Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by knight, Aug 28, 2014.
I guess she is stingy
“Cook a book”
The speciality of KonyvBar is to cook a book. Every week they choose a book and make a menu based on it. The restaurant itself resembles a library or little bookstore. It's a pleasant little place, friendly service and fine food.
George Orwell: Animal Farm
Roald Dahl: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea
Bret Easton Ellis: American psycho
Doctors perform first U.S. penis transplant
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital performed the first U.S. penis transplant, they said Monday, calling it a "landmark procedure."
Thomas Manning, 64, is recovering well after the 15-hour procedure performed by a team of over 50 surgeons, doctors and nurses, this month, according to the hospital. Manning, of Halifax, Massachusetts, had his penis amputated after he was diagnosed with penile cancer in 2012.
The procedure, also described by the doctors as a "surgical milestone," is called a gentitourinary vascularized composite allograft, or GUVCA.
It involves "surgically grafting the complex microscopic vascular and neural structures of a donor organ onto the comparable structures of the recipient."
Put another way, "surgeons connected the intricate vascular and nerve structures of a donor penis with those of the 64-year-old transplant recipient," the hospital said.
Dr. Dicken Ko, director of the hospital's Regional Urology Program, said the objectives of the surgery were primarily to reconstruct the genitalia so that it appeared natural, followed by urinary function and hopefully sexual function...
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Do you know Erica Jong and Fear of Flying?
Altruistic people have more sex
"An alternative interpretation of the results is that having more sex and sexual partners encourages people to feel generous towards others and be more altruistic. We’ll have to await longitudinal research that charts people’s sexual habits and altruism over time to settle this question, though the idea that altruism leads to more sex is certainly consistent with the past evidence suggesting altruistic behaviour causes increases in a person’s desirability."
Dominatrix in court after deadly sex game claims a life
A prostitute is on trial in Vienna, accused of causing intentional serious bodily harm resulting in death after a 45-year-old client of hers was found hanging in a hotel room after a BDSM session.
The 29-year-old woman’s lawyer, Martin Mahrer, says that his client never had any intention to put the man in danger, and that she did not cause him to die.
The woman is a trained hairdresser who began working as a dominatrix in March 2015 when she was short of money. She advertised her services on the Internet, in BDSM (bondage and discipline, submission and masochism) forums, and offered choking and “slave training”. Mahrer said the victim put himself into the noose, became unconscious and then died.
The man approached the dominatrix in September last year, and in a series of meetings discussed with her what he wanted to do. The prosecution says that he wanted to experiment with “breath-play”, and experience falling unconscious.
He rented a hotel room on the night of September 12th and attached a climbing rope to a clothes rail and wall bracket, with which he prepared a noose.
He told the woman that he would put the noose around his neck and pull it tight and that she should put a shoelace around his neck and pull that tight. Previously, he had handed her a letter in which he stated that he accepted "full responsibility for all risks and any resulting injury to his health", and that he was aware that his fetish could lead to death.
On this occasion he didn’t become unconscious because, as he later wrote the women in a WhatsApp message, he was distracted by her beauty. They agreed to meet the following night and try again.
This time he also wrapped brown parcel tape around his head and mouth, before putting his head into the noose. The prostitute knotted the shoelace as firmly as she could and pulled hard - according to the prosecutor. However, her lawyer maintains that the shoelace was never too tight and that it was more elastic than the climbing rope.
According to the defendant, the man put his whole body weight into the noose so that his knees came off the ground. He lost consciousness and the woman let go off the shoelace, but did not remove it from his neck, and left the hotel room.
She claims that after an hour and a half she began to feel uneasy and sent the man an SMS, asking if everything was OK. When he didn’t answer she went back to the hotel and knocked on the door. When he didn’t open the door she went to the reception, where she claims she was told “if he is dead, we’ll find out tomorrow”.
She then went to a police station and told them what had happened. Police officers opened the door to the hotel room shortly after midnight and discovered the man’s lifeless body.
In his autopsy report the coroner said that the man died because of a lack of oxygen to the brain due to strangulation, and that death would have occurred even without the noose as the shoelace was so tightly knotted. If the woman is found guilty she faces between five and 15 years in prison.
Did you know that @Dot has her birthday today??
Happy birthday dear @Dot !!!!
A year older, hope not any wiser lol and more pennies in the piggybank for her visit
We haven't see her for a long time.
I see she is logged on now!
I would like to put some more pennies in this piggybank.
And a Happy Birthday from me too @Dot.
A bit late I'm afraid !
Anonymouse Are Opening Tiny Shops For Mice In Sweden
Anonymouse was fed up with the lack of shops for rodents, so they decided to open a couple of them at once. The 70×30 cm (about 25×12 inch) stores are located in Malmö, Sweden and they have wide menus that mice can choose their meals from.
One of them is selling nuts and the other offers cheese. Besides the well-crafted interiors, there are posters about upcoming mice concerts and other events. The amount of detail that went into creating this street art installation is huge! The identities of Anonymouse are still unknown, but you can check their Instagram account for more information.
FAME OF STONES
What happened to the Azure Window in Malta? Rock formation featured in Game of Thrones has collapsed.
The stunning natural archway has vanished after stormy seas hit the Mediterranean archipelago
MALTA’S Azure Window is a stunning landmark which has featured as the backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters, epic TV shows and thousands of holiday snaps.
But the gorgeous natural arch is no more, after collapsing in a storm on the Mediterranean island of Gozo.
Mother Nature created it,Mother Nature reclaimed it. Their is a similar window to it in the same area of Gozo, the type of geology their creates caves in the rock and eventually windows, as the softer type of rock erodes in time.
This is another natural window,very near to the one that fallen,not much known because it is not easy accessible by car.
Kaló taxídi! Greek tourism
Popular Greek islands such as Mykonos and Santorini will be more crowded than ever this summer: Greek hoteliers and tour operators say bookings so far suggest last year’s record of 30m tourists will be easily beaten. After seven years of recession, prices in Corfu and Crete compare favourably with those in Spain; meanwhile rival destination Turkey these days seems a less safe trip. Greece expects big increases in British, German and Russian tourists—but may find it hard to persuade them to spend generously. On average, visitors stay fewer days and consume less in local hotels and hostelries than a dozen years ago. Nevertheless, the outlook is bright. A 40-year concession to run a dozen island airports was worth €1.2bn ($1.3bn) to Fraport, a German airport operator, and travel experts are predicting 40m arrivals nationwide by 2022. At least one part of the Greek economy is in rude health.