Hazardous to Your Health (Dave Barry - LOL)

    06/05/2005 7:40:17 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 617+ views
    Children may be hazardous to your health BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on Jan. 15, 1989.) ------ It's time for Alarming Medical News Items, the popular feature that can strike at any time without warning symptoms. For your protection, this column undergoes a rigorous fact-checking procedure under which, before we will print an item, it must first be delivered to us by the U.S. Postal Service. Don't bother to thank us: We aren't listening. Speaking of which, our first alarming item concerns the recently discovered: Ear Problem From Hell We learned about this thanks...