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Trauma

Sedative drug causing no limbs at birth

In the 1950’s, there was a drug called Thalidomide. It was prescribed as sedative for pregnant women having morning nausea. In the early 1960’s it became clear that the drug causes birth defects: babies were born without fingers, toes and sometimes entire hands and legs.

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Trauma

Ultimate Circumcision: Castration

When some parents plan to circumcise their kids, someone should ask, why don’t you have a seat over there?

It turns out there is even more sickening child molestation, and that is castration.

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Trauma

Amputation in the wild: Of Wolf and Man

Wolves often get caught into steel traps.
Steel trap wolf leg
How do they escape?

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Trauma

Skeletons in the openness: Healed fractures in apes

Scientists analyzed many skeletons of deceased monkeys and were astonished to discover healed fractures.

Not all of them were exited in the proper direction.

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Trauma

Should I date a person missing finger or fingertip?

My new girlfriend doesn’t have a finger, should I still date her?
My new boyfriend has half a digit missing, should I run away?
Missing fingers
Such palmistry appear in online Q&As with surprising regularity.

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Regeneration

Arm Amputee Options: I can see dead people

This guy is world’s first one to receive double arm transplants.
Karl Merk both arms transplantation
Karl Merk, sporting both his new arms.

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Regeneration

Lab mice may enable regeneration in humans

Mice and rats are adorable pets. They are cute, intelligent, fun to watch, very interactive and extremely easy to care for.
Fancy rat
Mice also share a large portion of DNA with humans, making them perfect test subjects. And some times those tests lead to fantastic results.

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Regeneration

The Fifth Element movie: Full regeneration of lost organs and bodyparts

This is a dream sequence for people who have injured or lost fingers, limbs or organs:The Fifthe Element
The Fifth Element was released in 1997 and the CGI looks dated now, but the costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier are still too haute couture for everyday wear. Anyway, the concept behind this scene is fascinating.