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Bizarre accident – man fighting fire dies after accidentally swallowing molten lead (1755)

// June 12th, 2014 // No Comments » // Bizarre

Solid lead taken from man who accidentally swallowed molten lead (1755)

A no more unusual circumstance than swallowing molten metal can be imagined but in fact, there are many recorded cases of people swallowing molten metals. After a particularly unusual incident in Plymouth, a series of experiments were conducted on dogs, cats, and fowl to determine the effects of swallowing molten material. The case that sparked the interest within the medical community was the death of Henry Hall who accidentally swallowed molten lead while fighting a lighthouse fire in 1755.

Mysterious Sleeping Beauty illness hits Soviet village – residents collapse where they stand and sleep for days on end

// May 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // News

Mysterious sleeping illness striking Kalachi village and Soviet town of Krasnogorsk

Scientists are unclear what is causing the mysterious Sleeping Beauty sleep syndrome that has affected dozens of villagers in the Kalachi village and nearby Soviet town of Krasnogorsk. Beginning in the spring of 2013, Villagers began seeking medical help for fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, loss of coordination, partial memory loss, and occasionally even hallucinations. By January 2014, patients were dozing off, collapsing where they stood, and remaining asleep for several days straight.

Man develops bizarre star-shaped cataract eyes after 14,000 volt electrical shock

// January 24th, 2014 // 1 Comment » // News

Star shaped cataracts formed in man

A California man has developed bizarre star-shaped cataracts in both of his eyes after suffering an electrical injury whereby 14,000 volts of electricity passed through his body. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the 42-year-old electrician was working when his left shoulder accidentally came into contact with 14,000 volts of electricity. The massive electrical current passed through his body, including the optic nerve, the nerve that connects the eyes to the brain.

African “muti murders” – Hospitals sell body parts and murderers harvest organs from live victims for witch doctor use in black magic spells

// October 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Strange

African Muti Murders - taking body parts for black magic spells

It’s a dirty little secret in South Africa, one that as of 2010, is once again on the rise. Called “muti murders” or “medicine murders” (sometimes termed “ritual murder” or muthi-murder), it takes its name from the Zulu word “muti”, the term for traditional black magic medicines that utilize human body parts and flesh as critical ingredients in order to produce supposedly miraculous medicinal effects. The phenomenon is widely acknowledged to occur in southern Africa where it is estimated that from 50%-90% of the population believe in black magic and witchcraft. The Limpopo province alone once recorded 250 muti-murders in a single year. Body parts from dead corpses serve a valuable purpose but the best muti medicine ingredients are taken from body parts that are harvested while the victim is still alive.

UK girl has been hiccupping every two seconds for the past three months – doctors are baffled

// April 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Emily Marsh has been hiccupping non-stop for 3 months now

In January 2013, 13-years-old Emily Marsh, from the United Kingdom, was on her way to math class when she began to hiccup. At first it was funny but now, three months later, not so much. Emily hiccups every 2 seconds and has been hiccuping continuously, even while she sleeps, for over three months. The physical action is so exhausting, she has to take afternoons off from school to rest. She has undergone a series of tests, including an ultrasound scan, chest X-ray, endoscopy and MRI scan, but doctors have so far been unable to cure her condition. She has tried sucking on sweets, a spoonful of vinegar, osteopathy, hypnosis, sneezing, gargling, and other old-wives tales but to date, she is still hiccuping.

Natasha Demkina – Russian girl with X-Ray eyes can see inside the human body

// March 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // The Future

Natasha Demkina - Russian girl with x-ray eyes

Natasha Demkina, from Saransk, Russia, has a special gift, a gift that her parents have known about since she was a child but up until the mid-2000’s, kept secret from the world. Her eerie ability to see inside of human bodies has been demonstrated before witnesses time and time again. Experts say nobody since Edgar Cayce has demonstrated such a profound ability to confound scientists with her “X-Ray eyes” – her innate ability to see organs, tissues, bacteria, viruses, and make accurate medical diagnosis.

Nineteen Year Coma

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange Events

Terry Wallaca awakens from 19-year coma

In 1984, on Friday the 13th, Terry Wallace, then 19 years old, and a friend were involved in a major car accident in Mountain View, Arkansas. He went into a coma for 19 years and left a wife and small child waiting.

The Heyday of the American Lobotomy Craze

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Bizarre

Dr. Walter Freeman popularized the lobotomy in America

For more than 800 years, man had known that finding a way into the delicate brain cavity and cutting or poking at the liquid filled tissue, would produce a dramatic change in a person’s behavior and demeanor. It was commonly used to “drive out the devil”. Although archaic and seldom used, by 1935, the practice had returned to favor.