Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Stranger than Fiction

Two strange stories caught my attention on Monday. Not sure if you heard about them but I thought if you didn't then I'd share.

The first one related to the death of a female athlete due to an overdose of anti-inflammatory cream. In other words the young lady died from using too much Bengay.

Dr. Ronald Grelsamer of Mount Sinai Medical Center said Newman had a very abnormal amount of methyl salicylate in her body.

"She either lathered herself with it, or used way too much, or she used a normal amount and an abnormal percentage was absorbed into her body," he said.

Its a sad story but at the same time I just find myself asking the question how much Bengay does one need to rub down with in order to O.D on that stuff. I mean she must have been bathing or swimming in that chemical or something. They said she was using like three different products with the chemical in it. I'm thinking ya know if you need to use that much of the stuff on your aching muscles then its probably safer to just stop doing whatever is making them ache so much until your body can heal on its own.

The second story relates to two officials in China who got jailed after they allowed a blind contractor to construct a bridge which eventually fell down.

Huh! Blind contractor? OK now my first thought was if ya was a crooked politician trying to siphon off some funds for your pocket you could at least come up with something better than a blind contractor as an excuse for why the bridge fall down. I mean if ya need some help I'm sure one of those crooked poli-trick-sions we got in the Caribbean could give ya a tip or two.

Then the next question was the obvious. But wait how he could be building a bridge if he blind? I mean even if the man did name Matt Murdock or he was having Inner Visions like Stevie this still wouldn't make any sense.

I mean I know they say if you lose one sense the others become sharper but still! I mean if every blind man could build a bridge then that would got to be real easy to do.

Plus this situation just gives rise to so many questions? Does he check all the work by touch? Did he just become recently blind? If so did he do this work before the incident of blindness set in? How easy is it to slack off if he's your boss on the construction site? Was he born blind and just using his imagination to construct the bridge like "in my mind this is what I think a bridge should look like and he really constructing a tunnel or something so and no one ain't feel to tell him different."

Seriously have you ever heard anything as crazy as this?


Luke Cage said...

poli-trick-sions Yo!!! That was ill J! I haven't come across neither story, but is the blind contractor "legally" blind or do you mean like absent of having absolutely NO sight, because I've got to tell you, I would be extremely pessimistic as to entering, walking or being close to anything that dude had built. And for obvious reasons too.

The honey that died of Bengay? Yeah, well I'm with you. I would hope that it was just a vicious combination of that and something else that took her out. I mean, have you ever smelled Bengay? That would have a very offensive smell to have that much on you and then go out into public. And even if she didn't, how could she herself stand the smell???? Daaag!

So...Wise...Sista said...

Ok, was she EATING the bengay??? Yo, this blog is better than CNN:)

GC (God's Child) said...

sighted people build things all the while that don't work.
I mean nobody gets mad that Beethoven was deaf and still composing. And that stuff was good.
You don't need eyes to understand physics. The public inspectors ought to have seen something was wrong though.

as for that young lady--I don't even know what to say. I'm sorry to hear she died so senselessly.

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Leon said...

Maybe he was legally blind and not ACTUALLY blind. As for that girl, I just don't know.

Campfyah said...

Well if de athelets ein over dosing on one thing it's something else...sad story in trute.

A blind man building a bridge, now that is one for th record books....

Rose said...

Overdosed on rubbing she should have just went to see a doctor. But at least we can all be warned...I never knew that could happen.

Allowing a blind man to do contract work on a bridge, were the people themselves blind too??

Stunner said...

Are these stories real? Damn that girl must have been bathing and eating that stuff! As for the blind contractor, I just find that too hard to believe! Then again it's a crazy world.

jelli said...

WOW! IS all I can say. The blog title says it all.