Perhaps the French doctors and space researchers planning an experimental zero-gravity surgery have never seen that classic 1980 movie AIRPLANE!
You know the scene I mean, where the businessman decides to nip into the bathroom for a quick shave before landing — high turbulence and a near crash-landing result in more nicks and cuts than a gladiatorial match. And then he tries to slap on some aftershave. Macaulay Culkin had nothin’ on that scream.
So, we are naturally concerned for the patient, Philippe Sanchot, who is having a cyst from his arm removed. According to reports, he was chosen because he is an avid bungee-jumper, and accustomed to dramatic gravitational shifts.
Right. The zero-gravity will only be partial, as the surgical theatre is on a modified Airbus A300 designed to perform great big arcs and dives that simulate weightlessness.
Uh huh. Well at least the surgeons will be strapped to the walls of the cabin with Velcro so they don’t slip in the blood.
More gory details of bungee-surgery here