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   Got a sniffly nose? It could be BRAIN FLUID LEAKING OUT OF YOUR NOSTRILS

04 Dec 2012 01:45 PM   |   13129 clicks   |   Fox News
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mysticcat    [TotalFark]  
I've seen several cases of this in my career. It's not that hard to diagnose. All of the patients had positional rhinorrhea and could reproduce it for me on the spot. It's a great party trick, too.

04 Dec 2012 10:09 AM
I_Am_Weasel    [TotalFark]  
We warned you not to watch Fox News, but did you listen? No! This is the result!

04 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
St_Francis_P     

I_Am_Weasel: We warned you not to watch Fox News, but did you listen? No! This is the result!


Chances are if you watch Fox News, you don't have much of a brain to worry about.

04 Dec 2012 10:29 AM
Snarfangel     
"We checked your brain fluid levels, and it looks like you are a quart low. We'll probably need to replace a gasket."

04 Dec 2012 10:39 AM
James!    [TotalFark]  
I've had a larky blabnob for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrpppp...

04 Dec 2012 10:44 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
If that's the case, I must have hydrocephaly

04 Dec 2012 11:09 AM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

mysticcat: I've seen several cases of this in my career. It's not that hard to diagnose. All of the patients had positional rhinorrhea and could reproduce it for me on the spot. It's a great party trick, too.


What can cause it?

04 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
goochmeister42     
This happened to this lady who used to date my roommate - she was *always* blowing her nose and decongestants didn't help. Years later she finds out it was spinal fluid leaking through.

She wasn't bright to begin with, but that probably didn't help.

04 Dec 2012 11:24 AM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
The crack ultimately allowed cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to stream through her nose.

Your move, Ecstasy.

04 Dec 2012 11:28 AM
RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  
I saw this episode of Fringe already.

04 Dec 2012 11:36 AM
mysticcat    [TotalFark]  

Diogenes: mysticcat: I've seen several cases of this in my career. It's not that hard to diagnose. All of the patients had positional rhinorrhea and could reproduce it for me on the spot. It's a great party trick, too.

What can cause it?


Typically trauma, which can be distant and not thought of as severe. Otherwise, its classified as "spontaneous" from connective tissue defects +/- intercranial hypertension.

04 Dec 2012 11:48 AM
Apos     
Orly Taitz's brain fluid must be leaving through some other orifice,then.....

04 Dec 2012 12:16 PM
nmrsnr    [TotalFark]  
you mean this is true?

04 Dec 2012 12:33 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

Apos: Orly Taitz's brain fluid must be leaving through some other orifice,then.....


Pick one

04 Dec 2012 01:05 PM
Apos     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Apos: Orly Taitz's brain fluid must be leaving through some other orifice,then.....

Pick one


Exactly.

04 Dec 2012 01:25 PM
Shadow Blasko     
No its not.

Cerebrospinal fluid tastes more coppery... not bitter.. just.. more tangy.

04 Dec 2012 01:48 PM
kumanoki     
This article doesn't answer a fundamental question:

What does brain fluid smell like? WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE?

04 Dec 2012 01:49 PM
freewill    [TotalFark]  

mysticcat: I've seen several cases of this in my career. It's not that hard to diagnose. All of the patients had positional rhinorrhea and could reproduce it for me on the spot. It's a great party trick, too.


I feel like I once read a story about a guy who had a variation on this that he could not get surgically corrected for some reason, so he was carrying around a cup to catch the fluid when he needs to dump it out.

It was pretty horrible.

04 Dec 2012 01:50 PM
Dazrin     

nmrsnr: you mean this is true?


I only clicked to see this. Thank you.

/13 posts to get there? You're all slacking Farkers!

04 Dec 2012 01:50 PM
barefoot in the head     
Brain fluid?

(Fox)

Ah.

04 Dec 2012 01:51 PM
LeroyBourne     

barefoot in the head: Brain fluid?

(Fox)

Ah.


FOX are actually a bunch of commies that want your precious fluids.

04 Dec 2012 01:54 PM
Holocaust Agnostic     

kumanoki: This article doesn't answer a fundamental question:

What does brain fluid smell like? WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE?


Like overripe pennies.

04 Dec 2012 01:55 PM
Lord Dimwit     

mysticcat: Diogenes: mysticcat: I've seen several cases of this in my career. It's not that hard to diagnose. All of the patients had positional rhinorrhea and could reproduce it for me on the spot. It's a great party trick, too.

What can cause it?

Typically trauma, which can be distant and not thought of as severe. Otherwise, its classified as "spontaneous" from connective tissue defects +/- intercranial hypertension.


...wouldn't that be a massive infection vector for the brain? How are these people not walking around with severe encephalitis?

04 Dec 2012 01:55 PM
PirateKing     
Talk about blowing your nose mind.

04 Dec 2012 01:56 PM
adrift1827     
The crack ultimately allowed cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to stream through her nose.

A similar thing happened to my boat engine a few winters ago . A little J B Weld and she was good as new!

I wonder if it works on skulls? I bet it does. That stuff is amazing!

04 Dec 2012 01:56 PM
cryinoutloud    [TotalFark]  
I knew it! Every time I have a couple of hits, my nose runs. Clearly these are my brain cells, completely destroyed by pot, and leaking out my nose. I'm gonna have to re-think my woeyy fuffff looiifee

04 Dec 2012 01:56 PM
chevydeuce     
George Clooney talked about having that issue on Letterman a few years ago...he was filming a movie and fell off a horse or something and cracked something in his neck...had a runny nose, as well as some fairly severe pain for a few months before the doc finally found the problem and fixed it..

Link

04 Dec 2012 01:56 PM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
I remember reading an article once where George Clooney was having horrific neck pain after a movie set injury and was having his complaints dismissed until one doctor finally noticed the man had spinal fluid coming out of his nose. Turns out he had torn the lining around his spine.

04 Dec 2012 01:57 PM
semiotix     

RexTalionis: I saw this episode of Fringe already.


Like most episodes of Fringe, it was just a ripoff of a Grey's Anatomy episode from the prior season.

/there, that should start an interesting flame war
//and all I had to do was admit to watching Grey's Anatomy

04 Dec 2012 01:57 PM
wildcat2011     
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04 Dec 2012 01:58 PM
ladyfortuna     
At this point, I'm not sure I would miss it.

04 Dec 2012 02:05 PM
eagles95     
Had brain tumor removed twice and each time the Dr. went up through my nose and through the sinus cavity. The Dr. said if you think your nose is running call a nurse immediately and don't blow your nose.

04 Dec 2012 02:06 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
"I can smell my brain" sounds like something said by Billy from Billy & Mandy's Grim Adventures or else Ralph Wiggum of The Simpsons.

Is there a web meme involved that I haven't run across?

I did find two references to brain-smelling:

When all you can smell is your brainhttp://www.newscientist.com/blog s/culturelab/2011/08/when-all-yo u-can- smell-is-your-brain.html

and

I can smell my brain
http://mollysmadeleine.blogspot.ca/20 07/07/i-could-smell-my-brain.htm l

Also references to smelling your brain cooking, but those are just a figure of speech.

04 Dec 2012 02:06 PM
ladyfortuna     

semiotix: RexTalionis: I saw this episode of Fringe already.

Like most episodes of Fringe, it was just a ripoff of a Grey's Anatomy episode from the prior season.

/there, that should start an interesting flame war
//and all I had to do was admit to watching Grey's Anatomy


I've been told Fringe mostly rips off the X-Files, but I haven't gotten more than three episodes in to confirm that. I trust the person who told me that though, since he owns all the X-Files seasons as well.

04 Dec 2012 02:07 PM
brap    [TotalFark]  
A squeegee for your thoughts?

04 Dec 2012 02:08 PM
RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  

ladyfortuna: I've been told Fringe mostly rips off the X-Files, but I haven't gotten more than three episodes in to confirm that. I trust the person who told me that though, since he owns all the X-Files seasons as well.


I just finished season 1. It's sort of like the X-Files, but it also isn't. Judging from only the first season, everything happening in Fringe ties back to the overwhelming arc, whereas X-Files did their one-off monster of the week shows.

04 Dec 2012 02:08 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
Hey Guize, you know what I heard, George Clooney was doing his own stunts and he jumped off a 10 story building without any safety gear. He landed on his feet and BAM, he lost about 1/2 an inch in height. You probably don't notice cause he's such a tall drink of water anyway....so anyway, I heard that he limped away and later he had this pain in the neck and so he went to the local Walgreens and then Pharmicist put a flishlight up his nose and HE SAW HIS BRAIN MATTER CRAWLING DOWN THROUGH HIS SINUS CAVITY TRYING TO ESCAPE. I heard that he immediately ran down the isle and grabbed some WD-40, a tampon, a Kit Kat ( he was hungry you know) a toilet plunger, and a bag of Kraft Caramels (left over from Halloween, I guess) andHE FIXED IT RIGHT ON THE SPOT!!!.
/true story.

04 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

kumanoki


This article doesn't answer a fundamental question:

What does brain fluid smell like? WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE?


It smells like purple.

04 Dec 2012 02:11 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
Brain leakage is a common affliction of Fox news viewers. They are also at serious risk of blowing their brains out when they sneeze. But it is an ill wind ... that's how they recruit new talent (except for Fox Babes, who are picked out of the Victoria's Secret catalogue because there is a kind of brainlessness among models that can't be faked by intelligent women with hair coloring.

04 Dec 2012 02:11 PM
rooftop235    [TotalFark]  

wildcat2011: [www.fitnessdestination.com image 420x420]


I just ordered two of those. Great gag gifts for xmas

04 Dec 2012 02:14 PM
ladyfortuna     

RexTalionis: ladyfortuna: I've been told Fringe mostly rips off the X-Files, but I haven't gotten more than three episodes in to confirm that. I trust the person who told me that though, since he owns all the X-Files seasons as well.

I just finished season 1. It's sort of like the X-Files, but it also isn't. Judging from only the first season, everything happening in Fringe ties back to the overwhelming arc, whereas X-Files did their one-off monster of the week shows.


They did, but they often slipped a little character development or other small detail in that became important later. Not always of course since it wasn't quite up to Whedon-level, but they did pretty well.

/Started season 8 last night
//Still a fangirl 19 years later

04 Dec 2012 02:14 PM
RexTalionis    [TotalFark]  

ladyfortuna: /Started season 8 last night


I stopped watching X-Files after season 6 or season 7.

04 Dec 2012 02:16 PM
katerbug72     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: If that's the case, I must have hydrocephaly


lol me too

/chronic nose blower

04 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
ladyfortuna     

RexTalionis: ladyfortuna: /Started season 8 last night

I stopped watching X-Files after season 6 or season 7.


So did I actually, except for a few of the Doggett episodes. Some of the post LA ones were terrible, but a bunch are actually still pretty good in my opinion. I always liked Robert Patrick as an addition though, which puts me in a minority.

04 Dec 2012 02:19 PM
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Suprised no one posted this.

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04 Dec 2012 02:23 PM
Smeggy Smurf     
The dangers of having an open mind

04 Dec 2012 02:25 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
Robot: "Sir, are you aware that you're leaking coolant at an alarming rate?"
Fry: "Uhh..."
Robot: "Let me just patch you up with some hot resin."
Fry: "I think the leak's stopping itself! Wait...wait...yeah! There we go. Wait...yeah."
Robot: "What sort of robot turns down a free blast of searing hot resin?"

04 Dec 2012 02:25 PM
Cybernetic     
No Rudy Tomjanovich reference? Fark, I am disappoint.

04 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
philotech     
Doctors suck... Went to 6 doctors for trouble breathing, no answers. Googled for 30 minutes and discovered that it was acid reflux.

04 Dec 2012 03:08 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

04 Dec 2012 03:09 PM
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