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Man’s missing finger found inside fish

One of the fingers lost by a wakeboarder in an accident has turned up months later inside a trout. 31-year-old Hans Galassi had been wakeboarding on P…

‘Dead’ Australian leaves hospital

An investigation is underway after paramedics wrongly assumed an accident victim had died at the scene. 30-year-old Daniel Huf had become trapped upsi…

Man builds device to speak to dead daughter

Gary Galka claims to have constructed several devices with which he can communicate with ghosts. Galka lost his daughter in a car accident eight years…

Most Extensive Face Transplant Yet

Last week, in a 36-hour operation, Richard Lee Norris (shown here before his accident) received a full face transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The transplant team was led by reconstructive specialist Dr. Eduardo D. Rodriguez. “We utilized innovative surgical practices and computerized techniques to precisely transplant the mid-face, maxilla and mandible including teeth, [...]

Tracked Hunting Wheelchair

When Tim Swenson’s sixteen-year old son was paralyzed in a car accident, he lost the ability to move through the woods and fully enjoy his outdoor lifestyle. So Swenson developed a heavy duty tracked wheelchair that can go over almost any terrain. Some models sold by his company come with accessories for hunters, such as [...]

Man has severed thumb replaced with toe

A man who lost his thumb in an accident has had his toe transplanted on to his hand in place of it. James Byrne had been sawing some wood when he acci…

Cow leaps over fence – crushes car

In a bizarre accident a man’s car was squashed after a cow leapt over a fence and landed on it. Robert Gould has counted himself lucky to be alive fol…

Paralyzed Man Stands Up

A hit-and-run accident five years ago left Rob Summers paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors said he would never walk again, but thanks to a new type of therapy, he can now stand on his own. Summers’ injury disrupted the nerve pathway that normally triggers walking. Researchers implanted an electrical stimulator at the base of the [...]

Chernobyl

An explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the USSR (now Ukraine) during a safety test became the worst nuclear accident in history on April 26th, 1986. Twenty-five years later, the area is still uninhabitable. The Big Picture has posted 34 pictures from that disaster and its aftermath, continuing to the present. This picture shows [...]

Pope declares God was behind the Big Bang

The idea that the universe came in to being by accident should be rejected, the Pope has stated. Speaking to a crowd of 10,000 at St Peter’s Basilica …