The saws used in autopsies do not spin; they oscillate at very high speed. As a result, they can be used to cut bone with minimal damage to the soft tissue, and can even be touched without risk of injury frets.com/FretsPages/Luth…
Sushruta, the first known plastic surgeon specialized in rhinoplasty i.e. nose reconstruction. This was important in ancient India as convicted criminals and women accused of adultry had their noses amputated as a mark of untrustworthiness. Rhinoplasty offered them a chance to escape the stigma. ancient.eu/sushruta/
Philips screws were designed so the screwdriver slips out to prevent over-tightening en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
What US Patent Number 1 is. inventors.about.com/libra…
The English alternative rock band Radiohead dedicated their 1995 sophomore album 'The Bends' to the late American stand-up comedian Bill Hicks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Phillips screws are deliberately made to cam out (slip) when the screw stalls, explaining why they slip so often. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The blog rant Mark Zuckerberg went on in The Social Network as he was hacking campus directories was apparently real. And there are transcripts. scribd.com/doc/538697/Mar…

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