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Did You Know Archive » 10 fun and interesting facts you probably didn’t know

10 fun and interesting facts you probably didn't know

Lamb-head Man

"neck ears"

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joe. My best guess it that is a birth defect known as progressive congenital macrodactyly, where basically, starting at birth, the fingers grew rapidly, at a faster rate than the others, and then never stopped. If they did not amputate his hand I bet they continued to grow!

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Man recovering from leprosy--horrible!

Nurse and hydrocephalic child, by Lord Snowdon. A medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain.

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    red sunny3

    simple operation before birth now corrects it

  • ✨Mz. Fire✨
    ✨Mz. Fire✨

    They are also called "Water Babies", my brother has a very mild case. His skull is slightly enlarged but they got the shunt in place quickly. He does suffer from some emotional/mood disorders but cognitively way ahead of others.

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MAN WITH EYE TUMOR, 1906 Large facial tumors have always fascinated medical photographers. Facial tumors are particularly obvious and usually brought to a surgeon’s attention before other areas of the body that can be easily concealed by clothing. Eye tumors could simply be covered by an eye patch in early stages and were frequently advanced before patients sought relief; many were painless. Because large numbers of people were disfigured from a variety of eye diseases, eye patches were common



Burned for dating. Before and after.

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#Rhinoplasty. Loss of #nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY. #weird #oddity #photography #odd #creepy #medical

The Burns Archive: CBS NEWS Coverage- Eye Care in the 1800s RODENT CANCER, 1865 The most common skin cancer is Basal Cell Carcinoma/Epithelioma (BCE). It is a slow growing cancer that does not metastasis but spreads locally causing significant destruction. While today almost all patients survive the disease in the nineteenth century it was often a fatal condition as patients sought treatment only when the disease was advanced.

The Burns Archive: CBS NEWS Coverage- Eye Care in the 1800s

Planned Extinction: Humans have aggressively worked toward the extinction of many species of viruses and bacteria in the cause of disease eradication. For example, the smallpox virus is now extinct in the wild, although samples are retained in laboratory settings. The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed on October 26, 1977.

Josephine Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Tennessee 1868. Her extra legs resulted from a rare form of conjoined twinning, which gave her two complete bodies from the waist down. Each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She could move the smaller legs but was unable to use them for walking. She married a doctor and had four daughters and a son. It has been said that three of her children were born from one set of organs, two from the other.

Freak Lamb Two Bodies One Head Vintage RPPC. $55.00, via Etsy.

Trauma to mandible

Somayeh Mehri, 29, and her 3-year-old daughter Ra’na had a bucket of acid poured on them by Somayeh’s husband while they slept. Somayeh lost her ability to see and Ra’na lost one of her eyes..

  • ✨Mz. Fire✨
    ✨Mz. Fire✨

    So terribly tragic!!!

Advanced rickets/osteomalacia in a 3-year-old child.

Following her death in 1860, this woman was stuffed & displayed as when she was alive. Born with hypertrichosis, her features were gorilla-like; her nose & ears especially large, face covered with hair, & a double pair of teeth. Her husband had originally purchased her & worked her as a performer. She had a child with the same condition who died after 3 days. She died five days after that (complications from birth), & her husband had both her & the baby mummified & placed in a glass cabinet.

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    Mike Johnson

    Her name was Julia Pastrana.

Ronnie and Donnie Galyon (born October 28, 1951) are two American conjoined twins, who hold the current record for the oldest living conjoined twins. With nine children to support, their father, Wesley, made the decision to take the twins on the road as a sideshow attraction. The boys were exhibited in sideshows throughout their childhood in the U.S. and later in Latin America. (Pictured here from late 1950's or early 1960's)

A triphalangeal thumb (TPT) is a congenital malformation where the thumb has three phalanges instead of two.

No one realized that her oversized hands and arms were caused by a hormone imbalance. Hoping to right the wrong, she had two operations, one when she was 25 and another 5 years later. The operations proved to be disastrous. Instead of stopping the growth, they activated the cells causing the arms and hands to grow even larger.

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Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome is a rare disease that occurs in 1 in 8 million births. The condition ages the child's body so rapidly its victims die before they have truly experienced youth. Children will lose hair, develop wrinkles and appear much older than they are. Picture here Nguyen Thi Ngoc, 13, reads a book at home in Ho Chi Minh City. Ngoc is Vietnam's first known case of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Ngoc, who lives in Ho Chi Minh City, comes from a poverty-stricken fa