Young Man Loses Half His Skull

Friday, September 11, 2009


I came across this article and it just floored me.  Just when you think you’ve heard it all, you find out you haven’t………flagranny2


Essex, England, Steve Gator was walking home from work when a couple of “thugs” started shouting tauts and abusive language at him concerning his cousin.  When he confronted them he was hit so hard causing him to fall and smash his head on the pavement which obviously left him with brain damage. 

His head was smashed so bad that surgeons had to remove half of his skull with only skin covering his brain.  He is now waiting surgery to have a new skull plate put in. 

The kicker to this is the two “thugs” who were involved were not found guilty based on NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE?   If visual evidence isn’t enough then what would be?

For the full article see

Six-Legged Octopus Discovered at English Aquarium

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


We’ve all heard of octopuses, but how about a hexapus?That’s what zookeepers at the Blackpool Sea Life Centre in northern England call their six-legged octopus, who was fished out of the Irish Sea off Wales last month.Henry the Hexapus, as he’s been dubbed, came about his reduced status as a result of a birth defect, not injury as is common among octopuses, squid and their cuttlefish cousins.

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“We’ve scoured the Internet and talked to lots of other aquariums and no one has ever heard of another case of a six-legged octopus,” supervisor Carey Duckhouse told Agence France-Presse.

Henry’s unusual configuration wasn’t noticed until a few days ago, when the hexagonal mollusk finally attached himself to the glass wall of his tank, astonishing staffers.

He’ll be going on display soon as part of a larger octopus exhibit entitled “Suckers,” according to the Times of London.

 Click here for the AFP story, and here for the Times of London feature.