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Old 2009-08-15, 04:05   Link #3078
fish eric
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Originally Posted by -KarumA- View Post
I thought a stretcher was like one of those things without wheels
guess I was wrong after all lol
thank you very much
Actually you are technically right. However the two words are used interchangeably by all except those in the medical profession.

Definitions of stretcher on the Web:


* a wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting
* a litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles

Definitions of gurney on the Web:


* a metal stretcher with wheels
wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
* A gurney is the U.S. term for a type of stretcher used in modern hospitals
and ambulances in ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurney
* A stretcher having wheeled legs
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gurney


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Now for my question.

In anime and manga whenever someone is being interrogated, especially by the police, there is a bowl of I think some kind of pork udon. And someone is always like "Noooo! don't eat the food". It seems like if you eat it you are gonna confess.

My actual questions are:

1) what is the name of the dish served

2) why is it served during interrogations and what does eating it do?




Here is an F.Y.I for everyone. In the USA, and surely in other countries as well, the police will give you sodas and water during an interrogation. The reason they do this is because they want you to have to pee. It makes you nervous and uncomfortable. Therefore making it harder to lie when they ask the same question over and over because you will lose you concentration.
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