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O’Connell enters the hall to wolf-whistles, applause, a smoke machine, a light show and her signature tune: ‘Here I Go Again’ by Whitesnake.
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2 comments on this story
by Michael Kidd

I trained to box (fight) in Police Boys clubs and in the schoolyard. I've had lots of bone jarring fights. I've punched lots of blokes in the head and I've been punched in the head, perhaps not as much, but I know the sound of having my head punched. It is very loud. These days I can't resist watching the boxing whenever I see it. But I also know that the cortex forms the outer layer of the brain and is only 2-4mm thick. This most essential part of the brain, implicated in most of our sophisticated cognitive processes is smashed back and forward against the bony cranial vault every time the head is punched hard. Very easy to do damage. I'm half way through a law degree now, as a mature student, and in the top five of my cohort of 150. Has my brain been damaged because of fighting. Most definitely, and I deeply regret it.

December 8, 2012 @ 11:47am
by Maggy

awww....no no good this kind:( ....hmm let me see,i would say you still alive and well now,therefore stop yourself from letting other pple punching your head and you as well refrain them do to you buddy,my advise be in the safe place :)....

April 16, 2013 @ 11:06am
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