Oh My ….. This Teen Can Touch Her 4-Inch Tongue To Her Eyeball

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longtonguelewis570She calls herself “Long Tongue Lewis,” and she isn’t exaggerating.

Adrianne Lewis, 18, can touch her eye with her 4-inch tongue.

OK, so she needs a helping hand. But that’s still pretty amazing. The Muskegon, Michigan, teen can also touch her nose, her chin and her elbow with it.

Lewis says she wants Guinness World Records to measure her tongue. The current record-holder is 24-year-old Californian Nick Stoeberl, whose 3.97-inch tongue appears in the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records.

Lewis’ mother, Julianne, told Barcroft TV that she first noticed that her daughter had a big tongue when she was about 10 or 12 years old.

“She would stick her tongue out, touch her nose and touch her elbow. I think she was kind of discovering herself,” Julianne Lewis says in the video above.

Her mom says long tongues run in the family, but Adrianne Lewis suspects her licker may have grown longer with use.

“I think that with time, and with me being the weird kid that I was and always sticking out my tongue, it could have stretched,” Lewis said.
Could there have been a celebrity inspiration behind Lewis’ tongue tricks?

Terminally ill man set to be first to undergo the world’s first full head transplant

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AN Italian surgeon is set to become the first in the world to transplant a human head on to a donor body.

The pioneering operation by Dr Sergio Canavero is to be carried out on a 30-year-old computer scientist who is suffering from a fatal muscle wasting disease.

773495-927dcab0-e170-11e4-9fcd-1eb8ac734e9bValery Spiridonov has admitted that the prospect of going through with the operation is terrifying.

“I am afraid, but what people don’t really understand is I don’t really have many choices.

“If I don’t try this out my fate will be very sad. With every year my situation is getting worse.”

The man from Russia, who is battling the rare genetic Werdnig-Hoffman muscle wasting disease, added: “My decision is final and I do not plan to change my mind.”

Dr Canavero said he’s received many emails and letters from people seeking the procedure and he had already decided that the first patient would be someone suffering from a muscle wasting disease.

The procedure has some medical precedent as it was recently reported that Chinese scientists had carried out a head transplant on a mouse.

But most medical experts say a human head transplant is pure fantasy.

Dr Hunt Batjer, president elect of the American Association for Neurological Surgeons, told CNN: “I would not wish this on anyone. I would not allow anyone to do it to me as there are a lot of things worse than death.”

Firstly he would have to cool both the body and head so the cells won’t die when deprived of oxgyen through the process.

Next, the neck of the patient is severed and all the crucial blood vessels are hooked up to tubes while the spinal cord on both the head and the body are severed.

“The recipient’s head is then moved onto the donor body and the two ends of the spinal cord are fused together,” said Thomson.

“To achieve this, Canavero intends to flush the area with a chemical called polyethylene glycol, and follow up with several hours of injections of the same stuff. Just like hot water makes dry spaghetti stick together, polyethylene glycol encourages the fat in cell membranes to mesh.”

Canavero told Thomson the last stage of the lenghy process would be to stitch up the muscles and blood supply.

The patient would then be put into a three or four-week coma to let the body heal itself while embedded electrodes stimulate the spinal cord to strengthen the new nerve connections.

The patient won’t be able to get up and walk around after the surger Dr Canavero said telling the New Scientist that the damage to the spinal cord would take about 12 months to heal fully. The patient would however keep their old voice, he adds.

Only time will tell if the body rejects the new head or not.

Handgun found in man’s ‘butt cheeks’ during jail search

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A handgun was found in a Bridgeton man’s “anal cavity” during a strip search at the Cumberland County Jail on Friday, police said in a news release.

17751096-largeWhen officers arrested 21-year-old Darquan R. Lee, of Pamphylia Avenue, on a contempt of court warrant Friday afternoon, they searched him and brought him to the Bridgeton police station, according to Lt. Thomas Speranza, of the Bridgeton Police Department, in the release.

But at the station, suspicion that Lee might be hiding something arose when he asked police to use the bathroom, but then “refused” after officers told him that they would pat him down and search the bathroom “before and after he used it,” police said.

It was at this point officers thought Lee might be hiding “contraband” in his “anal cavity,” according to the news release.

Upon transferring Lee to the Cumberland County Jail, the police officers told jail personnel they thought Lee might be hiding contraband, officials said.

It was during a “strip search” that jail personnel discovered a .25-caliber automatic handgun “shoved in his anal cavity” and “between his butt cheeks,” authorities said.

The handgun was also reported stolen from Alabama, according to police.

Lee was additionally charged with possession of a weapon; unlawful possession of a weapon; certain persons not to have a weapon and receiving stolen property, according to officials.

He is currently being held in the Cumberland County Jail without bail.

Man in China collapses after 14-day online game binge, begs medics to let him keep playing

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Online gaming addiction is becoming a serious problem in China, with multiple reported cases of people collapsing and even going a little bit off the deep end after spending days at a time online at internet cafes.

chinaRecently, a man collapsed after spending a shocking 14 days playing an online game – but when an ambulance was called for him, he is reported to have begged the medics to let him keep on playing just a little while longer…

In Hefei, the largest city in the Anhui province of China, a man was reportedly taken to hospital following a 14-day online gaming marathon session. Onlookers reported that the man apparently chain-smoked while gaming, and didn’t seem to eat anything during the 14 days he spent glued to the computer screen in an internet cafe in the city.

On the fourteenth day, the man reportedly rose from his seat at around 7pm and made his way outside, presumably to find food. Concerned staff followed, only to discover him collapsed in the street.

The staff immediately called an ambulance for the man, who is reported to have told the paramedics when they arrived: “Leave me alone. Just put me back in my chair. I want to keep on gaming.”

Obviously, they ignored the man’s request and whisked him off to hospital, where he is said to be recovering, but we wonder why the internet cafe staff allowed him to keep on playing for 14 days in a row despite admitting that they were “concerned” about him.

Japan’s netizens reacted to the story with plenty of scorn, though online gaming addiction is a problem in Japan as well:

“Nothing better to do?”

“Why didn’t he take any food with him? You can’t eat in Chinese net cafes?”

“Wow, that’s dedication. I get sick of games easily.”

“Know when to quit!”

“Don’t go to an internet cafe, it costs money. Just game at home like a smart person.”

Have you ever gotten addicted to a video game? Should staff intervene in clear cases of gaming addiction like this, or is it up to the individual how much time he or she spends playing video games?

Woman Charged With Contaminating Families Milk With Shavings of Dead Skin From Her Feet

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Sarah P. Schrock, 56, of Mechanicsville was arrested on on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by Deputy First Class Jaime Davis of the St. Mary’s sheriff’s Office.

Charging documents allege that Schrock contaminated milk served to family members at her home, with shavings of dead skin from her feet.

Schrock was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, where she was charged with poisoning/contaminating of food, 3 counts of assault and failure to comply with a peace order.

The poisoning/contaminating of food charge is a felony punishable by up to 25 years in jail.

Oh Shit, Ryanair flight takes off without toilet paper

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7683360_GPassengers onboard a recent Ryannair flight from Spain to London were in for unwelcome surprise when the plane departed without any toilet paper.

The flight took off before cabin crew admitted to the passengers that the handling agents had failed restock the bathrooms.

The warning provoked a mild panic throughout the airborne plane.

In additional to lacking adequate toilet paper, the flight also had no milk to offer to patrons for coffee or other beverages.

A Ryanair spokesperson issued a statement saying:  “This very rare and regrettable stock shortage as caused by the failure of our handling agents in Murcia to deliver toilet rolls and milk sachets that had been ordered on the turnaround in Murcia.”

The low cost airline was voted as the second from bottom “worst brands in the world” last year by marketing consultancy Siegel+Gale’s simplicity index.

But, that was actually an improvement for the airline.

In their rating, Siegel+Gale wrote: ‘What can we say about Irish budget airline Ryanair that hasn’t been said before? Despite the company’s promise for a renewed focus on the customer experience, it’s still a bumpy and complicated ride for passengers. “Complex booking with all the onus on the passenger,’ says one respondent. ‘Irritating and generally misleading,’ says another.”

Eccentric Millionaire Who Hid Gold Treasure in the Rocky Mountains Five Years Ago Says It’s Still Up for Grabs

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forrest-fenn-treasure3-550x413If you believe millionaire art collector Forrest Fenn, there’s actually a real treasure buried somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, just waiting to be found. The 84-year-old author claims he hid a chest full of gold and jewelry – worth millions of dollars – in the mountains five years ago, and even left clues in his book The Thrill of the Chase. Tens of thousands of people have joined the hunt, but no one has managed to find the coveted treasure so far.

Fenn, a native of New Mexico, moved back to Santa Fe with his wife in 1970. He has always had a strong sense of adventure, but he didn’t get the idea to hide his treasure until 1988, when he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. He was told that his chances of survival were slim, so he started thinking of creative ways to share his wealth. That’s when he thought of a treasure hunt.

forrest-fenn-treasure-550x343As he was being treated for cancer, Fenn purchased an antique 10-inch by 10-inch bronze chest and filled it with gold and priceless historical artifacts from his collection. Although his cancer went into remission eventually, he still went ahead with his plan to bury the chest. He hid it somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, but no one knows exactly where, or even in which state. Fenn himself has olny confirmed that it could be in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, or Wyoming, but says people have to follow his clues in order to find it.

He hasn’t revealed its exact contents, but he says that numerous people laid their eyes on it before he hid it, including New York Times bestselling writer Douglas Preston. He told the media that the treasure chest contains 256 gold coins, among other articles of value – “mostly American eagles and double eagles, hundreds of gold nuggets, some as large as chicken eggs, ancient Chinese carved jade figures, Pre-Columbian gold animal artifacts, lots of rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and diamonds and other things.” The New Mexico Tourism Department estimates the value of the treasure to be at least $2 million.

“I wanted the monetary value to be a consideration for those who are looking for it, but mostly my motive was to get kids off the couch and away from their texting machines out in the mountains,” Fenn said.

Understandably, the treasure caught the attention of the nation when Forrest Fenn first made his announcement, five years ago. Hordes of people have tried to make sense of the nine clues that Fenn claims to have hidden in a poem in his book. About 30,000 people searched for the treasure last summer, and 50,000 are expected to go on the hunt this summer. “I think it’s out of control,” Fenn said. He did reveal that some people have come very close to finding it – as close as 200 feet away from the spot – but they were unaware of how close they really were.

Fenn said he isn’t disappointed that no one has found his treasure. “Somebody could find it tomorrow and it may not be found for a thousand years. I’m looking at the big picture. A lot of people who are searching for the treasure don’t see it the same way I do. I would love if someone found it tomorrow but if nobody found it for a hundred years, that’s okay with me too.”