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A student who could only read and write upside down has been cured – by the colour orange. Gemma Williams, 17, could read a book only if it was upside down, reports the Mirror.

Her computer monitor had to stand on its head and she wrote the wrong way up, too.

But now she can read and write normally – thanks to orange paper and filters. Tutors at Hopwood Hall College in Middleton, Greater Manchester, solved the sports student’s problem.

Gemma, from Rochdale, said: “Before, when I turned a book upside down, it made sense. Now I can read and write the right way up. It’s done using an orange filter which I put over the words I want to read. I use orange paper to write the right way up.”

Sue Fowler of the Dyslexia Research Trust said: “We know amber makes things clearer by increasing the contrast.”


Why don’t I believe this? 


July 4, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bizarre


A woman gave birth to twins a few hours after finding out she was pregnant.

Shocked Carly Coleman from Hailsham, East Sussex gave birth to 5lb 2oz Lilly-Ella shortly after her waters broke.

As Lilly-Ella arrived, they found 4lb 9oz Harry “hidden” behind her.

Carly didn’t realise she was pregnant because they grew at the top of her womb behind the ribcage.


July 4, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Surprise!