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(National Geographic)   Over 1 million Britons have been plagued by vomiting and diarrhea this winter. This is not an article about cuisine   (phenomena.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 77
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2013-01-04 04:24:37 PM  
Ew...
 
2013-01-04 05:08:10 PM  
Maybe they watched reruns of "One Foot in the Grave."
 
2013-01-04 05:14:41 PM  
Did they take the bags off their wives' heads?
 
2013-01-04 09:40:24 PM  
 
2013-01-04 10:14:59 PM  
To Larry
 
2013-01-04 10:17:12 PM  
The article would be about cuisine if they were vomiting diarrhea.
 
2013-01-04 10:20:21 PM  
HAGGIS!!!
 
2013-01-04 10:21:23 PM  
Who are the Britons?
 
2013-01-04 10:26:40 PM  
You haven't lived until you have twin toddlers who get this at the same time.

At one point burning the house down and just starting over seemed like the only viable option.
 
2013-01-04 10:27:14 PM  
Would you like a wafer thin mint?
 
2013-01-04 10:30:57 PM  
Not sure about Britain, but after eating what were allegedly called "spicy chicken wings" in a Dublin pub a few years back, I am convinced that people from that region of the world have the worlds weakest digestive systems. The so called spicy wings barely tasted like they had a sweet and sour type sauce on them and the Irish felt that this constituted being called spicy.
 
2013-01-04 10:31:54 PM  
It is called eating British Food.
 
2013-01-04 10:32:11 PM  
Captain Trips unavailable for comment.
 
2013-01-04 10:33:56 PM  
: You don't go out looking for a job dressed like that? On a weekday?
: Is this a... what day is this?
 
2013-01-04 10:33:57 PM  
I don't even know if the submitter intended diarrhea and vomit to be caused by the cuisine, or to be the cuisine itself. Seriously, you could tell me those guys had a traditional dish that was a horse bladder full of sheep vomit, boiled in pig diarrhea and I would probably believe you, especially if you gave it some innocuous name like "marbly custard" or "thropshirecaster pie" or whatever.
 
2013-01-04 10:35:40 PM  

flux: I don't even know if the submitter intended diarrhea and vomit to be caused by the cuisine, or to be the cuisine itself. Seriously, you could tell me those guys had a traditional dish that was a horse bladder full of sheep vomit, boiled in pig diarrhea and I would probably believe you, especially if you gave it some innocuous name like "marbly custard" or "thropshirecaster pie" or whatever.


you had me at thropshire
 
2013-01-04 10:36:55 PM  
Had it last year.

It's an easy way to lose 5kg.

As long as you have a sink next to a toilet.
 
2013-01-04 10:40:51 PM  
I think this hit me yesterday. Haven't had vomiting and diarrhea at the same time in awhile.
 
2013-01-04 10:41:06 PM  
Save us President Madagascar!!!
 
2013-01-04 10:42:01 PM  

Bungles: Had it last year.

It's an easy way to lose 5kg.

As long as you have a sink next to a toilet.


Lawn chair in the shower, you can puke and poop with the shower running over you.  And of course since it is the runs there will be nothing large enough needing a heeling down.
 
2013-01-04 10:42:37 PM  
Sounds like a norovirus could teach our politicians a thing or two.
 
2013-01-04 10:46:07 PM  

pjbreeze: Sounds like a norovirus could teach our politicians a thing or two.


Obesity epidemic solved!@duh.
 
2013-01-04 10:49:16 PM  
Vivian just farted, that is it.
 
2013-01-04 10:50:03 PM  
The sanitation isn't as good as it used to be since the Romans left.
 
2013-01-04 10:50:21 PM  

theflatline: Bungles: Had it last year.

It's an easy way to lose 5kg.

As long as you have a sink next to a toilet.

Lawn chair in the shower, you can puke and poop with the shower running over you.  And of course since it is the runs there will be nothing large enough needing a heeling down.


Problem is you also have the shivers and it lasts for 3 or 4 days, and happens every 20 minutes.... I'm not sure that being wet for 4 days will help.
 
2013-01-04 11:03:48 PM  
I got hit with it a couple weeks ago while working out of town. Spent 12 hours in the motel room on the john with the trash can between my knees. Those plastic can liners are quite strong and surprisingly leak resistant.
 
2013-01-04 11:05:42 PM  

Bungles: theflatline: Bungles: Had it last year.

It's an easy way to lose 5kg.

As long as you have a sink next to a toilet.

Lawn chair in the shower, you can puke and poop with the shower running over you.  And of course since it is the runs there will be nothing large enough needing a heeling down.

Problem is you also have the shivers and it lasts for 3 or 4 days, and happens every 20 minutes.... I'm not sure that being wet for 4 days will help.


at least it'll help you from getting stuck to the lawn chair.
 
2013-01-04 11:06:11 PM  
I would hardly call stuffing the guts of a pig into the guts of a sheep cusine.
 
2013-01-04 11:09:22 PM  
Well I have a new found admiration for the norovirus.
 
2013-01-04 11:18:06 PM  
There's been an outbreak here too, along with a nasty sinus infection and a virulent strep throat doing the rounds. I got the sinus infection, have avoided the others so far.

/This calls for a whiskey
//It's medicinal
 
2013-01-04 11:19:18 PM  
Is it an article about "5 Minutes After the Pubs Close"?
 
2013-01-04 11:23:09 PM  
Had something like this two months ago.  Had so much junk coming out of me I briefly passed out at home.  Spouse brought me to emergency.  Hospital made me wait seven hours.  Passed out in the bathroom.  Then they figured they'd actually better admit me (once they found the key for the bathroom... but then had to use a credit card to get the lock open as "the lock hasn't been working well for some time").  Seven litres of IV later, and additives for gravol and migraine (which developed by the time I got admitted), felt much better.  Was so dehydrated they had a really hard time inserting a butterfly needle for the IV (a.k.a. kitty needle).  I was off work for six days, though.  After that, I was still pretty wobbly as my food and nutrition was all screwed up.  Still had stomach twinges for the next three weeks.

I never knew my body could be that disgusting.  Half-considered bleaching myself after the worst of it was done.

If my father had gotten that, it would have killed him.  Though maybe he would have been looked after sooner and better due to extra risk factors.

A week ago, I got a letter from the hospital saying I've been randomly selected to do a survey about my experience at the hospital.  Sweet revenge. (There are several other dumb things that happened there I haven't mentioned).
 
2013-01-04 11:34:23 PM  
Ah, the Norovirus. A thing so awful that I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

You haven't lived until you've experienced your body repeatedly trying to turn itself inside out through vomiting *while* violently trying to shiat out your internal organs. And this lasts for three days. Your dreams become more akin to a lighthearted trip on Datura, nighmarish and neither sleep nor really awake, save for the times your body shrieks NOW! NOW IS THE TIME! and you find yourself vomiting into a bucket and/or rectally puking.

Then towards the end comes the flatulence. I never knew my guts could have a ceaseless five-part round where one chunk of intestine would talk to another, then another, then work counter-clockwise around my abdomen where finally the most noxious, nasty and endless farts would appear. I must have farted for a good eight hours. The kind of farting where the room had so much stink, I woke myself up. Waking up to gagging on your own fowl wind (then having to open a window in January) is a special kind of hell.

You don't want to even drink water, nor can you keep it down. The only thing that eventually took were the chocolate nutrition shakes designed for the elderly.

The kicker is you never develop an immunity. The (@*# virus can live for over seven days, and isn't easily killed by cleaning.

I seriously wished for death. Don't get it.
 
2013-01-04 11:34:30 PM  
One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.
 
2013-01-04 11:36:26 PM  

Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.


Seriously.
 
2013-01-04 11:38:24 PM  
Why is it that food poisoning is suddenly news, or some kind of shocking event? Guess what? If you eat bad food, you get the pukes&shiats. That they've abruptly discovered WHY so many people had mysterious pukes&shiats, after years of mysterious "stomach flu" plaguing people, is nice; but anyone in food service, EMS, or ancillary jobs has known about it for eons.

It may be that these mysterious "novoviruses" are getting stronger--wouldn't surprise me, all viruses seem to be getting stronger--or simply that more people are finally reporting mysterious GI issues instead of suffering a week of painful diarrhea and self-treating; or that the rash of cruise-ship-related attacks brought it into focus; but honestly, I don't think it's such a surprising thing.

When I was a hotel medic, we used to be "allowed" to eat at the buffet every month or so, when they were cleaning the employee cafeteria. Without fail, I'd hear reports over the next day or two about people with bad diarrhea, get people asking for Immodium, etc. Never as bad as a salmonella or E. coli outbreak, but consistent. And lots of it. "You have to TELL me," I'd say to these anecdotal reports. "I need to report it to the health department if we're getting food poisoning." "Oh, it's not that bad." I bet every hotel and convention center in the country/world has anecdotes like this, and that they were early novovirus outbreaks. Oh, well, not as fun as NEW SCARY OO BAD VIRUS PANIC, right?
 
2013-01-04 11:38:38 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Here it comes....
 
2013-01-04 11:44:13 PM  

Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.


Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.
 
2013-01-04 11:45:25 PM  

eggrolls: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 480x258]

Here it comes....


Vomiting zombies with diarrhea.... now that's a horror movie.
 
2013-01-04 11:46:17 PM  
What's the Story?

...wishbone
 
2013-01-04 11:46:59 PM  
Train minds to see temptation in everything God created, and they will
 
2013-01-04 11:49:53 PM  
Came down with this last year, lost my lunch in a rather spectacular fashion. The upside was that I lost 10 pounds over the next 3 days. Wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy.
 
2013-01-04 11:53:49 PM  
I blame gluten
 
2013-01-04 11:55:44 PM  

zerkalo: Train minds to see temptation in everything God created, and they will


The Utah thread is two down. There is nothing remotely tempting here.
 
2013-01-04 11:58:59 PM  

Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.

Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.


I know, hence the punctuation called a 'period' after the "Seriously"

Apologies, but I'm still wiping tears from my eyes...
 
2013-01-05 12:11:20 AM  

Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.

Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.

I know, hence the punctuation called a 'period' after the "Seriously"

Apologies, but I'm still wiping tears from my eyes...


Oh yeah, didn't recognize you at first. How you been man?
 
2013-01-05 12:13:14 AM  

Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.

Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.

I know, hence the punctuation called a 'period' after the "Seriously"

Apologies, but I'm still wiping tears from my eyes...

Oh yeah, didn't recognize you at first. How you been man?


Still standing.
 
2013-01-05 12:17:11 AM  

Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.

Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.

I know, hence the punctuation called a 'period' after the "Seriously"

Apologies, but I'm still wiping tears from my eyes...

Oh yeah, didn't recognize you at first. How you been man?

Still standing.


Good.
 
2013-01-05 12:23:42 AM  
Appropriate use of the Sick tag I guess.
 
2013-01-05 12:24:31 AM  

Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.

Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.

I know, hence the punctuation called a 'period' after the "Seriously"

Apologies, but I'm still wiping tears from my eyes...

Oh yeah, didn't recognize you at first. How you been man?

Still standing.

Good.


Just kidding, your an asshole!
 
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