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Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« on: 23/01/2006 13:21:23 »
January 19

"" Star Trek’ Captain’s Kidney Stone Nets $25,000 in Charity Auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An online casino has a piece of Capt. Kirk. Actor William Shatner has sold his kidney stone for $25,000, with the money going to a housing charity, it was announced Tuesday. Shatner reached agreement Monday to sell the stone to GoldenPalace.com.

“This takes organ donors to a new height, to a new low, maybe. How much is a piece of me worth?'' he said in a telephone interview.

Shatner, who played Kirk on the original “Star Trek'' TV show and won an Emmy for his role on “Boston Legal,'' passed the stone last fall.  [xx(]

The stone was so big, Shatner said, “you'd want to wear it on your finger.''

“If you subjected it to extreme heat, it might turn out to be a diamond,'' he added.""

http://www.space.com/astronotes/astronotes.html
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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #2 on: 27/01/2006 05:23:28 »
It's a kidney stone Jim, but not as we know it !

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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #3 on: 27/01/2006 10:33:55 »
I bet he didn’t half cling on to something when he passed that stone.
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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #4 on: 27/01/2006 16:53:58 »
ROBERT !!!!!...aaarrgghh !!!...lol ......

I bet he wish he could have just transported the thing out of him...it would have been an enterprising way of dealing with it.


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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #5 on: 30/01/2006 12:34:42 »
SPOCK: "thats illogical Captain".
KIRK  : "No Spock, its urological"
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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #6 on: 31/01/2006 16:54:25 »
A large kidney stone would have shot out like a photon torpeedo. :)
 

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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #7 on: 31/01/2006 17:30:31 »
A large kidney stone would have warped his urinary tract !!

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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #8 on: 31/01/2006 20:07:09 »
I believe the stone was from the glomerulur system originally, first observed in venous return as it passed on its way through the loop of Henley in a slingshot motion so to speak.

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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #9 on: 01/02/2006 14:30:44 »
Aren't the Glomeruli allies of the Ferenghi ?. :)
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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #10 on: 01/02/2006 15:30:46 »
Most kidney stones are made of Calcium Crystals,

but surely Captain Kirk's must be made of Dilithium Crystals.   :)

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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #11 on: 01/02/2006 21:49:29 »
...I bet kirk thought he was in tribble when he realised he had a dilithium crystal kidney stone  !:)

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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #12 on: 02/02/2006 16:38:44 »
When his Doctor saw the pyelogram he said "you're in big trouble".  :)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/19245.htm
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Re: Captain Kirk's Kidney Calculus
« Reply #13 on: 02/02/2006 17:05:29 »
Engineer SCOTTY, (generic Scottish accent required):-

"ah kidney change the laws of physics Captain".


(only "sharkeyandgeorge" will appreciate that one). :)
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