Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Miss Korea 2013 contestants look alike



An otherwise-ignored South Korea beauty pageant has come under a wave of scrutiny after a photo of its contestants went viral on Reddit.The photo of the 20 Miss Korea 2013 contestants, which was originally posted on a Japanese blog, was almost unanimously bashed by Reddit users for what they say represents a growing trend in plastic surgery that makes the women look REMARKABLY SIMILAR TO ONE ANOTHER. Netizens said plastic surgery in Korea is rapidly wiping away ethnic Korean features and made all women look similar, and westernized. This week, photos of the contestants when they were in training in April surfaced, this time showing the girls mostly with bare faces. It turns out that what made the girls look remarkably alike isn't overzealous plastic surgery, but the handiwork of very skilled, if not very creative, makeup artists. Whether these women still had something done on their faces isn't known, but at least without heavy makeup, it isn't as difficult as before to tell them apart.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Woman Pregnant For 46 Years Gave Birth To A Mummy

75-year-old woman, Zahra Aboutalib from Morocco was discovered to be carrying a baby inside of her stomach after the baby had been conceived. In 1955,  26 year old Zahra Aboutalib was pregnant with her first child, but after 48 hours of painful labour, she was rushed to the local hospital. Doctors informed her that she would need a caesarean section. On the ward Zahra saw a woman in terrible pain die in child-birth. She fled the hospital fearing she would meet the same fate if she remained. In the days that followed, Zahra continued to suffer excruciating labour pains but the baby remained resolutely in her womb. After a few more days the pains ceased and the baby stopped moving.

In Moroccan culture, it is believed that a baby can sleep inside the mother to protect her honour. Zahra believed this myth and put the pregnancy out of her mind. She adopted three children and in due course they made her a grandmother. Many years later when Zahra was 75 years old, the pains suddenly returned. Specialist suspected the protruding belly was being caused by an ovarian tumour and arranged for her to have an ultra-sound scan. This revealed a large mass that could not be identified. Zahra was then referred to a specialist radiographer for a second opinion. He could see it was a calcified structure of some sort, but it took a detailed MRI scan to reveal that it was the baby Zahra had conceived 46 years earlier
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