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Mutant fish develops a taste for human flesh in India - Telegraph
"The enormous goonch, a type of catfish, is said to have developed a taste for human flesh after feeding on corpses thrown into the river after funeral ceremonies. Locals rumours have held for years that a mysterious monster lurks in the water. But they think it has moved on from scavenging to targeting live bathers who swim in the Great Kali, which flows along the India-Nepal borde"
fish  animals  india  monsters  food  oddities  via:regine 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Experience: I have Alice In Wonderland syndrome | Health and wellbeing | Life and Health
"symptoms just got worse. Everything was now distorted, all the time. Walking down the road, parked cars appeared the size of Corgi models, while I'd feel disproportionately tall. At work, my chair seemed enormous, while I seemed to have shrunk."
health  medicine  oddities  perception  psychology  sight  hallucinations  alice 
february 2008 by robertogreco
When the Senses Become Confused - New York Times
"After a stroke, the brain tries to reorganize itself. However, sometimes this process goes awry, leaving one woman to feel sounds on her skin."
senses  health  perception  human  body  oddities  sound  touch  bodies 
december 2007 by robertogreco
BUILT REPORT - Schwarzenegger Cows Photo Gallery
"Belgian Blue Beef are famous for their "double muscling" due to a gene that suppresses the production of Myostatin. Myostatin is a protein that normally inhibits muscle growth after a certain point of development. Pure Belgian Blue carry two copies of th
anatomy  animals  medicine  biology  cows  genetics  oddities 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society » Foreign Accent Syndrome
"Foreign Accent Syndrome is a rare and bizarre disorder that sometimes follows strokes or other severe brain injuries... Listen to George Reynolds, a Brit who has never been to Italy but came out of a stroke with a distinctly Italian accent."
language  accents  linguistics  medicine  oddities  strange  speech 
december 2006 by robertogreco
Lo!: A Hypertext Edition of Charles Hoy Fort's Book
"Lo! was the third iconoclastic book written by Charles Hoy Fort and was first published in 1931. As the original edition is rare, and, as the book contains many errors, I am making this hypertext edition available with some of my notes. This work is not
books  oddities  psuedo  literature  science  glvo  hoaxes 
october 2006 by robertogreco

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