Monday, March 26, 2007

What would the baby bear choose?

Kill baby polar bear, animal activists say
By Stephanie Kennedy
Animal rights campaigners in Germany have called on Berlin's Zoo to kill a baby polar bear that has been rejected by its mother rather than have it raised by humans.
The three-month-old polar bear cub has captured the hearts of many Germans, baby Knut and his twin brother were born in December.
They were rejected by their mother and were left exposed to freezing temperatures.
After Knut's brother died, the zoo intervened to save the surviving cub.
Knut has been nurtured by a keeper who has slept by his side and bottle-fed him.
Now animal rights campaigners argue Knut should be put down to stop him becoming emotionally and physically reliant on humans.
That has sparked outrage in Germany and Berlin Zoo has vowed to continue hand-rearing the cub.

I was just thinking if the situation was reversed and I was abandoned by my mother and had a choice to either die or be raised by polar bears I would say “Heck what do I have to loose ?”

Friday, March 16, 2007

Long Arm of the Giant

I thought this was a really neat story so I thought I would share it.

March 14, 2007—Who says super heroes don't exist?
Desperate to save two dolphins that had eaten plastic pieces at an aquarium in China's Liaoning Province, veterinarians summoned the world's tallest man—7-foot-9-inch (2.36-meter) shepherd Bao Xishun of the neighboring Inner Mongolia region.
The plastic pieces had caused the marine mammals to lose their appetites and become depressed, Royal Jidi Ocean World officials told the BBC. But the dolphins' contracting stomachs had stymied vets' attempts to use instruments to remove the objects. Instead Bao's extra-long arms were able to extract the offending shards yesterday.
After Bao, 54, "operated" on them—their teeth wrapped with towels for safety, as seen in the bottom photo—the dolphins were in "very good condition," aquarium manager Chen Lujun told the BBC.
Veterinarian Zhu Xiaoling told the state-controlled Xinhua news agency, "Some very small plastic pieces are still left in the dolphins' stomachs.
"However, the dolphins will be able to digest these and are expected to recover soon."

Sorry but this story would not be complete without a No Agenda Zone Update

After great success with dolphins Bao Xishun eventually moved on to human medical procedures.

The photo below shows the ambidextrous gentle giant performing a Tonsillectomy and a stomach stapling simultaneously

Friday, March 09, 2007

Rectum? Darn near killed-um

Sorry about another butt related blog posting but I couldn’t pass this one up.

Just an update on the story below: Apparently this guy was just a nut and no one was ever in danger but I was just thinking... If I happened to be of Middle Eastern decent and my name was Fadhel al-Maliki one of the last things I would try to do is board a plane with a magnet and wires in my butt.

March 07, 2007
Iraqi national detained at LAX with magnet in his "bum"
From Doug Hagmann, Director of the Northeast Intelligence Network:
6 March 2007: TSA officials at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) detained a 35 year-old Iraqi national at about 5:40 this morning after he set off an alarm at the passenger screening area at terminal 1. Security officers searched Fadhel Abbas al-Maliki of South Ocean Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey, finding wires on his body and what was described as a magnet concealed in his rectum. Al Mailki also was in possession of another, unidentified metal device which is currently being assessed and evaluated by law enforcement authorities. Fadhel al-Maliki intended to board a US Airways flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia. Although al-Maliki was detained at the terminal, his luggage remained on the aircraft, which made an
unscheduled landing in Las Vegas for a security screening.