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Biology
15.5k viewsHorrifying Facts About Excoriation Disorder, Your Skin's Worst NightmareWe've all picked at a scab or two before - no big deal, right? Well, what if you simply had to pick at your skin, and not just sca...
Biology
13.7k viewsWhat You Need To Know About Progeria, The Disease That Rapidly Ages Young KidsImages of individuals with progeria are arresting: they show young children who resemble people in the advanced stages of age, com...
Natural World
70.1k viewsMeet The Kick*ss Women Rocking Hirsutism - A Condition Causing Excessive HairThe human body is a sensitive vessel and something like a minor imbalance in hormones can be enough to radically alter a person's ...
Biology
174.5k viewsParasitic Evil Twins: The Bizarre And Dangerous Fetus In Fetu SyndromeParasitic twins are often the subject of cheesy horror flicks or macabre urban legends. But these over-the-top stories about twins...
Human Body
9.1k viewsThese 13 Genetic Abnormalities Make You More Vulnerable To Certain DisordersWhen you think about what you'd want to inherit from your parents, you're probably thinking about money, property, or cool vintage...
Health
14.8k viewsHere Is Everything You (Never) Wanted To Know About LeprosyFor centuries, people with leprosy were cast out of society, called sinners, and treated like, well, lepers. There's a reason that...
Living
12.5k viewsRokitansky Syndrome Affects 1 In 5,000 Women - But You've Probably Never Heard Of ItTalking about medical conditions surrounding the female reproduction system has been seen as taboo for too long. Thankfully, the d...
Human Body
15.0k viewsThis Syndrome Will Slowly Turn You To 'Stone' - It's Rare, But Very RealThe human body is capable of many things, including miraculous feats of strength and a surprising ability to bounce back from dama...
Human Body
12.9k viewsEverything You've Ever Wanted To Know About HeterochromiaBoth humans and animals can have different colored eyes. Not many people know why this trait happens, though. Usually a genetic mu...
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18.9k viewsScientists Just Discovered The Medical Explanation For StigmataWhile stigmata is typically thought of as a religious phenomenon, there are actually documented cases of people sweating blood. Bl...
Health
345.0k viewsHuman Chimeras Are Absolutely Real, But Not Quite In The Manner You'd ExpectIn Greek mythology, a chimera is a female creature made up of three different animals. In reality, chimerism is no where near as m...
Human Body
13.6k viewsEverything You Don't Know About Vitiligo - It Affects People And AnimalsWhat is vitiligo? If you've never heard of it before, you're not alone. Many people have never heard of this rare skin condition. ...
Health
14.9k viewsAlien Hand Syndrome Basically Gives Your Hand A Mind Of Its Own - And It Might Try To Kill YouThere are tons of weird diseases and disorders in this world, but have you ever heard of one where a person's hand attacks them in...
Animals
25.1k viewsAre You Coughing Up Worms? You Probably Have The Worst Parasitic Infection ImaginableAscariasis is not only the most common parasitic infection, it's also one of the worst parasitic infections to get. Though ascaria...
Twins
67.8k viewsEverything You Ever Wanted To Know About Parasitic TwinsIn the wide world of medical anomalies, conjoined twins present a unique condition. Among those extraordinary cases, some conjoine...
Biology
53.0k viewsMirror Hand Syndrome Is Just As Fascinating As It Is StrangeThese days, popular media has made polydactylism a well-known genetic anomaly. From Gravity Falls to The Princess Bride, tons of f...
Weirdly Interesting
141.6k views11 Things You Didn't Know About People Who Can't Feel Physical PainSticks and stones may break your bones - but what if you couldn't even feel them? While it may sound like the stuff of science fic...