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Can you transplant a soul?

Can elements of a person’s character – or even their soul – be transplanted along with a heart?  The Freaky investigates the bizarre cases of people having heart transplants and then taking on the personalities of their donors.   In 2008 Sonny Graham, a seemingly happily married 69-year-old man living in the U.S. state of

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Man makes beer in his stomach

A man has managed to make beer in his own stomach thanks to a bizarre and rare medical condition. Many men have beer guts made by drinking too much booze, but this Texas man was different. The 61 year old found himself continually feeling drunk even when he hadn’t  consumed any alcohol. His concerned wife,

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Man lives for over a year without a heart

A 25 year old man has lived for over a year with no beating human heart – and still managed to play basketball. Stan Larkin from Michigan, USA spent 550 days totally supported by an artificial  heart known as a “Syncardia” – which he carried around in a backpack – after his heart was removed

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Woman with 10 stone legs

The strange and bizarre case of the woman with 10 stone legs.   It is not uncommon for people to blame their weight gain on glandular problems. But what if the opposite was true? Imagine a scenario where even your own doctors refuse to believe that you are truly experiencing a troubling medical condition. You

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The girl who bleeds from her eyes.

The strange case of the girl who bleeds from her eyes. Teenager Marnie-Rae Harvey from Stoke-on-Trent, England, regularly finds herself bleeding from her eyes, and no one knows why. “It burns and then if it covers the pupils of my eye I can’t see,” For angst ridden Goths and Emos, bleeding from your eyes might

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Vapor Rub Addicts

33 year old Texan Danielle has a weird addiction – she is hooked on vapor rub. Vapor rub is designed to unblock sinuses but to Danielle and other vapor rub addicts its much more than a cold cure – it is a dangerous obsession. She inhales it, eats it and even puts it in her

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Lab Grown Heart

For the first time scientists have managed to grow a beating human heart in a laboratory.   A team at Harvard Medical School have regrown an existing donor heart using stem cells to replace cells that might cause rejection in a transplant recipient. In a process not dissimilar to the way mechanics strip down classic

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Feral Genie

Ever wondered what would happen to child if they were not given any affection? It’s hard sometimes to comprehend the cruelty humans can inflict on one another, even more so when it is a father to his own daughter. This is the story of Genie, a girl who for 13 years suffered severe mental and

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Ear Horror

This video is not for the faint-hearted. In August 2015 an Indian girl complained of ear ache. What doctors found is likely to leave you gagging. This is a video of the medical investigation.   The ear belongs to 12 year old Shreya Darji from Deesa, Gujarat, India. Ten large ants were removed from her ear.

Woman becomes pregnant with 12 baby squid

A South Korean woman became pregnant with 12 baby squid after eating calamari. Really. We are not kidding. Even by The Freaky’s standards this is a truly bizarre and odd story. The 63 year old woman was eating a whole cooked squid when she felt a sharp pain in her mouth. She visited doctors and

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Homemade “bionic arm”

  A man who lost use of his arm in a stroke has built his own bionic arm from scrap metal.   6 months ago, I Wayan Sumardana, who lives on the island of Bali in Indonesia, had a stroke and claims he was left with no feeling in his left arm and only able

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Magnets cure cocaine addiction

Cocaine addiction could be cured with magnets according to new research.   Italian scientists used magnets to stimulate cocaine addicts brains and discovered that it greatly reduced their craving for the drug. The study published in the science journal Neurophsychopharmacology explained that scientists targeted the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex are of the brain with a treatment

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A British magician impaled his hand on a six inch nail in a magic trick that went wrong and then posed for photos before rushing to hospital.     Magician Kyle Wallace was performing a Russian Roulette style trick with three bags containing different objects when he slammed his hand down on the wrong bag

Man with mutant hand

Lui Hua suffers from a rare condition known as macrodactyly. When he was hospitalized in Shanghai on July 2007, his left thumb measured 10.2 inches and his index finger measured close to 12. On July 20 surgeons undertook a seven-hour operation to reduce the size of Liu’s fingers and thumb. Doctors removed 11 pounds of

Alien Baby

This may look like an image out of a science fiction film but this is a human baby. It’s a photo of a baby boy who was delivered still inside his amniotic sac.     The amniotic sac is a baby’s home while in the womb and normally just before birth it will break –

World’s Largest Penis

A Mexican man is claiming to have the world’s longest penis and he has an X-ray photo to prove it.   Roberto Esquivel Cabrera’s penis is 18.9 inches long, The x-ray confirms this – although there is a catch – his actual penis is only 6 inches long, the rest is made from “extra skin”.

Blue Skin Man

The strange medical condition that can turn your skin blue.   Paul Karason used to be fair skinned but then something freaky happened – his skin turned blue. A bizarre medical condition turned Karasson’ red hair white and turned his skin dark with a blueish tinge. Karason, from Oregon, said he didn’t realise his skin

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Dentist Visit Leads to Memory Loss

Man loses his memory after a trip to the dentist. Going to the dentist is perhaps one of our least favourite experiences, and a curious tale of a British man who has suffered perpetual memory loss after a visit to the dentist, will do nothing to ease any fears about getting a clean and polish

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Hand grown on leg

In a bizarre medical first a man’s hand has been grown on his own leg.  :   When factory worker Mr Zhou’s left hand was severed by a spinning blade in an accident at work, doctor’s in China decided to save the use of the man’s hand by attaching into onto the patient’s ankle for

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The Man with a Removable Nose

This man has no normal nose – its removable. And every night before he goes to bed he takes it off and sticks it the fridge with a magnet.     Brit Bert Eastham had his original nose removed by surgery after getting cancer. So doctor fashioned him a new nose which is made from

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Amoeba Eats Eyeballs

If you have ever slept in your contacts, worn your lenses for some days or didn’t clean them properly, pay attention – a girl has permanently lost her sight after keeping in her contact lens for 6 months.     Lian Kao, a 23 year old student from Taiwan, left her disposable contacts in for

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Seasick for 3 Years

Anyone who has ever taken a boat trip on rocky oceans will know how really terrible sea sickness can be. Now imagine having that feeling of nausea every single day. That’s what one  grandmother with a strange syndrome has to suffer.   British grandmother Diane Morley has felt permanently seasick since going on a cruise to celebrate her 62nd birthday in 2012 & developing motion sickness. Now 64-years-old,

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Twin Found in Woman’s Brain

American surgeons have removed an “ evil twin” from an Indian woman’s brain.   26 year old Indian born Yamini Karanam studying in Indianpolis had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. But when doctors at the Skullbase Institute in Los Angeles started surgery to remove the tumor they discovered something much weirder – a clump

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Hysterical Girls

Throughout history there have been strange reports of collective feinting, collapsing,and weird tics infecting people  in schools, villages and factories. Mainly affecting teenage girls the symptoms are real but the causes are unknown and are believed to be triggered by the mind – a type of mass hysteria. Film director Carol Morley has made a

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Penis chopped off twice by wife

A cheating husband in China has had his penis chopped off not once but twice by his furious wife.       After Fan Lung was caught cheating, his furious wife hacked off his penis while he was sleeping. Then when it was sewn back on by doctors she sneaked into his hospital room and

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Owl Acupuncture

  A slightly clumsy owl from Madrid has benefited from the ancient practice of acupuncture.   Some might see sticking needles into an owl as animal abuse, and others might laugh at the thought of an owl receiving acupuncture, but however unconventional the treatment, it worked. It all began when the owl accidentally hurt his

Tampon causes severe memory loss

A British woman was hospitalised and left unable to recognise her own family after using a tampon.   27 year old `Joanna Cartwright suffered Toxic Shock Syndrome after using a tampax and on awakening from a coma didn’t know who her own daughters were.   Joanna Cartwright, from Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England at first

Maggot Ear

Watch this freaky video of a man having hundreds of live maggots removed from his ear.     Indian physician Dr Vikram Yadav, who uploaded the video, says the unnamed young man got the maggot infestation after a housefly layed its eggs in his ear when he was sleeping. The larvae hatched into hundreds of

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Huge Hairball Removed From Girl’s Stomach

A huge 9 pound hairball has been removed from a teenage girl’s stomach in Batke, Kyrgyzstan.     The hairball had formed in 18 year old Ayperi Alekseeva’s gut due to her weird habit of chewing her hair and also eating hair she had picked up from the carpet. Ayperi underwent an emergency operation after

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