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27th June 2013, 13:57

Which of the following *is the odd one out -*

2 Nippy ventilators


Medala suction machine

Rise and recliner chair

Raised toilet seat



Stenah stair lift




Syringe and connecting tube

3 bells ( toilet, lounge, bedroom)

Power wheelchair

Mercedes popemobile

Zimmer frame

Shower hand rail

Nutricia feed machine plus feeds and tubes

Pill crusher

Head support

Neck collar

Support pillow

Side rail for divan bed

*2 iPads*

Walking stick

Remote control


A skip load of medication, creams, ointments, tablets, wipes, tissues, toothpastes, gels, sprays, etc.

Empty rum bottle

A copy of Racing Post

Massage oil

attractive district nurse !


Your answer should be posted on this thread on the forum in the usual way alongside an explanation for your choice

Answer will be revealed *when all responses are in.



27th June 2013, 14:53
Hi Rory,

I will plummet for the empty Rum Bottle. Everything else would have a use in your present life but without being very inventive I cannot see what use a bottle minus it's contents would be!

I doubt if you have the strength to throw it at the dog!

Not big enough to go very far filling one of your surplus holes.

Would take some time using it to fill a swimming pool so I think I will stick with my choice.

Glad to see you are using your time productively. Expected to see you in the Royal Box this week but maybe you don't bother with the early stages although at this rate with the wrong kind of grass there will nobody of note left for Andy to beat.


27th June 2013, 16:12
For me was thinking not the kinky night nurse,Irene wouldn't stand for any monkey business,
Or the Racing times,the empty rum bottle an essential piece of equipment that has been utilised to the full.

I believe it could be one of the three IPads I do believe in apple a day keeps the doctor away,
But puzzled how you could use three pads at the same time.

Hope all is well.


27th June 2013, 16:50
Hi Rory, an empty rum bottle isn't much use so will chance on that. Which reminds me of my gin less state at the moment. My usual supplier didnt turn up today :( Laila

27th June 2013, 17:14
Hi John

A good guess - the empty rum bottle - but it serves a useful reminder for the missus to go out and buy another !
Rather than filling swimming pools , I use the bottle to empty hole full of rain water
As for the dog - I don't have one !

Now as for Roy - I have 2 iPads - one on charge , one in use and the other one forthe missus - so they are not odd in any way !
They also tell us the weather so we can prepare for any unsavoury weather blowing in from Nettlebed !

Been in Le Touquet for a few days courtesy of Eurotunnel - tiring but a good chance to mow a few locals down !

Keep the answers coming !


27th June 2013, 17:18
You answered the question - an empty bottle is needed as a reminder - and it is not an unusual sight in this house!



27th June 2013, 18:21
Remote control as you can program your 3 yes 3 iPads to use with your TV sets.

27th June 2013, 21:29
Evening Rory and the Gang,

Going to go with" Onions" as I cannot see how those are much use to you as if i remember rightly you said nil by mouth ,as for the rest all essentials and the nurse even more so ?


27th June 2013, 21:46
Evening Gang,

I too am bemused by the onions, but thought they were so offbeat that they must have some use? hopefully Rory can enlighten.


27th June 2013, 23:30
Hi gang ,
Not onions - as they keep out the germs ! It is not a question of being of use !

Where's that full bottle of rum !

Cheers all


27th June 2013, 23:43
Hi All,
If you don't think onions are useful read this:-

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This is floating around facebook, true or not i don't know, but thought some might find interesting.

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu...
Many of the farmers and their families had contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser. She said that several years ago, many of her employees were coming down with the flu, and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.

Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions:

Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story...but, I do know that I contacted pneumonia, and, needless to say, I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar, and place the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.

Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties.

This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open.


I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of mayonnaise. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist.

Ed, who was our tour guide, is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. Ed's answer will surprise you. Ed said that all commercially-made mayo is completely safe.

"It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the summer picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table, and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick.

Ed says that, when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the ONIONS, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.

He explained onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator.

It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!). Ed says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down.

Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions.

Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.
Best wishes




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27th June 2013, 23:59
That shallot of info!

28th June 2013, 09:58
Rory and the gang,

It was a lot of info, and it's all lies !!!!, you have to use an electron microscope to see. Any virus so in 1919 they hadn't been invented ,and pretty much the rest of the claims have been refuted , so if you are thinking they kill any germs sorry it was all a hoax, if you google it you can see the proof . Now back to the list ????

28th June 2013, 10:27
I am sure Jeannie wouldn't lie to us. It had me convinced anyway. Another myth dispelled. - thanks Pete.


PS here is a link to a page declaring the first virus discovery was in 1892. Obviously someone else believing in a myth. Perhaps you could send them an e mail Pete and put the right.

28th June 2013, 11:45
Morning John,
No fear the guys who mess around with those little devils are in a league of there own, I remember reading the onion myth just after Jeannies post and read about that being a myth like so many other things I had believed in for years , just goes to reminds us that the enemies we fear are not all visible , hence my post that the doctor in the story could not have seen the virus under his microscope as at that time his equipment really did not have the magnification needed to view something so small.

28th June 2013, 19:15
Hi all

Now concentrate on the odd one out !

28th June 2013, 22:16
So it's Onions after all looking at the time and trouble my learned friends Dempsey and Makepiece have found the odd one out.
Even if they haven't I believe it would be only right that they should be given credit for the onion debate ( onions don't agree with my delicate

29th June 2013, 01:09

Stay away from the onions mate zA- - otherwise you will be letting the odd one out !

1st July 2013, 21:59
Aha, I think it's something to do with being away. Everything you can take with you or is available at the des res away. Maybe the district nurse then? Laila

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