Everyday anomalies

Discussion in 'UFOs, Ghosts and Monsters' started by Magical Realist, Mar 20, 2023.

  1. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Natural scavengers. Birds. Foxes. That kind of thing. Unless, of course, somebody is trying to fake alien experiments.
     
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  3. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Got my blood drawn yesterday for a thyroid check. I asked the nurse if it's really true that veins move around to avoid getting stuck. She said yes that they had a lady's vein move out of the way when she inserted the needle. She said the entire body is conscious! Fascinating!

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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    And then she said 'Pull the other one, it has bells on it!'?
     
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  7. Pinball1970 Valued Senior Member

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    The veins obviously do not move and are not able to, they are embedded within other structures, fatty tissue skeletal muscle and skin.

    It would be very dangerous if structures like these were to move around.

    The blood pressure in the veins is lower than the arteries so has thinner walls, veins have valves to prevent backflow.

    They also have smooth muscle that helps the blood flow , this will be small localized movement but not movement of the whole structure.


    The idea veins are “conscious” somehow is complete nonsense.
     
  8. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Not sure this is strictly true. Most organs in the body are held in place by membranes that allow for some relative movement. Things tend to be able to slide over one another to some degree. But the notion of a vein sensing the approach of a needle and spontaneously moving to avoid it is pretty daft.
     
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  9. Pinball1970 Valued Senior Member

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    Collagenous tissue holds these things in place. Not completely immovable like nuts and bolts, it's flesh after all, wiggle room.
    Tunica externum was mentioned on one Search.
    Veins or other vessels can't just move around freely. It would mess with blood pressure.
     
  10. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Nothing like medical humor to still not quite dull or distract from the piercing sensation.
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  11. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Nice try. I asked her this after she had already taken my blood.
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. Front line workers know to humour the weirdos - smile, agree and get away.

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    Easy on the eyes you may be, but "veins move around to avoid getting stuck" def will have set off her warning flare.
     
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  13. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    I've been called a "hard stick" or a "turnip" many times. But no nurse has ever claimed my veins moved.
     
  14. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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  15. Pinball1970 Valued Senior Member

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    It does not mean that these important structures are moving around freely at the sight of a needle. This really is stupid nonsense.
     
  16. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Sure. But they need to have a fair degree of freedom to slide within and between contracting muscle groups, for instance, or they would tear.
     
  17. foghorn Valued Senior Member

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    OMG Entire?? Clipping my toenails is murder?
     
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  18. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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  21. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    The internet is rife with these kinds of fake videos. They're privately made and uploaded to private social media, just like any other bid for likes.
     
  22. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    It seems to me that a curious person would stick something in between the ice pieces to see what is holding them together. Very simple experiment that the poster did not do. I suspect it is because they could see the hair running through the icicle.
     
  23. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Ooh! Good one.

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