June 30th, 2005

chocolate bribe

Hair dye help

What kind of hair dye could someone get at a local pharmacy or drug store that would turn a blonde's hair black and wouldn't come off at inopportune times on clothes, but would fade or wash out after a few weeks/months without the need to redye the hair the original color or cut it all off?


Wolf- Fantastic Mr. Fox

Home Pregnancy Tests

Did at-home pregnancy tests exist in the 1970s or the early 1980s? You know, the kind where you pee on a plastic stick and see two lines or something like that? Or was another method usually used to detect pregnancy back then?
merlin: footsie love!

Recovery from gun shot wound to the leg

I'm sure this has been asked before, but no matter how much I looked, I couldn't find it, and I couldn't find answers on the web either.

One of my characters has received a gun shot wound to the left thigh. Bullet stuck, and was removed by a doc approximately 45 minutes after the incident. The bullet didn't graze bones. Kind of a lot of blood loss, but he received blood transfusion.

How long would it take him to recover? He's a rather healthy 24-year old, although smoker.

How long until he could walk to the bathroom on his own? How long until he could try to make short trips through the house? What about eating? What about movement of the injured limb?

He's not being treated in hospital, but a doc stops by to see him occasionally.
Happy, Amused, Something Good Happened, Heehee
  • maian

Stale air and life in caverns

The setting for this particular scene is a very very large cavern. It's about the size of a small town. The cavern is isolated from the outside: there is no path that leads to the surface. There are no major living creatures - plants or animals - in it. In fact it's very much simply rock and the air in between.

1.) Would it, in theory, be possible for life to develop in such an enclosed space? I'm thinking funghi might be expected, or maybe some insects.

2.) There will not be any life, regardless of the answer to 1 - so, that considered - would the air be stale or fresh?

Thank you in advance for your help.

EDITED for title line. I had one, posted to the wrong journal and forgot to C&P it over. >_< Sorry.