When you’re thousands of feet in the air and you witness a child having an asthma attack with no medication in sight, what are you gonna do? Create a makeshift nebulizer the McGyver way, of course.
This was the dilemma faced by robotic surgery doctor Khurshid Guru when he was on board an Air Canada flight from Spain en route to the US. Guru, who attended a medical conference in Spain, was returning home aboard the transatlantic flight when the incident happened. They were four hours into the seven-hour flight when he heard that a toddler was suffering from an asthma attack without any access to medication, since the parents mistakenly packed the medicine in their checked baggage. Although he usually didn’t handle young patients, he didn’t hesitate to help.
Dr. Khurshid Guru is the Director of Robotic Surgery at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York.
With the plane having an asthma inhaler for adults only, Dr. Guru was forced to fashion a makeshift nebulizer using an oxygen tank, a plastic bottle and cup, and electrical tape. He hooked up the inhaler and the oxygen tank to the plastic bottle so that the child could inhale both simultaneously. In less than an hour, the child began showing signs of improvement.
Dr. Guru created a makeshift nebulizer using only an oxygen tank, a plastic bottle and cup, some electrical tape, and the adult inhaler.
Watch the news report of the Dr. Guru’s lifesaving device here:
It was sheer luck for the parents that Dr. Guru was at the right place at the right time, else their child would have suffered greatly. Let this be a lesson to all parents out there to be more mindful of keeping their medications at hand.
This Soldier Used A GoPro Camera To Prove That His Wife Is Physically Abusing Him
Sometimes its hard to prove when a man claims he’s a victim of domestic violence. This soldier thought he’d use a GoPro!
A recorded video footage can be one of the strongest pieces of evidence against an abuser in a courtroom case.
Being fully aware about this, Michael, a U.S. soldier who wanted to keep his real identity concealed, decided to strap a GoPro on his belt to capture how his wife really treats him. He and his wife Corrine Novak, 37 years old, have been struggling over a lengthy divorce and custody battle over their twin 2-year-old sons.
Michael has been arguing in court that he is a victim of domestic violence but that hasn’t been easy to prove. That’s why he restored to the idea of tying a camera on his belt with a parachute cord.
For Michael, strapping a GoPro camera is the best way to prove his innocence.
Student Solves Eight Rubik’s Cubes Underwater to Break World Record
Can you solve multiple Rubik’s cubes underwater while holding your breath?
Can you solve multiple Rubik's cubes underwater while holding your breath?
Kevin Hays has a strong head for logic. He also appears to have super-powered lungs, and a propensity for setting world records.
The 20-year-old Washington University student recently made the Guinness' Book of World Records for solving a total of eight (eight!) Rubik's cubes in two minutes and five seconds. While holding his breath. Underwater.
Genius human fish at work.
“The Mountain” Gets Humiliated In Arm Wrestling By Man Half His Size
Now how the hell did he do that?!?
If you watch Game of Thrones, I'm sure you know the character named Gregor Clegane, also known as "The Mountain" in the show and the books. The man looks as fearsome in real life - his name is Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, an Iceland native and a professional strongman competitor.
He is a consistent placer in the World's Strongest Man competition for the past few years.