Drowning

A Genius Invention is Saving Dozens of Animals From Drowning in Backyard Pools

This revolutionary device has already saved thousands of animals from a terrible fate.

Though biologist Rich Mason normally works to conserve wildlife around the vast brackish waters of the Chesapeake Bay, he was also concerned about the dozens of frogs perishing in his friend’s backyard pool in every summer.

As a means of offering small animals a safe exit from the pool, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee created the FrogLog: a flotation ramp that attaches to the edge of pools.

The floating critter dock is surrounded by a mesh skirt that allows trapped chipmunks, lizards, frogs, and squirrels to easily exit the water. The FrogLog’s key feature is a small ramp that leads to dry land.

Since Mason started marketing…

Thanks to Publicized Story of Late 4-Year-old, Toddler is Saved From “Dry Drowning”

A 2-year-old boy may not be alive today if it weren’t for the concerted efforts of another child’s parents wanting to save other kids from the dangers of “dry drowning”.

Six days after 4-year-old Frankie Delgado went swimming with his parents for Memorial Day, he reportedly started suffering from fever and stomach aches. His condition worsened until he was eventually rushed to the hospital where he later passed away.

Doctors later informed Frankie’s parents that their son was a victim of dry drowning, also known as secondary drowning: a condition that mostly affects children.

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The condition typically occurs when a child inhales water, and the fluid gets trapped in the child’s body. The liquid then causes the vocal chords…

When Doctors Literally “Blew Smoke Up Your Arse”

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When someone is “blowing smoke up your arse” today, it is a figure of speech that means that one person is complimenting another, insincerely most of the time, in order to inflate the ego of the individual being flattered.

Back in the late 1700s, however, doctors literally blew smoke up people’s rectums. Believe it or not, it was a general mainstream medical procedure used to, among many other things, resuscitate people who were otherwise presumed dead. In fact, it was such a commonly used resuscitation method for drowning victims particularly, that the equipment used in this procedure was hung alongside certain major waterways, such as along the River Thames (equipment courtesy of the Royal Humane Society). People frequenting waterways were expected to know the location of this equipment similar to modern times concerning the location of defibrillators.

Smoke was blown up the rectum by inserting a tube. This tube was connected to a fumigator and a bellows which when compressed forced smoke into the rectum. Sometimes a more direct route to the lungs was taken by forcing the smoke into the nose and mouth, but most physicians felt the rectal method was more effective. The nicotine in the tobacco was thought to stimulate the heart to beat stronger and faster, thus encouraging respiration. The smoke was also thought to warm the victim and dry out the person’s insides, removing excessive moisture.

So how did this all get started? The Native Americans were known to have used tobacco in a variety of ways, including treating various medical ailments, and the European doctors soon picked up on this and began advocating it for treatments for everything from headaches to cancer.

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In 1745, Richard Mead was among the first known Westerners to suggest that administering tobacco via an enema was an effective way to resuscitate drowning victims.

By 1774, Doctors William Hawes and Thomas Cogan, who practiced medicine in London, formed The Institution for Affording Immediate Relief to Persons Apparently Dead From Drowning. This group later became the Royal Humane Society. Back in the 18th century, the society promoted the resuscitation of drowning people by paying four guineas (about £450 today by purchasing power, or $756) to anyone who was able to successfully revive a drowning victim.

Volunteers within the society soon began using the latest and greatest method of reviving such half-drowned individuals, via tobacco smoke enemas. Artificial respiration was used if the tobacco enema did not successfully revive them. In order that people could easily remember what to do in these cases, in 1774 Dr. Houlston published a helpful little rhyme:

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Scott Disick Drowning in Alcohol Needs Rehab, Friends Say

Scott Disick‘s hitting the bottle HARD again and his friends think he’s so far gone the only solution is rehab.

Our Scott sources tell us he’s been in a downward spiral since learning baby mama Kourtney Kardashian is banging 23-year-old model Younes Bendjima.

Scott’s been trying for a long time to resurrect his relationship with Kourtney. As we reported, he feels betrayed because he says she’s been dangling a carrot that she’d get back with him if he…

Watch Man Rush to Save Drowning Office Cat Knocked into Water

What started out as a cat-a-strophic accident turned into a paw-sitively inspiring rescue.

Felix the office cat of the London’s Royal Dock Management Authority got into a tussle with another feline earlier this week, which sent him plummeting into the nearby water.

Scott, the organization’s engineering and operations manager, saw the exchange and leapt into action.

As the frightened cat tread water below the dock, Scott scooted close enough to the animal…