The World’s First Human Head Transplant Has Been Successfully Carried Out

November 19, 2017 Billy 0

Medical science has changed the face of the planet – increasing life expectancy and improving people’s quality of life. It’s only 2017, but in this century we’ve already been able to successfully grow organs in labs and carry out face transplants.

What’s more is that these are only two of the many breakthroughs which have been made in the 21st century. However, the latest medical development is not only remarkable but, until recently, was thought to be biologically impossible.

The world’s first head transplant has been successfully carried out.

Yes, you read that right. In the not-so-distant future, we could be living in a world where the body of our dreams is nothing more than operation away. It turns out that Mary Shelley predicted the future when she imagined Frankenstein’s Monster in 1817.

Well, maybe not Frankenstein’s Monster. There are huge ethical implications associated with head transplants. A person could be left psychologically damaged by the procedure, and you’d assume that living donors would have to be completely outlawed.

The first head transplants were carried out on rats, who only lived for a few hours after the procedure.

The grueling head 18-hour transplant took place in China. The operation was carried out by the controversial Dr. Xiaoping Ren, who hit the headlines last year after transplanting a head onto a monkey’s body.

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Here Are 11 Facts About The Roswell Incident That’ll Make You Believe In Aliens

November 18, 2017 Billy 0

They were said to have large heads, large eyes, and only a hole for a nose.

On this episode of Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan and Shane investigate the Roswell Incident, and whether it’s a cover-up or a misunderstanding. Below are 11 of the many details discussed in the episode.

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Something undoubtedly crashed in the fields of Foster Ranch, just northwest of Roswell, New Mexico.

Something undoubtedly crashed in the fields of Foster Ranch, just northwest of Roswell, New Mexico.

The crash isn't in question, but what it was that crashed is debated. Some believe it was a spaceship, others remain unconvinced.

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The Roswell Daily Record’s front page ran a headline that claimed to have captured a “flying saucer.”

The Roswell Daily Record's front page ran a headline that claimed to have captured a “flying saucer.”

This bold proclamation was made within days of the crash.

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A press release came out later with a correction, claiming that it was actually a weather balloon that’d crashed.

A press release came out later with a correction, claiming that it was actually a weather balloon that'd crashed.

It was accompanied by a photo of the “crash materials” that’d supposedly been misidentified as a flying saucer.

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Years later, a public information officer named Walter Haut, said the photo was staged and the materials shown weren’t from the crash site.

Years later, a public information officer named Walter Haut, said the photo was staged and the materials shown weren't from the crash site.

Additionally, an article ran saying that the rancher who initially found the saucer was harassed, and regretful that he’d talked about it.

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In 1978, UFO researcher Stanton Friedman reignited the Roswell controversy.

In 1978, UFO researcher Stanton Friedman reignited the Roswell controversy.

Friedman interviewed Jesse Marcel, the officer who originally assessed the crash site. Marcell said he didn’t believe it was a weather balloon and described the material in detail. He also said, “It was not anything from this Earth, that I'm quite sure of… I was familiar with just about all materials used in aircraft and/or air travel. This was nothing like that…It could not have been.”

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In 1994, the government admitted that there actually was a cover-up, but it had nothing to do with aliens.

In 1994, the government admitted that there actually was a cover-up, but it had nothing to do with aliens.

They said the weather balloon was part of a then top secret program called Project Mogul, a plan that involved using microphones and balloons to detect sound waves from bomb tests from long distances.

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Upon requesting files from Roswell Air Force Base, it was discovered that all records from January to October of 1947 were destroyed.

Upon requesting files from Roswell Air Force Base, it was discovered that all records from January to October of 1947 were destroyed.

The person or organization who destroyed the files, and the authority under which they’d done so weren’t indicated.

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According to a local radio personality named Frank Joyce, Brazel said that there were alien bodies at the scene.

According to a local radio personality named Frank Joyce, Brazel said that there were alien bodies at the scene.

This was allegedly recorded by KGFL radio station, but it didn’t air due to phone calls from The FCC and US Senator Dennis Chavez.

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Supposed witnesses gave consistent descriptions of the alleged alien bodies.

Supposed witnesses gave consistent descriptions of the alleged alien bodies.

They were said to be short in stature, with large heads, large eyes, and only a hole for a nose.

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In 2008, a flight engineer named William Ennis, who was stationed in one of the Roswell debris receiving hangars, flat out said it was a spaceship that crashed.

In 2008, a flight engineer named William Ennis, who was stationed in one of the Roswell debris receiving hangars, flat out said it was a spaceship that crashed.

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There was an alleged “memory metal” found amongst the scattered debris.

There was an alleged "memory metal" found amongst the scattered debris.

This “memory metal” was said to be weightless, smooth, thin, and could not be cut, scratched, or burned, though it was able to be temporarily manipulated.

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Those skeptical of aliens wonder how the military could’ve been so absolute in a cover-up, while believers question how it’s possible to have consistent testimony from hundreds of witnesses.

Those skeptical of aliens wonder how the military could've been so absolute in a cover-up, while believers question how it's possible to have consistent testimony from hundreds of witnesses.

For now, what truly transpired in Roswell remains unsolved.

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This Woman Wore Makeup For The First Time Since High School

November 18, 2017 Billy 0

“I just know that I’m gonna smear it all over my face.”

Meet Madeline. She hasn’t worn makeup since she performed in an orchestra when she was 14 years old.

Meet Madeline. She hasn't worn makeup since she performed in an orchestra when she was 14 years old.

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She says that when she was a kid, she dressed like a boy. Actually, a lot of people thought she was a boy.

She says that when she was a kid, she dressed like a boy. Actually, a lot of people thought she was a boy.

And although she grew out of that phase, she never really developed a burning desire to wear makeup, like ever.

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In the spirit of stepping outside her comfort zone (which she’s been trying to do more of lately), she let a makeup artist do her up, and wear it for an entire day.

In the spirit of stepping outside her comfort zone (which she's been trying to do more of lately), she let a makeup artist do her up, and wear it for an entire day.

They decided to go with a simple everyday look.

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Watch the full transformation!

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It was definitely a foreign experience for Madeline to have someone primping and priming her face, but she was a trooper!

It was definitely a foreign experience for Madeline to have someone primping and priming her face, but she was a trooper!

Yes, her eyes totally watered after some eyeliner and mascara. It happens to the best of us, girl!

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And then it was time for the big reveal!

And then it was time for the big reveal!

Madeline loved how the makeup evened out her skin tone, how it covered up the acne, and how it didn't make her shiny.

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Then it was time to show her co-workers her new look to see what they thought, prompting reactions like this one.

Then it was time to show her co-workers her new look to see what they thought, prompting reactions like this one.

“You look amaaazing!”

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When Madeline went to lunch, she quickly discovered the art of eating while not totally ruining your lipstick. It’s tough, huh?

When Madeline went to lunch, she quickly discovered the art of eating while not totally ruining your lipstick. It's tough, huh?

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And let’s just say her family was a big fan of the look, with her father suggesting she do that a little more often with the eyes. Awww!!!

And let's just say her family was a big fan of the look, with her father suggesting she do that a little more often with the eyes. Awww!!!

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The only one left to see her was Mark. Oh, it’s just Madeline’s fiancé, NBD!

The only one left to see her was Mark. Oh, it's just Madeline's fiancé, NBD!

Did you do something different with your face?

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At the end of the day, even though Madeline was glad she tried something new by donning a face full of makeup, she said it felt like she had a great Halloween costume on all day, but was fully expecting to go home and change.

At the end of the day, even though Madeline was glad she tried something new by donning a face full of makeup, she said it felt like she had a great Halloween costume on all day, but was fully expecting to go home and change.

“It just didn't look like me.” Do you, Madeline!

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Paralyzed Bride Stuns Wedding Guests By Walking Down The Aisle

November 18, 2017 Billy 0

Walking down the aisle on your wedding day is a moment that most little girls dream of from a young age. Who can blame them? It is one of the only times in life when you are permitted to be unapologetically happy about being the center of attention.

As you float down the aisle with all eyes upon you, time seems to move in slow motion. It may only be a few steps, but it can easily feel like a mile. For one bride, in particular, walking down the aisle felt like a journey that would never end.

When planning her dream wedding, Jacquie Goncher knew there was one thing she wanted to accomplish on the big day. She wanted to walk down the aisle. However, the 25-year-old was met with a challenge.

When she was 17 years old, Goncher was left paralyzed after diving into a shallow pool. At the time, she thought that she’d die, but was left wheelchair-bound after the accident and told that she would never walk again.

However, Jacquie was determined to prove the experts wrong after her boyfriend Andy proposed. The happy couple, who met after Jacquie’s accident, spent a whole year planning their special day, and it included a special surprise.

Jacquie is pictured below at the top of the aisle.

Determined to walk down the aisle, Jacquie spent six days a week at the gym, dedicating hours to strengthening exercises. She hoped that her year-long commitment to physical therapy would mean she could make her dream come true.

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I Tried 4 Chub-Rub Hacks And Here's What Actually Worked

November 17, 2017 Billy 0

Because you can’t let a little thing like chafing come between you and a good time.

This is Daysha and she is on a mission to live her best thick-thigh life and I fully support it.

This is Daysha and she is on a mission to live her best thick-thigh life and I fully support it.

But she's always had a problem with chub rub, so she decided to test out some products that could offer some relief. I feel ya, girl!

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After gathering a few items, it was time to test the products. First, she tried putting on Degree Motionsense deodorant (yes, deodorant) between her thighs before taking a hike — literally.

After gathering a few items, it was time to test the products. First, she tried putting on Degree Motionsense deodorant (yes, deodorant) between her thighs before taking a hike — literally.

The results? The deodorant smelled bomb and it was definitely silky and smooth, but you need to reapply after about 45 minutes or so.

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And while she said it wouldn’t be her go-to product to prevent chub rub, it’s definitely a good last resort hack.

And while she said it wouldn't be her go-to product to prevent chub rub, it's definitely a good last resort hack.

Especially since a lot of people carry deodorant with them anyway.

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Next Daysha tried a Gold Bond Friction Defense Stick. It was recommended by a fan and she was willing to give anything a shot.

Next Daysha tried a Gold Bond Friction Defense Stick. It was recommended by a fan and she was willing to give anything a shot.

While applying, she noticed that although the stick was smooth, it kind of went on a bit thick.

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She put the Friction Stick to the test with a dance class but something about it irritated the hell out of the skin between her thighs, so she decided it wasn’t for her.

She put the Friction Stick to the test with a dance class but something about it irritated the hell out of the skin between her thighs, so she decided it wasn't for her.

But she totally gets why it could work for others.

But she totally gets why it could work for others.

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Let’s mosey on down to product number three, which probably ended up being her favorite from the group: the Lush Cosmetics Silky Underwear Dusting Powder, ya’ll.

Let's mosey on down to product number three, which probably ended up being her favorite from the group: the Lush Cosmetics Silky Underwear Dusting Powder, ya'll.

Let's just say this powder made Daysha re-evaluate her relationship with powder. Nuff' said.

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She looooved the smell, and said it went on super silky on her inner thighs, but doesn’t recommend using it before any type of physical activity because the sweat will just soak it all up.

She looooved the smell, and said it went on super silky on her inner thighs, but doesn't recommend using it before any type of physical activity because the sweat will just soak it all up.

Which brings us to the last anti-chafing product Daysha tested. It was a pair of Thigh Society Anti-Chafing Slip Shorts, created specifically to prevent inner thigh chafing.

Which brings us to the last anti-chafing product Daysha tested. It was a pair of Thigh Society Anti-Chafing Slip Shorts, created specifically to prevent inner thigh chafing.

She was skeptical because she's tried using shorts before and sometimes they want your body to mold to the shorts instead of the other way around. As if!

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After walking around all day on the Santa Monica Pier, Daysha said she loved these anti-chafing slip shorts!

After walking around all day on the Santa Monica Pier, Daysha said she loved these anti-chafing slip shorts!

Thigh Society has done it! These shorts were perfect because the material was super soft, they're breathable, and they mold to your thighs. Amen to that!

Now if we could only combine the lush powder smell with the anti-chafing silk shorts, it would be PERFECTION!

Now if we could only combine the lush powder smell with the anti-chafing silk shorts, it would be PERFECTION!

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Married Teacher “Threatened To Fail” Students Who Wouldn’t Sleep With Her

November 17, 2017 Billy 0

We have been left appalled by the stories of sexual abuse which have recently swept across the entertainment industry. However, while our attention has been devoted to Hollywood scandals, we have forgotten that similar acts of depravity occur alarmingly close to home.

These stories may not center around Hollywood veterans, but they are equally, if not more, shocking. The most recent example of this is the story of a teacher, known only as Yokasta M, who threatened to fail her teenage studentshttp://www.viralthread.com/married-teacher-…t-sleep-with-her/ if they refused to get intimate with her.

Yokasta, who taught at a school in Columbia’s capital city, Medellin, is alleged to have bombarded pubescent students between the ages of 16 and 17 with explicit photographs and videos of herself through the popular messaging platform WhatsApp.

The teacher asked all of her students to provide her with their telephone numbers in order for her to “help” them with their studies. But rather than provide extra tuition, she harrassed them with threatening messages and seductive snaps and clips of herself.

The 40-year-old invited teenage students to her flat where she lived with her husband, who has since filed for divorce. Once inside, she would force the teenagers to perform sex acts on her while threatening that she would fail them if they did not comply with her demands.

She sent students hundreds of images of herself in various states of undress, using inanimate objects to conceal her modesty, as well as videos of her touching herself. It was this material that would eventually expose the truth about Yokasta’s depravity to the world.

The teacher’s bizarre behavior was finally revealed by the father of one of her victims after he grew suspicious of his son. Checking the teen’s phone, he discovered dozens of inappropriate pictures and videos of Yokasta which were accompanied by threatening messages.

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20 People Whose Romantic Surprises For Their Partners Will Make Your Heart Flutter

November 17, 2017 Billy 0

Going out of your way to do special things for your partner is the best way to show them that you love them. When you are in a new relationship, you go all out to impress. You want to prove to your new beau that you’re worthy of being their other half.

But even when you’ve been in a relationship for a while, a good way to help keep the spark alive is to treat your partner in the form of spontaneous gifts and surprises. It keeps the relationship fresh, alive and oh-so-loving.

So, without further ado, here are 20 adorable partners who provided their beaus with the most romantic of surprises!

1. Who needs a romantic getaway when you can have this?

Yep, this pillow fort was constructed by a very thoughtful partner. Of course, Netflix and Chilling might have been in it for them too!

2. Because communication in a relationship doesn’t always have to be face-to-face

They color-coded it and everything – that’s dedication!

3. Because your partner is beautiful whatever size they are

Now that’s some truly unconditional love.

Not everyone has the money they need in order to really push the boat out. But what you can afford to do is make your beau smile from ear to ear because you’ve put so much effort into giving them a lovely, thoughtful and, if necessary, cheap surprise.

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We Trained With NASA For A Day And It Was Intense

November 17, 2017 Billy 0

I’m pretty sure I saw this in “Armageddon.”

Meet Selorm and Branden. They’re both thrill-seekers and decided to do the ultimate and train like a NASA astronaut for a day.

Meet Selorm and Branden. They’re both thrill-seekers and decided to do the ultimate and train like a NASA astronaut for a day.

This all went down at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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Watch their out-of-this-world experience!

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They used the same training simulations astronauts use before traveling into space. How cool is that?

They used the same training simulations astronauts use before traveling into space. How cool is that?

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First, they had to practice maneuvering in zero gravity.

First, they had to practice maneuvering in zero gravity.

It's much harder than you think. Operating in microgravity means more effort goes into starting and stopping your body from moving.

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Then it was time to experience some of the gnarliest virtual reality you’ll ever see!

Then it was time to experience some of the gnarliest virtual reality you'll ever see!

This is where all the astronauts are trained before doing those badass “spacewalks.”

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Selorm and Branden learned all about the Rescue System. It’s one of the main things astronauts have to know.

Selorm and Branden learned all about the Rescue System. It's one of the main things astronauts have to know.

If they're separated from the crew, there's a manual controller that powers a jet backpack they have on, which allows them to safely return to the station.

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Then it was time to simulate getting separated from the station. NOOOOO!!!!

Then it was time to simulate getting separated from the station. NOOOOO!!!!

This entailed LOTS of twists and turns. “Oh, I'm getting sick,” Selorm admitted at least once.

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Both of them had to float towards something on the station to hold on to. It was kind of nervewracking tbh.

Both of them had to float towards something on the station to hold on to. It was kind of nervewracking tbh.

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Next the duo had to fly a T-38 Talon Two-Seat Jet Trainer in a simulator.

Next the duo had to fly a T-38 Talon Two-Seat Jet Trainer in a simulator.

Astronauts use this jet to get familiar with the procedures of flying and things that are procedurally similar to when they fly in space.

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They nailed it and even got to do some fancy Aerobatics!

They nailed it and even got to do some fancy Aerobatics!

Wheeeeeeeeeeee!

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Both Selorm and Branden did an AMAZING job and could totally have a second career in NASA.

Both Selorm and Branden did an AMAZING job and could totally have a second career in NASA.

They both have a totally newfound respect for astronauts and their dedication. Particularly all the intensive training they undergo to be able to go out into space.

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Kudos, guys!!!

Kudos, guys!!!

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