You just never know when someone will split their head open
Or cut their finger while cooking
And so on
See that membrane there?
While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg
Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)
The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches
If you even need them that is
Nature: 1, Band aids: 0
I did some research on this (because I do that now, fucking science get out) and it seems that this was done in the early 1900s somewhat frequently. It was used as a way to treat just about any kind of skin wound, from burn to cut to in at least one case an ulcer. It actually helps the wound heal not by preventing blood loss but by replacing part of the skin tissue and helping it grow.
It also helps in healing scars and reducing their visibility.
Holy shit I’m excited for this week. I don’t usually post food-related stuff on here, but I’ve been doing a lot of research and bookmarking a lot of recipes in preparation for thanksgiving, so I thought I would compile some of my finds as a resource for people. Add your own if I missed something good!
OKAY TEA LESSON TIME. I worked at Teavana for a long time and these teas are called blooming teas! They’re basically white teas, and they come in this little ball. That ball can be rebrewed up to five times. FIVE. TIMES. And that one ball will fill that whole teapot. The three flavors we had each had a different flower in the middle, and really don’t take long to brew, just long enough for that ball to bloom, 2-4 minutes or so for the whole teapot. As a white tea, it’s high in antioxidants, and it’s really good for your immune system. It’s extremely good for detoxing as well, so if you want to detox for health reasons, or if you happen to have a drug test you’re unprepared for, drink these teas. And it’s extremely good for clearing up your skin! After a month of drinking a cup of this a day, your skin will be extremely healthy. It’s light in flavor, so for those of you who don’t like stronger teas, this is perfect.
You inspired me to do some high quality self-care with my first ever Lush bath bomb and it has changed my life. You've probably done this 1000 times, but if you'd like to recommend me some Lush products that it'll make me smell like a dank rainforest spewed rainbows all over my body, that'd be great.
I made deadman’s head for tonight’s Halloween party.
Okay, i-am-river did the artistic arrangement of flesh (smoked salmon) but I had the idea. (Okay, to be fair I stole the idea from another friend of mine) Plastic skull from Party City, spread with cream cheese, draped with smoked salmon, with pimento olives and seaweed salad (Trader Joe’s sells inexpensive dehydrated seaweed salad).
It was totally her idea. I was just the executioner. ;)