Sunday, 17 July 2011

The Queen's Meme - 7 Royal Questions on Tuesday

Welcome to The Queen's Meme
7 Royal Questions on Tuesday
(I'm prolific today. There are 9 questions.)

It's time for your annual check up! I always say "knowledge is power" when entering the stressful confines of a doctor's office. I take a pen and paper, armed with questions and a medical encyclopedia at my disposal. My doctor is not amused. Let's see how well you do on the medical exam I have prepared for you.

The Crazy Medical Meme

1. The smallest bone in the human body is about the size of a grain of rice. What is it? I know it is not the zyphoid process; I'm guessing it is in the ear canal. I don't know the name of it. Let's see if I'm wrong... I'm right! It is called the stirrup.

2. How fast is a sneeze? Good question, I think it is something like 60mph. Wikipedia says... it didn't - but apparently I'm wrong - it is 100mph. Damn!

3. What percentage of the human body is water? Too easy - 97%. I'm not even going to look it up. (Which means I'll be wrong, but who knows?)

4. True or False: A human's thumb is as long as his or her nose. I doubt it.

5. What should you do if you are bitten by a snake? My first inclination would be to yell. Slow down and hold the bite area below the heart line is second. I know I've heard of sucking out/spitting out the venom, but I don't know how effective that would be and if some specific types of venom are bad to ingest.

OK, call 0-1-1 first. Then place area below heart level. Then remove constricting clothing or jewelry. Then use pressure bandaging. Then pray for help to get there faster! No sucking out the venom, that is a myth.

I was close... we don't get too much snake bites in N.J.

6. It is a fact that humans get an entirely new skeleton every 12 years. What do we get every six years? Really? How delightful. Um, allergies? I don't... wait. Is it skin? Let's see...

I can't find the answer online, but I know skin exfoliates constantly...

7. Happiness is directly related to the size of your (so many things come to mind) the happiness part of my brain?.

8. If there are 9,000 taste buds on your tongue, how many hairs are on your head right now? What? What is the correlation? Let's see - total guess. 1,000,000? I don't know.

9. I believe that the size of the needle is directly related to the mood of the nurse. However, sometimes it's necessary to get shots. If you could be vaccinated against anything in the world, what would it be? Hepatitis C. In a heart beat. I see it too often.


EMT Wench said...

The human body has 90 - 94% water. I was very close.

Mimi Lenox said...

Thanks for playing. You do know your stuff! Did you sign the Mr. Linky on my site so that others will see this? Awesome answers.