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2013-09-24 05:49:18 PM
And thus a crappy Sy-Fy made for TV movie script begins.
 
2013-09-24 05:50:31 PM

NkThrasher: And thus a crappy Sy-Fy made for TV movie script begins.


Sounds like an X-files episode.
 
2013-09-24 05:51:01 PM
Looks like he had...

[takes off sunglasses}

...a heart attack.

YEEEEAAAH!

/am I doing it wrong?
 
2013-09-24 05:51:03 PM
Hmm... I wonder if this works for other conditions, like having a giant penis... Brb
 
2013-09-24 05:51:36 PM
The symptoms were pain and tightness of the chest and sweating.

Final score: Darwin 1...
 
2013-09-24 05:51:38 PM
Nope!
 
2013-09-24 05:52:42 PM
Was it cancer? I bet it was cancer.
 
2013-09-24 05:52:45 PM
If you type "Fark" 3 times into your browser.....
 
2013-09-24 05:53:57 PM
Hmm, I wonder why he didn't just go to the doctor or call 911? Oh, right! Because in our health care system, those things are financially ruinous!
 
2013-09-24 05:55:00 PM
Hey, Google beats the snot out of WebMD. He would've died even faster under the stress of having to go through nine pages of junk just to find what he was looking for!

/who the fark has a heart attack at 30 without heavy drug use?
 
2013-09-24 05:56:47 PM

Vector R: Hey, Google beats the snot out of WebMD. He would've died even faster under the stress of having to go through nine pages of junk just to find what he was looking for!

/who the fark has a heart attack at 30 without heavy drug use?


This happened in Detroit so he probably subsisted on a wavy diet of KFC and crack rock
 
2013-09-24 05:57:03 PM
This is not helping their "Can Google Solve Death?" venture that was on the cover of Time...
 
2013-09-24 05:59:07 PM

Janusdog: Sounds like an X-files episode.


Or outer limits / twilight zone, yeah.

It's exactly the kind of storyline that doesn't deserve a full length movie, but could do well in a one hour format.  Thus it will certainly be in a movie.
 
2013-09-24 05:59:32 PM

Vector R: /who the fark has a heart attack at 30 without heavy drug use?


People with a heart defect?  Which goes undiagnosed because they rely on Google for their healthcare...

...and Ted Cruz keeps talking.
 
2013-09-24 06:03:22 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Vector R: Hey, Google beats the snot out of WebMD. He would've died even faster under the stress of having to go through nine pages of junk just to find what he was looking for!

/who the fark has a heart attack at 30 without heavy drug use?

This happened in Detroit so he probably subsisted on a wavy diet of KFC and crack rock


Allendale is not Detroit. In fact, most of Michigan is not Detroit (thank God Hisself)
 
2013-09-24 06:04:41 PM
Headline should have been:
"Looking up your symptoms in a library because you can't afford healthcare can be fatal."
 
2013-09-24 06:04:52 PM
He died of a heart attack after being told he was going to die of a heart attack.
 
2013-09-24 06:08:28 PM
"The body of the man, in his late 30s, was found inside a parked car.

"Maybe he thought he would just lay down for a minute and feel a little better, but unfortunately he passed away,"
"

Maybe he was planning to drive to a hospital.
 
2013-09-24 06:08:48 PM

Biff Spiffy: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Vector R: Hey, Google beats the snot out of WebMD. He would've died even faster under the stress of having to go through nine pages of junk just to find what he was looking for!

/who the fark has a heart attack at 30 without heavy drug use?

This happened in Detroit so he probably subsisted on a wavy diet of KFC and crack rock

Allendale is not Detroit. In fact, most of Michigan is not Detroit (thank God Hisself)



http://goo.gl/maps/rwQop

Allendale is on the other side of the lower peninsula.
 
2013-09-24 06:09:24 PM
www.upl.co
 
2013-09-24 06:10:08 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Vector R: Hey, Google beats the snot out of WebMD. He would've died even faster under the stress of having to go through nine pages of junk just to find what he was looking for!

/who the fark has a heart attack at 30 without heavy drug use?

This happened in Detroit so he probably subsisted on a wavy diet of KFC and crack rock


Dude, this happened in Allendale. That's the other side of the state. Where I happen to be sitting, in fact.

/It's near Grand Rapids
//GVSU
///Home of the Miley Cyrus/pendulum sculpture to-do...
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-09-24 06:14:36 PM
Dead in MI of m.i.
 
2013-09-24 06:15:19 PM
I probably will die of a heart attack someday. I suffer from acute panic attacks and they have the same symptoms of a heart attack...pain/tightening of the chest, shallow breathing, sweating, dizziness, etc. First two times I went to the doctor. Now I just lie down, do some deep breathing, and wait for it to pass. This happens a couple times a year. If I was actually having a heart attack I would probably do the same thing thinking it was a panic attack.
 
2013-09-24 06:16:28 PM

gja: Dead in MI of m.i.


It's not news, it's myocardialinfarktion.com
 
2013-09-24 06:16:59 PM
Internet diagnosis is always cancer.  Always.
 
2013-09-24 06:17:42 PM

Nuclear Monk: Internet diagnosis is always cancer.  Always.


Sometimes it's lupus.
 
2013-09-24 06:21:42 PM

haemaker: Nuclear Monk: Internet diagnosis is always cancer.  Always.

Sometimes it's lupus.


IT'S NOT LUPUS!
 
2013-09-24 06:28:00 PM
I always seem to get cancer from Dr. Google.

Except once, then it was MS. But usually cancer.
 
2013-09-24 06:32:44 PM

Janusdog: I always seem to get cancer from Dr. Google.

Except once, then it was MS. But usually cancer.


Dr. Bing gives you MS. Gotta watch out for that guy.
 
2013-09-24 06:36:00 PM

Vector R: Hey, Google beats the snot out of WebMD. He would've died even faster under the stress of having to go through nine pages of junk just to find what he was looking for!

/who the fark has a heart attack at 30 without heavy drug use?


Somebody with a genetic tendency for such things.
Like my Dad, my son and myself.
One of us didn't make it.
 
2013-09-24 06:40:51 PM

tuna fingers: haemaker: Nuclear Monk: Internet diagnosis is always cancer.  Always.

Sometimes it's lupus.

IT'S NOT LUPUS!


It's never lupus.
 
2013-09-24 06:49:04 PM
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-09-24 06:49:47 PM
Google makes my hypochondria flare up.
 
2013-09-24 06:50:19 PM

waterrockets: This is not helping their "Can Google Solve Death?" venture that was on the cover of Time...




Here ya go.
upload.wikimedia.org

Oh wait...
 
2013-09-24 06:54:05 PM
My wife drives me nuts with this crap. She suffers from migraines and anxiety disorder. She's constantly reading about one thing or another that triggers migraines, or anxiety, and it's always some ingredient in food. Going to the grocery store is a lesson in patience. She has to read every frickin label. "I can't eat this, it has MSG/hydrolized this/something extract" etc.

Next week it will be something else.

And I can eat anything, have the constitution of a horse, and have a high tolerance for drugs and alcohol.
 
2013-09-24 06:54:26 PM

hailin: I probably will die of a heart attack someday. I suffer from acute panic attacks and they have the same symptoms of a heart attack...pain/tightening of the chest, shallow breathing, sweating, dizziness, etc. First two times I went to the doctor. Now I just lie down, do some deep breathing, and wait for it to pass. This happens a couple times a year. If I was actually having a heart attack I would probably do the same thing thinking it was a panic attack.


Just think, if you make it past heart attack, slip and fall in the bathroom is right around the corner.

Yeah.
 
2013-09-24 06:55:53 PM

LittleSmitty: My wife drives me nuts with this crap. She suffers from migraines and anxiety disorder. She's constantly reading about one thing or another that triggers migraines, or anxiety, and it's always some ingredient in food. Going to the grocery store is a lesson in patience. She has to read every frickin label. "I can't eat this, it has MSG/hydrolized this/something extract" etc.

Next week it will be something else.

And I can eat anything, have the constitution of a horse, and have a high tolerance for drugs and alcohol.


upload.wikimedia.org
Instant headache.
 
2013-09-24 06:57:26 PM

Nuclear Monk: Internet diagnosis is always cancer.  Always.


This. I was looking up an eye problem my daughter was having and it totally had cancer as one of the possible diagnoses.
 
2013-09-24 07:08:37 PM
Sometimes its google and wikipedia as your doctor.  Either that or go to the ER and lose your house.

God bless America.
 
2013-09-24 07:12:29 PM
Stupid farking doctor probably told him it was anxiety.
 
2013-09-24 07:17:14 PM
one time I googled naked women & ended up with a temporary priapism. had to use a special cream.
 
2013-09-24 07:26:40 PM

LittleSmitty: My wife drives me nuts with this crap. She suffers from migraines and anxiety disorder. She's constantly reading about one thing or another that triggers migraines, or anxiety, and it's always some ingredient in food. Going to the grocery store is a lesson in patience. She has to read every frickin label. "I can't eat this, it has MSG/hydrolized this/something extract" etc.

Next week it will be something else.

And I can eat anything, have the constitution of a horse, and have a high tolerance for drugs and alcohol.


Just feed her some chocolate!

/that's the joke.
 
2013-09-24 07:36:32 PM
Vector R:
/who the fark has a heart attack at 30 without heavy drug use?

That'd be me (well, at 4 months).  Then congestive heart failure at 32.
 
2013-09-24 08:14:15 PM
Used to be me until I started taking anti-anxieties. Then all my symptoms went away.

/ well, most
 
2013-09-24 08:19:58 PM

hailin: I probably will die of a heart attack someday. I suffer from acute panic attacks and they have the same symptoms of a heart attack...pain/tightening of the chest, shallow breathing, sweating, dizziness, etc. First two times I went to the doctor. Now I just lie down, do some deep breathing, and wait for it to pass. This happens a couple times a year. If I was actually having a heart attack I would probably do the same thing thinking it was a panic attack.


I get those too, but fortunately only every few years.  They are terrible.  I know what they are and just pace around until it passes (laying down makes me panic more).  I have the same worry about the heart attack as i get older. :(
 
2013-09-24 08:36:05 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Just think, if you make it past heart attack, slip and fall in the bathroom is right around the corner.


Slip and fall in the bathroom has stiff competition from unintended acceleration.
 
2013-09-24 09:59:50 PM

Bondith: He died of a heart attack after being told he was going to die of a heart attack.


 images.wikia.com
Hence, the Test of the Heart.
 
2013-09-24 10:02:07 PM

Sgeo: Bondith: He died of a heart attack after being told he was going to die of a heart attack.

 [images.wikia.com image 123x137]
Hence, the Test of the Heart.


Good catch, I'd forgotten about that one, but I was actually referencing Red Dwarf.
 
2013-09-24 10:05:17 PM

Silent But Deadly: hailin: I probably will die of a heart attack someday. I suffer from acute panic attacks and they have the same symptoms of a heart attack...pain/tightening of the chest, shallow breathing, sweating, dizziness, etc. First two times I went to the doctor. Now I just lie down, do some deep breathing, and wait for it to pass. This happens a couple times a year. If I was actually having a heart attack I would probably do the same thing thinking it was a panic attack.

I get those too, but fortunately only every few years.  They are terrible.  I know what they are and just pace around until it passes (laying down makes me panic more).  I have the same worry about the heart attack as i get older. :(


Lorazepam. Under the tongue. Does a worried mind good.
 
2013-09-24 10:13:52 PM

Guntram Shatterhand: Biff Spiffy: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Vector R: Hey, Google beats the snot out of WebMD. He would've died even faster under the stress of having to go through nine pages of junk just to find what he was looking for!

/who the fark has a heart attack at 30 without heavy drug use?

This happened in Detroit so he probably subsisted on a wavy diet of KFC and crack rock

Allendale is not Detroit. In fact, most of Michigan is not Detroit (thank God Hisself)


http://goo.gl/maps/rwQop

Allendale is on the other side of the lower peninsula.


CBS has it wrong.  It happened at the Grand Rapids campus:  http://www.woodtv.com/news/local/grand-rapids/man-found-dead-in-car-o n -gvsu-grand-rapids-campus

Still not Detroit.
 
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