Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Disgusting Health News from Around the World





Feeling a little weak and stiff, an otherwise healthy Chinese woman recently paid a visit to her doctor. When her test results were analyzed, the source of her complaints was revealed. The woman had only HALF A BRAIN. Even more surprising, the woman had lived a completely normal life for over thirty-nine years, and (according to her mother) even graduated from high school with good grades.

Late last year, an woman arrived at a hospital in Ghatkopar, India, complaining of head pain and a foul odor issuing from her nose. X-rays revealed a three-inch piece of a broken toothbrush lodged in her nasal cavity. How the toothbrush reached that particular location has been a source of some controversy. Was it an accident, as the woman claims, or was the toothbrush rammed up her nose by an assailant? More disgusting details (and a picture of the toothbrush) here.

Many thanks to Kad for sending these two stories!

(Above: The latest in bizarre nurse-inspired fashion from Louis Vuitton.)

14 Comments:

Blogger Kitty said...

o0 That is really weird. A tooth brush stuck inside her nose!?!? How do you do that?? And how do you lose half a brain!?('o')?

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Kad said...

I am so glad you put these stories on here. I found them very strange.

~Kad

2:17 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

I doubt that she LOST half a brain...she was probably born without it. I know a few people who may be suffering without half, or all of their brain!

It would freak me out SOOOOOOO MUCH to have a toothbrush lodged into my nose.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

This is sort of related. A while ago I read about a construction woker that went to the dentist because his tooth hurt. They x-rayed his head and found out why his tooth hurt. His nail gun had backfired and the nail was in his mouth pointing up and very close to hitting his brain.

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Lena said...

Ananka's back!
I've been gone, so I haven't really noticed any comings back, so yeah.

-shudders-

5:39 PM  
Anonymous rage said...

Are you shuddering because of the toothbrush or the prospect of not seeing strange things for all those days?

9:57 PM  
Blogger ookamishinzui said...

Wouldn't you feel it if you had a tooth brush stuck up your nose!? how would it even fit in your nose? a mystery....
well a lady with only half her brain, doesn't half your brain controll your right side and the other side control the left side?
how did she move?

9:59 PM  
Anonymous udon't need2knowmyname said...

thats repulsive. ewww. How could you not know that a toothbrush was stuck in your nose? weird. How can you not know that you only have HALF A BRAIN? Thats crazy. My science teacher talked about the cloned meat thing today. its disgusting. Is it for organic beef too?

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Cupcakedoll said...

That woman's outfit is pretty scary all by itself. ^^; Fashion for the bird-flu apocalypse much.

On TV I once saw a boy with no brain at all. His skull was full of fluid-- though he must have had some parts of a brain because he could breathe and even walk around. (well, be led around) Couldn't talk. Could see, but couldn't think about what he was seeing. I'd feel sorry for him but I'm not sure there's any 'him' to pity...

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Hania said...

Its extremely gruesome(the toothbrush incident). Living with half a brain-extraordinary. On the website where the article about the toothbrush was someone who commented "I myself was in a car accident 10 years ago - A bad one... Every so often, a tiny piece of glass pops out of the skin of my face, neck and arms. There are probably dozens of them still inside me."
Freaky.

12:50 AM  
Blogger Spring said...

How did she LIVE FOR 39 YEARS!!!!

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

How the hey do you get half a toothbrush up your nose and not realize it? (Just something random: I believe my sister got a bit of cheese up her nose about 10 years ago and my dad had to use tweezers to get it out xD)

I saw on (I think) Medical Incredible on Discovery Health channel one time about a little girl who had an entire hemisphere of her brain removed in a surgical operation to save her life. But how can you control half ofyour body if its corresponding brain hemisphere isn't there? *muses*

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

If you don't have all your brain, I think the other brain cells learn to do the missing ones' jobs.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they PAY Louis Vuitton for that look?!

1:15 PM  

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