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"A new poll indicates that 55% of people think they are of superior intelligence; 34% think they are about average, and 4% believe they are below average intelligence."

Va, that just leaves that pesky 7% to deal with. So, who are they? Better yet, how smart do they think they are?

Maybe the 7% didn't understand the question.

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I think I might take up hang gliding (I plan to build my own) at about age 85. Everything else on the list has already have a few chances to kill me and may still do the job. Its nice to plan for the future though. I'm assuming some of the military rockets I have fired or seen fired are liquid fueled but I'm really not sure.

I also don't have room for a rotary press so that one is out.

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Sepsis sucks.

Fun Fact: Our daughter was a special case which attracted the attention of the CDC, who sent a rep to investigate.

Around 2004, we were living in Albany, NY. This happens to be the hotbed of Lyme disease - at the time it was something like 70% of all Lyme disease cases in the US happen within 200 miles of Albany.

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She (13 or so at the time) began complaining that her knee hurt. She had done a "Jump Rope for Heart" fundraiser thing the day before, so we didn't think much of it.

The next day she was complaining of terrible pain, so Mrs. VA took her to our family doctor, and she sent her right away to an orthopedist. He took some fluid from her knee (and blood work) and sent it to the lab.

We got a call at 7 pm that night - "bring her into surgery - NOW". They did surgery on her at 1 AM. Opened her knee up and cleaned the entire mess out.

As it turns out, she had a horrendous triple infection of Lyme, staph, and strep. Her white blood cell count was off the chart- typical of that seen in terminal leukemia patients. She was hospitalized for 2 days while they pumped her full of antibiotics. Her presentation (i.e. "my knee hurts") was extraordinary - she did not display symptoms consistent with a massive infection such as fever, malaise, etc. She seemed fine, other than a sore knee. The CDC did a case study on her because this was so unusual.

This is one of those instances that I'm glad we lived in the US. In Canada, she would have died. I am sure of it. To get into a specialist takes 5 weeks, not 3 hours. If we were in Canada, we would have been bringing her into the ER in another day or two, and it would have been a fight for her life, which would have almost certainly not had such a positive outcome.

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"Sepsis". Ah. And here I was feeling sorry for him. :)

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A new poll indicates that 55% of people think they are of superior intelligence; 34% think they are about average, and 4% believe they are below average intelligence.

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Actually, that was the least interesting one. His foot was crushed when the machine was being moved, and it became gangrenous. He died of sepsis, not *directly* being "attacked" by the machine.

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of those devices, i'm putting "rotary printing press" down as one of my last choice of things to be killed by.

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Fun Fact:

The inventors of the motorized bicycle, hang glider, parachute, rotary printing press, submarine, and liquid-fueled rocket engine were all killed by prototypes of their own inventions.

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I know, full of Canada-related Fun Facts today....

Boston's official Christmas tree is an annual gift from the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This has been going on since 1918 as an annual "thank you" for Boston's humanitarian help after Halifax and almost everyone in it were obliterated by the biggest explosion in history prior to nuclear weapons.

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Fun Fact:

Attempting to kill the Queen - successfully or not - is the only crime in Canada that warrants a mandatory life imprisonment during peacetime.

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