Browsing through the news this weekend I ran across some bits and pieces of interesting and in some cases, funny articles.
We all know that walking through a forest gives our hearts a lift (see, I DID get something about "heart" in here!) from all the oxygen that those grand gifts of nature exhale. Oh yeah, trees do breath.
Well, it seems this fellow in the city of Izhevsk, Russia decided to bring the tree's oxygen a little closer to his own heart.
Mr. Artyom Sidorkin had sharp pains in his chest and when he went to the hospital the doctors suspected he may have cancer. They took an x-ray and saw what they thought was a tumor growing in his lung. Surgery was set and when the doctors opened him up they were shocked to find a 5 cm fir tree growing in his lung! The doctors surmised that Mr. Sidorkin had inhaled a seed and the seed had sprouted and taken root in his lung causing the tiny tree to grow and the tree's sharp needles to cause the pain he was feeling.
Now here's one for smart Hearts to stay away from! The "hospital themed" Heart-Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona is a burger joint that dishes out SUPER!sized burgers. The biggest is their Bypass Burger which weighs in at 2 pounds of beef and a whopping 8,000 calories! That's about 5 or 6 days worth of calories for a normal healthy diet and you can get it all in one meal! But wait! They don't stop with this glutton's gastronomic gargantuan. Oh no! If you're gonna stop your heart you might as well do it right and order a side of lard soaked "flatliner fries." Why not get a month's worth of calories at one sitting after all? And, if that isn't enough to stop the old ticker they also sell nonfiltered cigarettes, Jolt Cola, whiskey, and beer. They do offer one side benefit. If you can finish the entire meal you get a wheelchair ride to your car (assuming you can still fit behind the steering wheel) and your wheelchair will be pushed by a sexy nurse. Die with a smile on your face?
This past week I had the honor & pleasure of meeting blogger & author Michael Phillips. Michael & his lovely wife, Sonie, were winding up their annual stay in Tokyo before heading home for San Francisco. Michael has authored several books and you should read his blog at (http://phillips.blogs.com). One of Michael's books, "Marketing Without Advertising" is a must read if you are looking for great ideas to promote your business. I recommend it.