Latest Noel Fitzpatrick Stories

2010-06-25 11:45:00

A cat received a new pair of bionic legs recently after having them chopped off in a farming accident. Oscar, a two-and-a-half year old black cat, was run over by a combine harvester last October.  However, he has regained a spring in his step since then. Noel Fitzpatrick, a neuro-orthopaedic surgeon, fitted the prosthetic paws during a three-hour operation involving grafting the replacement legs onto the stumps of Oscar's remaining bones. "The real revolution with Oscar is because we...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.