Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 223

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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 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?

+ Reveal the Funtabulous Answer

  • 450
  • 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.” [Reference]

Question 3

What is St Fiacre’s curse?

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  • Haemorrhoids
  • St. Fiacre, 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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  • 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. [Reference]


Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 223
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