semi-identical twins

Semi-Identical Twins (Only 2 Cases Ever Discovered)

In the United States, it is estimated that for every 1,000 children born, 33.3 of them will be twins; 22.8 of which will be fraternal and 4 of which will be identical. Throughout history, it has been widely held that twins could only be born as either identical or fraternal; however, this notion changed in 2007 when the birth of two semi-identical twins were discovered in the U.S.

Related article: Conjoined Triplets (Is It Even Possible?)

Identical vs. Fraternal Twins

Identical vs. Fraternal Twins

The way in which twins become identical or fraternal depends entirely upon what happens during fertilization of the mother’s egg. Identical, or monozygotic twins, arise from a single fertilized egg that has been split into two. Identical twins will therefore have identical genetic material, which accounts for why these twins are often indistinguishable from each other. read more

Gross Viral Videos

10 Gross Viral Videos To Send To Your Friends

This is a collection of links to gross videos. The footage contains some of the most disgusting people on the Web. From stomach-churning pimple popping videos, to long and nasty farts, this post has it all. Although the following scenes are extremely repulsive, some are quite hilarious.

Warning: Graphic content ahead. It may make you puke.

Nauseating Scenes From Around The Web

#1 Security Guard Documents Farts At Work For 6 Months


For six months, a security guard at a Florida hospital filmed himself farting at work. Although his name is Doug, the Internet knows him as Paul Flart (which is his Instagram handle). His 6-month fart compilation all started when he liked the sound of what he calls a really “nice” one. In an interview with Vice, he said: “One day I ripped a rather nice one and got really good sound from it, so the next time it happened I recorded it and sent it to my group chat.” His friends encouraged him to share his compilation on the Internet. read more

cool websites for when you're bored

15 Cool Websites For When You’re Bored To Death

So you want to see some cool websites without having to spend a lot of time searching for them? Well, look no further. We found 15 of the coolest and most sophisticated sites online! With over 1 billion on the Internet, you are bound to find some that are not only extremely impressive, but also useful. According to Mashable.com, the very first domain was registered on March 15, 1985 (Symbolics.com). So, for about 30 years, people have been creating websites.

In our post called 15 Weird Websites, we found a list of sites that are not only strange, but also some that are useless. Today, we will share 15 that you will probably find fun, entertaining and useful. We divided our list of 15 into 3 separate sections so you can see a variety of what is on the World Wide Web. Let’s first start with a site that can create a doll or action figure of yourself. read more

Huang Chuncai: China’s Elephant Man (Where Is He Now?)

Chinese man Huang Chuncai had the most extreme case of neurofibromatosis ever recorded. His condition was so severe, he was been dubbed “China’s Elephant Man.” With a massive 25 kg tumor that hanged from his face to his waist, his face appeared like it was actually melted.

Sadly, his condition prevented him from living a normal life. Chuncai could barely move, eat, or even sleep. As if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, when he walked, he had to hold his growth.

Where Is Chuncai Now?

China's Elephant Man now

The latest picture of Huang Chuncai (source: Daily Star)

Chuncai has had a total of 4 major surgeries (from 2007 – 2013) to reduce the size of his growths. If you are online searching for an updated article on his progress, you won’t be able to find any information more recent than March of 2017. read more

Noah Wall

The Boy Born With 2 Percent Of His Brain: A Neurologist’s Perspective

It was the worst news two prospective parents could get. As described in the New York Post, Shelley and Rob Wall were told their baby had “no brain.” Doctors believed it had not developed. The couple, from Cumbria, in northwest England, were advised on multiple occasions to terminate the pregnancy. They were told their child would never see, hear, eat, or talk. However, they refused to give up hope. On 11/11, at 11 o’clock, little Noah was born.

Six years later, he had made remarkable progress. He was a bright, interactive child who could certainly see, hear, eat, and talk. Thanks to intensive physical therapy he was learning to walk, and even to surf. Noah had gone from having an estimated 2% of a normal brain size at birth to a brain size that was 80% normal at age 6. How is this possible? read more