1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

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1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby rhomboidal » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:05 am UTC

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Title Text: BUT WHAT IF I REASSURE MYSELF WITH A JOKE AND THEN DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE RASH AND IT TURNS OUT TO BE DEATH MITES AND I COULD HAVE CAUGHT IT

Maybe he'll get lucky and quickly catch some exotic banana mold virus before he gets shredded to death.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Quicksilver » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:30 am UTC

in b4 I told you I was sick.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby bitwiseshiftleft » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:31 am UTC

He wouldn't have been in front of the plane in the first place if he didn't have compulsive avionotropism.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Rhombix » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:39 am UTC

bitwiseshiftleft, your avatar distracted me and sent me looking at platonic solid nestings :)

But anyway, can someone explain the joke? What was his worry?

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby zsocia » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:03 am UTC

Sadly, an accident of this type happened six years ago. http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20060131X00140

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Linux0s » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:08 am UTC

If you're walking right in front of a running jet engine I wouldn't be too surprised.
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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby EvilHom3r » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:09 am UTC

Was the misspelling of "Hypochrondiac" intentional?

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Deva » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:16 am UTC

Rhombix wrote:But anyway, can someone explain the joke? What was his worry?

Imagine suffering from an unknown skin condition. Looks up symptoms on a medical website. Displays results for cancer and other horrifying diseases. Worries about having one (or all) of them. Turns out to be an ordinary rash. Experienced significant stress until realizing the mistake days/weeks/months later, though.

Worried a lot about a small rash. Ignored a banana peel near whirling blades of obvious death.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby gaga654 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:32 am UTC

Was I the only one who noticed he misspelled "hypochondriac"?

EDIT: Hm, it seems I wasn't.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby AUS » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:27 am UTC

No, tons of people will probably notice until it gets fixed. A lot of people here are really good at spotting this sort of thing..

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby TheoGB » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:52 am UTC

I'm sure I remember reading that being sucked into a jet engine either hasn't ever happened on the ground or that it turns out it's very far from fatal because a human's mass destroys the delicate innards.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby MartinN » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:03 am UTC

"Mechanic sucked into a jet engine slow motion"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwT-RXuu4wA

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Qbr12 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:07 pm UTC

TheoGB wrote:I'm sure I remember reading that being sucked into a jet engine either hasn't ever happened on the ground or that it turns out it's very far from fatal because a human's mass destroys the delicate innards.

MartinN wrote:"Mechanic sucked into a jet engine slow motion"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwT-RXuu4wA

But that guy lives. Anyone have a video where the guy dies?

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby ctdonath » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:29 pm UTC

Answering a lot of questions: http://chickenphotos.blogspot.com/2012/04/bird-vs-jet-engine-in-super-slow-motion.html

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby daneel_ » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:32 pm UTC

Qbr12 wrote:But that guy lives. Anyone have a video where the guy dies?


Do you really want one?

Here's a report of such an incident:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/16/airplane.fatality/index.html

And if you want to see some (truly, truly unpleasant) photos of the aftermath, they're here. But I don't encourage you to look.

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=60975

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby mcdigman » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:51 pm UTC

In fairness, I'd be worried about that rash too: http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb58377/firefly/images/d/d3/Crow.jpg

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby cellocgw » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:00 pm UTC

Yeah, but... modern banana peels (since the great banana die-off of 1960, according to some alleged historians) are much less slippery than previous strains.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby fulldecent » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:09 pm UTC

Luckily there is an ICD-10 code for this exact situation.

The funniest and best ICD-10 codes
http://fulldecent.blogspot.com/2012/02/new-medical-bill-theres-code-for-that.html?m=1

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Red Hal » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:24 pm UTC

Qbr12 wrote:
TheoGB wrote:I'm sure I remember reading that being sucked into a jet engine either hasn't ever happened on the ground or that it turns out it's very far from fatal because a human's mass destroys the delicate innards.

MartinN wrote:"Mechanic sucked into a jet engine slow motion"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwT-RXuu4wA

But that guy lives. Anyone have a video where the guy dies?
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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby pkcommando » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:18 pm UTC

fulldecent wrote:Luckily there is an ICD-10 code for this exact situation.

The funniest and best ICD-10 codes
http://fulldecent.blogspot.com/2012/02/ ... t.html?m=1

From the 2011 ICD-9, guide to external causes of injury (I don't have 2012 in pdf form on my computer) -
E844 - Sucked into jet aircraft

Completely off-topic, but deserving of mention:
E997.0 - War Operations, injury by laser
E979.8 - Terrorism, injury by laser

They have anticipated and already created a code for terrorists using lasers against us. Nothing about injuries from robot attacks or genetically engineered dinosaurs yet (at least not in the 2011 guide), unfortunately.

Also:
E876.5 - Wrong device implanted into correct surgical site. ----- "If this is Mr. Johnson's pacemaker, where's my cell phone?"

Those guides are great entertainment. A fun way to find new things to worry about.
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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Catmando » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:48 pm UTC

Can a hypochondriac intelligibly think, "What if what I fear isn't what will kill me?"

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby pkcommando » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:02 pm UTC

Catmando wrote:Can a hypochondriac intelligibly think, "What if what I fear isn't what will kill me?"

I don't know that it's just hypochondriacs. It could apply to almost anyone. I don't know how true it is (too lazy to search for it), but I read that in 2001 the death rate for heart disease GREATLY exceeded the rate for terrorism. Then think of the people in 2002 who were afraid to board a plane, but had no problem eating a Big Mac.

Or just think of the oft-repeated statistics for car v plane crashes. People are funny when it comes to risk assessment.
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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby cream wobbly » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:16 pm UTC

hypochrondiac - n. one affected by hypochrondia, the irrational belief that there are insufficient hours in the day.

I suppose he was hurrying around the front of the aircraft to save a vital few seconds, like those people who believe they can shave off milliseconds by turning left at a diagonal instead of taking a smooth arc.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby C'tol » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:31 pm UTC

@cream wobbly: Great, thanks. Now I finally know how to call my condition :mrgreen: Is there even a therapy or do I have to live with hypochrondia for the rest of my life? :P

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby J Thomas » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:37 pm UTC

pkcommando wrote:
fulldecent wrote:Luckily there is an ICD-10 code for this exact situation.

Completely off-topic, but deserving of mention:
E997.0 - War Operations, injury by laser
E979.8 - Terrorism, injury by laser

They have anticipated and already created a code for terrorists using lasers against us. Nothing about injuries from robot attacks or genetically engineered dinosaurs yet (at least not in the 2011 guide), unfortunately.


Since we are using lasers against potential terrorists, it's completely understandable that some Americans might be injured as part of the collateral damage.

Probably the first time it happened there wasn't a code for it.
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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby SerMufasa » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:22 pm UTC

pkcommando wrote:Or just think of the oft-repeated statistics for car v plane crashes. People are funny when it comes to risk assessment.


The oft-repeated statistic is actually interpreted incorrectly. If you normalize the likelihood of death by mile traveled, the odds of death are roughly equal via airplane or car [source: ummm, Freakonomics I think]
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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Moose Anus » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:50 pm UTC

Going through the ICD-10 codes, most of the ones with Terrorism involving XXX have a section for terrorist injured. The Terrorism involving suicide bomber section does not have a terrorist injured code, so I guess someone was paying attention when they did those.
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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Shovat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:59 pm UTC

MartinN wrote:"Mechanic sucked into a jet engine slow motion"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwT-RXuu4wA


I finally get off my ass and register to this forum to link that video as a "I wonder how that hypochondriac would function if he lived" inquiry.

Oh well.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby PolakoVoador » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:07 pm UTC

Moose Anus wrote:Going through the ICD-10 codes, most of the ones with Terrorism involving XXX have a section for terrorist injured. The Terrorism involving suicide bomber section does not have a terrorist injured code, so I guess someone was paying attention when they did those.


But they expect injuried terrorists in the case of "Terrorism involving nuclear weapons" :shock:

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby CasualSax » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:32 pm UTC

Travel by car is a little more than three times as dangerous as flying by the mile.

If you are going by transit time, however, planes travel at ten times the speed of cars. That means that you are a little more than three times as likely to die per hour by flying than by car.

And now I remember why I'm afraid of flying.

Note that these are based completely on fatalities. You are about 150 times more likely to be injured in a car accident than killed, whereas most people in plane accidents do not survive.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Роберт » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:57 pm UTC

CasualSax wrote:Travel by car is a little more than three times as dangerous as flying by the mile.

If you are going by transit time, however, planes travel at ten times the speed of cars. That means that you are a little more than three times as likely to die per hour by flying than by car.

And now I remember why I'm afraid of flying.

Note that these are based completely on fatalities. You are about 150 times more likely to be injured in a car accident than killed, whereas most people in plane accidents do not survive.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Catmando » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:47 pm UTC

pkcommando wrote:
Catmando wrote:Can a hypochondriac intelligibly think, "What if what I fear isn't what will kill me?"

I don't know that it's just hypochondriacs. It could apply to almost anyone. I don't know how true it is (too lazy to search for it), but I read that in 2001 the death rate for heart disease GREATLY exceeded the rate for terrorism. Then think of the people in 2002 who were afraid to board a plane, but had no problem eating a Big Mac.

Or just think of the oft-repeated statistics for car v plane crashes. People are funny when it comes to risk assessment.


My point was really that a hypochondriac will apparently believe just about anything is threatening their health because they're so afraid for it, so it's hard to think that they could be killed by something they're not afraid of. To give an example, imagine a hypochondriac who is, inconsistently with his disorder, fascinated and in love with snakes, and then dies of a snake bite.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby W3ird_N3rd » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:14 am UTC

This comic is unrealistic. Banana peels are not as slippery as Laural and Hardy would like you to believe.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Mikeski » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:23 am UTC

AUS wrote:No, tons of people will probably notice until it gets fixed. A lot of people here are really good at spotting this sort of thing..
Yeah, this forum gets "dude, Randall misspelled a word" "there's a misspelled word" "I just created an account to point out this misspelled word"...

Every other forum in the world gets "first" "first" "first post" "my first post here and I'm FIRST"...

Thankfully, we're saved from the latter due to the formatting requirements for the first post in the thread.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby CasualSax » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:17 am UTC

Роберт wrote:
CasualSax wrote:Travel by car is a little more than three times as dangerous as flying by the mile.

If you are going by transit time, however, planes travel at ten times the speed of cars. That means that you are a little more than three times as likely to die per hour by flying than by car.

And now I remember why I'm afraid of flying.

Note that these are based completely on fatalities. You are about 150 times more likely to be injured in a car accident than killed, whereas most people in plane accidents do not survive.

You Have a 96 Percent Chance of Surviving a Plane Crash

Read more: 7 Deadly Things You Won't Believe Most People Survive | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/article_19698_7- ... z247sXILfM

From
http://www.cracked.com/article_19698_7- ... rvive.html


I take back the blanket-ness of my statement. Still, that's still a 1:24 ratio, compared to the 1:150 of a car crash.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby bmonk » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:44 am UTC

The sentiment of the comic is remarkably like that expressed in the book of Ecclesiastes (sometimes called Qoheleth), especially Chapters 2 and 11. I guess there is nothing new under the sun.
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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby supramal » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:14 am UTC

Obligatory edit:

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby pkcommando » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:33 am UTC

supramal wrote:Obligatory edit:

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Okay, my dream death* was always: Impaled on a Porcupine (I don't care if it's unrealistic... shut up :D ), now I have a new dream**.



* - as in, when I die, I'd prefer it to be memorable, not that I'm trying to arrange the events in any way

** - okay, this new one might have to be arranged in some way, it's far less likely to happen by accident
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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby Dave Rogers » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:02 pm UTC

Qbr12 wrote:But that guy lives. Anyone have a video where the guy dies?


Yes, but it's in my Firefly collection.

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Re: 1097: "A Hypochrondiac's Nightmare"

Postby AvatarIII » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:21 pm UTC

Dave Rogers wrote:
Qbr12 wrote:But that guy lives. Anyone have a video where the guy dies?


Yes, but it's in my Firefly collection.

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supramal wrote:Obligatory edit:

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I'm surprised it took this long in the thread for the obligatory Firefly references.


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