With the current expansion of Photoshop, it can be difficult to determine if a picture posted online is real or fake. Every year hundreds of photographs become viral on the Internet, and in most cases we have an opinion over their authenticity. This article will examine 20 real pictures that were made famous by the Internet. In most cases, the photos have caused an Internet debate over their origin. All of the images depict real events, but some have false back-stories. I will attempt to clear up the facts surrounding some of our favorite viral photographs.
A coma is a state of unconsciousness, lasting more than 6 hours in which a person cannot be awakened, fails to respond to painful stimuli, light, sound, and lacks a normal sleep-wake cycle. A coma is caused by injury to either the cerebral cortex or the reticular activating system. It is a serious medical condition that creates brain irregularity and causes people to experience post-traumatic amnesia. Depending on the length of the coma, patients will suffer a different recovery time.
The medical world is full of tales of the bizarre, ranging from rare, mysterious diseases to odd medical anomalies. Today’s list will focus on ten of these fascinating stories. Add your own favorites to the comments. Remember Mr. Spock and his green Vulcan blood in Star Trek? Apparently, it can happen.
The positive responses to my list of mental illness myths , plus some significant illnesses that had to be left out to keep the list to ten items, have inspired me to write a follow-up list. Here are ten more mental illnesses, and disorders, with commonly believed myths. The Myth: Personality Disorders are incurable elements of a person. There are a total of ten personality disorders: paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependant, obsessive-compulsive, depressive, and passive-aggressive. According to the World Health Organization, these personality disorders are diagnosed when “the individual’s characteristic and enduring patterns of inner experience and behavior” is abnormal — in other words, personality disorders have a pervasive affect on the person’s thoughts and behaviors, and have usually been part of the person for a long time.
With an average weight of 1.36 kilograms, the human brain is truly something to marvel at. It is difficult to believe that something akin to a malformed sponge, at first glance, contains over 100 million neurons and 100 trillion synaptic connections. As far as we know, it is the single most complex unit in the universe. Indeed, an organ as intricate as our brain will, no doubt, be riddled with its fair share of problems.
From miraculous survivals to bizarre medical disorders, the medical world is crawling with astounding tales. Here’s just a sampling of the many stories the medical community has to offer. Feel free to add your own astonishing medical tales in the comments… Thimethylaminuria is a rare metabolic disorder that causes the defect in a certain enzyme that breaks down trimethylamine, a compound released by protein-digesting bacteria, living in our stomach. Sufferers then begin to release the compound through their sweat, urine and other bodily fluids. The result?
From bizarre disorders to landmark operations, the medical world is overflowing with amazing tales, which always make for good reading. In the past I have written two lists of baffling medical cases. For today’s list I will, once again, regale you with 10 true, yet unbelievable, tales from the world of medicine that will surely astound you. As always, feel free to share your own unusual medical cases in the comments.
With Hollywood turning out so many movies ever year, it is no surprise that they are often full of clichés. This is a list of the ten we see most often in movies. This is Wikipedia’s definition of a cliché: A cliché is a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty, especially when at some time it was considered distinctively forceful or novel. 1. Henchmen Are Bad Shots How many times can action heroes dodge dozens of bullets and never get hit?
Following on from Top 10 Movie Clichés published back in 2007, when the site was just a month old, here are ten more instantly recognizable clichés from the movies. Maybe, if we ever compile the comprehensive list of movie tropes, screenwriters will use it as the template for all movies that Hollywood chugs out – in which case we should ask for a cut! This has to be one of the most used clichés in the book: the hero/heroine is trapped in a nightmarish world of dreams, they’re just about to be killed/see their loved one die when they bolt upright, gasping for breath, in obvious distress. Occasionally, the director will spice up the cliché by putting the camera right in the actors face.
I like being a volunteer paramedic but one rather small side effect is that I always notice how horribly wrong most movies and TV shows handle medical stuff of any kind. Sometimes there are only minor errors, sometimes rather big flaws happen. Of course some movies are more accurate than others, so I tried to find points that apply for most of them. Applying a tourniquet above or below a wound is something you see in movies almost every time someone has a bleeding that is more than a little scratch. In reality, this procedure is highly controversial among experts since it does not only damage the affected limb severely, but when a body part is cut off from blood supply, toxic substances begin to form quickly and when the blood flow is restored, these substances can be life threatening.
It’s been a long time since we last published a list of quotes. Many atheists are people of fairly high intellect and their quotes are often witty and thought provoking. Here I have chosen the best 20 (after the first list) and, of course, you can add any that you want to the comments.
Whether we are preoccupied, our possessions are stolen, or simply by unforeseen circumstances, everyone eventually loses something belonging to them. When that item holds much value – sentimental or otherwise – it tends to hurt a little more when it is lost, but then the joys of reconnecting are all that much sweeter. Here are ten stories in which a little bit of luck, and possibly a lot of good Samaritan acts, can sometimes restore what was once lost.
This is another of the previously unpublished lists found in our latest book, the Ultimate Book of Bizarre Lists . Here we look at ten toys that are either horrifying, bizarre or unimaginably inappropriate for their target market. If you know of other revolting or disastrous toys, mention them in the comments. Given the strange circumstances under which Mr Herman was arrested some years ago, one wonders why any company would agree to produce a child’s doll of him. That aside, the doll itself is horrifying – it looks like a monstrous grinning clown without its red nose. The ill-fitting suit and strangely long fingers make this a doll that no parent would want for their child.
A long time ago, reality t.v. might have truly been considered a post-modern art form. The idea of observing something in its natural state, unaffected by linear plot or pre-packaged conventions, but such never took. Like communism, theory fails to actualize itself in the hands of those with self-serving motives. If the Real World was the first of its kind, the staged conflict and startling revelations seemed necessary to keep ratings, the real precedent (art is never a priority in the entertainment business), and every reality show thereafter has required a hook and sort of structure, more than observing a creature in its natural habitat without feelings of self-consciousness.
Throughout the years many people have perpetrated hoaxes – often for publicity, and sometimes just for the hell of it. Of all the hoaxes through history, the ten in this list are the most famous. In at least two cases (the Book of Mormon, and the Priory of Sion) millions of people have been fooled – or continue to be fooled! In no particular order, here they are: 1. The Book of Mormon 1830