Taking Mental Note
4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: a) Gaspings; b) Winde; c) Snorts
5. Writer's cramp: a) Hack's Ache; b) Poet's Pangs; c) Scrivener's Palsy
6. Edema: a) Dropsy; b) Stopsy; c) Mopsy
7. Lead poisoning: a) Dirty Rumbles; b) Dry Bellyache; c) Silversmith's Disease
Answers: 1. b 2. a 3. c 4. b 5. c 6. a 7. b
"She is squeezing my hand!" -- Inventor and futurist Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983). In the period leading up to his death, Fuller's wife had been lying comatose in a Los Angeles hospital, dying of cancer. It was while visiting her that he made the above exclamation. He then stood up, suffered a heart attack and died an hour later. His wife died 36 hours later.
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