Archive for April, 2015

Haleakala

Mark Twain described sunrise at the summit of Haleakala, “the sublimest spectacle I ever witnessed”.

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Twerking

Twerking must have its origins from traditional Tahitian dance.

Shopping mall

The first-ever shopping mall was built in Rome by emperor Trajan in the early 100s AD. It consisted of several levels and sold everything from spices to clothes.

Smoking in Hawaii

Today, Hawaii raised the legal age for smoking to 21, the first US state to do so. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the country.

Toilet seat lid

When go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, make sure the toilet seat lid is up.

Jail

A patient should never assault a physician–no matter how lightly–as this could lead to some serious jail time.

Electrocautery burn

If you were taught that Bovie electrocautery cannot injure the surgeon given the lack of a grounding pad, you have been misinformed. Electrocautery can conduct through your tissue, and it hurts.

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