How to tell if your head is about to explode ?

  1. Another God

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    How to tell if your head is about to explode...???

    http://www.mit.edu/~mkgray/head-explode.html

    Interesting.

    Can someone just validate this for me from a second news source. Just so I know this isn't a big joke.
     
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  3. Bystander

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    Want to buy a bridge? Ocean front property? I've got some great used cars for you --- owned by little old ladies who drove them only on Sundays.
     
  4. I think this guy just must be a big fan of the film Scanners.
     
  5. Monique

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    The X-files once had an episode on head-explosions :P it was caused by a secret government facilitity. The remedy was to drive and not stop driving, the doppler effect would safe you :)
     
  6. Monique

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    As a real X-phily should know, the episode is Drive:

    Scully: "There's no gunpowder residue... No carbon stippling. There seems to be no evidence of an entry wound whatsoever."
    Coroner: "There is none. It's all exit, but how that could be...?"
    Scully: "I'm finding what look like fragments of petrous bone embedded in the remaining portion of the auditory canal. In fact, I seem to be looking straight through to the osseous labyrinth or what's left of it."
    Coroner: "It's almost like a little bomb went off in her ear."
    Scully: "May I?"
    Coroner: "Please."
    Scully: "There seems to be some kind of tumefaction within the lateral sinus." [Scully examines the body and notices blood welling up from the ear, without warning an explosion of blood bursts onto Scully's scrubs]
     
  7. Another God

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    ...so...you don't think it's real huh?

    :wink:
     
  8. Where have you been living, in a cave? People's heads explode all the time. I never go out in public without a spare towel to wipe off the mess. Between exploding heads and spontaneous human combustion, it's not safe to walk the streets.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2003
  9. Bystander

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    Kids snorting pop rocks and soda explode all the time. Seriously, cerebral hemorrhages can be spectacular, but exploding skulls? Nerp.
     
  10. Monique

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    I wouldn't say spectacular, rather devastating..
     
  11. Monique

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    Re: How to tell if your head is about to explode...???

    Apparently you are also supposed to be very sceptical about .edu references AG :) Never trust someone from MIT, they are trying to mess with your sanity :P
     
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