Category: world news

Incredible story of Julia Pastrana the hair-covered lady who became star of 19th century freak shows

The body of Julia Pastrana, who had a rare disease that left her body covered in hair, had been languishing in a storage room at the University of Oslo until a New York-based artist launched a campaign to return her body to Sinaloa de Leyva nearly 10 years ago. The campaign has finally succeeded and
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Hundreds Of Giant Ice Boulders Weighing 75 Pounds Washed Ashore In Michigan

Amazing: These ice boulders, estimated to weigh 75 pounds each, washed ashore in northern Michigan. Officials believe they broke off from hunks of ice floating in Lake Michigan and were rounded into shape by wind and waves These massive snow boulders, estimated to be about 75 pounds, have washed ashore off the coast in northern
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I’m The Worlds Oldest Person!

Contest: Jiroemon Kimura, top, and Luo Meizhen, bottom, both claim to be the world’s oldest living person China and Japan are constantly struggling over territory, politics and economic dominance – but now it appears the two Asian giants could have found another topic to fight about. Earlier this month a Japanese man was officially declared
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18-year-old says she is auctioning off her virginity

High school student, 18, auctions her virginity to pay for sick mother’s medical bills – and bids are reaching $35,000 Rebecca Bernardo from Sapeacu, Brazil, announced the auction on YouTube after 20-year-old Brazilian Catarina Migilorini auctioned off her virginity three months ago for $780,000. The 18-year-old says she is auctioning off her virginity in an
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Hugo Chavez says he needs cancer surgery again

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was heading back to Cuba on Sunday for more cancer surgery after announcing that the illness returned despite two previous operations, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Chavez acknowledged the seriousness of his health situation in a televised address Saturday night, saying for the first time that if he
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Marley’s Mellow Mood drink sickened several New Jersey middle school students

Marley’s Mellow Mood drink sickened several New Jersey middle school students, the school’s cafeteria operator said. The beverage, which packaging says is not intended for children, contains ingredients such as valerian root intended to promote relaxation and relieve stress. The school has since removed the product and suspended a manager because the drink was not
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University lecturer loses 40lbs in hunger strike protesting Trinidad highway project

Environmentalist Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh ended the first week of his hunger strike outside the office of Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar on Friday, visibly thinner than when he started, but maintaining his action was justified to get the Trinidad and Tobago government to change its position regarding the construction of a highway south of here.
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