A MAN has suffered brutal third-degree burns on his leg after his vape pen exploded in his trouser pocket. The horrific basketball-size wound has led Nader Harb to take legal action against the company his lawyers say are responsible for the damage. The man, from Cleveland, Ohio, was badly burned after the battery for his vape device exploded in his pocket, Fox8 reported. Nader had recently switched from smoking cigarettes to using a vape pen, said his attorney Tom Merriman. Merriman added that the blast happened while Nader was at work in June 2018. 'BURST INTO FLAMES' Nader was setting up for the day at the butcher shop he works at when the extra lithium-ion LGHG2 battery in his right pocket burst into flames in the side pocket of his combat trousers.He told WKYC: "The pain, I never felt before. I mean, I got cut by machines, I got run over by a car, I've never seen pain like this." The lawyer told the news channel: “He wasn’t smoking at the time, he was working, and it … [Read more...] about Vape causes brutal third-degree burns to man after e-cig explodes in his pocket
Clicking jaw but no pain
There's no business like show business, and there's no business like being watched on TV by millions of people to inspire a person to fix their flaws. But while dialling down on the fake tan and eating a few less desserts is one thing, some of the Big Brother graduates have taken the whole transformation vibe way further. From dropping £20k on HH-cup boobs, to undergoing bum surgery that leaves you too sore to even sit, some of the show's ex contestants are barely recognisable since they first entered the house... Josie Gibson Lovable Josie Gibson was crowned winner of Big Brother's series 11 in 2010 - and then went on to compete in Ultimate Big Brother which saw previous winners return for an all out battle for the crown. And she also went on to undergo one of the most remarkable reality transformations ever, dropping 7st and going from a size 20 to a size 8 in the space of a year. Describing herself as a "total beast", she signed up for personal training sessions, sweating … [Read more...] about The most EXTREME Big Brother transformations of all time… from leaking bum lifts to designer hoo-hahs
Usually, facial trauma doesn’t kill you, but it can cause significant disfigurement. Working as a surgeon in Glasgow in the early 2000s, Christine Goodall treated hundreds, if not thousands, of patients with injuries to the neck, face, head and jaw. Sometimes, the injuries were caused by a baseball bat, with shattered bones and bruising as bad as from a car accident. More often than not, it was a knife. A slash across the forehead or cheek, leaving a scar etched across the face; a machete wound to the jaw, slicing through the skin and breaking the bone underneath. One young man came into the hospital in the middle of the night with a knife wound across his face. Goodall dreaded the morning ward round the next day, when she would have to tell him that it would be impossible to avoid a serious scar. But his reaction surprised her. “He was very offhand about it,” she says. “Some of his friends came to see him later that afternoon and I realised why it wasn’t … [Read more...] about Should we treat crime as something to be cured rather than punished?
Eight years ago, Natalia Guerrero was persuaded to have veneers on her front teeth, and then crowns - even though they had been fine as they were. It was the start of a painful dental nightmare that cost a small fortune. And it set her thinking about the millions of people who desperately need dental care but cannot afford it. It was a treatment I didn't need and I didn't really want. A treatment that left me in agony. A treatment that had to be re-done, over and over again costing thousands of dollars, hundreds of sleepless nights and countless hours of unbearable pain.I remember the screeching of the drill, the smell of burnt flesh mixed with the sickening scent of blood, my blood. I remember the sympathetic face of the dental assistant who held the suction hose as the dentist juggled inside my anaesthetised mouth.And even more painful is the memory of taking advantage of a 10-minute break to look at myself in the mirror.Behind my inflamed face I could see that my six front teeth … [Read more...] about ‘The screeching drill, the burnt flesh – my dental nightmare’
Who’d be a pop star, eh? If there’s one thing we’ve learned from cinema in 2018 – A Star is Born, Vox Lux, even the PG-rated neutering of Freddie Mercury’s legend in Bohemian Rhapsody – it’s that the gleaming lights of the music industry can emit a pretty harsh glow when you’re under them, that the warm embrace of a crowd can turn to a stranglehold in the blink of a heavily made-up eye. That fame comes at a price is, admittedly, not the hottest of takes: in the movies, it goes back at least as, well, 1932’s What Price Hollywood?, the film that directly bore one of this year’s grit-amid-the-glitter case studies. In Bradley Cooper’s fourth official iteration of A Star is Born, an earthy, working-class nightclub chanteuse played by Lady Gaga is made over, more or less, into Lady Gaga: the mononymous Ally, a metallically polished, millions-selling pop diva whose heart is broken and whose soul is compromised en route to true, … [Read more...] about Pop goes the fantasy: how Vox Lux shows the darker side of music