Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bedbugs Dig the Library, Too!

Nice. Bedbugs can hitch rides on library books, hidden in the spines of hardcovers. That's lovely. Time to send in the bedbug-sniffing dog!

Localized Giantism

This story made the rounds about a year ago. Kaleem was born with hands twice the size of a normal baby, and they have continued to grow. At the age of eight, each hand weighed 30 pounds, and his condition remained undiagnosed and untreated. See the original video on the Mirror website.

The attention given to Kaleem and his undiagnosed condition gained him some much needed exposure, and doctors who saw the story recognized his condition as macrodactyly, otherwise known as localized giantism.

Doctors are working to help the boy and it sounds like a documentary has been done charting his journey. Check out the update on

My Dad's My Uncle

(And this has nothing to do with the fact that, thanks to an uncle that married his niece somewhere in our family tree many generations ago, my father is also my uncle.) BuzzFeed has a story about a man who learned his unborn twin brother was the father of his child...