Recently, according to a report in the Columbus Dispatch, the Ohio Historical Society (working at the request of a Canadian researcher who is compiling a global data base of mummy x-rays and scans) sent their Egyptian mummy to a local hospital for a CT scan.
It turned into quite a procedure. The doctors jumped at the chance to use "Lamborghini of scanners," yes, it was THE "Siemens SOMATOM Definition Flash dual energy slice CT scanner." Which, according to reports, looks like a "big, white donut." Reports were not clear whether it was powder sugar or coconut glazed donut.
In less than two hours they captured over 8,400 images. Which is a significant number of pictures, so it was no surprise that they noticed an abnormality in some of the images. Being seasoned health care professionals they jumped into action.
Recognizing that time was of the essence for the 2500 year old mummy, they decided to order a a battery of thorough, expensive tests. An ambulance was summoned and the mummy was rushed across the street to the emergency room, where her priority status, due to the lack of heartbeat, and "greatly reduced brain activity" got her a place in line, to show her insurance card and I.D. to a surly counter attendant, dressed in medical garb.
After looking at her chart a doctor said, with firm, and confident authority "we need an MRI and a battery of blood tests, STAT!" As he headed to the Starbucks nestled conveniently between the ATM and the portable defibrillator.
At the time of this report the mummy was still waiting to see a doctor, or even a nurse, and was reported to say, "right now, I would be happy to see the custodian."
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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Can I See Your Insurance Card and I.D., Please?
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.