This is Lydia Fairchild, and she is one of the rare people in the world known as human chimeras. When a fertilized egg meets another fertilized egg in the womb it has 2 choices: develop separately into fraternal twins, or absorb the competition. Chimeras occur when the twin is absorbed but doesn't die, instead continuing to live in your body. Thus one person carries 2 different set of genes, with random organs having your twin's DNA. Anyone could be a chimera without knowing it.
See-Through Phones... my friends and I were JUST talking about these phones! @Christy Polek Polek Daugherty Kimberlin! This is a great list of 90's kids fabulousness! (I so totally had one of these!!!!!! Hahahaha!!!!!)
375 Reasons Why Being a '90s Girl Rocked Our Jellies Off
A system designed at Georgia Institute of Technology enables people with high-level spinal cord injuries to operate a computer and electrically powered wheelchair by moving their tongues. The Tongue Drive, as the system is called, now in prototype, allows a user to wear a dental retainer completely inside the mouth embedded with sensors to control the system (pictured above). The sensors track the location of a tiny magnet attached to the user’s tongue.
Cymothoa exigua, or the tongue-eating louse, is a parasitic crustacean that enters fish through the gills and then attaches itself at the base of the fish's tongue. It extracts blood from the fisht causing the tongue to atrophy from lack of blood. The parasite then replaces the fish's tongue by attaching itself to the muscles of the tongue stub. The fish is able to use the parasite just like a normal tongue. It appears that the parasite does not cause any other damage to the host fish.
Tongue-Eating Parasite Discovered Off The Jersey Coast!