How 72 bags of cocaine fit in a drug smuggler’s belly

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Medical images showing bags with cocaine inside the gastrointestinal tract of a 20-year-old Irish national arrested by police at Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 A graphic reminder of just how far drug smugglers will go to elude law enforcement to get their product over the border is seen in these guesome images. The images, which show an arrested man’s digestive tract that is literally stuffed with dozens of thumb-sized bags of cocaine, are also testimony to how far the digestive tract can expand.

 

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Drug Screening At A Pie Eating Contest?

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No drugs used here!

Baseball, football, bodybuilding — so many sports have been impacted by athletes secretly using performance-enhancing drugs. Sadly, even competitors in pie-eating competitions have resorted to such nefarious cheating. But officials at the upcoming World Pie Eating Championships in Wigan, UK have taken steps to keep athletes honest:

Championships Executive President Tony Callaghan, owner of Harry’s Bar, said: “Gravy has traditionally been the performance-enhancing drug of choice amongst pie eaters at this level, but since we banned it after a series of questionable concoctions were created by contenders, they’ve been trying to find other ways of generating lubricative advantage – and we’re hearing rumours that cough mixture is the new Bisto…

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Foods Could Be Modified To Make You Feel Full Longer

Foods Could Be Modified To Make You Feel Full Longer

Almost all processed food, from bread to pastries to salad dressings, use emulsifiers and stabilisers to stop fat and water from separating  

Millions of dieters have been offered hope after scientists discovered a way to modify everyday foods such as cakes and pastries to make diners feel full for twice as long.
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A Daily Aspirin To Prevent Heart Attacks May Do More Harm Than Good

A Daily Aspirin To Prevent Heart Attacks May Do More Harm Than Good

 It is better for doctors to weigh up the benefit and risk of prescribing aspirin on an individual basis.

Healthy adults who take daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks could be doing more harm than good, warn researchers.

A major study shows that although regular use can cut the rate of non-fatal heart attacks, it can also increase the risk of internal bleeding by a third.

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Stem Cell Therapy To Grow Bigger Breasts

Stem Cell Therapy To Grow Bigger Breasts

“You won’t believe it, until you see it” 

A STEM cell therapy offering “natural” breast enlargement is to be made available to British women for the first time.

The treatment could boost cup size while reducing stomach fat. It involves extracting stem cells from spare fat on the stomach or thighs and growing them in a woman’s breasts. An increase of one cup size is likely, with the potential for larger gains as the technique improves.

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Cloaca, The Poo Machine

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The Cloaca Machine

Cloaca is probably Wim Delvoye’s most famous art installation. In 2000, he put together a complex machinery at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium. The machine’s sole job is to simulate “digestion” and produce poo. Yep, you read that right.

Wim’s Cloaca machine (cloaca is a zoological term for the posterior opening of animals) was fed meals twice a day. Then, viewers can follow the food as it makes its way through a series of glass containers (in the original set up as shown above), which represent the various stages of digestion.

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