Aug
18
2010
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What is tombstoning?

tombstoningTombstoning is a perjorative term coined by the media and the health’n’safety brigade to describe the practice of jumping off high places into water. Others might call it “jumping into the sea”. The media like the emotive term because it fits into compact headlines. A headline of “Tombstoning craze kills boy” works better for them [more...]

Jun
30
2010
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Which occupations have a disease or affliction named after them?

baker baking breadThere are several disease or afflictions which are named after or often associated with a particular job or occupation. These are known as occupational diseases. Advances in medical knowledge and improved working conditions have meant that some are now rarely found. Probably the most well known is Hatter‘s Shakes. The use of mercuric nitrate in [more...]

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