This morning a friend of mine asked why I never wear shorts. I told him it is because I used to ride a motorcycle --- and then it was show and tell time.
The scar is over 20 inches in length. The first time the medics opened my right leg up was to try to save the knee that was involved in a motorcycle accident. Shattered in seven places just below the knee, when it healed, the leg did not heal straight. Inside the leg was a titanium pin. The doctor told me that they would remove it in about a year. (the pin not the leg).
I thought "no way" to myself and went on my not so merry way. A year passed and arthritis set in big time. I got to the point that I was begging them to go in again.
The second operation was to entirely remove my knee cap and install an artificial knee. Originally the scar was about five inches shorter, but after the doctor went in and removed the titanium and got the knee installed, it was considerably longer.
I have been on a machine that automatically flexes the leg, twenty four seven. I have been on lengthy therapy twice, just having finished another six weeks recently.
The knee is not much better. I can do manual chores for about two hours (mowing lawn, walking the driveway for the mail, grocery shopping, and then I am done for the day.
Why would I run this photo? If you are thinking about buying a motorcycle or even a scooter, take a good look at it. Because I was in some motorist's blind spot , I managed to slam that leg into a telephone pole at 20 mph -- yes, just 20 mph. You might want to think twice about buying a two wheeler.
AND ON A LIGHTER NOTE:
I f you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
(Hardly seems worth it.)
If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
(Now that's more like it !)
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
(In my next life, I want to be a pig..)
A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy.)
(I'm still not over the pig.)
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour
(Don't try this at home, maybe at work)
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off.
(Honey, I'm home. What the...?)
The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
(30 minutes. Lucky pig! Can you imagine?)
The catfish has over 27,000 taste buds.
(What could be so tasty on the bottom of a pond?)
Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
(I still want to be a pig in my next life...quality over quantity)
Butterflies taste with their feet.
(Something I always wanted to know.)
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.
(If you're ambidextrous, do you split the difference?)
Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
(Okay, so that would be a good thing)
A cat's urine glows under a black light.
(I wonder who was paid to figure that out. )
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)
Starfish have no brains
(I know some people like that too.)
Polar bears are left-handed.
(If they switch, they'll live a lot longer)
Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(What about that pig??)