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Doctors Remove Parasitic Twin from Two-Year-Old

'Pregnant' two-year-old boy gives 'birth' after he has parasitic twin removed from inside his stomach

‘Pregnant’ two-year-old boy gives ‘birth.’

Baby PhotosA two-year-old boy from Huaxi, China  has undergone an operation to remove the undeveloped  foetus of his own twin inside his stomach.

Xiao Feng, was brought to hospital after his stomach had become so distended and he was having problems breathing.

After a series of medical testing , x-rays and MRI scans the doctors diagnosis his condition as  parasitic twin syndrome.  He was immediately taken into surgery where doctors removed the foetus  which measured 20 cm in width and had a fully formed spine and limbs, including fingers and toes.

Identical twins form when an egg splits in half after fertilization.Gossip News

But conjoined twins or foetus-in-foetu siblings occur when the egg fails to fully separate.

According to sources…”The parasitic twin would have developed into a boy and had grown so large that almost 2/3rds of his affected twin’s stomach was taken up.”

Dr Jonathan Fanaroff, a neonatologist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, said some conjoined twins can survive as ‘parasites’, but not when one twin absorbs the other.

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Parasitic or Heteropagus Twins are asymmetric conjoined identical or monozygotic twins in which the tissues of a severely defective twin (parasite) are dependent on the cardiovascular system of the other, largely intact twin (autosite) for survival.

The estimated incidence of heteropagus parasitic twins is approximately 1 per 1 million live births. Isolated case reports comprise most of published work on this rare congenital anomaly.

The condition only occurs when an undeveloped or underdeveloped twin is attached to parts of the body of the twin that develops and is birthed.

The parasitic twin syndrome has been noted in dozens of official cases, but is thought to occur more often due to lack of official documentation of cases in third world countries. Many of these survived, often after surgery to remove the parasitiv twin.

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More about Parasitic Twin Syndrome

Parasitic or Heteropagus Twins are asymmetric conjoined identical or monozygotic twins in which the tissues of a severely defective twin (parasite) are dependent on the cardiovascular system of the other, largely intact twin (autosite) for survival.

The estimated incidence of heteropagus parasitic twins is approximately 1 per 1 million live births. Isolated case reports comprise most of published work on this rare congenital anomaly.

The condition only occurs when an undeveloped or underdeveloped twin is attached to parts of the body of the twin that develops and is birthed.

The parasitic twin syndrome has been noted in dozens of official cases, but is thought to occur more often due to lack of official documentation of cases in third world countries. Many of these survived, often after surgery to remove the parasitiv twin.

Man Trapped on Island by a Crocodile

New Zealand Man Trapped on Island for two weeks by a crocodile

New Zealand kayaker Ryan Blair ,was trapped on a small island off the coast of Australia for more than two weeks by a huge crocodile, 9 News reported.

Man Trapped on Island by CrocodileBlair, was exploring the waters near Kalamburu and wound up on Governor Island, about 2.5 miles from the mainland. When he decided to head back, he soon found he was sharing the island with an enormous reptile who had other plans.

Whenever he attempted to leave the island, Blair says, the croc chased him and blocked his exit. In a kayak that, at about 8 feet long, is less than half the estimated length of the crocodile, Blair felt he didn’t stand a chance.

Blair , 37, was rescued Saturday, after Kalumburu resident Don MacLeod saw a light coming from the island and went to investigate, Australian public broadcaster ABC reported.

Blair noted he had been trying to use a fire to signal to passing boats for days, but to no avail.

MacLeod told the Rural Report that he’s seen the “very, very large” croc a few times. He estimates it’s about 19.5 feet long.

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Men Found in Jungle After 40 Years

Oarfish or ‘Sea Monster’ Smelly Carcass Found on Beach in Spain

Luis Siret Beach in the Andalusian village of Villaricos

A long, smelly carcass that washed up on the Spanish coast may never be conclusively identified — but experts say it sure looks like the remains of a Oarfish on a beach in Spaingiant oarfish or thresher shark.

A beachgoer stumbled upon the head of the 13-foot-long beast on Luis Siret Beach in the Andalusian village of Villaricos.

The latest in a string of “sea serpent” stories has sparked an online buzz in the past few days, thanks to the gnarly-looking pictures that surfaced in the Spanish press last week. The carcass washed up on Luis Siret Beach in the Andalusian village of Villaricos, according to the local publication Ideal, and sparked jokes about the Loch Ness monster and mutant fish.

“A lady found one part, and we helped her retrieve the rest,” Civil Protection coordinator Maria Sanchez was quoted as saying. “We have no idea what it was. It really stank, as it was in the advanced stages of decomposition.”
The  Europa Press quoted a coordinator of the group, Francisco Toledano, as saying that any identification would have to be made on the basis of the images — because the decomposing remains were buried by sand.
Toledano said the preliminary analysis suggests that the 13-foot-long (4-meter-long) carcass came from a “species of fish,” but he wasn’t more specific. Almeria24h.com said some experts speculated that the creature could be a thresher shark (also known as fox shark, Alopias vulpinus, or “peje zorro” in Spanish). Such sharks have a distinctive caudal fin that can stretch out as long as the shark’s body itself.

“It’s hard to tell,” David Shiffman, a University of Miami shark researcher who blogs about marine biology on Southern Fried Science, told NBC News in a Twitter exchange, “but the official guess that it could be a thresher shark seems plausible.”

Behind Blondie Park

Men Found in Jungle After 40 Years

A father and his son who fled their village during  the Vietnam war have been found 4o years later.

Ho Van Thanh, was last seen in 1973 running into the jungle with his  son Ho Van Lang after a bomb exploded in his home.  The blast  killed his wife and two eldest sons and left Thanh in a state of fear and shock.  Since then, he has had no contact with anyone at the village he left behind.

According to sources,  Ho Van Thanh, now 82,  and his son Ho Van Lang,  now 41, were  found alive after they were spotted by locals who were searching for firewood in the deep  Vietnamese  jungle in the Tay Tra district  in the  Quang Ngai province.  Read full story here

Luis Siret Beach

Behind Blondie Park

Florida Sinkhole Near Disney World

ORLANDO, Florida – A Florida time-share resort where a sinkhole devoured a building Sunday night said that it is open for business and next week’s guests should “come on down.”

A sinkhole in Florida Swallows Resort  AreaPaul Caldwell, the general manager of Summer Bay Resorts, which is located 6 miles from Walt Disney World, made the pitch to guests at a news conference on Tuesday.

Guests staying in the downed building were evacuated by an alert security guard who ran inside to wake occupants as the structure was twisting and collapsing around him. No one was injured.

A total of 36 people were evacuated from two buildings on the sprawling 64-acre property, which has a total of 900 units, the resort said.

The state of Florida, which is prone to sinkholes because of its porous limestone foundation, is set this fall to begin the creation of a statewide geological map showing the relative vulnerabilities to sinkholes. The map could be used by local governments making decisions on building permits.

The map project received funding two weeks ago for its first stage with a $1.1 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which follows a spate of sinkholes in 2012 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby, according to Patrick Gillespie, spokesman for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Sinkholes are a common feature of Florida’s landscape, typically becoming sites for springs, lakes and portions of rivers after they occur. They most commonly occur as a result of naturally acidic underground water flowing through and dissolving the underlying limestone. North and central Florida generally are more vulnerable than south Florida, Gillespie said.

In 2012, a long drought lowered the water table and emptied natural voids in the limestone, which then collapsed under the weight of torrential rains from Debby, Gillespie said.sinkhole

In March, a sinkhole under a Tampa-area home opened and swallowed the bedroom of 37-year-old landscaper Jeff Bush, whose body was never recovered.

In 1981, in Winter Park near Orlando, a measuring 320 feet wide and 90 feet deep swallowed a two-story house, part of a Porsche dealership and an Olympic-size swimming pool. The site is now an artificial lake.

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What cause SinkholesSinkholes can form anywhere there is soluble rock present underground. This is known as “karst terrain,” according to Randall Orndorff, Director at the Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center of the United States Geological Survey. Soluble rocks that could potentially lead to sinkhole formation include limestone, gypsum and salt.

Significant rainfall is a key ingredient as to whether a sinkhole will open, because the water becomes acidic once it is underground and, without proper drainage, can pool in sinkholes. Florida is a prevalent state when it comes to sinkholes, but more than 20 percent of the country is above “karst terrain,” according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Other states where sinkholes are prevalent are Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

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Flights Resume at Milwaukee Airport After Storms.

Stranded travelers weary from an overnight stay in a Milwaukee airport began flying out Friday afternoon, one day after powerful storms pounded southeastern Wisconsin and caused widespread flooding that grounded all flights.

Both commercial runways at Mitchell International Airport were covered with water Friday morning. Crews cleared one runway and reopened it to air traffic about 1 p.m., airport spokesman Ryan McAdams said. He said it was too early to say when the other might reopen. Read more here