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 Like you need a hole in your head2005-03-28 02:00
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Trepanation was quite popular in the middle ages, and even in pre-historic ages, as a supposed cure for an assortment of ailments. It is essentially that one drills a hole in somebody's head, or cuts out a triangular piece of their skull. Which there could be some legitimate use of, if your brain is swollen, for example. But nowadays there are people who advocate it as being good for somehow increasing your consciousness. So, read the story of this guy who thought it might be a good idea, and did the operation with the help of a couple of friends, a trip to a medical supply store, and some instructional videos. He survived alright, and was happy with it at first, but ended up concluding it probably wasn't such a good idea. Yeah, well, it probably wasn't.

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28 Mar 2005 @ 08:13 by jstarrs : I've just vomited...
...my breakfast over the screen.
Thanks Ming for that piece of news - now I know not to, duh, do it.  

28 Mar 2005 @ 14:06 by celestial : Ming,
I checked out the sight and trepanation will probably become vogue to some who have little better to do with their brains.

Next thing you know, some will want to remove the top hemisphere of their skull!  

28 Mar 2005 @ 14:16 by ming : Heads
Or maybe their whole head. Some people would probably be better off without it. I'm sure that'll free up their consciousness too.  

28 Mar 2005 @ 14:38 by celestial : Oh dear,
Good Grief!!!  

29 Mar 2005 @ 03:08 by jerryvest : Just when you think you've seen it all..
This was certainly a no-brainer, but he had the good will to caution others from going through such risky business. This guy sure has a lot of nerve, even if he is short on brain power.;)  

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