Thursday, February 23, 2012

The girl who can remember last 24 hours only

Jess Lydon, 19 suffers from a rare brain disorder making her able to remember only the last 24 hours. She can’t recall what she did yesterday.Yet a year ago the promising performing arts student memorised the entire script to take the lead role in a production of We Will Rock You. She is diagnosed with Susac Syndrome in November 2011, a rare disease with only 250 reported cases in the world. Victims have been mainly woman between 20-40. MRI scan revealed white lesions on Jess's brain. She has suffered sight and hearing loss, severe headaches, confusion and an aversion to natural light. Jess, being cared for by mum Tracey at home in Walsgrave, West Mids, said:"My life is ruined and my memory has gone. I have no past — just the present.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Frog-Like Baby

This bizarre-looking baby was born in Charikot, the headquarters of Dolakha district. The baby, however, died after half an hour of its birth.The baby weighed 2kg at birth and was born after the normal nine-month gestation period. Medically explained, the baby has a condition called anencephaly, a neural tube defect with no proper brain formation. That's why women are advised to take folate in early pregnancy.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Man without face

Dallas Wiens , 25 year old American ,who worked on the decor of one of the local churches, hit the strongest level of electric shock. It was so strong that the entire front portion of the skin and partially burnt bones of the skull immediately. About three months Dallas was in a coma His face was burned. He lost his eyes, nose, lips and even teeth. Much later after that, he underwent operation to transplant skin to somehow cover the exposed facial bones. After the terrible trauma of vision and olfaction, Dallas retained the ability to speak. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

World's longest escalator

The world’s longest escalator is located at the Park Pobedy station of the Mosco Metro connecting Maryland and Moscow. Opened in 2003, the escalators are 126.8 m (63.4 m high), or 740 steps, long, and take nearly three minutes to transit.
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