Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 223

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 223

Question 1

Puskar Nepal set a Guinness World record for doing what 134 times in 60 seconds?

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Kicking himself in the forehead

Question 2

On average how many times will a woman menstruate in her lifetime?

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Walt Disney made a movie about menstruation titled “The Story of Menstruation” in 1946.

It most likely is the first film to use the word “vagina.”

Question 3

What is St Fiacre’s curse?

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St. Fiacre (600-670), a 7th century Irish monk, has become the patron saint for haemorrhoid sufferers (and gardeners).

St. Fiacre is also known as the patron saint of gardeners as he was told he could farm all the land he could manage to cultivate in a single day. He was given a rather small shovel by his bishop. So he could grab as much land as possible, he spent a very long day spading his garden and developed a severe case of prolapsed hemorrhoids, the legend goes. Seeking a solution, he sat on a stone and prayed for help. The legend states he enjoyed a miraculous cure from the stone. [Reference]

Question 4

What is Stellwag sign?

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Stellwag sign: Infrequent and incomplete blinking of the eye associated with exophthalmos or Graves orbitopathy.

Named after the Austrian ophthalmologist Karl Stellwag von Carion (1823 – 1904).

Stellwag von Carion first described the association of decreased frequency of blinking in 1869 – Uber gewisse Innervationsstörungen bei der Basedow’schen Krankheit. Wien Medizinische Jahrbücher. 1869;25:25-54.

Question 5

What is the most common ocular complication from bungee jumping?

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Retinal and subconjunctival haemorrhages.

There are case reports of retinal detachment but by far the most common complications are haemorrhages due to the rapid deceleration causing intravenous pressures >100mmHg.

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Dr Neil Long BMBS FACEM FRCEM FRCPC. Emergency Physician at Kelowna hospital, British Columbia. Loves the misery of alpine climbing and working in austere environments (namely tertiary trauma centres). Supporter of FOAMed, lifelong education and trying to find that elusive peak performance.

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