Lsherm: Oh God, my co-worker had kidney stones. They are crazy painful, and they can make a grown man drop in seconds.
RedPhoenix122: [wildworldwiki.wikispaces.com image 508x234]So all the times I've been shooting these down, I've been stealing from Amazon customers?
netgamer7k: All it takes is one accident, like somebody getting sliced n' diced by the propellers, and the whole delivery drone idea will be gone.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: It would probably work in Japan, or Europe. Canada, even.
Gyrfalcon: How do these drones even work, given things like utility lines, balconies, wind chimes, hawks, and low-flying airplanes? Hell, there are crows around here that attack buzzards, why wouldn't they go after a delivery drone just because it was shiny and in their airspace?
fusillade762: [www.realclear.com image 600x400]Looking at this picture I thought they'd used a balloon.
MaxxLarge: Lsherm: Oh God, my co-worker had kidney stones. They are crazy painful, and they can make a grown man drop in seconds.You're not kidding. Easily the worst physical pain I've ever experienced in my life.Making it worse was the fact that mine was misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection before spending several weeks as a spiky, 6mm-wide ball of screaming agony crawling its way down my ureter. By the time the goddamned thing finally dropped into my bladder, I was ready to claw it out with a rusty pitchfork just to get the pain to stop.
studebaker hoch: From what I've heard, passing a kidney stone is on the same scale with childbirth for a woman.Stay hydrated, folks.
Archimedes' Principal: studebaker hoch: From what I've heard, passing a kidney stone is on the same scale with childbirth for a woman.Stay hydrated, folks.I have a history of getting and passing kidney stones. Once, when getting an ultrasound to look for a stone, I asked the female tech if she ever had a kidney stone. She had. She also told me childbirth was much less painful to her than her experience with her own kidney stone./ YMMV.
hardinparamedic: MOUNTAIN FOLK'L FIND A WAY![api.ning.com image 346x194]
Lsherm: What the fark do they do with it once it's in your bladder?
gingerjet: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: It would probably work in Japan, or Europe. Canada, even.Only because they don't have sawed off shotguns to shoot them down before they arrive with their wives feminine products.
zzrhardy: getting bumped for glassings
Nogale: An idea has also been floated to use runners, at least within a certain distance of the shipping centers.
autopsybeverage: zzrhardy: getting bumped for glassingsYou just made me look up what a glassing is. Is it a primarily UK term?
MaxxLarge: Lsherm: What the fark do they do with it once it's in your bladder?It depends. Sometimes they have to go and get it surgically. more frequently, they hit it with sound waves in a procedure called a shock wave lithotripsy, and knock it into bits the size of sand granules that pass naturally. Other times, you have to piss out a spiky little chink of calcium the size of a Grape-Nut, and it shreds your urethra to ribbons on its way through. Meaning you piss blood. Which is just about as awesome as it sounds.I, however, am lucky. My dad used to get kidney stones a lot. So he recommended that I drink a LOT of cranberry and lemon juice, and he was right. Once it dropped into my bladder, follow-up x-rays showed no more stone after about a week. Essentially, I dissolved the little bastard in a fruit-acid bath.
gweilo8888: the entire idea is nonsense and was from the first second it was mooted
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