Stuck Up! is a new book by two psychiatrists and an emergency physician examining 100 x-ray images of strange foreign objects that have, er, made their way into people's bodies, such as bronzed baby shoes, a knife, a Barbie doll, a cassette tape, an extension cord, and, yes, the iPod seen above right. It's nice (I guess) to see the same territory explored in book form. "I fell on it. I swear."
Stuck Up!: 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't Be (Amazon)
And for instant gratification, might I suggest Cynsa Bonorris's classic Rectal Foreign Bodies page on The WELL, delighting the curious since 1997!
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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