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Volunteer for World’s First Head Transplant Backs Out after Falling in Love

Suffering from Werdnig-Hoffman, a spinal muscular atrophy that often leads to low life expectancy, 33-year-old Valery Spiridonov had volunteered to be the first person to undergo head transplant under Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero.

In the past, he argued that he had nothing to lose, only a lot to gain in the surgery. But after falling in love, Spiridonov has since changed his mind and backed out from the planned surgery.

Some years ago, Dr. Canavero put forth the idea of a head transplant. It was supposed to give hope to someone with a sound head but deteriorating body.

Wheelchair-bound Spiridonov volunteered to be the first person to undergo the transplant. After all, if the surgery is successful, he would theoretically have a much better body than the one he was now. Of course, that’s all in theory and he could easily lose everything if the surgery goes wrong.

At the time, Spiridonov felt that it was the best idea in the world; it was the only thing that would probably prolong his life. He waited patiently while the neurosurgeon continued to find ways to come up with the perfect technique for the actual surgery.

But while waiting, he met Anastasia Panfilova. The two fell in love and got married! Awwww…

The couple recently welcomed a son and are quite thankful that the kid did not inherit Spiridonov’s condition!

But having a wife and kids changed Spiridonov’s outlook about the surgery. While he knows that his life expectancy remains low, he is no longer excited to under the head transplant which could easily go wrong!

Spiridonov feels no regret that he devoted a few years of his time, doing the research with Canavero. Remains excited with the success of the surgery – as long as he is not the patient.

Would Canavero still find a willing volunteer? Well, he’s now moved his research to China. Perhaps he’ll find success there someday…

Image sources: Russia Beyond, Quotidian Post, Il Mattino

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Mom Stops Daughter from Attending Field Trip after Creepy Photos Taken on Bus

Field trips are some of the most exciting moments in a student’s life. But there are also times when unexpected things happen, leading to problems and even the loss of life. That’s rare, of course, but there are people who fear things might happen to their children; thus, they don’t allow their kids to attend field trips.

But one mom who was actually happy to allow her excited daughter to join the field trip decided to pull out of the trip on the last minute because of the creepy photos her husband took of their daughter in the bus.

Photo credit: Admin Chai Spookify / Facebook

Mom Vanessa de Peralta shared photos taken by her husband, ER de Peralta, while waiting for the bus to leave for the field trip. The post was later shared by Admin Chai Spookify on her Facebook page.

“Excited pa naman ang anak kong si Venice para sa field trip nila kasama daddy niya. Pero agad ko silang pinabalik ng bahay pagkakita ko sa picture na to.

Assembly time na yan ng lumabas ng bus si ER para mag vape. Pinicturan niya si Venice tapos sinend niya sakin sa messenger. Tinawagan ko siya agad sabe ko sino si Venice sa pic. Dalawang Venice ung nasa pic. Magkaiba ng pwesto. Sabe niya ha anong pinagsasabe mo. Chineck ni ER ung sinend nya at agad nyang binalikan si Venice sa loob para umuwi na sila.

Yung totoong pwesto ni Venice ayung nakahawak dalawang kamay sa bintana. Yung nasa gilid na naka 🤙 na kamay at nakangisi, hindi si Venice un. Walang bata na nakaupo dun. Bakante. Meron din parang makapal na buhok sa likod nung totoong Venice.

Lord, protect mo po lahat ng kasama sa fieldtrip nila. Hindi ko na pinasama mag ama ko sa takot ko.

Ewan ko pero ngayon lang ako nakaranas ng buong katawan ko nangilabot.

Ps WALANG BATA NA NAKAUPO SA KABILANG UPUAN. BAKANTE UN PAG AKYAT NI ER. 😱

Photo credit: Admin Chai Spookify / Facebook

Some netizens think the family is faking the story, especially because they found some edits in previous photos posted by Venice’s dad. But another parents who joined the trip confirmed that Venice and her dad really got off the bus and didn’t join the trip.

Photo credit: Admin Chai Spookify / Facebook

Thankfully, nothing bad happened in the field trip, the parent added.

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What is Spookify?

Spookify is a collection of creepy and scary stories shared by netizens on social media.







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KMJS Investigates ‘Dancing’ Matchstick Believed to be Controlled by Dwarves

Inside an old house in Sorsogon City, neighbors saw a dancing matchstick that appeared to move on its own without strings and no wind. While they believe this was controlled by dwarves, the paranormal investigator of Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS) discovered something else…

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According to Evelyn Leoncito, the ‘punso’ in the house had already been there since she got married in 1990. Her mother-in-law used to talk to the entities living in the house, claiming that dwarves are there, but Evelyn just could not see them.

Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho / Facebook

Evelyn’s husband, Mager Leoncito, confirms her story. According to Mager, there are times when they see very small footprints all over the house, particularly when it rains. His sister, Loreta, would also h**g out at the ‘punso’ and spends most of her time there.

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Often, Loreta would ask for favorite food, champorado which she would eat while hanging out at the ‘punso’ inside their house. But they lost Loreta in 1976. It came without warning; she wasn’t even sick. The family continued living in the house and ‘sharing’ it with the dwarves.

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Recently, however, some neighbors noticed a matchstick dancing inside the house while buying something the couple’s store at the porch. The matchstick was standing on the table and was ‘dancing’ on its from 8AM to 11AM!

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Jhonas Jamon, a neighbor, took a video of the strange movement – and this surprised Evelyn who had been in Manila at the time it happened. While cleaning the house, Melanie Beruega said she noticed that the matchstick was standing but there were no cobwebs or strings or magnets attached to it.

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The family sought the help of KMJS to investigate the dancing matchstick. Paranormal expert Ed Caluag came. Though he was not told about the back story of the family’s old house, he would soon find the supposed ‘lost spirit’ of Mager’s late sister.

Photo credit: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho / Facebook

While ‘talking’ to the spirit, Loreta reportedly asked for champorado and told her brother that she feels sad that they had forgotten her. The couple promised to visit her grave and bring her favorite food…

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Palito ng posporo, pinasasayaw raw ng duwende?!

Caught on cam ang mistulang pagsayaw ng palito ng posporo sa isang bahay sa Sorsogon City. Ayon sa mga residente, hindi raw ito mag-isang sumasayaw dahil ang nagpapagalaw raw dito… isang duwende?! Watch ’til the end! #KMJS

Posted by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) on Sunday, July 28, 2019

What is a Champorado?

A champorado is a kind of rice porridge that is sweet and flavored by chocolate. It is made of up glutinous rice, milk, and cocoa or chocolate powder.







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Old Man in Kalinga Heals with Water, But Water Tests Reveal High Contamination

He reportedly makes blind people see, paralyzed people walk, and sick people well, but an old man in Tabuk, Kalinga is using just water to perform these ‘miracles’. However, he does not think what he is doing is a miracle – and scientific community belies the claim, especially after the water tests reveal high contamination in the sample!

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Tatay Amador “Santino” Naoy discovered his ability to heal using water back when he was still a young man. One day, he just heard a voice inside his head telling him to use the water from a spring in their town to heal those who are sick.

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But it was not until Tatay Santino turned 50 years old that he focused on healing sick people. He started by healing his sick neighbors. When word got out about a faith healer who uses water to actually heal the sick, people flocked to his house to seek help with various ailments.

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While many praised Tatay Santino for his miracles, he repeatedly tells people that it is their faith in God that healed them and that he is merely an instrument. He continues to heal using water from the spring, leading many to think that perhaps the spring is rich in minerals and vitamins that might help these people get better.

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After all, before Tatay Santino performs the ritual, he lets the sick people drink the water first.

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But a test of the spring water revealed high levels of contamination, particular of coliform. This means that the water is not potable or safe for drinking! However, a retest will be done to make sure that the sample was not contaminated on its way from Kalinga to the laboratory.

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Watch the feature story on Tatay Santino here:

Manggagamot, nagpapagaling umano ng mga sakit gamit ang tubig

Isang manggagamot sa bayan ng Tabuk sa Kalinga ang sinasabing may kakayahang magpagaling ng mga sakit gamit lamang ang tubig mula sa isang bukal.

Posted by ABS-CBN News on Saturday, July 27, 2019

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What is Total Coliform?

In general, coliforms are bacteria that are present in the environment and are not harmful, unless fecal bacteria such as E. coli species are found. The presence of coliforms does not always mean that the water or soil will make the person sick; however, the water quality is often considered unfit for drinking when there is high presence of coliform.







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