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Skull Bone Transplanted Twice

Former Idaho beauty queen Jamie Hilton suffered brain swelling after a devastating fall in June. Doctors removed a large chunk of her skull to allow the swelling to heal, then replaced it a few weeks later. In the meantime, where did they store the skull? In her abdomen. Doctors removed 25 percent of her skull and [...]

Oz Passport – Pocket Notebook

Oz Passport – Pocket Notebook Getting to Oz used to be quite an ordeal (traveling by tornadoes ain’t what it used to be!), but if your travel brings you to places that made you realize you aren’t in Kansas anymore, you need this Oz Passport Pocket Notebook to keep a journal. It’s also great as a convenient [...]

Snails Can Survive Being Eaten

A new study has found that around 15% of all snails eaten by hungry birds survive the ordeal and live to be eaten another day. In fact, one of the snails in the study immediately gave birth right after she crawled out of the bird’s waste. Link Image via parl [Flickr]

Yawning student gets her mouth stuck open

What started out as an innocent yawn turned in to a painful ordeal and a trip to the emergancy room. 17-year-old Holly Thompson was in class when she …

Did "Trial by Ordeal" Actually Work?

A man is accused of a crime. Is he guilty? Stick his hand in a pot of boiling water. If he is unharmed, God has proclaimed his innocence and protected him. If the suspect is burned, he’s guilty and can be punished (further). This is the basic premise of the legal tradition of trial by [...]