Weird Things

Weird Things That Make You Go Hmmm


In a big world called Earth, you are bound to find many weird things that will make you go hmmm. Today we are going to talk about some things that you may find extremely hard to believe. Rest assured, everything here is 100% real. If you read the information provided in this article and still don’t believe it is true, to back up all of our stories, we have provided links to reputable websites.

If you happen to be a fan of the weird and unbelievable, this article is for you. Whether it is about a teenage girl who had a 5-foot-long hairball removed from her stomach, or a baby born pregnant with her own twins, you are surely going to learn about some of the most insane and unbelievable things that have happened in our world. Our first story is about a so-called sexy gorilla in Japan.

Many Japanese Women Are In Love With This So-Called Sexy Gorilla

Shabani is a 18-year-old gorilla that has become a sex symbol in Japan. Since his arrival, there has been a rise in the number of female visitors at the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens. This so-called handsome gorilla has many women taking a trip to the zoo just to get a glimpse of him.

According zoo spokesman Takayuki Ishikawa, Shabani will often rest his chin on his hands and simultaneously look intently at you. Does this mean he is posing for all the women? Of course, he is probably just making sure the women don’t attack him and harm his family. Ishikawa also says Shabani is at his peak physically, and is more buff than most gorillas. According to a CNN article, Shabani fans will shout “Look at me, Shabani!” and “This way, Shabani!” as soon as he comes out. It is also reported that fans will post pictures of him and call him names such as “too handsome.”

A 5-Foot-Long Hairball Was Found Inside A Teenage Girl


The above image is a hairball from a Maine Coon cat. It was approximately 4 in/10 cm long.

In our past article called 5 Strange Addictions, we talked about the hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania. Today we are going to talk about Rapunzel syndrome (named after Rapunzel in the German fairy tale published back in 1812). It is a rare intestinal condition in humans and results from ingesting hair (trichophagia). Trichophagia is sometimes associated with trichotillomania.

People who suffer with Rapunzel syndrome experience symptoms such as small or large bowel obstruction. They may also get a hairball (called a trichobezoar) that is located in the stomach, with its tail in the small bowel and/or in the right colon. It makes a lot of sense to name the syndrome after Rapunzel, who had some extremely long hair. Since the human gastrointestinal tract cannot digest human hair, depending on the severity, the hairball may need to be surgically removed.

The Teen With A Massive Hairball

A 15-year-old girl in India has a hair-swallowing addiction that sent her straight to the hospital. Her addiction is so severe, she not only ate her own hair, but also the hair of her classmates. It caused a hairball that measured 5 feet in length. Hairballs are uncommon in humans (especially this size).

Due to a protruding stomach, nausea caused by the hairball, being unable to eat, and severe pain, the teen’s parents chose to take her to get checked. The massive hairball (including a sizable lesion) was seen in a CT scan. Doctors were concerned she might not make it through the surgery. Luckily, the teen did survive a long two-hour surgery and is expected to be able to eat again soon.

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Bezoar” by Gerhard Elsner is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Above is a picture of some bezoar stones on display at the German Pharmacy Museum in Heidelberg Castle. A bezoar is defined as a mass that is found trapped in the gastrointestinal system. Bezoar stones were once seen as valuable commodities. Believe it or not, they were sometimes even thought to possess some magical healing properties. A trichobezoar is a bezoar that is formed from the ingestion of hair. They are extremely rare and can also be fatal if they are undetected.

92-Year-Old Woman Delivers 50-Year-Old Baby

Estela Melendez is a 92-year-old woman from Chile. For over a half century, she was unaware that there was a calcified fetus in her womb. After getting X-rays for a recent fall, doctors discovered the fetus. The X-ray showed the fetus weighed approximately 4.4 pounds. Over 50 years ago, Melendez claimed that a doctor said she had a tumor in her stomach. Unfortunately, it was never removed.

So what could be the actual explanation for the remains of the fetus? Local reports from Chilean news outlets say one explanation is that it was the result of a mismanaged abortion. According to Melendez, doctors refused to have it removed. The other is that doctors reportedly told her she had cancer and would be dead in three days. Therefore, the doctors we unable to operate on her.

Unfortunately, Melendez will have to live the remainder of her life with the fetus inside of her. Due to the potential risks of operating on a 92-year-old woman, doctors will not attempt to remove the fetus.

What Is The Name Of This Rare Phenomenon?

This extremely rare phenomenon is called lithopedion. The condition occurs when a developing fetus dies during an abdominal pregnancy and then mummifies outside the uterus. According to Wikipedia, it is so rare that there have only been 300 known cases of stone baby in the world.

Above is an image of a very odd specimen. It is a lithopedion that remained in the abdomen of a woman for a whopping 55 years. Interestingly, she had five additional uncomplicated pregnancies.

Baby Was Born Pregnant With Her Own Twins

twin pregnancy Believe it or not, but in Hong Kong, there was a baby girl born pregnant with her own siblings. This incredibly rare condition is called fetus-in-fetu. It is so rare, it will only occur in about 1 in every 500,000 live births, and has been reported in about 200 cases in medical literature. Why it actually happens, remains a mystery. But according to the World Health Organization, instead of being a normally developing fetus, a tiny fetus that is found within an infant is considered to be a highly developed teratoma (a tumor). Surprisingly, doctors had suspected the fetuses in the baby girl were not a teratoma, but instead the remains of sibling twins that were absorbed during the pregnancy.

Dr. Yu Kai-man is an obstetrician and gynecologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong. Yu Kai-man was chosen to take a look at the baby girl’s so-called tumor. Though the mother’s prenatal ultrasound revealed an unusual mass, the doctors were unable to determine exactly what it was.

The Discovery Of The Two Fetuses

When the baby girl was just three weeks old, she was required to get a surgical operation. This is when surgeons had found the two fetuses between her liver and her kidney. So how much did they weigh? The case report said that one fetus weighed just 0.3 ounces and the other was 0.5 ounces. Their weight corresponds to approximately 8 and 10 weeks’ gestation. Amazingly, both had an umbilical cord that linked to a placenta-like mass that was located in the baby girl’s belly.

Where Did The Fetuses Come From?

Of course, it is impossible for the baby girl to have conceived the fetus herself. But according to researchers, it is likely that she was once one of triplets. It is still unclear exactly why the two smaller fetuses were absorbed into the body of the remaining girl. But it is possible that fetus-in-fetu is similar to a more common phenomenon called vanishing twin syndrome. In many twin pregnancies, one twin is completely absorbed and then “vanishes” into the body of the other twin.

Man Had A Threesome With Sex Dolls At A Grocery Store Parking Lot

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Sandy sex doll or poseable mannequin” by is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

In 2009, George Bartusek was age 51 at the time of his very unusual, stupid and very disgusting act. He chose to make love with his two sex dolls in a grocery store parking lot. Sadly, onlookers saw this guy in the act. One witness had even reported him kissing the dolls. Bartusek’s stupid and crazy crime was thought to put him behind bars for a year. Luckily for Bartusek , the judge let him off with just six months probation. He is also not allowed to go back to the same grocery store.

This is the type of weird stuff you just don’t hear about. You wouldn’t expect to see an act like this at a bar, much less a grocery store. Fortunately, it is now 2015 and we have yet to hear about Mr. Bartusek repeating his immensely inappropriate act. Hopefully, he will never get the urge again.

Meet The Couple That Shares Their Bed With Five Sex Dolls

Unlike Bartusek, the couple above (video) engage in sexual activity with sex dolls, but in the privacy of their own home. Dave Hockey and Shawna Bigelow share their bed with five silicone sex dolls. The couple says they prefer dolls because they are safer than having threesomes with real people. They are probably waiting to pre-order those lifelike sex robots coming in the next few decades.

Final Words

These were definitely some of the most bizarre and unbelievable things that have occurred on planet Earth. Out of all the stuff we have discussed in this article, is there one you found to be more unbelievable than all the rest? Perhaps, one of the most bizarre stories told in 2015 (so far) is the recent story about the 92-year-old woman who had a baby in her for the last sixty years. As you already know, it is not just things that make you go hmmm, it is also the weird things.