Bug forces Australian women’s water polo team into quarantine on eve of Games

Amy and I are terrible swimmers.

Being good Aussies, Sorenne is developing into an excellent swimmer.

aust.water.polo.aug.16But she’s getting bored of doing laps for an hour.

We suggested water polo – they have a team at the local pool – and she was, Meh.

Now, perhaps our worlds have collided (or provided another reason to talk about microorganisms, as we did on our way home from school yesterday).

Four members of the Australian women’s water polo team have been segregated from their teammates after being floored by a virus.

In a disruptive setback to the Aussie Stingers medal hopes just four days out from the games, team management ushered the four players into building BV1 — which normally houses AOC and team officials — immediately after arriving in Rio on Monday afternoon.

The four picked up a bug while training in Rome in the lead-up to this week’s games.

Australian chef de mission Kitty Chiller said the four team members would not have any contact with their teammates until cleared by the team doctor.

Dim sum buns that barf and poop on customers in Hong Kong

Dim sum has been given a new twist in one of China’s popular restaurants, as diners are encouraged to play with their food.

At Dim Sum Icon diners squeeze their food to poo or vomit on their plate. The restaurant encourages its diners to take photos and videos to post to their social media pages. Dim Sum Icon opened their first restaurant two years ago and their second at the end of December. They are already in negotiations to open stores in mainland China and Macau.

Don’t drive drunk: And don’t barf at Burger King drive through

A man reportedly threw up at a fast food restaurant late Wednesday night — but not because of the food.

burger.kingDavid Anthony Frieko, 32, of Clermont, was charged with DUI and resisting arrest after an employee at a Burger King in Clermont called police to report a driver in the drive-thru line had vomited in a vehicle, according to an arrest affidavit.

The man also paid $35 for an $8 order.

Police said when they responded to the State Road 50 restaurant at about 11:40 p.m., they found Frieko in the driver seat with his head down, his eyes bloodshot and glassy and his vehicle running. Officers say they smelled alcohol.

They had to pull Frieko out of the vehicle after he refused to exit, and he was unsteady on his feet.

Frieko reportedly refused sobriety tests and was arrested.

From the who cares files: Corey Taylor drank his own vomit in front of Marilyn Manson

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor recalls drinking his own vomit from a cup in front of a “freaked out” Marilyn Manson.

corey.taylorSlipknot’s North American tour with Manson kicks off in Nashville tonight, having been postponed when Taylor underwent surgery on his spine.

And the vocalist says things have previously gotten a little weird backstage when his band and Manson were on the same Ozzfest 2001 bill.

Taylor tells Rolling Stone: “I was pretty lit, pretty much for that whole tour. I do remember throwing up in a cup and drinking it in front of Manson and he kind of freaked out.

“He didn’t really know how to take it. And then he ran into our dressing room in tighty-whitey underwear and kind of danced for us and kind of ran back out, and we were like, ‘What the fuck just happened?'”

Taylor adds that, despite both Slipknot and Manson’s reputation for shenanigans, they tend not to try outdo each other when it comes to pranks.

“… there’s a mutual respect that goes along with that positive competition that will make for great shows no matter where we are. To me, that’s the best respect that you can show a fellow artist, especially someone you really enjoy what they do.”

They both suck.

 

Vomit cruise: Australian couple find barf on Pacific Dawn cruise ship

An Australian couple were left extremely disappointed after their cruise ship holiday turned into a nightmare on the sea.

vomit cruiseJohn Forenca and Jennifer Miles had booked to spend a week on the P&O cruise ship Pacific Dawn.

But, after spending hundreds of dollars on the cruise, the couple were met with a string of problems including vomit in the elevator, broken facilities and mould in their bedroom. 

“One of the lifts you couldn’t use because the doors closed on you — that didn’t seem very safe,” Forenca told the Geelong Advertiser.

“There was an outdoor TV screen so you could watch movies after dinner but that wasn’t working either.”

Forenca also said that his partner found vomit in the elevator which was not cleaned up after she reported it.

“The last three or four days people got gastro … three toilets broke down as well,” he told the newspaper. 

A spokesman for P&O Cruises said they were sorry to hear the couple hadn’t enjoyed their cruise but did not believe it was the “widespread sentiment”. 

“As Australia’s largest cruise operator, P&O Cruises is very proud of the high standards that we maintain across our fleet and this is reflected in the positive feedback we receive from our guests. If customer service issues do arise on board they are attended to quickly.”

Pacific Dawn has capacity for 2000 passengers and departs from Brisbane. 

Will fewer people barf? Ho Chi Minh City plans food safety agency

Ho Chi Minh City authorities are planning to set up a major food safety agency as the number of food poisoning cases has been on the rise.

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The new agency, directly managed by the city’s administration, will have more authority in coordinating with relevant agencies and handling violations, according to the plan.

The current food safety agency of the city, managed by the Department of Health, has limited personnel and authority, the city’s Interior Department said in the plan.

A total of 248 people were hospitalized for food poisoning in the first four months this year, according to the Food Safety Agency. That was nearly equal to the number of patients with food poisoning in 2015. 

Martine McCutcheon barfed on Simply Red singer during first date

Some-kind-of-Brit celeb Martine McCutcheon, 40, has revealed that she once found herself on the arm of the amorous Simply Red frontman, Mick Hucknall, now 56 – but things soon came to a sickly end when she vomited in his hair.

Mick Hucknall‘We met at a premiere,’ she recalled. ‘And I can’t eat, drinking the champagne and I’ve gone in the car, engine goes over, I [grumbled] like something out of the exorcist.’

Speaking on Loose Women on Wednesday, she added: ‘I [vomited on him]. He had dreadlocks. The dreadlocks flicked [into the vomit]. Not long after that, he had to cut his dreadlocks off!’

 

Top Gear: Chris Evans barfs after going too fast

During a segment about the Audio R8 2.0, the Radio 2 DJ had to pull over trackside so he could vomit on the road.

Top-Gear-679211He was doing laps in the car at the Laguna Seca, which is known for its corkscrew twists and turns, with motor racing champion Sabine Schmitz in the driver’s seat.

Chris, 50, seemed to be fine at the start but things went a bit pear-shaped when he seemed to look a little worse for wear.

“My stomach wants a divorce,” he told Sabine, 47, as she drove the car around the track.

Once they crossed the finish line on the first lap, Chris was seen panicking and telling Sabine: “Oh, slow down Sabine, please.”

“You need some fresh air?” she said with a laugh as Chris appeared to go slightly green.

He then released a profuse stream of swearing as the car ground to halt.

Chris managed to keep it together but he wasn’t faring too well as they went round again.

After completing the second lap, Chris said: “Stop, please stop!” He then proceeded to open the door and hurl up onto the tarmac.

“Woah! Go out! Go out!” Sabina exclaimed aa she shooed him out of the motor before Chris was heard vomiting.  

“Why is it red?” Sabine asked curiously, peering over his shoulder, Chris replied: “Strawberries, for breakfast.”

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ contestant vomits on Paula Abdul

As I’ve shared before, after successfully defending my PhD in 1996, and going out for lunch at which I ate hardly nothing, I barfed on the way back to the uni in the presence of my supervisor and external examiner.

chi-tahani-vomits-a3dc1ea2-cb87-4b4f-a97b-ffa3cf99d11bIt was laid out early I would write about barf.

Paula Abdul has dealt with many excited contestants in her time as TV competition judge, but she’s never had someone vomit on her during an audition… until now.

During Monday’s episode of “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation,” young Chi Tahani gives it her all on stage. When she finds out she’s been promoted to the next round in the show, she hugs judge Nigel Lythgoe and the walks over to hug Abdul.

After the hug, Tahani’s cheeks puff up and Abdul asks, “Are you OK, honey?”

Tahani nods but then proceeds to vomit on Abdul.

“It’s OK, honey,” Abdul quickly assures her.

She then reflects, “I’ve never had anyone just vomit on me like that.”

Tahani explained after she left the auditorium, “She just squeezed me too tight and all the happiness came out on her jacket.”

 

Thank you sir, may I have another: 3 UK Royal Marines detained over paddling pool full of barf and piss

And the Brits think we’re the heathens, out in the colonies.

blutoThree Royal Marines have been sentenced to military detention for their part in an initiation ceremony which involved subjecting a colleague to “40 minutes of depravity and naked humiliation”.

Carlo Nicholson, who was made to drink from a paddling pool full of urine and vomit, said he was left feeling suicidal following the “joining run” event – watched by 80 drunken men – and carried out by 45 Commando, based at Royal Marine Condor in Arbroath in May 2014.

Marine Ian Tennet, 22, Lance Corporal Scott Simm, 26, and James Taylor, 27, who is now a lance corporal in the Royal Marines Reserves, were all sentenced for a charge of ill-treatment of a subordinate.

Tennet was sentenced to 11 months and two weeks’ detention, while Simm and Taylor were both sentenced to eight months.

A fourth defendant, former Marine Ryan Logan, 25, was sentenced to 220 hours of unpaid community work for battery and disgraceful conduct of a cruel kind.

Sentencing the defendants at Portsmouth Naval Base’s court martial centre, Judge Advocate Robert Hill said the event had been “40 minutes of depravity and naked humiliation”.

kevinbacon_animalhouse-620x436He said: “The suggestion has been made it was nothing more than a rite of passage, and its purpose was not to humiliate, harm or distress but to harness bonding, and is something all Royal Marines Commandos have gone through – but it’s no more than conduct that brings disgrace on the Commandos involved.”

He said the defendants had been described during the court hearing as “scapegoats” and added: “It is not the purpose of this court to set itself up as a board of inquiry. It has been noted with considerable concern that more senior non-commissioned officers haven’t found their way to the court martial system. Had they done so the likely position they would face is a starting point of a term of imprisonment.”

Military training: During the initiation event, described in court as a “rite of passage”, Mr Nicholson, along with other newcomers to the unit, was forced to run naked around the camp with bottles and milk and lemonade taped to his arms.

He was made to lie down in the paddling pool containing urine and vomit while eggs were thrown at him, as well as to fight other marines while naked and covered in cooking oil.

He was also made to eat dessert spoons of chill, cinnamon and curry powder, eat dog food out of a mess tin while on all fours, eat lard and swallow liquid through a funnel as well as made to consume the contents of a mess tin filled from the paddling pool which also contained a rollmop herring, lard and cider.