(Note: this is not Henry. He is not a lizard pornstar)
Happy news from Australia: Henry, a formerly ornery Tuatara lizard had never in his 110 years mated with a female. This is a problem because that fool is endangered! However, as soon as veterinarians removed a cancerous lump they found on his little lizard wee-wee, he very quickly made up for lost time.
Henry and Mildred are now the proud parents of 10 babies, and he is expected to soon mate with Lucy and Juliet (although, she is a bit young for him at the spry age of 20. He is having a bit of performance anxiety). Well, maybe not so proud. If he sees his offspring he is likely to eat them. So it is in the reptile world......
If you haven't heard, there is a woman in California that just gave birth to octuplets. As if that wasn't crazy enough, she reportedly already had 6 children!! wtf?!
Doctors say that there has never been a documented case of a woman conceiving 8 children at once without the help of fertility drugs. Someone please tell me, if you already have 6 children, why do you need fertility drugs?!?!
I like the idea of big families, but this is ridiculous.
Don't worry, if you weren't able to make it to an inaugural ball, you can download "At Last" and "Hail To The Chief" on iTunes.
Madam First Lady, I am very jealous of your super toned arms. I love how your dress shows them off.
Also, I love how Jill Biden seems to be totally clueless that everything she says and does now is going to be painfully scrutinized. You wear your tall boots and strapless dresses to your hearts content. I'll be cheering you on all the way. (p.s. your arms are pretty damn awesome too)
Ok, so you know how YouTube gives you a choice of videos related to the one you just watched? Well this is the one that played after "Girl Without A Face".
I'm sure you've heard about parasitic twins, but this man's case is definitely a one-upper. He is an extremely rare case of a fetus in fetus. It is basically a parasitic twin that forms completely inside the fetus of it's sibling while in the womb. Normally doctors can spot this type of funny business immediately and attempt to fix it, but this poor guy was born in a 3rd world country, probably without a doctor within 100 miles.
He lived his entire life with what he thought was just a fat belly. Luckily, he was extremely self conscious, and asked a group of doctors visiting his village to check him out. The surgery revealed 44 lbs of fluid and--wait for it--a "nine pound aberration of bone teeth and nails". Oh, and don't forget the two pounds of hairball!! WTF!
Watch the video, it shows the little demon.
I need to stop looking at deformed baby videos. It's getting incredibly depressing, and kinda making me want to go get my tubes tied.
I'm going out to buy an Obama T-Shirt to make myself feel better.
WTF also comes in the flavor of incredulity. That's what I was feeling last night when I came across this video on YouTube yesterday and thought it must be a joke. But, upon further research, I unfortunately learned that it is not.
This is Julian Wetmore, born with a facial deformity called Threacher Collins Syndrome. Now, after hundreds of surgeries, she is about 5 years old and still kickin'. You can learn about her story here, or do a YouTube search and see the plethora of videos about her.
This is a pretty long and hilarious compilation video, but please watch it and pay attention to the beginning of the video with two little girls playing in a stream. It will make you exclaim "What the Fuck?!" (you might also throw in a "holy shit")
Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE the Food Network and other food related shows. While I was researching one of Gordon Ramsay's favorite foods (blood pudding, sick!) I came across this wikipedia entry:
"Members of the group monochrom prepared blood pudding out of their own blood and ate it. The performance (staged in 2003 in Vienna) was accompanied by political essays about the 'autocannibalistic' tendencies of the global economy. The event, called "Viennese Factionism: Auto-Blood_Sausage", also can be interpreted as a critical statement about art, art history and the art market. "
On Thursday, January 15th, a collective exclamation of "WFT!" rang out throughout the country when US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency ditching in the Hudson River. (I saw the plane in the water outside the conference room window at work. That shiz was cray-zay!)
But what really made me say wtf was that this was called the "Miracle on the Hudson". Personally, I want to believe that this is NOT a miracle. I get it, it's incredible that everyone survived, but seriously, do you want to be on a plane thinking that if a bird hits us we're toast? I prefer to think that this is exactly what the pilot was supposed to do when faced with this type of emergency. I think he showed his heroism when he made sure he was the last one out. He showed his great skill and training when he flawlessly landed in the water (something that I hope EVERY SINGLE PILOT is able to pull off).