DON’T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is.
The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command in Shandong Province complaining of dizziness and nausea. She told doctors she’d had problems walking steadily for most of her life, and her mother reported that she hadn’t walked until she was 7 and that her speech only became intelligible at the age of 6.
Doctors did a CAT scan and immediately identified the source of the problem – her entire cerebellum was missing (see scan, below left). The space where it should be was empty of tissue. Instead it was filled with cerebrospinal fluid, which cushions the brain and provides defence against disease.
Because fat jokes are as awesome as rapey vampire jokes.
it’s not a fat joke he’s an actual elephant you idiot
from the show:
srsly, one of the best sight gags they’ve ever done
even if you know nothing about Hinduism, how do you not remember this?
This was not a simple altruism or generosity on my part. It would look foolish any other way. She hit the screen like a bomb. ~ Gregory Peck
Do you ever catch yourself thinking rude things about someone or judging them and you’re like “hey stop that, that’s not nice don’t u do that”
There’s nothing like walking the runway at New York Fashion Week to renew a woman’s self-confidence. And now Karen Crespo, 31, knows exactly what that feels like — thanks to designer, Carrie Hammer.