Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

On The Ethics Of Grandfather Sperm

Friday, October 5th, 2007

A 72-year-old man has agreed to become a sperm donor for his own “grandchild”.

The anonymous man wishes to donate his sperm to his son and daughter-in-law who have yet been unable to conceive a child through IVF.

Any baby born using the sperm would be the grandfather’s genetic child and its father’s half brother.

Is there a point in the ethics committee consideration where you can just say, “Ewww”.

Along with, “What birthday card does the Grandfather give the child? Grandson, or Son?”.

Well, he better work it out because the ethics committee has given it the go ahead.

[tags] Sperm donor, keeping it in the family, Grandfather sperm [/tags]

Back In Fashion

Monday, September 10th, 2007

I thought Phrenology and Physiognomy were out of fashion.

But it seems not.
There is a (no longer acceptable) medical acronym that changes from place to place, in my case it would be FLKNFN.

‘Funny Looking Kid, Normal For Newham’.

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Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Hmmm.

I’m almost certainly in LA during next month – I think that this place might be worth a visit.

More photographs of it here.

(Discovered on the inspirational Brass Goggles).

[tags]Steampunk, Edison, Clubs, LA, placesI’mHopelesslyOutclassedIn[/tags]

Music players ‘in lightning risk’

Friday, July 13th, 2007

From the BBC News reporting on a letter from a Canadian doctor.

I would have thought that being struck by lightning was his main problem rather than him wearing a music player…

Sidi Driss Hotel in Tunisia

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Sidi Driss Hotel in Tunisia – GoNOMAD

Maybe for next year’s holiday…

[tags]Starwars, holiday, Tunisia, hotel, nerdgasm[/tags]

Hysteria

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Didn’t something similar happen in America where it was put down to ‘hysteria’?
[tags]Hysteria, badsmell, evacuation[/tags]

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Is it any wonder the world is in the state it’s in when there are people this fucking stupid.

Click here to make yourself cry in frustration.

I really do despair sometimes.

(Tip of the hat to Linkmachinego).

[tags]SoFuckingStupidICan’tBelieveThatTheyCanTalkAndBreatheAtTheSameTime, FirstUpAgainstTheWall, EvolutionDenial[/tags]