A man from a small village in the Andes Mountains carried his five-year-old daughter into a hospital.The father told Dr. Gérado Lozada that her daughter strangely having regular periodssince age three, but they had stopped about 7 1/2 months prior to the visit. Dr. Gérado listened to the young girl’s abdomen with a stethoscope, and heard a tiny second heartbeat. An X-Ray was also performed, after which there could be no doubt… to the doctors’ astonishment, five-year-old Lina Medina was about seven months pregnant!Further research into the case was done by Dr. Edmundo Escomel, one of Peru’s preeminent physician-researchers at the time. He discovered that Lina’s menstruations had actually begun when she was only eight months old, much sooner than her father had originally reported. Lina’s father was arrested on suspicion of incest, but due to lack of evidence, he was released.
In Malaysia, 78 years old Liew Thow Lin is known as the Human Magnet or Mr. Magnet. He can make metal objects, weighing up to 2kg, stick to his skin without any aid and he is a scientific mystery because there is no trace of a magnetic field around his body. Scientists say his skin is also normal and there is no explanation for his unusual talent.In 2006 he even pulled a 10.6-tonne bus using only his body’s “magnetic force”. Liew Thow Lin placed a steel contraption under his armpit, hooked it to a chain with the other end tied to the bus. He then pulled the bus for 3.4 metres in less than a minute. “I myself am surprised by my extraordinary ability although I’m already 78 years old” he told reporters. Liew also seems to pass some of his forces to his friend. Tan Kok Thai, also has the ability to lift various objects including stones weighing 33 kilogrammes that stuck to his body. A group of professors from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia had found that Liew’s magnetic force was not due to magnet or electricity but because his skin had extraordinary sucking force.
The women of the Padaung hill tribe wear heavy brass ornaments around their neck and limbs. These ornaments look like separate rings but are really a continuous coil of brass that can weigh anywhere from five to twenty-two kilograms and measure up to 30 meter in length. The quantity of visual rings (in reality, the length of the brass coil) is increased every year, according to the age of the woman. Young Paduang girls start wearing rings from the age of six, adding one or two more coil-turns (or visual rings) yearly, until the age of about 16.Once fastened, the rings are for life, to remove the full coil of brass would cause the collapse or even fracture of the woman’s neck. In the past, removal of the brass rings was a punishment for adultery. The punishment was, that since the neck muscles had severely weakened, by years of not supporting the neck, the woman must spend the rest of her life, holding her head with both hands or lying down. Paduang hill tribes women say that they are used to their custom and are happy in continuing the tribe’s tradition.
A one-legged father (from UAE) of 78 is lining up his next two wives in a bid to reach his target of 100 children by 2015. Daad Mohammed Murad Abdul Rahman, 60, has already had 15 brides although he has to divorce them as he goes along to remain within the legal limit of four wives at a time.
A Chinese grandmother(Granny Zhao, 95, of Zhanjiang city, Guangdong province) has a five inch “horn” growing out of her forehead. The horn curves downward and looks like the stalk of a pumpkin. In fact, this horn is actually not a bone that grew out from her skull, instead it’s a mole with elongated skin making it looking a horn. “At first, it was only a mole, but it gradually grew and became like a horn,” she said,” the horn don’t cause me any trouble and discomfot except to affect my vision slightly and block part of my view.” Her family are hoping that medical experts can explain the phenomenon.
The Vegetarian Festival is a religious festival annually held on the island of Phuket in southern Thailand. A colorful event held over a nine day period in 11-19 October 2007, this celebrates the Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. NOTE:This is not recommended for the feint hearted to witness. In order to invoke the gods, participants acting as mediums of the gods will then firewalked, body pierced and other acts of self mortification. Men and women puncture their cheeks with various items including knives, skewers and other household items. Over the years it has became more spectacular and daring with more participants bringing new and more bizarre objects to skew their body. It is believed that the Chinese gods will protect such persons from harm, and little blood or scarring results from such mutilation acts.
Can you still sleep if someone punched you? A punch is nothing compares to these two stories. First story happens in Winona, Minnesota when a man was stabbed nine times without realising it himself because he is deeply asleep. His girlfriend later on noticed that he was covered in blood and woke him up. The 23 year old man were unable to identify his assailant. Second Story was nothing less bizarre, Michael Lusher aged 37, of West Virginia was sleeping in his mobile home in the early hours of Sunday morning when an unknown gunman fired five bullets into the trailer and his truck. One of them struck Lusher in the head. But he didn’t notice. Four hours later, after waking up from his sleep he realises that there was blood running out from his head and went to the hospital.