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  • Dubai Doctor Cures Man of ‘Hairy Tongue’

    06/11/2014 1:40:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 11, 2014 | Sheva Pathak
    American developed hairy tongue 10 years ago and tried several treatments but could not be curedAn American who suffered for 10 years from a ‘hairy tongue’ has finally found a cure for his condition in Dubai. Clay Irwin visited several doctors in several countries, including his home country, to treat his embarrassing condition which impacted his social life as he suffered from constant bad breath due to food and saliva getting stuck in the hair on his tongue. “I developed a rare medical condition some time back. I went to several places in the US, but none could help. I...
  • ...on the day of judgment: A Reflection on the Sin of Gossip

    09/21/2011 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-21-11 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    "But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken….” A Reflection on the Sin of GossipBy: Msgr. Charles Pope One of the more under-rated categories of sin are the sins of speech. There are many ways we sin, but perhaps the most common way is by speech. Too easily, almost without thought, do we engage in gossip, idle chatter, lies, exaggerations, harsh attacks, uncharitable observations and remarks. With our tongue we can spread hatred, incite fear and maliciousness, spread misinformation, cause temptation, discourage, teach error,...
  • Your Salvation Is In Your Mouth

    11/05/2013 8:50:21 AM PST · by Frank Broom · 3 replies
    11-05-13 | Frank Broom
    Your mouth is a powerful tool in you receiving your salvation. Romans 10:10 says, "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." That word confession means to acknowledge or say the same thing as. So, let's break this scripture down, notice it says, with the mouth(your mouth) confession(saying the same thing as God) is made unto salvation(healing, deliverance, preservation, made whole). That word salvation means so much more than only being born again. That scripture is saying when you speak God's word out of a believing heart your words will bring...
  • A Mogul Comes to Lunch, and He Doesn’t Hold His Tongue

    05/30/2013 9:40:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/29/13 | JODI RUDOREN
    JERUSALEM — Sheldon G. Adelson is perhaps best known as a conservative casino mogul who spent tens of millions of dollars last year trying to defeat President Obama. But he is a larger-than-life lightning rod in Israel, too. He owns the largest-circulation newspaper here, a right-leaning tabloid which he calls “fair and balanced” but which some competitors denounce as speeding the decline of good journalism. He has sprinkled $200 million across the state’s hospitals, museums and universities. He is married to an Israeli, and close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • Militant Muslims Cutting Out Tongues

    11/17/2012 6:04:00 PM PST · by combat_boots · 30 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/12/2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Why so much violence against the tongue? As the Sheikh of Islam himself: Ibn Tamiyyah, once wrote, "Waging war verbally against Islam might be worse than waging war against it physically." A professor of Islamic exegesis at Cairo's preeminent Islamic university, Al Ahzar, Dr. Abdullah Badr, recently proclaimed on Egyptian television that a new day has arrived: apparently from now on, there will be absolutely no more toleration for anyone who speaks against Islam—including people who speak against the implementation of Sharia law and its seventh century punishments. Badr is currently on trial for possibly libeling and defaming a female...
  • "The Small But Powerful Tongue" (Sermon on James 3:1-12)

    09/15/2012 12:56:26 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | September 16, 2012 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Small But Powerful Tongue” (James 3:1-12)It is one of the smallest parts of the body, but it is also perhaps the most powerful. What am I speaking of? The tongue. Your tongue is a very powerful instrument. It can do a lot of damage, and it can do a lot of good. “The Small But Powerful Tongue.” To what shall we compare it? Let’s find out, shall we? To what does James compare the tongue, in our Epistle reading for today? St. James makes several comparisons in this passage, and they are instructive for our self-awareness as to how...
  • Always Agree With God

    06/02/2012 8:38:43 AM PDT · by Frank Broom · 6 replies
    06-02-12 | Frank Broom
    God is not a man that He should lie and there are benefits to agreeing with what He says. There is power in agreenemt. When you voice your agreement with God certain things take place. 1. You kill the root- The curse and all the works of the devil are rooted in the spiritual so to get rid of it or change it you have to attack it at the root. If you kill the root then the fruit has to die. And the word of God is a sword (Ephesians 6:17). So when you voice your agreement with the...
  • Choose The Law Of Life

    02/23/2012 12:58:23 PM PST · by Frank Broom
    02-23-12 | Frank Broom
    God has set before you life and death, blessing and cursing and He is so good that He tells you which one to pick (Deuteronomy 30:19). He said choose life, so the choice is yours. Which ever one you choose it is going to be by the words of your mouth. Because the Bible says life and death, and blessing and cursing is in the power of the tongue. They are all in the power of the tongue and whichever one you speak is what you will have. There is a law behind each one of those things that many...
  • Student obsessed w/Korean culture has tongue surgically lengthened on NHS 2 help her speak language

    08/12/2011 2:07:51 AM PDT · by Stoat · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / Various ^ | August 12, 2011 | Staff
    Student Rhiannon Brooksbank-Jones dreams of living and working in South Korea once she finishes university, even though she has never visited the country. But while taking language lessons, the 19-year-old found that she couldn't pronounce certain crucial sounds in the Korean alphabet. Her dentist suggested it may be because she was born with a slightly shorter than average tongue, caused by having an unusually thick lingual frenulum - the flap of skin that joins the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. Language barrier: Rhiannon Brooksbank-Jones, from Nottingham, had her tongue lengthened by 1cm to help her...
  • Police: Woman bites off attacker’s tongue

    06/27/2011 8:01:15 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/25/2011
    STAMFORD, Conn. — A woman fought off a sexual assault by biting off part of her attacker’s tongue, police said, and a suspect was hospitalized. The attempted attack happened in an alley off Atlantic Avenue near a Roman Catholic church in Stamford around 10 p.m. Thursday, the Stamford Advocate reported. The attacker grabbed the woman and forced his tongue into her mouth after she had left the church. The woman fought back by biting the man, lopping off about an inch of his tongue. “It was a substantial piece of his tongue," Sgt. Paul Guzda told the Advocate...
  • Wis woman jailed for biting off husband's tongue

    12/07/2010 9:23:17 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-7-10 | ap
    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman is accused of biting off her husband's tongue as he was giving her a good night kiss. Sheboygan (sheh-BOY'-gan) police say the man in his late 70s called authorities about 11 p.m. Monday, but was having trouble speaking. An ambulance was dispatched to the house. Sgt. Terry Meyer says the husband and wife were singing Christmas carols when paramedics arrived. Meyer says the woman, in her late 50s, threw a coffee cup at them.
  • Device may help the blind perceive images using their tongues

    12/14/2009 12:18:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies · 819+ views
    www.newsobserver.com ^ | 12/14/2009 | By BARBARA ANDERSON
    FRESNO, Calif. -- An experimental device that uses the tongue instead of the eyes to "see" could be on the market next year, and a blind Fresno, Calif., teen hopes to be among the first to take one home. Researchers say their BrainPort device does not replace the sense of sight, but lets the blind perceive images, making it easier for them to navigate their surroundings. One group they foresee benefiting: Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who are blind because of brain injuries. BrainPort consists of a tiny digital camera mounted on sunglasses. The camera is attached by a...
  • Freeper Star Traveler's Recent Conversation with Sarah Palin ... (VANITY/SARCASM/HUMOR/NUANCE)

    08/09/2009 11:46:00 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 110 replies · 2,334+ views
    Star Traveler's God Given Intellect | 8-9-09 | STAR TRAVELER
    In a recent post, a FReeper accused me of being paid by the GOP to post about the "Birther" issue... boy, how I wish... LOL. The following is my reply: Ummm... (actually) it’s the GOP who have been talking to me about my posting... :-) They’ve said ... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • A Fourth indicator of a Stroke

    06/14/2009 5:38:02 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 59 replies · 3,425+ views
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      Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue!         I will continue to forward this every time it comes around! STROKE:Remember the 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.  My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously.. Please read: STROKE IDENTIFICATION: During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics).  She said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new...
  • Reckless Words and Healing Tongues

    02/13/2009 4:36:02 AM PST · by tenger · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | February 13, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18 A woman called her husband and told him she was in an auto accident. "What’s the damage to the car?" the husband asked. "I don’t know. They towed it away." "So where are you calling from?" he asked. "The hospital." Oops! Have you ever wanted to take back something you said immediately after it came out of your mouth? We have all done it. Careless words. Unkind words. Thoughtless words. If we catch ourselves, we try to salvage the situation. Most of the time,...
  • A fruit that tricks the tongue

    05/28/2008 11:47:14 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 27 replies · 71+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 28 May 2008, 2317 hrs IST | Patrick Farrell & Kassie Bracken
    Carrie Dashow dropped a large dollop of lemon sorbet into a glass of Guinness, stirred, drank and proclaimed that it tasted like a "chocolate shake". Nearby, Yuka Yoneda tilted her head back as her boyfriend, Albert Yuen, drizzled Tabasco sauce onto her tongue. She swallowed and considered the flavor: "Doughnut glaze, hot doughnut glaze!" They were among 40 or so people who tasted under the influence of a small red berry called miracle fruit. The berry rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors for an hour or so, rendering lemons as sweet as candy. The miracle fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum,...
  • MIT: No easy answers in evolution of human language

    02/17/2008 7:01:56 AM PST · by decimon · 127 replies · 459+ views
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology ^ | David Chandler, MIT News Office
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The evolution of human speech was far more complex than is implied by some recent attempts to link it to a specific gene, says Robert Berwick, professor of computational linguistics at MIT. Berwick will describe his ideas about language in a session at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Sunday, Feb. 17. The session is called “Mind of a Toolmaker,” and explores the use of evolutionary research in understanding human abilities. Some researchers in recent years have speculated that mutations in a gene called Foxp2 might have played a fundamental...
  • Human Tongue Accidentally Served Up in Hospital

    01/30/2008 3:30:13 PM PST · by DFG · 33 replies · 120+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 01/30/08 | Foxnews.com
    A human tongue has been served up in a hospital canteen's chicken risotto — and bosses reckon it was accidentally dropped into the food by a doctor.
  • Human Tongue Accidentally Served Up in Hospital

    01/30/2008 8:33:49 AM PST · by Scythian · 29 replies · 119+ views
    A human tongue has been served up in a hospital canteen's chicken risotto — and bosses reckon it was accidentally dropped into the food by a doctor. Slovenian officials are investigating after a doctor complained about a strange piece of meat on his plate.
  • Love at first bite [bit off part of her boyfriend's tongue ]

    04/20/2007 6:46:08 AM PDT · by bedolido · 17 replies · 589+ views
    abcnews ^ | 4-20-2007 | staff writer
    An Israeli woman has accidentally bit off part of her boyfriend's tongue during a heated French kiss. Nahariya Hospital said in a statement the man, injured while "passionately kissing his girlfriend", was discharged after an operation to reattach his tongue and advised to sip iced drinks and "avoid wet kisses" until the stitched wound healed.
  • Man cuts off tongue to please Goddess Kali

    04/12/2007 10:27:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 64 replies · 1,311+ views
    ZEE NEWS ^ | 04/12/2007
    Jammu, April 11: A jobless devotee was admitted to hospital after he cut off his tongue and offered it to Goddess Kali, police said on Wednesday. Doctors stitched the wound but said the man, identified as Suresh Kumar, 24, may not be able to speak again. The incident took place on Tuesday evening when Kumar visited a temple dedicated to Hindu goddess Kali on the outskirts of Jammu, the winter capital of Indian Kashmir. Inside the temple, he cut his tongue off with a knife and gave it to the priest to offer it to the deity. He was immediately...
  • Teacher 'cut boy's tongue' to silence him

    02/28/2007 1:46:40 AM PST · by MadIvan · 11 replies · 857+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 28, 2007 | Malcolm Moore
    A teacher was sacked in Italy yesterday after cutting a seven-year-old boy's tongue with a pair of scissors to silence him during a lesson.The unnamed 22-year-old substitute teacher was asked to keep control of the class at a school in Milan for a few minutes. She is alleged to have held a pair of scissors in front of Walid Dhaouadi, a Tunisian, and to have said: "Stick your tongue out so I can cut it. That way you will stop talking." Although she later claimed it was a "game" and allegedly asked the pupil not to tell his parents, the...
  • Seminary leaders cite distinction between belief and advocacy (Tounges)

    10/30/2006 8:56:41 AM PST · by Rightly Biased · 491 replies · 2,687+ views
    SBTexan ^ | October 23, 2006 | Tammi Reed Ledbetter,
    Southwestern Seminary’s theology dean, David Allen, doesn’t expect any surprises from faculty when he sends them a memo soon about a new trustee statement regarding the neo-charismatic practice of private prayer language. Prospective faculty members have been quizzed on the subject for years, Allen said. If a current faculty member practices “a private prayer language” as one trustee alleges five of them do, then the pertinent question becomes whether that view is advocated in the classroom. “I would not bring that professor in and say, ‘You cannot say that outside of class.’ I’m not going to restrict anyone in that...
  • Mother Tongue May determine Maths Skills

    06/27/2006 4:32:30 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 606+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-27-2006 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Mother tongue may determine maths skills 17:55 27 June 2006 NewScientist.com news service Roxanne Khamsi The native language you speak may determine how your brain solves mathematical puzzles, according to a new study. Brain scans have revealed that Chinese speakers rely more on visual regions than English speakers when comparing numbers and doing sums. Our mother tongue may influence the way problem-solving circuits in our brains develop, suggest the researchers. But they add that different teaching methods across cultures, or genes, may also have primed the brains of Chinese and English speakers to solve equations differently. The findings may help...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, April 2-8, 2006: An Big Berg Licks the Tongue

    04/06/2006 12:41:41 PM PDT · by cogitator · 11 replies · 398+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | April 4, 2006 | NASA
    Not quite geology, per se, but since glaciers make geology frequently (and slowly), I thought this striking sequence of shots was worthy of presentation. To go to the article about the collision, click the picture; there are links to high-resolution (250m) images of each of the images shown below.
  • Dog's shredded tongue spurs push for safety

    03/31/2006 4:10:22 PM PST · by aomagrat · 49 replies · 1,247+ views
    Myrtle Beach Sun News ^ | 31 March 2006 | Dwayne McLemore
    (Note: Some images are graphic. Click 'More photos' to view a slideshow.) A Socastee resident is spreading a safety message after her dog lost part of his tongue in a paper-shredder accident. Sandy Clarke's boxer Cross lost "three or four chunks" of his tongue in late February when he stuck it into a shredder in her home office. "The dog was screaming," said Clarke, who ran out and yelled for her husband after Cross became entangled. "I woke my daughter up screaming. It was very traumatic." The incident lasted 10 to 15 minutes, with Cross finally being freed once the...
  • Gibson to speak ancient tongue at Oscars (preview of ancient language in "Apocalypto")

    03/04/2006 7:12:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,627+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/06 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Mel Gibson will give audiences a preview of the ancient language spoken in his upcoming movie, "Apocalypto." During a brief appearance on the Academy Awards on Sunday, Gibson will speak Maya, the only language in the film. His last movie, "The Passion of the Christ," was performed in Latin and Aramaic. "I wanted to shake up the stale action-adventure genre," Gibson told Time for a story on the magazine's Web site. "So I think we almost had to come up with something utterly different like this." "Apocalypto" is set in pre-Columbian Mexico and is being shot...
  • Hugo and Cindy: The Kiss

    01/28/2006 8:43:49 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 74 replies · 2,423+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 Jan 06 | Staff
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (L) greets U.S activist Cindy Sheehan as he arrives at the meeting with World Social Forum Organizations in Caracas, Venezuela January 27, 2006. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
  • Cat Born With 2 Tongues

    10/14/2005 4:53:08 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 18 replies · 462+ views
    Local6.com ^ | Today | Brainhose
    A cat in Dobson, N.C., is believed to be the only cat in the world with two tongues, according to a Local 6 News report. The cat, named Five Toes, was born with two tongues andfive toes on each paw. Owner Bill Whittington told a North Carolina TV stationthat he noticed the cat's second tongue in December.He said he yelled when he saw the tongues flicker. He also said people laugh when he tells them about the cat -- until they see the tongues. Whittington said Ripley's Believe It Or Not will feature Five Toes in its 2006 guide.
  • Tongue-Eating Bug Found In Fish

    09/15/2005 9:05:23 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 31 replies · 613+ views
    BBC ^ | 9/15/05 | BBC/UK
    A gross creature which gobbles up a fish's tongue and then replaces it with its own body has been found in Britain for the first time. The bug - which has the scientific name cymothoa exigua - was discovered inside the mouth of a red snapper bought from a London fishmonger. The 3.5cm creature had grabbed onto the fish's tongue and slowly ate away at it until only a stub was left. It then latched onto the stub and became the fish's "replacement tongue". Creepy-crawlies Check your bug know-how in our insect quiz Enter Excited Scientists are very excited by...
  • Jacksonville man finds bullet in tongue

    06/22/2005 3:04:51 PM PDT · by Cowman · 36 replies · 876+ views
    WTSP - Tampa / St. Petersburg ^ | 6-22-2005 | no byline
    Jacksonville, Florida - Police say a Jacksonville man woke-up Monday with a serious headache and a bullet lodged in his tongue. Police say 47-year-old Wendell Coleman walked 12 blocks to a hospital after waking up with a very bad headache. His lip was swollen, he appeared to have powder burns and he had trouble speaking. Doctors found a bullet in Coleman's tongue. Coleman told police that a woman stuck a gun barrel in his mouth during a dispute around 2:30 Monday morning. He told police that he heard the gun go off. Police say Coleman then went home to sleep....
  • Text of Durbin Apology

    06/21/2005 4:46:47 PM PDT · by SpyderTim · 188 replies · 4,563+ views
    DURBIN APOLOGIZES ON SENATE FLOOR FOR GUANTANAMO BAY ANALOGIES Tuesday, June 21, 2005 [WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today made the following statement on the floor of the United States Senate: “More than most people, a Senator lives by his words, words are the coin of the realm in our profession. Occasionally words will fail us and occasionally we will fail words.” “On June 14, I took the floor of the Senate to speak about genuine heartfelt concerns about the treatment of prisoners and detainees at Guantanamo and other places. I raised legitimate concerns that others have...
  • CA: Tongue twister - What did the governor mean to say?

    04/21/2005 8:34:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 784+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 4/21/05 | Op/Ed
    Straight talk can often inspire public confidence and cool off the debate over emotional issues. But when the issue is illegal immigration, and the straight talk is a pithy directive, it can have the opposite effect. Case in point: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's remarks to newspaper publishers about how he would tackle the vexing issue of illegal immigration. "It's a federal issue," Schwarzenegger said. "And the only thing that I can say and add to this is really, close the borders. Close the borders in California and all across Mexico and in the United States." Close the borders. Thanks for the...
  • Blue Tongue virus scare places Pamplona Bull Run in free fall

    03/17/2005 8:14:25 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 6 replies · 343+ views
    CFP ^ | March 17, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    "Blue Tongue", a bullfighting equivalent to Mad Cow in Canada, has descended, out of the blue on Pamplona, home of the annual Bull Run. In what breeders lament is their worst crisis in a century, some 65 percent of Spain’s bull-breeding farms are affected by the blue tongue virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Looks like Pamplona bulls won’t be standing let alone running by this July’s bull run. The new millennium seems to have ushered in the Century of the Rare Virus. Bypassing acres of swampland, the mosquito-borne West Nile disease showed up in, of all places, New York...
  • Caption this photo...

    01/14/2005 8:08:29 AM PST · by crushelits · 26 replies · 1,778+ views
    crushelits | Jan. 14, 2004 | crushelits
  • Woman sentenced for biting off boyfriend's tongue

    11/19/2004 7:46:37 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 23 replies · 1,153+ views
    MPLS Star&Sickle ^ | 11-17-04 | Paul Gustafson
    A St. Paul woman who bit off a piece of her boyfriend's tongue after an argument in June was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail and ordered to undergo mental-health and chemical-dependency treatment.
  • Why the Kerry tongue flick last night?

    10/09/2004 3:33:28 AM PDT · by saveourliberty · 32 replies · 1,121+ views
    freerepublic ^ | 10-9-04 | SPRUELL
    We were watching a recording of Kerry's appearance on Letterman and actually found ourselves distracted by the constant flicking and probing of the senator's red yahzik. We eventually decided to take a few screenshots and post them up. Trying to take screenshots at first was like a game of whack-a-mole. But after a while there was a certain zen to it all -- we could feel when it was going to appear. We were busy. Ninety-four times it popped out! And that's not counting the rebound-wags, tooth-probes, lip-diggers, half-rollers, split-flips, or even any biting-curls! An animated gif would have been...
  • Clinton Honored for Linguistic Talent

    05/19/2004 9:42:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 55 replies · 309+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 5/19/04 | Carl Limbacher and the NewsMax.com staff
    Ex-president Bill Clinton, who made famous the phrase, "it depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is," is being honored by The American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City today for his "standard of correct utterance in the use of language." "He was selected because they admired how he was apparently always able to get up before an audience without notes and speak eloquently with full sentences that even had semicolons," the Academy's Virginia Dajani told the New York Sun. The academy last bestowed its "spoken language" award five years ago on former New York...
  • Cow cut, drained in Arborg: Mutilation mystifies

    05/01/2004 5:57:00 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 105 replies · 4,851+ views
    The Winnipeg Sun ^ | Thursday, April 29, 2004 | NATALIE PONA
    An Arborg cattle farmer made a horrific discovery Monday when he found the partially skinned carcass of one of his animals that was missing its tongue and apparently drained of its blood. "The whole thing has turned out to be more sinister than I thought," said Yvonne, a neighbour, who examined the mutilated animal. She asked not to have her last name used to protect her family. "What sort of weirdos have we got travelling in our neighbourhood?" Gordon, who would only allow The Sun to print his first name, said he discovered the carcass on his farm Monday afternoon....
  • The Secret Language Of Chinese Women, Tongue Devised By 'Sworn Sisters'

    02/29/2004 4:45:38 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 344+ views
    SF Gate/Washington Post ^ | 2-20-2004 | Edward Cody
    The secret language of Chinese women Tongue devised by 'sworn sisters' came down through centuries Edward Cody, Washington Post Sunday, February 29, 2004 Pumei Village, Hunan Province, C -- Nowadays, it would be called empowering women. But back then, centuries ago, it was just a way for the sworn sisters of this rugged and tradition-laden Chinese countryside to share their hopes, their joys and their many sorrows. Only men learned to read and write Chinese, and bound feet and social strictures confined women to their husband's homes. So somehow -- scholars are unsure how, or exactly when -- the women...
  • Latest Piercing Rage: Tongue Splitting

    05/19/2003 5:15:14 PM PDT · by Cathryn Crawford · 160 replies · 974+ views
    Latest Piercing Rage: Tongue Splitting It's called tongue splitting and involves slicing the tongue right down the middle to create a forked look. Those who do it, call it body modification. Many others call it body mutilation. Either way, it's not for the squeamish. Why would anyone split his or her tongue? The Associated Press interviewed several people who did it, and there were three reasons typically cited: The shock value is enormous. Some actually find the experience spiritual. They just like the way it looks and feels. While tongue splitting is edging up in popularity, it's still relatively uncommon....
  • The bod-mod crowd is facing a split decision (tongue-splitting)

    06/04/2003 4:25:00 AM PDT · by putupon · 4 replies · 321+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Jun 04, 2003 | CYNTHIA MCMULLEN
    <p>The first thing you notice, talking on the phone with Shannon Larratt, is that he doesn't have a lisp.</p> <p>You thought he would, as his tongue has been split.</p> <p>Intentionally.</p> <p>By choice.</p> <p>Split.</p> <p>But the man who edits BMEzine online - that's BM as in body modification - says he's never known a splitter to develop a lisp. For that to happen, he says, the cut would have to be extreme.</p>
  • Britney: Christina Tried to Stick Her Tongue Down My Throat

    12/30/2003 8:17:10 PM PST · by Pro-Bush · 4 replies · 418+ views
    Fox News/AP ^ | 12/30/03 | AP Staff
    <p>NEW YORK — Britney Spears (search) and Christina Aguilera (search) aren't exactly in the same Mickey Mouse Club anymore.</p> <p>The pop stars, who both kissed Madonna (search) a few months ago during a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, are now trading insults about each other's careers and personalities.</p>
  • Girl gets tongue stuck to freezer

    11/18/2003 10:47:09 AM PST · by gubamyster · 38 replies · 479+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11/17/03
    A Russian teenager ended up with frostbite after turning to the freezer after burning her mouth on a hot drink. The 13-year-old girl had panicked after scalding her tongue while drinking tea. She opened the freezer and placed her tongue against the interior wall to cool it down. But her hot tongue quickly became stuck fast to the appliance. Because she was alone at her home in Severodvinsk, northwest Russia, she had to wait for her parents to return home to be rescued. She was still face down when they walked through the door some time later. Her frantic parents...
  • Always Our Bishops - A pastoral letter

    10/03/2003 6:42:53 AM PDT · by american colleen · 14 replies · 1,053+ views
    Roman Catholic Faithful, Inc. ^ | September, 2003 | Roman Catholic Faithful, Inc.
    ALWAYS OUR BISHOPS An RCF Pastoral PREFACE The purpose of this pastoral message is to reach to parishioners who are trying to cope with discovery of incompetence, heresy or downright buffoonery on the part of their diocesan bishop. It urges parishioners to draw upon the reservoirs of faith, hope and love as they face uncharted futures and the humiliation of Clown Masses. It asks them to recognize that the Church offers enormous spiritual resources to strengthen and support them at this moment in their family's life and in the days to come. This message draws upon the Catechism of the...
  • Cancer Patient Gets New Tongue

    07/22/2003 7:13:31 AM PDT · by boris · 17 replies · 797+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07-22-2003
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-briefs22.5jul22,1,5262609.story Cancer Patient Gets a New Tongue From Times Wire Reports Doctors have successfully transplanted a human tongue, Vienna's General Hospital announced.
  • Austria Doctors Perform Tongue Transplant (!?!)

    07/21/2003 4:54:30 PM PDT · by mhking · 18 replies · 257+ views
    VIENNA, Austria - Doctors in Vienna have carried out the first successful tongue transplant on a human being, the hospital where the surgery took place said Monday. An unidentified 42-year-old man suffering from a malignant tumor affecting his tongue and jaw underwent a 14-hour operation at Vienna's General Hospital on Saturday in which doctors removed the tumor and attached the new tongue, hospital spokeswoman Karin Fehringer said. The patient is in good condition, Fehringer said. No further details were immediately available, but the hospital said a medical team would provide more information Tuesday.
  • Tongue-splitting ban slices its way through Legislature

    05/01/2003 3:16:36 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 98 replies · 6,146+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 1, 2003 | BRYAN SMITH
    Lawmakers have been known to split hairs. Splitting tongues, they're not so crazy about. So David Miller, the state representative from Calumet City and a practicing dentist, is serious when he talks about recent legislation he's introduced. Miller, a Democrat, is sponsoring a bill that would all but ban what has become the latest craze in "body modification"--slicing the tongue in half to create a reptilian appearance. It's a practice akin to body piercings and tattoos. But detractors like Miller say it carries risks of infection and even death if not performed by licensed medical people and surgeons. That's why...
  • Communion Posture - [Not] Denying Communion

    12/22/2002 2:55:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 193+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | 12-02 | Colin B. Donovan
     Communion Posture - Denying Communion The egregious practice of denying Holy Communion to Catholics for the manner in which they receive it (kneeling, genuflecting, tongue etc.) continues in some places despite letters such as the following from the Holy See, prohibiting such denials and threatening canonical sanctions against priests who do so.  The following was published in the November/December 2002 issue of Notitiae, the journal of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The bishop to whom it was addressed was not identified. Prot. n. 1322/02/L  Rome, 1 July 2002  Your Excellency, This Congregation for...
  • Key To An Ancient Tongue

    07/23/2002 12:31:32 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 468+ views
    Philadelphi Enquirer ^ | 7-22-2002 | Faye Flam
    Posted on Mon, Jul. 22, 2002 Key to an ancient tongue Penn archaeologists have puzzled over the cuneiform writings for decades. At last, a Sumerian dictionary may be ready by 2004. By Faye Flam Inquirer Staff Writer Steve Tinney and Tonia Sharlach hold cuneiform tablets from the collection at Penn’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The two Sumerologists are working on the 30-year dictionary project. The people known as Sumerians are credited with starting the first civilization and building the first settlements worthy of being called cities. They also invented writing, and then they wrote and wrote and wrote, filling...