Xeni Jardin at 10:44 pm Fri, Jan 13, 2012
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
Cue “Stop Kicking My Heart Around.”
All it is missing is the dog: (relevant clip from terrible tv show) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzPDEirVTZk
Grey’s Anatomy. I remember that episode. :D There should had been a dog near by in this clip, but the heart didn’t show itself.
Ah, sensationalist coverage. How I love the wasted time I feel afterwards (see also the recent “Diablo 3 delay” – any chance of an update on that story now that it’s passed the GRB and the game’s still not out?).
“[a donor heart] rolled right out of the container and everything, right on to the street” is very misleading as to the actual events that ocurred. The heart was in a container, inside an icebox, and the container fell from the icebox onto the street. That sealed container will have contained the solution that preserved the heart – the ice box just contains ice that’s keeping the whole thing cool. A bit of that ice spilling out minutes before it reaches the hospital isn’t really cause for concern.
Maybe if there hadn’t been such a media fiasco in the first place, they would’ve taken their time a bit more?
plus, the heart is notoriously resistant to bruising
That box had only 2 wheels at the back. Looks like it’s designed to be lifted up halfway, so that you can drag it on the ground on it’s 2 rear wheels. But there’s no clip on the cover to prevent it flipping open and dropping all the contents on the ground, if you accidentally lifted it too high. Poor design.
One bungee cord properly placed and we would have never heard about this story.
Mr Bean to the rescue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ3AQ5rTqB8
Ach!! Fritz, you bumbling fool!
“It was Abby Something…”
There happens to be a greeting card about this very subject. Five second rule. http://www.nobleworkscards.com/7926-five-second-rule-funny-funny-paper-happy-birthday-card.html
Was this tested by MythBusters? ;)
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