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History of the vibrator
Hysteria was thought to be a consequence of lack of sexual intercourse. For centuries hysteria was believed by many to lead to inflammation of the uterus, which necessitated the expulsion of fluids to prevent it from wandering away from its anatomical home and possibly suffocating the woman who housed it. Physicians ranging from Hippocrates to Freud believed they had to coax the wandering womb back to its proper place or size with "massage treatments." Known records of hysteria and its massage treatments date back as far as 2000 BC in Egypt.
The treatment was not generally regarded as sexual but doing it by hand was tiring work for the medical professional. Not surprisingly, the invention of stream-driven vibrating machines was welcomed by all but they were expensive.
The vibrator was first patented as a medical device by Joseph Mortimer Granville, a British doctor, in 1883. The electromechanical version of the vibrator was designed to relieve Hysteria but it too was large and not easily portable.
The huge potential market for hand-held vibrators was recognised by entrepreneurs with Hamilton Beach of Racine, patenting their first hand held vibrator in 1902. The vibrator was the fifth electrical home appliance available, after the sewing machine but well before the electric iron and vacuum cleaner. Vibrator innovation was even a driving force behind the creation of the small electric motor.
In the early 1900s women could use mail order to buy vibrating massagers from advertisements in publications such as Needlecraft, Modern Priscilla and Womens Home Companion. One Vibrator advertisement, from 1910 stated:
The secret of the ages has been discovered in Vibration. Great scientists tell us that we owe not only our health but even our life strength to this wonderful force. Vibration promotes life and vigour, strength and beauty. ... Vibrate Your Body and Make It Well. YOU Have No Right to Be Sick...
The neighbour reported being particularly alarmed at the woman's screams, to the accompaniment of cheering howls.
However, when police arrived, they found the lady of the house to be quite happy and rather surprised to see officers.
It transpired the screams came from the house parrot, while the cheering grunts came from her dog reacting to the parrot's screams.
"Officers saw it themselves when the parrot and dog put on their show for the officers, who then quietly left the apartment," says the North Zealand Duty Police Officer.
It remains unclear whether the officers were able to settle the argument between Polly and Rex.
What can I say....?! It's true! [/SIZE][/ALIGN]
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Attorney: Are you sexually active?
Witness: No, I just lie there.
Attorney: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
Witness: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.
Attorney: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
Attorney: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
Witness: I forget.
Attorney: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?
Attorney: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
Witness: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
Attorney: And why did that upset you?
Witness: My name is Susan !
Attorney: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
Witness: We both do.
Witness: We do.
Attorney: You do?
Witness: Yes, voodoo.
Attorney: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
Witness: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
Attorney: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?
Witness: Uh, he's twenty.
Attorney: Were you present when your picture was taken?
Witness: Are you shittin' me?
Attorney: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
Attorney: And what were you doing at that time?
Witness: Uh.... I was gettin' laid!
Attorney: She had three children, right?
Attorney: How many were boys?
Attorney: Were there any girls?
Witness: Are you shittin' me?
Your Honour, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
Attorney: How was your first marriage terminated?
Witness: By death.
Attorney: And by whose death was it terminated?
Witness: Now whose death do you suppose terminated it?
Attorney: Can you describe the individual?
Witness: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Attorney: Was this a male or a female?
Attorney: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
Witness: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
Attorney: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
Witness: All my autopsies are performed on dead people. Would you like to rephrase that?
Attorney: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
Attorney: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
Witness:The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
Attorney: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
Witness: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy on him!
Attorney: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
Witness: Huh....are you qualified to ask that question?
And the best for last:
Attorney: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
Attorney: Did you check for blood pressure?
Attorney: Did you check for breathing?
Attorney: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
Attorney: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
Witness: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Attorney: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
Witness: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.
The talented defence lawyer Jonas is working hard to achieve his goals. His dad died under mysterious circumstances, and that bothers him, but now he is aiming to get his job at the big advokat office. Everything goes wrong at the job interview though. The boss, who is also Jonas' godfather, discovers his obsession of his dad's unsolved case, and rejects to give him the job.
Frustrated and disillusioned he takes a wild night out, drinking his brains out and ends up in bed with a girl he doesn't know. When he wakes up he finds himself in a rented hotel room, and the girl is laying dead on the bathroom floor. Brutally murdered.
He doesn't remember anything of what happened the night before, and soon he is charged for a murder he didn't commit. Or did he? His best friend and his girlfriend begin to doubt, and he has to flee alone. He is being dragged deeper and deeper into a criminal underworld, where nothing is what it seems to be.
I liked this movie, it was a good thriller, with a surprising plot. It had some great actors too! The Danish critics didn't like it much, and it caused a lot of publicity in the media when one critic gave both the murderer and the plot away in his review. Idiot.
out of 6.
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Total: 72 votes