"No one knew what was bothering 7-month-old Mya Whittington. Her discomfort stumped her parents and doctors. She was finally hospitalized - and a 2-inch feather eventually poked its way out of her neck, shocking everyone
." [ABC] — Rob
A Gulf of Mexico fisherman opened the uterus of an adult bull shark and found a two-headed shark pup inside. According to Michigan State University researchers, this is the first two-headed bull shark confirmed by scientists. ""Given the timing of the shark's discovery with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, I could see how some people may want to jump to conclusions," Michael Wagner, MSU assistant professor of fisheries and wildlife, wrote in a report in the Journal of Fish Biology. "Making that leap is unwarranted. We simply have no evidence to support that cause or any other." (EurekAlert!)
Love Me is Zed Nelson's photographic tour of the culture of plastic surgery across 18 countries. Above:
Zed Nelson: Love Me (via Smithsonian)
"I’ve had three toes shortened – a portion of bone removed between the joints and ﬁxed together with metal rods. I like to wear Jimmy Choo’s, three-inch heels with a pointy toe.”
Foot X-ray. Toe reduction surgery.
Kristina Widmer, 36.
New York, USA
Love Me by Zed Nelson (Amazon)