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So nice to have loving grandparents

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacificneedles.jpg Doctors in China have discovered 26 sewing needles embedded in the body of a 31-year-old woman. They think they were inserted into Luo Cuifen’s body when she was a baby by grandparents upset she was not a boy.Some of these needles have penetrated vital organs, such as the lungs, liver and kidneys. One has even broken into three pieces in the woman’s brain.The needles were discovered only when Ms Luo went to hospital complaining of blood in her urine. She was given a routine X-ray, which revealed the needles. Up until then she had been in good health.A team of 23 doctors, including five from the United States and Canada, are debating how best to remove the needles at the Richland International Hospital in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province.

September 7, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Strange | Comments Off on So nice to have loving grandparents

The Bizzaro sisters at work

AnanovaTwo sisters have kept their dead mother in an undertaker’s fridge for ten years – so they can visit her every weekend.Josephine and Valmai Lamas could not bear to bury mum Annie after she died in 1997, aged 84, reports The Sun. Instead, they have shelled out more than £13,000 to keep her in cold storage at a funeral parlour.Josephine, 59, of Chiswick, West London, and Valmai, 52, of nearby Harrow, make separate weekly visits to sit with Annie in the parlour’s chapel.

September 7, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on The Bizzaro sisters at work

Pig dog

AnanovaA dog in China has adopted a piglet, nursing it as if it were her own puppy.A dog had adopted a piglet in Chongqing city, China, nursing it as if it were her puppy /Lu FengHuihu, from Chongqing city, adopted the piglet after her five pups were stillborn.”She was very depressed for one week, then one night came home with a tiny black piglet following her,” says owner, Lao Yi. Lao Yi says that ever since, Huihu has reared the piglet as if it were her own puppy, nursing her and taking her around.

September 7, 2007 Posted by | animals | 1 Comment