Archive for August, 2013

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau is a great source for settling disputes with companies that refuse to acknowledge a wrongdoing or fail to reply at all.

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Wedding

Peruvian weddings last about 10 hours, which is 4 hours longer than any other wedding I’ve been to before. And just when you’re just about tired and exhausted, they have an hora loca (crazy hour) where hired dancers come in and suck the last breath out of party guests.

Tobacco warning

Graphic tobacco warning on cigarette package in South America. The Surgeon General should consider using these in the U.S.

Graphic tobacco warning on cigarette package in South America. The Surgeon General should consider using these in the U.S.

Acetazolamide

Acetazolamide, a diuretic, has the side effect of working as a prophylaxis for altitude sickness.

LAX international terminal

The international terminal (Tom Bradley International) at LAX is unexpectedly one of the worst international terminals ever, despite being in a large, busy city. If you are hungry or looking for some duty-free shopping, be sure to do so before passing through security, as your options are not so great once you do.

Permanent duck face

Men and women in South Korea are undergoing plastic surgery on their lips to create a permanent duck face, or Joker face, depending on how you see it. Article here. I have never been a fan of the duck face myself.

Retroperitoneal sarcoma

A 15 cm diameter retroperitoneal sarcoma between the liver and kidney can be completely excised in 2 hours from cut to close using a right thoraco-abdominal approach.

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