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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Most people dread Wednesday as Hump Day, the Middle of the Week, halfway to the weekend. Not here at Savory Reviews, Wednesday is the day where we get drunk. Yep, Cocktail day.  This week we explored the world of Jello Shots. A couple of weeks ago, my friend Jeff (the hand model in the taco posts) told me about jello shots that used orange peel as the cup.  I was intrigued so I decided to try it out.  Instead of a shot glass or paper cup we are going to be using a hollowed out Orange. That way you can get every little ounce of alcohol out of the shot. I hate paper cups as the jello always sticks to it and you can’t get the full shot.  Here is my solution.  What can I say, I am here to help.

 

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Orange Jello Shots

Orange Jello Shots

As you can see the Jello solidified perfectly and the orange wedges held their form perfectly.

Orange Slice Jello Shots

  • 3 large oranges
  • 1 large box of Orange Jello
  • 1 cup orange vodka
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Boil 1 cup of water.  This takes time and the prep work for everything else should take about the same.

Next cut the orange in half lengthwise.

I used navel oranges as that is all that I could find this time of year.  Make sure cut them lengthwise through the stem.

I used navel oranges as that is all that I could find this time of year. Make sure cut them lengthwise through the stem. Otherwise they might leak.

Now using a spoon scoop out the pulp right down to the white pith.  Scoop the pulp into a bowl as we will need to reserve 1/2 cup of the orange juice.  When scooping out, make sure not to slip and push the spoon all the way through the rind.

Cleared out and ready for some alcoholic jello

Cleared out and ready for some alcoholic jello

Using a strainer to catch the pulp, squeeze the pulp over a measuring cup to get 1/2 cup of fresh juice.  Pour the juice into a medium sized bowl.

Next add the cup of vodka and the half cup of cold water to the bowl.  Mix.

I utilized Absolut Mandrin, as it was the cheapest vodka at the ABC store.

I utilized Absolut Mandrin, as it was the cheapest vodka at the ABC store. These shots are full of flavor and can hide the most hideous tasting alcohol. Absolut is a fine vodka and was extremely surprised that it was the cheapest. Mainly because no other flavored vodka came in airplane bottles and I didn't want a liter of it.

Open up the jello mix and place it into a large bowl.  Then add 1 cup of boiling water and stir until the jello crystals have dissolved.  Then pour in the vodka mixture and stir.

Pour the vodka into the mix

Pour the vodka into the mix

Place the orange halves on a muffin tin to keep them upright.  Then pour the jello into each orange half.  Make sure to pour it all the way to the top.

How awesome does that look, I bet it is enough to make even Bill Cosby dizzy.

How awesome does that look, I bet it is enough to make even Bill Cosby dizzy.

Carefully place the pan in the refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours.

Sneak Peak into my inner sanctum that is my refrigerator.  OMG Savory Reviews has heavy whipping cream in his fridge.

Sneak Peak into my inner sanctum that is my refrigerator. OMG Savory Reviews has heavy whipping cream in his fridge.

Remove the orange halves from the fridge and cut into wedges.  Serve as is.  The perfect jello shot.

Tasty and full of alcohol.  Sounds like the perfect meal.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"This MIT multicopter is able to fly in GPS denied environments by creating a 3D map of its surroundings on the fly (no pun intended) based on point clouds generated by a Kinect. Also pretty handy for avoiding trees and other obstacles outside at low level. This processing is onboard, unlike other systems that depend on motion capture rigs."

"The United States is sending specialized robots to Japan to help officials there get control of the Fukushima nuclear power plants damaged in this month's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Dr. Peter Lyons, an acting assistant secretary for nuclear energy with the DoE, said the robots, which could be sent into areas that would be dangerous for humans to enter because of high radiation levels, could begin to give officials readings on the environment inside the nuclear power plants. Lyons told the US Senate on Tuesday, 'We are moving expeditiously to ship not only the robots but also operators who perhaps will be used to train Japanese operators. We don't know yet how close the operators will need to be to the site.' Asked about getting information about the state of the damaged reactors, Lyons said the robots could provide some information. 'Certainly not all we need, but some,' he said."

"A group of scientists from Sao Paulo State University developed a way to use the nanocellulose fibers from bananas, pineapples, and other fruits to create incredibly strong, lightweight plastics. The plastic is up to four times stronger and 30 percent lighter than petroleum-based plastics, and it rivals Kevlar — the material used in bullet proof vests — in strength."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

An Australian man spending the afternoon water-skiing with his son can't figure out what all the fuss is about. After all, he wasn't piloting the helicopter towing his son recklessly. "It's a witch-hunt," Milton Jones says. "He was home from boarding school. I only see him for a few weeks each year and we were just having a bit of fun. It was perfectly safe. I've been flying for 20 years and am very experienced. All the yahoo has gone out of me by now." Unfortunately the Civil Aviation Authority doesn't think helicopter skiing is a wholesome father-son activity and has threatened legal action.

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Hideaki Akaiwa, in Miyagi prefecture, has decided not to wait for rescue workers. With a scuba suit on, he waded through flooded streets to rescue his wife, and later his mother. He continues to look for more survivors. Akaiwa said he was at work a few miles away when the tsunami hit, and he rushed back to find his neighborhood inundated with up to 10 feet of water. Not willing to wait until the government or any international organization did, or did not, arrive to rescue his wife of two decades — whom he had met while they were surfing in a local bay — Akaiwa got hold of some scuba gear. He then hit the water, wended his way through the debris and underwater hazards and managed to reach his house, from which he dragged his wife to safety. “The water felt very cold, dark and scary,” he recalled. “I had to swim about 200 yards to her, which was quite difficult with all the floating wreckage.”

Monday, March 28, 2011

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"The McAfee.com website is full of security mistakes that could lead to cross-site scripting and other attacks, researchers said in a post on the Full Disclosure site on Monday. The holes with the site were found by the YGN Ethical Hacker Group, and reported to McAfee on Feb. 10, YGN says, before they were publicly disclosed to the security/hacking mailing list. Embarrassing? Yes, especially given that the company aggressively markets its own McAfee Secure service that is supposed to assure consumers that McAfee has scanned a website and found it to be safe."

 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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The Nook Color is one of Barnes & Noble's e-book readers. It sells for $250 and can access the Internet only via wi-fi. It runs a stripped-down version of the Android operating system.

Alex Kuklinski, a college student in Omaha, Neb., has a YouTube video showing people how to hack their Nook Color to make it into a "full-blown Android tablet."

 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

While DelDOT did seem to have the authority to remove the pole from its current location, it’s not clear if they had the right to take it away from the owners. Moreover, it is not clear if DelDOT officials are allowed to blatantly lie (i.e., saying "they'll lay it on your driveway") in order to more smoothly carry out their task. (Police officers can lie to obtain evidence, but that’s a separate issue.)


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

MY DEMANDS ARE *pinky to mouth* $75 TRILLION DOLLARS!!!!

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In other news RIAA doubled mankind's GDP with a single lawsuit

"13 record companies are trying to sue Limewire for $75 Trillion. The NYC judge in the case thinks it is 'absurd'. Its almost like these media companies are their worst enemy trying to make themselves look ridiculous. From the article: "The record companies, which had demanded damages ranging from $400 billion to $75 trillion, had argued that Section 504(c)(1) of the Copyright Act provided for damages for each instance of infringement where two or more parties were liable. For a popular site like Lime Wire, which had thousands of users and millions of downloads, Wood held that the damage award would be staggering under this interpretation. 'If plaintiffs were able to pursue a statutory damage theory predicated on the number of direct infringers per work, defendants' damages could reach into the trillions,' she wrote. 'As defendants note, plaintiffs are suggesting an award that is more money than the entire music recording industry has made since Edison's invention of the phonograph in 1877.'"

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A shoe shaped electric car is the newest promotional tool of the Kang Shoe Company, headquartered in Wenzhou in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province.

shoe car The Kang Shoe Company and The Electric Shoe Car picture

The mammoth shoe-car can transport two passengers up to 250 miles at speeds of up to 30 mph on a single charge of the battery, which is located under the driver’s seat

Ten feet long and more than three feet high, the leather bodywork of the electric shoe car is made in the same fashion as a normal shoe, but on a much larger scale. The hide of five bulls was needed and that’s…no bull at all.

“It took six months to design and build the car at a cost of around £4,000… The company plans to make 40 of these vehicles for stores around the country,” said Wang Zhengtao, Kang Company president.

At the launch a few days ago, workers waited patiently in line for their chance to drive the shoe car.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

According to this newspaper clipping, the whole notion of “Bum Fights” took a twisted, Jerry Springer-esque turn in Jinan, the capital of Shandong province, when a couple of beggars went at it in the most bizarre of ways.

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A beggar in his fifties, who in addition to being sans hair is also sans feet, engaged in fisticuffs with another beggar, who happened to be a dwarf. In seems the footless man believed the dwarf stole about 600 yuan from him, which the dwarf vehemently denied. Thankfully, a man named Zheng happened to pass by, noting that the bald, footless vagrant stole a knife from the dwarf and proceeded to beat him. In the end, the bald man walked away the dwarf’s portable DVD player, among other things.

While one can only imagine that witnessing such an event would be the most entertaining example of Schadenfreude ever, it truly is a sad state of affairs that this happened. The police ultimately confiscated the knife from the bald vagabond and launched an investigation, presumably to determine whether or not they’re going to Hell for laughing at the notion that a footless bald man fought a dwarf.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"In some cases, looking at a living cell under a microscope can cause it damage or worse, can kill it. Now, a new kind of microscope has been invented by researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute that is able to non-invasively take a three dimensional look inside living cells with stunning results. The device uses a thin sheet of light like that used to scan supermarket bar codes and could help biologists to achieve their goal of understanding the rules that govern molecular processes within a cell."

Montage of cells imaged by Bessel beam plane illumination microscopyKidney cell as Bessel beam plane illumination microscopy used to create 3D images of vesticlesEvolution of chromosomes (green) and the Golgi apparatus (magenta) during three stages in ...

An Australian teen who had to shut down an event page on Facebook after more than 200,000 people RSVPed for her sweet 16 party now has more than 70,000 people who have signed up to attend her new party. The girl named Jess called police Monday to say her Facebook account had been hijacked after thousands said they’d attend her birthday party in Chatswood in New South Wales on March 26.

Jess had originally intended to invite the students in her grade, but told her guests that they could bring friends since she didn’t have time to invite everyone. She encouraged others to invite friends on her behalf saying that it was an “open house party as long as it doesn’t get out of hand.” The invitation, which went viral, had her address on it.
A number of the postings on the invitation’s wall used the Anonymous symbol in them, which is cause to think the group might have a role in the invitation going viral worldwide. A 17-year-old boy was charged today for hijacking the invitation, but there is no clear answer as to who’s responsible.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Mathematicians invented a new method to can and bottle stout beers like Guinness while still getting that satisfying head. From the article: '... a crack group of mathematicians from the University of Limerick, led by William Lee, has modeled bubble formation in stout beers in detail. Their work suggests that lining the rims of cans and bottles with a material similar to an ordinary coffee filter would be a simpler, cheaper alternative to the widget. The team’s calculations show that a copious number of bubbles would form from air trapped inside the hollow fibers making up this lining. They have just submitted their work for publication in Physical Review E and are hoping that industry will soon begin testing their proposal.'"

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**BREAKING** Explosions Reported At Reactor 2

Edit: Pictures of possibly some of the 50 TEPCO workers pumping seawater into reactors and risking their lives in the radiation Someone translate this page!

Working streams to Japan's NHK TV: Here Here Here Here

Infographic of Updated Evacuation Area

Infographic of Affects of Different Radiation Levels

**How a Reactor Shuts Down and What Happens in a Meltdown - Interactive NY Times Feature

Also, if you are interested in more specifics of radiation exposure/levels, there are some good comments below with great information.

Continuous Status Reports Being Shared Publicly By TEPCO at their website here

Edit: Link to Live Geiger Counter Readings streaming from Chiba The numbers are in ╬╝Sv / h units (microsievert / hour) where .16 is normal.

EDIT: 424PM JST Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary is holding a live conference right now LINK HERE

EDIT: 4:06PM JST Apparently there is a conference by TEPCO happening right now. They have released this document in English giving the current status of the reactors. Trying to find a good stream link. Here is a guy translating the conference live but I can't find an actual stream of the live conference itself.

Edit: 3:30PM JST IAEA: No indication of Japan Nuclear Reactor Meltdown Yet

Edit: 3:24PM JST With 20-30km radius evacuated around the Fukushima Daiichi power plant and a lone army of just 50 workers still pumping seawater into the reactors, we wait in quiet anticipation for any news trickling out from Japan about the nuclear reactor situation. Any news from here on out will appear to come from TEPCO themselves or noticeable explosions/changes viewable from satellite pictures. Meanwhile, Radiation levels increase in Tokyo and elsewhere.

Edit: 2:48PM JST There has been a long silence about the situation at Reactor 2. No information leaking out anywhere as to what is happening there since the explosion. Only new information has been about the fire (now extinguished) at Reactor 4. Kudos to US for their assistance. But what about Reactor 2?

Edit: 2:35pm JST (Japan local time) Above-normal radiation levels have been detected all the way from Tokyo. Not a health risk right now, but just shows the far-reaching implications a worsening situation could have.

Edit: 11:54 CST: A no-fly zone is set for 30km-radius over the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Kyodo news agency is quoting ministry officials as saying (says BBC). [Via OwenKealy]

Edit:1145pm CT Fire has been extinguished at Reactor 4. source

Edit:1037pm CT For clarification, the radial distance from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant people are advised to evacuate beyond is at 30km. Anybody within this radius is told to stay indoors if they cannot evacuate.

Edit: 1015pm CT The link above has gone off air. There is still confusion about whether or not the actual containment vessel has been damaged. But the Prime Minister said there is still a high risk for further radiation leakage. Whether or not this is from controlled released to expel pressure from the chambers or it is from actual damage to the containment vessel in Reactor 2 is still up for interpretation.

Edit: 944pm CT Since the Prime Minister and Secretary's speech, this news channel has been informing the public of how to deal with radiation, things you need to do to protect yourself, precautions to take, Do's and Dont's, etc.. Much emphasis is now on how to protect oneself from radiation exposure. Dangerous levels have been detected now around the reactors (30-400millisieverts near the different reactors) and a fire is currently burning at reactor 4.

Edit: 9:00pm CT - The Prime Minister of Japan will be speaking directly to the Japanese people within the hour. Actually it is happening now.

"Please listen to my message calmly....every possible method has been used to cool down the reactors. However, for reactor 1 and 2, hydrogen have come out causing explosion. Reactor 4 we have seen fire.... and radiation has spread from these reactors. And the readings of the levels seem very high. And there is still very high risk of more radioactive material coming out.."

"....We need everyone from 20km from the power plant 1 to evacuate.....everyone near #2 Power Plant within 10km please move out. We are trying everything we can to make sure further radioactive leakage does not occur. Workers injecting seawater are putting themselves at extreme danger in trying to prevent further leakage." This ends the Prime Minister's speech

Japan's Chief of Secretary (?) now talks

this is an on-the-fly summary of what he is saying, I can't get everything though There is now a fire at #4 reactor. There are no fuel rods in reactor 4, but there are spent fuels there that still emit heat. #4 reactor is currently burning...

1 and #3 reactors....outer containers were blown off. For #4 reactors, things fell into the reactor rather than being exploded out.

With regard to #2 reactor... the explosion occurred roughly 3 minutes after the incident at reactor 4 this morning. A hole was observed in the #2 reactor, so there is little possibility that a hydrogen explosion would occur at this reactor. The inner chamber seemed to be the source of the explosion. A smoke like-stream has been seen coming from the #2 reactor building, but this stream may be hydrogen.

1, #2, #3 reactors -- water injection is still continuing and continuing smoothly. Cooling is effectively done. The next issue is how to maintain this cooling and how to deal with the fire in reactor #4.

All but 50 people injecting water in #2 have evacuated, but the water injection is still continuing smoothly. The issue I am reporting is a however a high concern to you. We ask that you remain indoors if you are beyond the evacuation limits. if you are still within the boundaries, please evacuate further beyond 20km radius. The radiation levels will reduce greatly the farther you go from the plant but still depend on wind directions. Please close your windows if you are staying indoors.

Someone asks: Is there any damage to reactor 2? "There is a very high possibility that some portion of the containment vessel was damaged" the secretary replied.

He says the explosion at reactor 4 could be the cause of the high radiation levels earlier.

Someone asks if the Fire at Reactor 4 is serious and whats its impact is. All he responds is that people are trying to put it out.

This marks the end space of Edit: 9:00pm CT

Older updates as the explosion occurred can be found here

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Friday, March 11, 2011

"Scientists believe a spider could lead to a breakthrough in sexual health after finding a single bite can cause a four-hour erection. According to the report, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia believe the venom of the Brazilian wandering spider could lead to a new cure for erectile dysfunction. Dr Kenia Nunes, a physiologist at the college, said it works in a different way to Viagra. 'This is good because we know that some patients don't respond to the conventional therapy. This could be an optional treatment for them,' she said. Her study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, involved experiments using hypertensive rats with severe erectile dysfunction."

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

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The Japanese public broadcaster NHK showed cars, trucks, houses and buildings being swept away by tsunami in Onahama city in Fukushima prefecture. Black smoke was seen billowing from a building in Odaiba, a Tokyo suburb, and bullet trains to the north of the country were halted.

Television showed cars bobbing in water along side fishing boats. A 50 cm tsunami hit Japan's northern coast.

"The building shook for what seemed a long time and many people in the newsroom grabbed their helmets and some got under their desks," Reuters correspondent Linda Sieg said.

"It was probably the worst I have felt since I came to Japan more than 20 years ago."

US officials said the 8.8-magnitude quake struck about 250 miles (400km) from Tokyo at a depth of 20 miles. The stock market extended its losses after the quake was announced.

Japan's northeast Pacific coast, called Sanriku, has suffered from quakes and tsunamis in the past and a 7.2 quake struck on Wednesday. In 1933, a magnitude 8.1 quake in the area killed more than 3,000 people. Last year fishing facilities were damaged after by a tsunami caused by a strong tremor in Chile.

Here is A feed

Just tweeted 40 seconds ago: Buildings in Iwate-ken being carried away by #tsunami. #quake

aljazeera has live video now

http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

EDIT: It has just been upgraded to an 8.8!

A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR JAPAN / RUSSIA / MARCUS IS. / N. MARIANAS / GUAM / WAKE IS. / TAIWAN here is the info

Edit: 9hrs after event and still shakeing

 

 

"CBC reports that Japan has declared a state of emergency and called for mass evacuations near two nuclear power plants following cooling systems failures that led to radiation escaping from a reactor at one location. The emergency declarations, which include five reactors at the two plants, followed Friday's 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the country's northeast coast. In a troubling announcement, Japan Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency official Ryohei Shiomi said a monitoring device outside the plant detected radiation that is eight times higher than normal and an evacuation zone has been expanded from three kilometres around the plant to 10 kilometres."

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Police said Todd Bairstow was fishing at the creek at Weipa, northern Queensland, when the reptile lunged.

The 28-year-old miner punched and kicked the crocodile, while at the same time clinging on to mangrove branches and screaming for help.

His cries were heard by a fisherman in a nearby pub who came to his rescue.

Local resort manager Greg Shean said the rescuer whacked the crocodile with a tree branch until it let go and disappeared into the water.

"The man was fishing with a lure and he was casting a lure out into the water when the croc came up from under the water and snapped at his hand," Mr Shean told The Cairns Post.

"The croc managed to snap off his finger but the man was lucky enough to be able to pull his hand away."

But Mr Bairstow then slipped and the crocodile grabbed his legs, trying to pull them into the water, Mr Shean said.

Dislocated joints

"He grabbed hold of a branch and yelled for help and one of his mates, who was on the pub veranda, heard him and ran down.

"His mate hit the croc over the nose with a big branch."

Mr Bairstow also suffered two broken legs, dislocated joints and puncture wounds, but none of his injuries are life-threatening.

Wildlife rangers in the Gulf of Carpentaria say they will mount a search for the crocodile and try to remove it from the wild.

Signs reading "recent croc sightings" are also being erected in Trunding Creek.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

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Friday, March 4, 2011

"An Australian brewing company has created the world's first beer that can be consumed in space. 4-Pines Brewing Company teamed up with Saber Astronautics Australia, tirelessly testing different brews on zero-G flights last year. They have now finalized the winning formula, calling the beer "Vostok" — after the spacecraft flown by Yuri Gagarin in 1961. The beverage is a strong-tasting stout with reduced carbonation to avoid the dreaded microgravity "wet burp."

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We've heard of the beer produced by Japanese brewing company Sapporo, which, in 2008, manufactured a beer produced from third-generation barley grown on the International Space Station. But for all intents and purposes, that "space beer" was just beverage produced from a small amount of ingredients that had been grown in space. Apart from being a clever marketing ploy, it was identical (down to the the barley's DNA, interestingly) to terrestrial beer.

 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Pigs, frightened by the near freezing temperatures, take to the skys. Temperatures plummet in Hades

"Microsoft and Google have teamed up against a company that holds a geotagging patent and sued 397 companies last year in Texas, most of them in mid December. ... Now the two tech giants have entered the fray together and want the patent declared invalid and seek an injunction to prevent further lawsuits over it. Since the patent holder has already filed for an initial public offering, this intervention may come at just the right time to prevent the worst. Google and Microsoft say that there was prior art when the patent on an 'Internet organizer for accessing geographically and topically based information' was applied for in 1996."

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Li Fuh of Yuanjiang County, Yunnan Province was stabbed in the face during a robbery more than four years ago while working as a cab driver. At the time, the 37 year-old-man was treated at a local hospital where doctors cleaned his wound and gave him disinfectant shots.

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The assailant was later apprehended carrying the broken knife handle but the blade was never recovered. Its whereabouts remained a mystery until Li made a recent trip to the hospital complaining of headaches and a bad taste in his mouth.

An x-ray revealed the shocking location of the blade smack in the middle of his face!

“One day I was carrying a passenger. When we reached the destination he suddenly put a knife to my neck, demanding money. I struggled and was stabbed in the face. The wound healed up gradually and I didn’t have any other symptoms, so I didn’t think of having further checkups,” said Li.

The operation to extricate the blade, which had penetrated his tongue root, muscles and brain, was complex and required four hours.

Li is currently recovering from the surgery, which was performed at Yu Xi City People’s Hospital where doctors agreed to waive some of the costly fees for the operation.

“We were amazed to see such a long blade in his face… And it’s even more amazing to think that the blade had been there for more than four years and the patient was still living without too many problems,” said Doctor Xu Wen.

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