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1st Jul '17 2:15:38 AM Digital_Utopia
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** Of course, whether that impossibility is due to advances in medicine, or due to having embalming fluid pumped through your veins, remains to be determined.
6th Jun '17 11:58:32 PM Segal991
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibrodysplasia_ossificans_progressiva Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)]] is a horrible, horrible genetic disease where, if your muscles are damaged in any way at all, your body decides to replace the damaged muscle - not with more muscle, but with ''bone''. By the time you're thirty, most, if not all of your joints have been locked into place by newly-grown bones and you die of starvation/suffocation because you can't move your jaw or ribs. And trying to remove the bone growths with surgery only results in the body "healing" the surgical cuts with ''even more bone.''

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibrodysplasia_ossificans_progressiva Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)]] is a horrible, horrible genetic disease where, if your muscles are damaged in any way at all, your body decides to replace the damaged muscle - not with more muscle, but with ''bone''. By the time you're thirty, most, if not all of your joints have been locked into place by newly-grown bones and you die of starvation/suffocation because you can't move your jaw or ribs. And trying to remove the bone growths with surgery only results in the body "healing" the surgical cuts with ''even more bone.''
27th May '17 4:37:43 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* According to a thought experiment called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_suicide_and_immortality Quantum suicide]], it's impossible to die for every individual observer (for everyone else you would still be dead), no matter how small odds of survival are. If this were to be the case, then, depending on what counts as "survival", it could mean that either everyone in the Universe is destined to spend eternity in coma or this. [[note]] Doesn't really work, if we assume afterlife is real. [[/note]]

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* According to a thought experiment called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_suicide_and_immortality Quantum suicide]], it's impossible to die for every individual observer (for everyone else you would still be dead), no matter how small odds of survival are. If this were to be the case, then, depending on what counts as "survival", it could mean that either everyone in the Universe is destined to spend eternity in coma or this. [[note]] Doesn't really work, if we assume afterlife is real. [[/note]]Nor if the "many worlds" interpretation of quantum mechanics is false[[/note]]
25th Mar '17 3:56:30 AM WillBGood
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_Spain Carlos II of Spain]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_Spain Carlos II of Spain]].Spain]], the Trope Illustrator for RoyallyScrewedUp:
30th Jan '17 7:41:04 PM TomServo3000
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibrodysplasia_ossificans_progressiva Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)]]. A horrible, horrible genetic disease where, if your muscles are damaged in any way at all, your body decides to replace the damaged muscle- not with more muscle, but with ''bone''. By the time you're thirty, most, if not all of your joints have been locked into place by newly-grown bones and you die of starvation/suffocation because you can't move your jaw or ribs. And trying to remove the bone growths with surgery only results in the body "healing" the surgical cuts with ''even more bone.''

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibrodysplasia_ossificans_progressiva Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP)]]. A (FOP)]] is a horrible, horrible genetic disease where, if your muscles are damaged in any way at all, your body decides to replace the damaged muscle- muscle - not with more muscle, but with ''bone''. By the time you're thirty, most, if not all of your joints have been locked into place by newly-grown bones and you die of starvation/suffocation because you can't move your jaw or ribs. And trying to remove the bone growths with surgery only results in the body "healing" the surgical cuts with ''even more bone.''
30th Jan '17 7:40:13 PM TomServo3000
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* One of the most common forms of this is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Motor Neurone Disease or Lou Gehrig's Disease. If you have Lou Gehrig's Disease, your motor neurons, which are responsible for triggering actions, gradually decay away while the rest of your nervous system (including your brain) remains perfectly intact. You can still feel pain and boredom but cannot move to avoid it. [[ParanoiaFuel Clumsiness is one of the first symptoms]]. Poor Creator/StephenHawking gets more of a taste of this than anyone ''ever'' wants, living like this for ''decades'', though he at least gets sight, hearing and enough eye movement to control his computer (which does the communicating for him), along with retaining his incredible mind.

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* One of the most common forms of this is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Motor Neurone Disease or Lou Gehrig's Disease. If you have Lou Gehrig's Disease, your motor neurons, which are responsible for triggering actions, gradually decay away while the rest of your nervous system (including your brain) remains perfectly intact. You can still feel pain and boredom but cannot move to avoid it. [[ParanoiaFuel Clumsiness is one of the first symptoms]]. Poor Creator/StephenHawking Stephen Hawking gets more of a taste of this than anyone ''ever'' wants, living like this for ''decades'', though he at least gets sight, hearing and enough eye movement to control his computer (which does the communicating for him), along with retaining his incredible mind.
30th Jan '17 7:39:29 PM TomServo3000
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* One of the most common forms of this is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Motor Neurone Disease or Lou Gehrig's Disease. If you have Lou Gehrig's Disease, your motor neurons, which are responsible for triggering actions, gradually decay away while the rest of your nervous system (including your brain) remains perfectly intact. You can still feel pain and boredom but cannot move to avoid it. [[ParanoiaFuel Clumsiness is one of the first symptoms]]. Poor Creator/StephenHawking gets more of a taste of this than anyone ''ever'' wants, living like this for ''years'', though he at least gets sight, hearing and enough eye movement to control his computer (which does the communicating for him), along with retaining his incredible mind.

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* One of the most common forms of this is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Motor Neurone Disease or Lou Gehrig's Disease. If you have Lou Gehrig's Disease, your motor neurons, which are responsible for triggering actions, gradually decay away while the rest of your nervous system (including your brain) remains perfectly intact. You can still feel pain and boredom but cannot move to avoid it. [[ParanoiaFuel Clumsiness is one of the first symptoms]]. Poor Creator/StephenHawking gets more of a taste of this than anyone ''ever'' wants, living like this for ''years'', ''decades'', though he at least gets sight, hearing and enough eye movement to control his computer (which does the communicating for him), along with retaining his incredible mind.
30th Jan '17 7:39:12 PM TomServo3000
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*** This fact has led to question whether it's actually [=ALS=] or not, and stymied a definitive diagnosis. Science is unlikely to identify the exact disease without an autopsy, which, for obvious reasons, won't happen as long as Hawking is alive. He doesn't seem to plan on dying anytime soon, however. He actually had to retire from his post as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics (the same title once held by Sir Isaac H. Newton) because nobody is allowed to hold that job-title after the year of their 67th birthday.

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*** ** This fact has led to question whether it's actually [=ALS=] or not, and stymied a definitive diagnosis. Science is unlikely to identify the exact disease without an autopsy, which, for obvious reasons, won't happen as long as Hawking is alive. He doesn't seem to plan on dying anytime soon, however. He actually had to retire from his post as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics (the same title once held by Sir Isaac H. Newton) because nobody is allowed to hold that job-title after the year of their 67th birthday.
30th Jan '17 7:39:01 PM TomServo3000
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* One of the most common forms of this is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Motor Neurone Disease or Lou Gehrig's Disease. If you have Lou Gehrig's Disease, your motor neurons, which are responsible for triggering actions, gradually decay away while the rest of your nervous system (including your brain) remains perfectly intact. You can still feel pain and boredom but cannot move to avoid it. [[ParanoiaFuel Clumsiness is one of the first symptoms]]. Poor Creator/StephenHawking gets more of a taste of this than anyone ''ever'' wants, living like this for ''years'', though he at least gets sight, hearing and enough eye movement to control his computer (which does the communicating for him), along with retaining his incredible mind. The fact that Hawking is not only able to maintain a positive attitude, but still focus his brilliant mind, [[HandicappedBadass is testament to his]] [[TheDeterminator sheer willpower.]]
-->''Hello. I am Stephen Hawking. Physicist, cosmologist, and something of a dreamer. Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, [[DefiedTrope in my mind I am free]].''

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* One of the most common forms of this is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Motor Neurone Disease or Lou Gehrig's Disease. If you have Lou Gehrig's Disease, your motor neurons, which are responsible for triggering actions, gradually decay away while the rest of your nervous system (including your brain) remains perfectly intact. You can still feel pain and boredom but cannot move to avoid it. [[ParanoiaFuel Clumsiness is one of the first symptoms]]. Poor Creator/StephenHawking gets more of a taste of this than anyone ''ever'' wants, living like this for ''years'', though he at least gets sight, hearing and enough eye movement to control his computer (which does the communicating for him), along with retaining his incredible mind. The fact that Hawking is not only able to maintain a positive attitude, but still focus his brilliant mind, [[HandicappedBadass is testament to his]] [[TheDeterminator sheer willpower.]]
-->''Hello. I am Stephen Hawking. Physicist, cosmologist, and something of a dreamer. Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, [[DefiedTrope in my mind I am free]].''
27th Jan '17 7:23:27 PM GopherBroke
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* The Tokaimura Nuclear Incident of 1999. Three technicians improperly feeding a uranium compound into a feeder reactor saw what may have been the most beautiful thing they ever saw, (Cherenkov Radiation, a beautiful blue glow which is also a surefire sign that the nuclear fuel has reached criticality) but in doing so, two of the three technicians, Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath died painful deaths]]. While Shinohara died relatively quickly, Ouchi was kept alive for almost three months while doctors tried to do everything to save him, but even so, they also kept him alive to study the effects of radiation on the human body. His skin and eyes boiled away, his chromosomes couldn't be arranged into any order, for they were fragmented and destroyed. His organs failed and melted into goo. Not even transplanted bone marrow could survive in his body before it was destroyed by the radiation. Eventually, his bones turned black, and his muscles fell away. He begged the doctors to end his life, but they refused, thinking that there was a chance that he could be saved. To make matters worse, the doctors began carrying out experiments on his dying body, while he was ''still alive''. When his intestines failed, an endoscope was inserted to look into the cavity that was left behind, and on the 50th day, his heart stopped several times, but doctors revived him each and every time. To quote the Coroner:

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* The Tokaimura Nuclear Incident of 1999. Three technicians improperly feeding a uranium compound into a feeder reactor saw what may have been the most beautiful thing they ever saw, (Cherenkov Radiation, a beautiful blue glow which is also a surefire sign that the nuclear fuel has reached criticality) but in doing so, two of the three technicians, Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath died painful deaths]]. While Shinohara died relatively quickly, Ouchi was kept alive for almost three months while doctors tried to do everything to save him, but even so, they also kept him alive to study the effects of radiation on the human body. His skin and eyes boiled away, his chromosomes couldn't be arranged into any order, for they were fragmented and destroyed. His organs failed and melted into goo. Not even transplanted bone marrow could survive in his body before it was destroyed by the radiation. Eventually, his bones turned black, and his muscles fell away. He begged the doctors to end his life, but they refused, thinking that there was a chance that he could be saved. To make matters worse, the doctors began carrying out experiments on his dying body, while he was ''still alive''. When his intestines failed, an endoscope was inserted to look into the cavity that was left behind, and on the 50th day, his heart stopped several times, but doctors revived him each and every time. To quote the Coroner:
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