Dec 24, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
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This 9-year-old girl has a serious metabolic disorder, and she's really milking it up.
Holly Lindley drinks 6 pints of milk -- each one mixed with 5 tablespoons of cornflour -- every day in order to stay alive, the Daily Mail reports.
The English girl suffers from glycogen storage disease, an inherited metabolic disorder. There are eleven known types of GSD, but in Lindley's case, the disorder prevents her from being able to use stored glucose as a form of energy, meaning that she must consume the simple sugar at frequent intervals.
'It would be easy if she drank fizzy drinks that are loaded with sugar," her mother, Karen Lindley, told the Daily Mail, "but she doesn't like them so milk it is. We get through so much in this house."
In addition to drinking the milk and cornstarch mixtures -- which her friend's call "Holly's special milk" -- throughout the day, the girl also regularly snacks on chocolate and other sweets.
"I'm sure she's the only girl at school that gets two chocolate bars in her lunch box," her mother said.
Holly Lindley isn't the only person with strange eating habits. Marla Lopez says she's gone over 50 years sustaining herself solely on white bread, potatoes and milk.
And last February, 21-year-old Kerry Trebilcock. who suffers from pica, revealed that she has eaten 4,000 sponges and over 100 bars of soap over the past few years.
Nov 9, 2012
|Obama hugs wife Michelle|
This picture is worth a thousands words indeed. This photo of President Barack Obama and wife has just garnered itself 3.5 million "likes" thus making it the most LIKED Facebook photo.
It was a moving photo like countless others on Facebook, but the caption "four more years" said it all -- US President Barack Obama had won re-election, and was about to make social media history.After a months-long, gruelling presidential campaign fought both off- and online, Obama sealed his tech-savvy reputation late Tuesday by announcing his victory over Republican foe Mitt Romney on Twitter and Facebook with the photo.
By early Wednesday, the shot of a smiling Obama holding his wife Michelle in a loving embrace had already broken records on both social networks -- bringing to a climax a hard-fought online campaign for supporters and votes.
"This Barack Obama photo is the most-liked Facebook photo of all time," the social network announced Wednesday, as it clocked up more than 3.5 million "likes".
The picture was actually taken in August in Iowa, at a time when a weary president seemed to lack the necessary spark to win re-election. Via Yahoo News
Oct 29, 2012
|Courtesy of NewsFixnow|
Would you honor a dying loved one's request? I sure will! But what if he or she is asking something out-of-this-world? Something odd or bizarre like having a tombstone engraved with his or her private parts?
Here's a story of Milan Marinkovic who honor wife's dying request of having her tombstone engraved with her vagina?
When Milan Marinkovic's wife Milena died three years ago, she left a very personal request for him to fulfill: She wanted a stonemason to engrave a replica of her private parts on the tombstone.
Her intention for the rather public display of her privates was simple: She wanted to ensure that Marinkovic, a resident of Belgrade, Serbia, never looked at another woman, according to The Sun.
"I don't want you chasing other women. This way you will always remember me," she said in a letter explaining her bizarre last request, according to the Austrian Times.
Making the request was one thing. Fulfilling it was another.
Although Milena left detailed instructions, including photos, of her sex organ to ensure complete accuracy, her husband had a rocky time finding a stonecutter who would agree to the request. Most of those told Marinkovic the request was blasphemous, according to NewsFixNow.
Despite the struggle, Marinkovic recently found a mason who was willing to do the titillating tombstone engraving and the results are on display at the cemetery.
"Now it's finished I love it and it's a really good likeness," he told the Austrian Times. "And this way, a part of her will always be with me."
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