Dead Obese Woman Carried So Much Fat She Set Crematorium on Fire

As you'll well know if you barbecue very often, fat is extremely flammable. Normally, the human body doesn't carry enough of the stuff for it to be a problem during cremation—but recently, an obese woman from Austria carried so much weight that her fat burnt strongly enough to set a crematorium ablaze. » 6/05/12 4:40pm 6/05/12 4:40pm

Caterpillar Stretcher Climbs, Descends Stairs

We've been lucky enough not to be carried in a stretcher, but if we're going to be, we'd want it to be in one of these. This design for a Caterpillar stretcher looks standard at first, but can tilt up to a reclining or sitting wheelchair and glide gracefully up and down stairs. This lets the paramedics easily carry… » 8/23/07 4:00pm 8/23/07 4:00pm

Canadians Get Reinforced Ambulance for the Obese



Canadian Paramedics can breathe a sigh of relief, unbuckle their corset belts and cancel their chiropractor's appointments - if they work in Calgary, that is. The city has taken delivery of an ambulance designed to get its obese citizens to hospital with as little stress and strain as possible - provided they don't… » 6/26/07 8:20am 6/26/07 8:20am