10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Disney Parks
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There’s one real skull left??? As in there used to be MORE?!
There are trash cans every 26 feet because that is the most steps someone will take before throwing garbage on the ground.
The magic kingdom park is designed like a hub and spoke so you can efficiently get from one area of the park to the other by crossing through the center.
All the sidewalks are painted red so that when the park is crowded your subconscious can recognize the difference in elevation. That way you don’t trip and get trampled by the crowds.
The cast are swapped out every 10 minutes to prevent heat stroke. They tried making water cooled suits but they caused hypothermia.
I am a nurse. For 30 years of my career, I was a labor and delivery nurse. I took care of women through all stages of labor and through their delivery. Due to the many times that I have worked 16 hour shifts, I bonded with many women and helped them through long hours. Finally, through much work on the mom’s part with my guidance, she would be ready to deliver. In would sail the doctor, spend five minutes catching the baby, and then pose for all the pictures. I would hear from the families how wonderful he/she was.
Then why is my back killing me because I stood for two to three hours with a woman in a variety of positions including resting her foot on my shoulder while she pushed? Oh, and did I mention that she is also paralyzed from the waist down from the epidural, so I was also helping to hold her up while she squatted to push?
Why have I had to change my scrub clothes twice in a shift because someone either puked on me or amniotic fluid soaked everything?
Who is it that actually got that IV started while reassuring the poor mom?
Who is it that took the camera out of the daddy’s trembling hand and started taking family pictures because she knew that otherwise there would be no proof that he had even been in the room? And capturing the look of wonder on both parent’s faces at the same time.
Who is it that cleaned up every body fluid that can spew from a human, with a smile on her face and encouraging words for the mortified patient who has never been sick in front of a stranger in her life?
Who is it that tracked down the anesthesia people, chased them out of the lounge, and threatened them with their lives if they didn’t take care of her patient, NOW?
And when things didn’t go well, who was it that took that poor baby that didn’t make it, cleaned it up, dressed it, wrapped it in a soft blanket, and brought it to the broken-hearted parents to hold for the first and last time?
Oh, yeah, Dr. Marvelous is just great.
I’m just a nurse.
Nurses are so underappreciated, like, seriously guys. All of my best memories from hospitals as a child were because of nurses.
Having had some medical issues when in middle school and high school, and with more than half my family working at major teaching hospitals in the Boston area, I can say with confidence that if it weren’t for nurses all these hospitals would burn to the ground.
Also, word to the wise: Always make sure a nurse is the one putting your IV in, not a doctor. A nurse will make it feel like you’d been born with it; a doctor will try to kill you with it.
I think what Catherine does so brilliantly with Donna is that she remains ordinary at all times…standing in that circle of mirrors when she has to travel back in time. She’s so brave and hopeful and doomed. But she becomes part of it. She writes herself into history - Pompeii. - Russell T. Davies
She’s a real companion. She’s absolutely his best friend. - Julie Gardner
It was sad, you know, because, you know, I’ve done this job for eight months and it was so daunting when I first got here, to think I had eight - eight months, you know, being away, and…but now I just can’t believe it’s gone so quick. And I’ll be really, really bereft once it dawns on me that it’s finished because I’ve just loved it. I’ve really loved it. - Catherine Tate