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Ching Shih - Chinese Pirate Queen

C hing Shih (aka cheng i sao, zheng yi sao), the Chinese female pirate, considered as most powerful and fearsome pirate in history. She commanded as many as 80,000 pirates and had become a queen of the China Sea in the early 19th century. She was also one of the few pirate captains to retire from piracy.

What Is "Smiling Death"

T his condition seen people who are trapped under a heavy object or rubbles for hours. They may suffering from the crush syndrome. Rescuers often do not realize that the patient needs treatment before rescue. Without proper preparation, the patient, with pain control, may be cheerful before extrication, but die shortly thereafter. This sudden decompensation is called the "smiling death." It can be expected any event where patients are trapped under a crushing weight more than 4 hours.