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Cyclopia is one of the rarest forms of birth defect in which the baby is born with one or two eyes on the mid-forehead and the nose and mouth often either missing or nonfunctional. Because most babies born with Cyclopia lack the ability to breathe outside the womb, they usually pass away before birth or shortly after. Recently, photos of a cycloptic baby born in Cameroon earlier this year have been making headlines on the Japanese internet.
"The barbaric practice of foot binding in China began in the 10th century. It was practiced on young girls as young as 6 yrs old. Feet were wrapped in tight bandages and broken so they couldn’t grow. Tiny feet were a sign of prestige, beauty and wealth. For centuries, women suffered terrible pain in the hopes of marrying into a better future." (www.myseveralworl...) >> I could not even fathom...This is not a travel 'fun' find but it's still something important to know about.