Anybody else think the Boston Bomb Squad's a little jumpy?
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The Claim: Coughing Can Blunt the Pain of a Doctor’s Needle By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Published: January 25, 2010 THE FACTS Sometimes there are no words that can comfort a patient who fears an injection or the drawing of blood. But there may be one cheap and easy way to ease the needle’s sting. In the medical literature, it is known as the cough trick. Patients cough moderately just before a shot and then once during it. How this works is unclear. It could simply be a matter of distraction. Or, as a report in the journal BMJ pointed out, it may have something to do with a brief, cough-induced rise in blood pressure that reduces the perception of pain. Whatever the mechanism, studies have found intriguing evidence. Two were conducted in 2004, including one three-week study in which doctors measured variables like pain intensity, hand withdrawal and palm sweating as subjects had intravenous needles inserted in their hands — on one occasion while coughing, and on another with no coughing. Coughing, they found, reduced the pain. In another study, published this month in the journal Pediatrics, scientists at the Mayo Clinic tried the coughing trick on 68 children, ages 4 to 11, receiving immunizations. They found that it eased pain in Hispanic and white children, but not in black children — a finding they could not explain. And like any method, it has its obvious flaws: coughing too vigorously, for example, could cause doctors to miss their mark. THE BOTTOM LINE Studies suggest that a moderate cough during an injection may forestall pain. Pretty neat. Might be a good trick to teach kids so they don't develop phobias.
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I made a scare bear for some one and his birthday is tomorrow (friday) can someone think of any creative storys for him? (the bear) thanks!!
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A 19 year old female M.I.T. student was arrested at gunpoint after entering Boston's Logan International Airport with what authorities claim was "a fake bomb" strapped to her chest, according to wire reports. The device is said to have been some kind of computer circuit board with Play-Doh and wires attached, strapped over her black hoodie. Link to AP report on her arrest.The young woman is identified as Star Simpson, shown in the image above left, and she is a sophomore from Hawaii. She has a user account on Instructables. Boingboing story Star's Instructables pageUPDATE: CNN videoUPDATE 2: Pic addedUPDATE 3: Canida's response added to BoingBoing, and a call for geek-protection sticker designs!UPDATE 4: Simpson pleaded not guilty to a charge of possessing a hoax device at her arraignment in East Boston District Court Friday afternoon. She was released on $750 bail and ordered to stay away from Logan Airport.Simpson could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. WBZTV storyUPDATE 5: We had a quick chat with Star! She's doing fine, and after dodging packs of media she's finally getting back to work on her problem sets. There's still school, you know. Of course, they've impounded her sweatshirt, so she's got to do something else for the career fair.
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I'm looking for any ways of building a repurposed material bird scarer. Not a visual scare (scarecrow, CDs/foil, silhouette) but something that makes a bit of noise. I know a keen allotment owner who has purchased an air gun to shot into the air and scare parakeets ! He would hate to actually hurt a bird - and I feel there has to be a better way. Rattles - tape recorders that can be set outside, wind powered stuff ? Anything that might stop my friend eventually hurting himself (I'm also concerned about the effect air gun pellets could have on the soil). Thanks for any suggestions. Victoria J
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Congratulations to Instructables author gallactronics for catching the attention of Bill Gates! He posted the Solar Scare Mosquito Instructable to his facebook page! Mosquitos are a nuisance, and they also carry deadly diseases that kill over a million people every year. The device works by creating ripples on the surface of still water to prevent mosquitos from laying eggs, and killing larvae that has already hatched. Go check it out and leave a comment, or build one yourself!
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What was in water something like crayfish but without pliers and tail and smaller, going on bottom of my swamp.........it looks strange with its legs!! i am scared HELP!!! I am scared!!!
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Please give well reasoned answers.
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It is a female beagle and if a burglar broke in to our house the only thing she would do is lick them to death. We have taken her out side during the storms to let her out side. Any ways to calm her down?
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I need a noise making motion sensitive device that only works when there is no light. Thoughts: want to use a plug in (no batteries) light sensitive night light (these come on when it's dark) and have it power something that is a motion sensitive noise maker that would scare a cat. the point being these would go in a bathroom and i only want them to be active if the lights are out. hopefully cheap as I need to make two of these. willing to rip apart toys or other electronics that are easy to get. Thanks for any advice
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I live in a rented attic flat and just before Christmas four of the ceiling halogen spot lights in my hall and livingroom blew. I called the landlord (he is an electrician) and he replaced them - then charged me £50! Two days later the same lights blew again. There seems to be condensation or something around a couple of the bulbs. (They are sunk in the ceiling.) The next day I went away for two weeks for Christmas, came back yesterday and this morning there was a 'pop' noise and all the five lights in my bedroom blew. (I hadn't just turned them on. They were already on.) I can't locate the fuse box and I am worried about an electrical fault causing a fire. It is a new flat (five years old, and the landlord did all the wiring - he is an electrical contractor.) I have to be out all day tomorrow, leaving my little dog there, and I am scared there will be a fire. I am going to speak to him tomorrow and try to get him to come and sort this out tomorrow night when I get in, but it took ages to get my landlord to come and sort the last thing out, I am living in semi-darkness, and I can't afford to pay hundreds of £ every time the bulbs go. I have only lived there three months. What should I do? Is it safe? I would feel better if I could turn everything off at the mains before going out tomorrow, but I don't know where the thing is to do this - and I don't want to meddle with stuff I know nothing about.
Question by Mandylou2014 | last reply
Nothing that would permanently harm the pigeons (although it is tempting), but something that would scare the bejesus out of them. Maybe a motion sensor that would swing something to scare them.... maybe it woud play a predator sound when they got too close... the possibilities are endless. Please help!
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This is one of my favorite things. I shared with with the Instructables office today, and I think all of y'all need to see it to! Just go here when you have some free time. Don't click when you are supposed to be doing something else. It will kill your productivity. :D http://www.flickr.com/photos/nightmaresfearfactory/ They have a tumblr and facebook page too, for even more fun!
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They roost on a built-in window air conditioner, so something that could fit on a flat surface, or hang about a foot or two above the ac. A simple fan or propeller device that could spin up would probably do the trick - dont want to hurt them though! They also roost on smaller surface areas on corbels - so both a small version and a larger version would be ideal - or even a modular version so you could adjust the size would be great. It would need to be able to survive outdoor elements. Tried screening them off - but then squirrels made the screened off area their home! Im a novice so I could use some help with someone designing and creating, and posting as an instructable or project.
Warning: not scared of breaking open things.
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This is the first person I ever asked out. We have alot of things in common. We are very good friends. I am afraid to ask her out because it might ruin our friendship. Also I am a big Apple geek and she is a small geek.
This is a fun toy I made in the Boy Scouts to scare the younger kids. First take three pages of newspaper, roll them up, and tie it tight with a long thin rope. Then take a candle, light it, and pour the wax over everything but a small edge of the rolled up paper. Light the one end, and if done correctly, the 'toy' should last a few minutes. The long rope gives you the ability to swing it around in the air, and scare people with it. I am not resposible for any burns, forrest fires, or any other type of injury or fire. Use at your own risk, and keep water handy, just in case.
Topic by invisiblepaintballer
I have several older game trail cameras that have a bright flash. The newer cameras have infrared flash and do not scare animals like the regular flash.
Question by descoteau | last reply
Theirs sheep on my garden and iwas wondering is their somthing to keep them away like something they dont like or something motion activated to scare them away
Question by adsi | last reply
I just broke up with my ex well i still ove him what do i do?
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I'm still looking for good interns for Instructables. The full description is here, but don't let the requirements scare you off. I can probably teach you to take good pictures, plus there's tons of other things that need to get done (like mailing out contest prizes!).
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
So with the last of the Western world winding down, how'd the festivities go for ya'll?I had fun scaring the crud outa people (see upcoming ible), got sucker punched a couple times, went Chuck Norris a couple times, and learned never to leave out candy...
Topic by KentsOkay | last reply
Hello, my friend accidentally posted the code to redeem the tickets to his Instagram story (we ordered it online) and he is anxious about it since he's scared someone will steal it. If I take the movie tickets 4 days before the d-day will the ink fade? If so how do I prevent the ink from fading?
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I have a basement with stairs that desperately need repairing. I also have a bad knee. So to solve both problems, I need to know how to build an elevator in my ranch style home. I'm tired and some what scared of the stairs, but the washer and dryer are downstairs and I have to get to them on a daily bases. Please Help.
Question by unyie | last reply
Recently, I had complained about my abnormally small throat. Well, I just wanted to say... it has gotten so bad to the point where sometimes I have trouble BREATHING. I cannot swallow properly sometimes, and even FLUIDS have trouble going down my throat. Well, they don't get stuck like food, but I can feel them go down my through extremely slow. I am scared as hell. I am scared to eat. I am scared of choking again.Just a few days ago, my mom, dad, and I had pizza for dinner. I only had 2 slices of pizza. Both my mom and dad had 3, maybe 4 pieces (they were small). My parents were done, and I was still halfway done my second slice. My dad is taking me to the doctors either this week or next week. Please, tell me what you think and if you have the same problems===============================UPDATE============================= My dad is taking me to the doc tomorrow. I am excited, even though they may shove cameras down my throat, haha. When you see this topic has "Triple update" I will tell you what the man in the white suit said.
Topic by Flumpkins | last reply
NY Times correspondent Amy Harmon chats with Bina48, a robot based on a researcher for artificial intelligence. The robot 'lives' a the Terasem Movement Foundation, Inc, located in Vermont. The robot comes complete with a database of memories for conversation, a peculiar speech cadence and creepy eyeballs to scare the children. [Link]
Topic by mikeasaurus | last reply
Me and my ex fiance have been broke up for almost a year, we have a beautiful lil girl together and we were together for 4 years. she has been dating other guys but she cant seem to get over me. she just says that she is scared that i will hurt her again. how can i sweep her off her feet and sho her that im the guy for her? i dont know how to wow her anymore becauase i feel as if she knows everything about me and its hard to get her to open up because she is scared i will hurt her again?
Question by Tmodad | last reply
No there not broken i think i need more power but im scared i will brake them? Do i need something or do you need the other colors there's white blue green yellow and red im using AA bateries
Question by el triste13 | last reply
I had a iPod Classic and for christmas i'm getting the iPod touch. I'm scared that i'm not going to be able to put all my songs that i bought from iTunes on to my new iPod. Can someone help..?
Question by randi9 | last reply
I was wondering if for example, putting a 1.5 volt battery in a 9 volt circuit, but in reverse would act as a resistor and take the 9v down to 7.5 volts? I am too scared to try it, and just wanted to know if it has been tried before.
Question by fundash | last reply
Hey, I just smoked out of a hookah (wasnt the first time) but I think i inhaled an aluminum foil particle, (the foil sort of crumpled up into the tobacco...) I mean i felt a small piece go through my mouth and I inhaled it, now im not sure if it is stuck in my lungs and if it is what will happen to me?? this is scaring me a lot, if somone could help that would be amazing thanks -AV
Topic by vadim87 | last reply
Can a gun get any scarier? I think not. Now the thing that scares me is that the gun alone could kill you in a fraction of a second, and yet, they feel the need to make it even more deady... I LIKE IT >:-) And see if you notice something about the guy holding it... (Look at his uniform hehe)
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I'm not sure whether or not this works or not, but pictured is an old electronic Organ I found out on the curb during Halloween, I proceeded to do what any 'ables maker would do, grab this 70lb monster and ran like a madman. I'm tempted to plug it in in the basement and see if it still functions, but I'm scared to.
Topic by Pumpkin$ | last reply
Say, I thought I'd ask seeing as I got a little extra money to burn from christmas, anyone got any old/unused car amps they might want to sell to moi? My current sub amp is ever increasingly scaring me and my sub sound's like it's blown a voice coil or something (although I know if it were blown it wouldn't be working as good as it is). What do you got to say Nachomama?
Topic by Punkguyta | last reply
Hey Guys, This is gonna be an awkward question. I am 13 years old and whenever I touch my chest it feels like the left part is higher than the right one. This scares me alot. I was hoping if anyone of you could tell me if this is normal or not. BTW im right handed. EDIT: Its my ribcage not my muscles.
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I was messing around with some alchol (that is me) After my sister stopped recording, I accidently sprayed my hand with my fireball. It was cool, for like two seconds my hand was wrapped in evil blue flames. I was wondering if I poured alchol on my hand and lit it would I burn myself? I thought it would be cool if I could come running out the shed with my hands on fire and scare the frat boy neighbours.
Topic by KentsOkay | last reply
So, I am so comfortable right now. I'm drinking Mountain Dew and listening to Breaking Benjamin at 9:57 in the morning. It's very relaxing. What makes you feel awesome? It can be a mix of 2 things or just one thing.
Topic by Flumpkins | last reply
I dont know where the screws are that I need to take out. I am scared that I will break the chair if I pull the plastic too hard, or does it pop back into place? I just really need to get this apart asap...thanks
Question by kandice_gadsden | last reply
He was the perfect boyfriend and i would pick fights for no reason and when he begged me to stay i would act like i didnt want him and he wasnt good enough when reality was i didnt want him to know that i was madly in love with him for fear of rejection now how do i get over it knowing it was my fault? also how do i let him know the truth that he was perfect and i did and still do love him
Question by clint taurus | last reply
I just got a Ball Python. I got him on Saturday, August 14. I decided to name him monster. He is a very very calm (probably scared) snake. Considering snakes are somewhat new to my family, I want tips on how to care, and train my new snake. I have uploaded pictures.
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