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725080.  Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:36 am Reply with quote

where do skinny people keep their internal organs ?why when people lose a lot of wieght dont bits o liver stick out for example. do they shrink?

725118.  Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:39 am Reply with quote

I think the internal organs essentially don't change - we just underestimate how much fat they can carry around them!

725155.  Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:00 pm Reply with quote

I know fat is stored around the kidneys and liver but what about the lungs ,intestines etc

725179.  Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:30 pm Reply with quote

Well there's plenty of fat on my abdomen and chest, and I don't think my lungs and intestines are any bigger than they were before I piled it all on.

725193.  Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:45 pm Reply with quote

THats subcutaneaus fat and probably a lot of beer.

725203.  Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:22 pm Reply with quote

Well, as the lungs are supposed to be inside the ribcage, if they were showing I'd be a bit worried ;)

725237.  Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:25 pm Reply with quote

What's more, if you consider severely emaciated people such as victims of the African famines, their bones and stomachs do stick out somewhat.

Spud McLaren
725362.  Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:04 am Reply with quote

Why is this thread in F Series Talk rather than I Series Talk?

725453.  Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:35 am Reply with quote

Good point - I'll move it...

725475.  Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:53 am Reply with quote

Some of us are quite vague about the location of our internal organs. I do know where my heart is, tucked safely in between my lungs and behind my sternum, which is at the front of my chest.
There was a story some time ago about a truly dumb woman who hired a couple of truly dumb criminals to murder her husband. They intended to shoot him through the heart as he slept, and shot him in the shoulder, because that's where the hand was placed when making the loyal oath at school.
The victim slumbered peacefully on, unaware of his wound.

725489.  Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:42 pm Reply with quote

You'd have to be a rather sound sleeper not to notice getting shot, even through the shoulder.

Spud McLaren
728057.  Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:08 pm Reply with quote

Nellie the Elephant

Yes, this is (just) relevant to an "internal organs" thread...

The rhythm and tempo of this song mean that it is often used to teach people the rhythm of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The recommended rate for CPR is 100 chest compressions per minute. A study at Coventry University compared the effectiveness of this song in maintaining this rhythm with alternatives of That's the Way (I Like It) and no song at all. The version used for the study was by Little Bear which was found to have a tempo of 105 beats per minute. Singing the chorus of the song twice, with a compression on each beat, results in exactly 30 compressions, which is the international standard for CPR.

The use of Nellie resulted in correct timing for 42 out of 130 cases, as compared with 15 for no music and just 12 for That's the Way. However, the depth of compression was found to be inadequate in most of those cases and the use of Nellie was found to increase this slightly, as compared with the use of no music (56% too shallow with Nellie and 47% without).

728061.  Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:26 pm Reply with quote

I'd previously heard of using Nellie for CPR tempo, but that study interested me, so I had a look for it, and found something else. Apparently it's also common to use the Bee Gees song Staying Alive, as that has 103bpm, and it's kind of appropriate.

Spud McLaren
728062.  Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:30 pm Reply with quote

Rather more appropriate than That's the Way (I Like It), that's for sure. Imagine the scene - someone collapses, and you turn up, roll up your sleeves, clear your throat, and...

728063.  Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:32 pm Reply with quote

"Another One Bites the Dust" is another CPR song. Best not sing it out loud if there are relatives around.


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