Friday, May 21, 2010

Pigs. A Wonderful, Magical Animal *

Is there anything they can't do? Offer bacon, sausage, ham, pork chops and. . . Help heal the mangled limbs of soldiers? Yep, ground up pig bladders is helping to re-grow muscle and nerves for those wounded in the line of service.

Via Cassy:

A powder nick-named “Pixie Dust” is being used to save the limbs of war heroes who have been wounded in Afghanistan.

Surgeons have already used the dust to save several soldiers so badly mutilated that they were at risk of amputation.

Made from pig bladders it has the ability to help the human body grow new tissue to replace large areas of a leg or arm destroyed by blast damage.

The part I like is how the doctors why are performing the task of sprinkling the "Pixie Dust" don't know how it works exactly.

Hopefully, this can be fast tracked for everyday use in hospitals here in the states.

*The title came from one of my favorite exchanges in The Simpsons.
Homer: Wait a minute wait a minute wait a minute.  Lisa honey, are you
       saying you're *never* going to eat any animal again?  What about
 Lisa: No.
Homer: Ham?
 Lisa: No.
Homer: Pork chops?
 Lisa: Dad!  Those all come from the same animal!
Homer: [Chuckles] Yeah, right Lisa.  A wonderful, magical animal.


  1. That's one of my favorites, too. Hilarious.

    How wonderful that this stuff exists for our wounded.

  2. This is great news for our wounded heroes and also just what we need to stop the building of that mosque on ground zero.All we need is pixie dust the entire area,thanks pigs!