Dr. Bárány performing the test on himself to calibrate the instrument.

This cranial nerve serves both hearing and equilibrium. Hearing is tested with normal and whispered voice or with a ticking watch held close to one ear while the other is blocked. Further testing can be made with a special device (audiometer). Neural disorder is in- dicated if the person has trouble hearing even when such structures as the eardrum are bypassed (e.g., by placing the stem of a vibrating tuning fork on the mastoid bone behind the ear).

Unilateral (one-sided) disturbance of the vestibular branch of the nerve is manifested by such signs as dizziness, falling to one side, or even complete inability to walk. Less severe vestibular disturbances are indicated by such behaviour as difficulty in attempting to raise one arm overhead and accurately return it to the same spot on a horizontal rod. Oscillatory eye movements (nystagmus) are observed in vestibular disturbances because of an intimate connection with parts of the brainstem concerned with eye movements. The vestibular nerve can be further tested by syringing the ears with hot and cold water or air (caloric test) or by spinning the person in a rotating chair with his head held in various positions to selectively stimulate different semicircular canals in the inner ear (Bárány test).

Bárány served as adjunct medical officer on the voyage, and distinguished himself by his Cap de Merde off the Grand Banks.

You’re sure of the quality when you see the THERMOs brand name

For over fifty years, THERMOS has been the standard of perfection for keeping hot or keeping cold. To insure fillers which will withstand wide temperature ranges and the terrific pressure of a vacuum, THERMOS manufactures its own crystal-pure glass especially for this purpose. Each filler must pass a rigid test for temperature retention before it is assembled into a vacuum bottle. These bottles have such exclusive features as the non-drip pouring lip and patented Polly Red Top® insulated stopperi, and a new plastic closure which even a child can remove easily. Be a smart shopper. For the finest vacuum bottle, be sure to look for the THERMOS name.


ANNOUNCERS at football and baseball games have long been in need of some instrument to give them a closer view of the playing field, and manufacturers have come to their rescue with a pair of binoculars which are adjusted to the eyes like ordinary spectacles.

A special head band keeps them in place during the game, as illustrated in the accompanying photo. When the observer wishes to rest his eyes for a moment and get back to normal vision, the glasses can be raised and rested on the forehead.

Beware of amateur hypnotism

The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle. The man saith unto Ithiel, unto Ithiel and Ucal:

There are three things which are too wonderful for me, 
Yea, four which I know not:
The way of an eagle in the air.
The way of a serpent upon a rock.
The way of a ship in the midst of the sea.
And the way of a man with a maiden.
So saith Solomon, and he had more wives than one.

The anonymous Way of a Man with a Maid ] was published around 1908. The story is told in the first person by a gentleman called “Jack”, who lures women he knows into a kind of erotic torture chamber in his house, and takes considerable pride in meticulously planned assaults which he describes in minute detail.

Most of the story takes place in a room in a house called “The Snuggery”, which Jack converts into a kind of erotic torture chamber equipped with beds to which women can be strapped and held helpless and which is soundproofed to make their screams unheard. .

At this time it fell out that a brazenlockt damsel grieved (sobralasolas!) because that Puppette her minion was ravisht of her by the ogre Puropeus Pious. Bloody wars in Ballyaughacleeaghbally. 

It must be remembered that a girl, Biddy O’Brien, caused the war at Finnegan’s wake. Pious was faithful to religious duties and observances; devout and dutiful, safe, reliable and courteous.

On attic roofs, and where only one side of the house can be used for the attachment of rain-water pipes, the water from one side is brought across the roof by means of a “box” gutter of wood, lined at the bottom and sides with lead or zinc, and covered with a board. This often emits a very foul smell, owing to the accumulation of decaying matter. When such guttering cannot be avoided, it should occasionally—say once a week—be carefully cleaned out. The same matters will sometimes silt up and stop the gullies, shown at the foot of the rain-water pipes, hence it is equally necessary to see that these traps are cleaned out, say monthly. 

The wedding ceremony was conducted according to the strictly unwritten rituals of the two parties aforesaid, the Maori and the Minori. The ceremony occurred during the reign of the Elder Edda as the  Younger Dryas scattered the seed.

There was some johnny come lately on the spot dirty laundry doubletalk between the Freisians and the Mossilmins. This cannot be credited, nor the tale told by the surfers in Kingdom Come.