May 17, 2013

Dead Man Walking

1 Man Comes Back to Life at His Funeral

Brighton Dama Zanthe, 34, a Zimbabwean transport worker, was thought to have died after a long illness but, at his funeral, friends and family members became terrified and ran for their lives when they thought he had come back from the dead to haunt them after he started moving in his coffin. His boss had the presence of mind to pull the blankets off Zanthe’s body and call an ambulance. Zanthe was taken to a nearby hospital where he was discharged after spending two days in the intensive care unit. "I don't know what happened, and I only remember being on a life support system in hospital," he said. "Everything is history to me. What I can only confirm is that people gathered at my house to mourn but I was given another chance and I am alive. I feel okay now."

More at NYDailyNews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes Leads to Deaths

Tags: Man Rises from Dead, Pronounced Dead, Brighton Dama Zanthe

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Apple or Tingle?

2 Colgate Working Toward Caffeine Toothbrush

Aiming to save you time in the morning, Colgate-Palmolive has applied for a patent for technology that allows chemicals to slowly release during brushing. The chemical patches will be embedded into the heads of innocent-looking standard toothbrushes. However, these new toothbrushes can do lots of stuff: give you a little dose of caffeine, soothe baby's gums, flavor up your mouth with apple or lemon, deliver painkillers, offer a warming tingle from capsaicin (found in chile peppers), or give you a cooling sensation. The patches are designed to slowly release chemicals for up to three months. And don't worry: There will be some type of visual representation for the chemical so you don't get an apple taste when you really wanted a warming tingle!

More at Google Patents | Hat tip to Gawker | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Colgate Patent Chemical Toothbrush, Apple Flavor Toothbrush, Lemon Flavor Toothbrush, Toothbrush Chemical Patch Deliver Caffeine, Toothbrush Pain Relief, Capsaicin

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