Meet Michael, born a man, then became Michelle, returned to being Michael again and has considered becoming Michelle again.
Meet Michael, born a man, then became Michelle, returned to being Michael again and has considered becoming Michelle again.
A man who travelled across America to get hair treatment has filed a lawsuit after he discovered he didn't get what he had paid for.
The man paid $1,700 laser hair treatment that actually turned out to be a toupee glued onto his head and 'lasered' on with a hair dryer.
The legal bills on either side have now topped $80,000 - all over a syrup!
At 7.75 kg (17.1 lb) at birth, Nadia Khalina may have taken the title of the world's heaviest baby. Since birth Nadia has lost some weight but doctors say she could have heart problems.
The heaviest baby ever born weighed 10.8 kg in the United States in 1879 but it died within 11 days. The latest edition of the Guinness Book of Records notes a Brazilian baby born this year weighed 7.57 kg. Nadia was heavier. Link (w/ photos)
Dozens of firemen and Red Cross workers took part in an operation to transport a woman weighing 35 stones from her home in Colombia's northern city of Cucuta to a local hospital.
The rescuers were forced to knock down two walls and one door, using saws and drills, to get 70-year-old Clementina Rios out of her home, in an operation that took over four hours to complete.
The Daily Mail has more (embarrassing for the woman) photos of her being lifted using a crane.
A list of 20 body parts that we could live without.
Wes Pemberton thinks he may have a world record. He’s submitted a hair on his leg as the world’s longest leg hair. A hair on his calf measures about five inches. The world record is 4.88 inches.
Gunslot.com has 10 very strange diseases such as werewolf syndrome, vampire disease and Walking Corpse Syndrome.
Tomoji Tanabe, right, the world's oldest man, receives a bouquet of flowers from Miyakonojo Major Makoto Nagamine to celebrates his 112th birthday Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at his house in the southern Japanese city in Miyazaki prefecture, or state. Born Sept. 18, 1895, Tanabe was named world's oldest male after the death of the Puerto Rican Emiliano Mercado Del Toro, who died aged 115 last January. Link
A biomechanics professor at the University of Portsmouth in England has conducted a study that shows that women's breast bounce more during exercise than previously thought.
Haven't these professors got better things to study? Actually, what better things is there to study than women's breasts.
Cricket-crazy Dave Morrison shows off his crocked fingers — the result of half a century playing as a wicket keeper.
Dave, 64, has broken every digit over the years but was too scared of hospitals to get them treated.
Instead he left them to heal themselves with only bags of frozen peas to numb the pain — meaning each one is now crooked.
He finally saw doctors after a ball smashed his thumb. They were so amazed at his fingers they took a photo to use in medical lectures. LinkCricket
Research by a University of Michigan public health professor has shown that antibacterial soaps show no health benefits over plain soaps and may render some common antibiotics less effective.
A boy has been born with 12 fingers and 12 toes. The rare condition, called polydactylism, is usually genetic. His dad was born with an extra finger on his left hand. He'll have all the extra digits surgically removed in a couple of weeks, his mom said.
If you think you look ugly, spare a thought for 31-year-old Huang Chunsai. He has just had a part of a 23kg tumour removed from his face. Despite the size of it he can still walk, breathe and eat.
The man with the largest hand in the world will be looking forward to a normal life after undergoing radical plastic surgery at Shanghai No. 9 People's Hospital.
Liu Hua, a 24-year-old Jiangsu Province native, was born with a left thumb, index and middle finger much larger than normal.
Liu was suffering from a rare disease called macrodactyly, a birth defect in which toes or fingers are abnormally large.
On July 20 surgeons began a seven-hour operation to reduce the size of Liu's fingers and thumb. Doctors removed 5.1kg of flesh and bone in the procedure.
"This was the first stage. The patient will regain the use of most of his left hand after rehabilitation," Chen said. "A second operation is scheduled in six months to reshape his left arm and shoulder." Link
The world's oldest father has done it again, fathering a child for at least the 21st time, at the age of 90.
Indian farmer Nanu Ram Jogi, who is married to his fourth wife, boasts he does not want to stop, and plans to continue producing children until he is 100.
Mr Jogi's children and grandchildren live in six houses attached to his two-storey family home. Link
After a six-hour struggle and with the help of four midwives, a woman has given birth to a baby weighing an astonishing 14lb 7oz, almost twice the birth weight of the average baby. I bet that's made a few of the female reader wince.
A British woman has given birth to identical triplets in western Austria. The babies — girls named Amy, Kim and Zoe — were delivered Monday by Caesarean section, a hospital in the city of Feldkirch said in a statement.
The babies, conceived naturally without fertility treatments, weighed in at 1,500 grams (3.3 pounds) and measured 40 centimeters (15.7 inches).
The likelihood of giving birth to identical triplets is 1 in 200 million. Link
A new bra for men has been made by an Australian company that is designed to flatten man boobs.
The creators of the Male Support Vest promise it will flatten the chest, make breasts less noticeable and reduce bounce during physical activity.
Available in white, black and beige, they are custom fit to individual measurements and are also designed for men suffering from gynecomastia, a medical condition that causes enlarged breasts in men.
The vest costs $85 and is available by mail order.
One doctor thought the bleeding, strange bumps on Aaron Dallas' head might have been a gnat bite. A specialist thought it was shingles, though both doctors held out the possibility that it was something far more disturbing.
Then the bumps started moving.
A doctor found five active bot fly larvae living on Dallas' head, near the top of his skull, a few weeks after a mosquito apparently placed them there.
'I'd put my hand back there and feel them moving. I thought it was blood coursing through my head,' said Dallas, of Carbondale.
'I could hear them. I actually thought I was going crazy.'
A 30 year study suggests that shy or anti-social males are 50% more likely to suffer from a fatal heart attack or stroke.
With the introduction of a smoking ban in England this morning, it is now illegal to smoke in public places in the whole of the UK. We've had the ban in place since April and it has been so much more pleasurable going to the pub and not coming home smelling like an ashtray.
A Japanese man who set a world record by wolfing down 53 hot dogs in 12 minutes has suffered a severe jaw injury due to his rigorous training, making his next title uncertain.
Takeru 'Tsunami' said he can only open his mouth to make a gap the size of a fingertip after being diagnosed with jaw arthritis.
The injury occurred only a week after the slender 29-year-old started training to win his sixth straight title at the annual July 4 Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest on New York's Coney Island. Link
Thailand has become the world centre of penis reattachment surgery as more and more women hack off cheating spouses penises.
According to these calculations, the average human gets 400 mile to the gallon traveling at 3mph.
"A 155 lb human walking at 3 mph will burn 246 kcal/hour, or 82 kcal/mile. Feed that human one gallon of gas in potential energy -- 31,548 kcal -- and he'll have enough energy to walk for 128 hours."
Weird pictures and documentary footage of a man who lost 401lbs and was left with a huge amount of excess skin.
I used to weigh 630 pounds. I have been overweight all my life. I was close to death. I was written off by everyone, even myself. All of a sudden I woke up it seemed from my dispair and I relized feeling sorry about my life wasn’t going to solve my problems. I decided to change my existance. I weigh 229 now, I lost 401 pounds but I have excess skin. I wear a Large shirt and I can fit in a 34 waist.
After two years of constantly hearing noises and wriggling in his ear, a man has had a colony of mites removed.
Link [Thanks Kent]
This image (and others) was supposedly taken by a surgeon who found a huge hairball inside a man's stomach. The man suffered from Rapunzel's Syndrome and had been eating hair including some from his mother's hairbrush. The site also shows pictures of a tongue stud that was removed from an appendix!
A company called TrimegaLabs offers a test that can test how much alcohol you have consumed over the past few months or even years by examining your hair.
Current tests involving blood or saliva are only useful in the few days after consuming alcohol but the £345 test from Trimega will determine not only if you have consumed alcohol but also how much.
The test works by measuring substances - called fatty acid derivatives - absorbed by the hair as a by-product of alcohol being broken down by the body. [via]
23-month old Alex Connerty is Britain's only primordial dwarf and because of the condition he is destined to spend the rest of his life standing less than 3ft tall. Alex is only 2ft 4in, weighs less than a stone and wears clothes designed for six-month-olds.
Primordial dwarfism is a very rare inherited disorder and the cause is unknown. It affects an estimated one in three million people. The oldest known sufferer is 43.
His family have launched the Walking with Giants fundraising campaign - in an attempt to send him to America to meet the world's leading dwarf expert.
I rarely give money to charity and the only one I tend to give to is the Royal National Lifeboats Institution, but after reading about Alex I decided to donate some money to help him get to America. As of yesterday they were one-fifth of the way to raising the money required.
As of 6am this morning, I can now go to the pub and not come home stinking of smoke. That's because Wales has banned smoking in enclosed public spaces. This is something that me and a lot of other people have been waiting for for a long time and it's going to be interesting to what impact it has.
A ban is already in place in Scotland and Northern Ireland and England will soon be implementing their bans. By July 1st you will not be able to smoke in enclosed public spaces in the whole of the UK.
20 things you didn't know about skin such as...
#Globally, dead skin accounts for about a billion tons of dust in the atmosphere. Your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute.
# One experiment revealed that Meissner corpuscles—touch receptors that are concentrated in the fingertips and palms, lips and tongue, nipples, penis and clitoris—respond to a pressure of just 20 milligrams, the weight of a fly.
# The skin releases as much as three gallons of sweat a day in hot weather. The areas that don't sweat are the nail bed, the margins of the lips, the tip of the penis, and the eardrums.
This poor guy in Eastern Europe has a horrible skin disease that affects his hands and feet.
Leaps in ultrasound technology have revealed Vanishing Twin Syndrome for the first time, giving expectant mothers a better understanding of life - and death - in the womb.
Channel 4's Miracles in the Womb programme has created amazing footage from life-like models based on the latest 4D ultrasound images.
And for the first time ever it has captured Vanishing Twin Syndrome whereby another baby begins to develop, dies and is absorbed into the womb leaving an empty sack. Read more.
A woman claims to have caught a form of cancer from hugging her father.
This poor guy has facial tumours so bad that it's made him blind. I wouldn't mind seeing the outcome of the surgery. [via]
Either the short woman is really short or the tall woman is really tall. [via]
According to a poll of 2,000 men by condom company Durex, 3 out of 10 British men (or 9 million men) would give up sex for life in return for £1m. 9% said that they would stay celibate if it meant never having to work again, 3% said they would go without if it meant their football team winning the Premiership, FA and European Cups and 1% said they would swap sex for a lifetime supply of beer. Link