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I can happily report that I’ve passed my first year of medicine with two satisfactory grades and one merit.

Hooray for me.

Originally posted on The LBSC

This post was filed under: Exams, University.

Tape Management, BBC Style

We gather that things do not run as smoothly as they should down at BBC Bristol.

Apparently, someone in London recently sent an urgent video tape via courier which duly arrived in the post room at said outpost of The Corporation. One of the operatives therein – noticing that the label was peeling off – decided to replace it with a new one. He removed the original and stuck it on the fridge, intending to copy the address after lunch.

The next morning, the sender of the tape was surprised to find this voice message on his mobile. Enjoy.

[audio:fridge.mp3]

Courtesy of The Register

I nearly wet myself when I first heard this.

Originally posted on The LBSC

Updated 28th July 2006 to include embedded audio file (replacing dead link)

This post was filed under: Miscellaneous.

From the ‘Minerva’ Column of the BMJ…

A word of warning about drinking directly from cans of drink without washing them first. Madagascar’s La Gazette de la Grande Ile (6 April 2004) reports the tale of a woman who had taken a boat trip with friends and drunk from a can of drink she’d put into the boat’s refrigerator. She was taken ill and died two days later. The postmortem revealed she had died of fulminating leptospirosis, and examination of the can confirmed it had been contaminated with rat urine, which had dried on the top.

BMJ 2004; 328:1446 (Jun 12, 2004)

Originally posted on The LBSC

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