Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 190

Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF, introducing the Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 190

Question 1

Finally you get the weekend off you’ve been waiting for, ready to dive into your brunch with the standard artisan bread. Which sourdough injury should you be wary of?

Reveal the funtabulous answer

Sourdough gum, due to lacerations from the sharp edges.


Question 2

What injury did Meryl Streep suffer from in 2012?

Reveal the funtabulous answer

Avocado Hand

sandnsurf avocado hand mike cadogan

The situation has become particularly fraught in ED’s around the world that there is now consideration for placing a label on the fruit.


Question 3

What is Kilner sprain?

Reveal the funtabulous answer

Jar opening wrist sprain

When the lid on your jar of last winter’s homemade marmalade is welded shut, requiring superhuman strength to prise it open resulting in a wrist sprain.

Along with pestle and mortar wrist causing an equivalent of tennis elbow


Question 4

An oyster shuck injury would be too obvious (a common middle-class injury)  therefore what organism found on shellfish can in rare circumstances cause a necrotising fasciitis and is responsible for most shellfish related deaths in the USA?

Reveal the funtabulous answer

Vibrio vulnificus

The organism can be found in warm, shallow coastal waters, as well as on shellfish, such as crab, and also filter-feeding molluscs, such as oysters, clams, and scallop

In individuals with major underlying illnesses, such as liver disease, diabetes mellitus, malignancy, alcoholism, haemochromatosis or chronic renal disease, the organism has a high degree of mortality


Question 5

Pitta bread and Camembert cause the same injury, what is it?

Reveal the funtabulous answer

A molten burn, hotter than the sun, to the roof of your mouth.

Typically Camembert over the Christmas period (a baked favorite) and pitta bread as the searingly hot steam comes seeping out when you try and tear a bit off to dip in your humus


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Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five

Dr Neil Long BMBS FACEM FRCEM FRCPC. Emergency Physician at Burnaby Hospital in Vancouver. Loves the misery of alpine climbing and working in austere environments. Supporter of FOAMed, toxicology, tropical medicine, sim and ultrasound

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