I am Not a Turtle Anymore!

I have seen the Hypertrichosis, Argyria, and Lymphatic Filariasis. Hypertrichosis is really a blanket medical term that refers to excessive body hair. Argyria is that the skinbecomes blue or bluish-grey colored. Lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, is best known from dramatic photos of people with grossly enlarged or swollen arms and legs.

However, this boy from Bogota is suffering from a big mole on his back. Didier Montalvo, 6, born with the disease which is scientifically called Congenital Melanocytic Nevus and is harmful to his health.

Being believed in shamanic theory, the boy is believed to be created (fetus) during eclipse. They are also believed that the boy is being disturbed by supernatural spirit. The spirit could be the barrier for the boy to go to school and to be baptized.

However, concerned team of plastic surgery doctors from Britain, Neil Bulstrode, volunteered himself to help Montalvo for free.

Before the surgery

After the surgery

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“Hello! One double cheeseburger and one medium coke, please.”

I laughed the moment I read the headline of this story. Well, it was quite rare to see this kind of situation whereby a cow made a visit to a McDonald. It sounds ironic because we have “Beef Burger” and then “Double Cheese Burger” and now the latest meal “TRIPLE CHEESE BURGER”. All these are using beef. And now, the cow made a visit to McDonald? Lol..

"Hello! One double cheeseburger and one medium coke, please."

What did the dairy cow order when she got to the drive-thru window at McDonalds? Nothing – she just wanted a little attention.

That’s what Sandy Winn says was the reason her cow, Darcy, wandered from her pen Friday and ended up at takeout window of the fast-food restaurant a half-mile away in Brush, Colorado.

Winn tells KUSA-TV that Darcy is a good cow until she’s bored – and then she goes looking for attention.

Winn says she didn’t know Darcy had escaped her pen until police called asking if the family owned a dairy cow. She says they told her it was “up at McDonalds,” so she fetched the cow and took her home.

Brush police clerk Vivian Llewellyn joked Tuesday that Darcy “didn’t get her burger.”

Credits to: dailychilli.com

The Smallest Animals

They are tiny! They are cute! And, they are the smallest among their species. Oh yes, they are absolutely adorable because of their smaller sizes. There are many animals I found out that are small in size. Some of them are new to me. Now, I would like to share with you the smallest animals (not the kind of microorganisms).

1. Monkey

Pygmy marmoset

The body weight of adults in the wild averages only 4 ounces! You can see from the picture above why they are often called “finger monkeys.” They are about 5 inches (13cm) tall, not including the tail. They inhabit the Amazon rain forest in Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.

2. Snake

Leptotyphlops carlae or Barbados Threadsnake

The world’s smallest snake, averaging just 10cm (4 inches) and as thin as a spaghetti noodle, has been discovered on the Caribbean island of Barbados. The snake, found beneath a rock in a tiny fragment of threatened forest, is thought to be at the very limit of how small a snake can evolve to be.

3. Dog

Beyonce

A puppy the size of a business card named Beyonce is hoping to gain the title of world’s smallest dog in the Guinness World Records. When she was one day old, Beyonce was so small, she could fit in a spoon. At two weeks, she’s almost as big as an iPhone,  The Grace Foundation of Northern California says. The tiny puppy didn’t have a heartbeat, either.

4. Bird

Bee hummingbird

Males of the bee hummingbird living on Cuba and on Isla de la Juventud, weigh 1,6g, and their length is 5,7cm, Half of length make a tail and a beak. Females are a bit larger. They fly extremely fast – up to 80 km/h. They doing to 80 swings in a second. At rest the heart of the hummingbird usually work with frequency of 500 blows in a minute, and during physical activity of 1200 and more beats in a minute. The maximum life expectancy of the hummingbird is 8 years. They eat every ten minutes.

5. Fish

Paedocypris progenetica

Scientists have discovered a fish living in forest swamps on the Indonesian island of Sumatra that is only 7.9mm long. The species of fish belongs to the carp family and is called Paedocypris progenetica . It is the world’s smallest vertebrate or backboned animal.

Credits to: factzoo.com, news.bbc.co.uk, koco.com, onlythemost.blogspot.com, and nhm.ac.uk

Mushroom Can Eat Plastic?

I heard about an insect-eating plant, but this one is very impressive! Yale researchers found out that there is one magic mushroom which can eat plastic. Thanks to the fungi which is called pestalotiopsis microspora.

Since the world nowadays have difficulties in managing plastic wastes because it is not a biodegradable product and can lasts for so many years. So, why not, maybe this mushroom is the answer to this problem! HOORAY!

Pestalotiopsis Microspora

The upper view

The upper view

The mushroom can be found in the Amazonian forest

The mushroom can be found in the Amazonian forest

Credits to: news.yahoo.com

Human With Two Faces!

Human with two faces is a very rarely found in the world. But there were/are cases I have found. I cannot find the medical explanation. I would rather want to share with you something that is quite mysterious. I am speechless!

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Bill Durks

Bill does not have “2” faces actually. He was born with a condition known as frontonasal dysplasia, a birth defect that occurs when the two halves of an embryo’s face fail to come together completely. He had a deeply cleft lip and palate and a bifid, or double, nose – each half having only one nostril. What you’re seeing in the photo as a third eye in the center of his face was painted on by Bill himself, to fool excitable carnival-goers. – Punkinatrix

Robert Owen ‘Bob’ Melvin

He was born Schuyler County, Missouri, on May 9, 1920, one of six children of Fred and Hazel Melvin. Throughout his life he was examined by doctors, but all were unable to find a diagnosis for his deformity; Bob said it was simply “god’s sense of humor”. In his later years, however, he was found to have neurofibromatosis, a disorder that causes the spontaneous growth of fibrous tumors. Manifestations of NF differ greatly from patient to patient; some simply have brown birthmarks called cafe-au-lait spots, while others are greatly deformed. As a child, he was barred from attending school because of the way he looked; however, he did manage to obtain an education. He excelled at math and often helped with the bookkeeping for the sideshows.

Sam Alexander

He was born a relatively average man. In his early 20’s he was actively pursuing a career in theater and had been recently promoted at the Shubert Theatre in Chicago when personal disaster struck. Although the details are a little sketchy, Sam was ultimately involved in a huge gasoline explosion that was the result of his own carelessness. While he was able to instinctively save his eyes by raising his arm, he received deep burns around his lips and lower face. Even more unfortunate, his wounds festered and became severely infected. Doctors were forced to remove much of his lower face and lips, practically to the bone. As a result, Sam Alexander was left with a permanent and disturbing teeth-gnashing grimace and a gruesome visage.

Chang Tzu Ping

He was born with a second face, consisting of a mouth with a rudimentary tongue and several teeth, a bristly patch of scalp, and vestiges of eyes, nose, and ears. The throat of the second mouth was imperforate and the lips could not move independently, but when Chang opened his mouth, the second mouth opened too. In his small village he was called ‘Two-Faced Chang’ and feared by local children, who thought him to be a monster. However, when he was around 40 years old, some American soldiers in China discovered him and brought him back to the United States. He had the second face removed surgically and returned to live the remainder of his life in his native village.

Lali

Mother Sushma holds her daughter Lali at their residence in Saini Sunpura, 50 km (31 miles) east of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April 8, 2008. The baby with two faces, two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes was born on March 11 in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, her father said Tuesday. (Photo: chinadaily.com.cn/Agencies)

Edward Mordrake

 Edward Mordrake (sometimes written Edward Mordake) is claimed to be a 19th century heir to one of the peerages in England who had an extra face on the back of his head. According to the story, the extra face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh and cry. Edward begged doctors to have his ‘devil twin’ removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it. He committed suicide at the age of 23.

Credits to: phreeque.com, en.ce.cn, phreeque.com, thehumanmarvels.com, blameitonthevoices.com, and weirdpicturearchive.com

Weird Diseases

Diseases are something that we could trace and could not trace in a a human being. Some might be visible and some might remain invisible in human’s body. But, there are some cases that are very rare happen in the world of medic. Weird diseases also can affect human being. They are unexplainable and incurable (some). Let us sneak into some cases of weird diseases:

1. Hypertrichosis

Werewof Syndrome or Hypertrichosis

Hypertrichosis is really a blanket medical term that refers to excessive body hair. It can actually be generalized, symmetrically affecting most of the torso and limbs, or localized, affecting only a small area or location.

2. Progeria

Progeria

Progeria is a disease that produces rapid aging, beginning in childhood. The disorder has very low incidences and occurs in an estimated 1 per 8 million live births.

3. Argyria

The most dramatic symptom of argyria is that the skinbecomes blue or bluish-grey colored. That is why the patient looks blue in color. Argyria may be found as generalized argyria or local argyria. Argyrosis is the corresponding condition related to the eye.

4. Elephantiasis

Elephantiasis

Lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, is best known from dramatic photos of people with grossly enlarged or swollen arms and legs. The disease is caused by parasitic worms, including Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori, all transmitted by mosquitoes.

Credits to: wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertrichosis, thehumanmarvels.com, wikipedia.org/wiki/Progeria, nlm.nih.gov, wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyria, youtube.com, offbeatspot101.blogspot.com

Weird Pets

Pets are just cute and lovely. But these people are looking for opposite taste in choosing their pets. Weird though! Well, here I present to you the pets:

Cock

Might not be the weirdest pet of all time, but in western countries, raising cock as pet is quite rare.

Alligator or crocodile

This is weird! A child befriends with an alligator or crocodile (correct me if I am wrong). WOW! What a dangerous animal on earth?!

Scorpion

One of poisonous creature on earth. Well, maybe the poisonous sting has been removed. But, quite rare to me.

Chimpanzee

Quite rare though! Not many people can raise a chimp. Salute to this woman.

Bob the horny dog

Horny indeed. He would bang or at least tried just about any four legged animal that came his way. Dogs, sheeps, cat?!! You got to be kidding me!!

Giraffe

This is not a zoo nor safari! This is their home. A giraffe is their pet. WOW!

Credits to: chilloutpoint.com, junkpet.com, oddee.com