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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…

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Teen in Pain after 50+ Needles Were Found Inside Her Body, Family Thinks It’s by Witchcraft

A teenager was in pain for days, for no apparent reason. But doctors were surprised to find that there are more than 50 needles inside her body! Upon learning about the needles, the teen’s family think this was due to witchcraft…

Aurora (not her real name) suddenly fell ill. Her mother, Maria (also not her real name), was distraught over what happened to her daughter but was unsure why the girl was feeling this way. The girl would not tell them what happened or what might be the reason why she was ill.

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After several diagnostic tests were ran on the teen, it was discovered that there were plenty of pins and needles in her body! Surprised over the discovery, the family could not find answers as to why the pins got inside Aurora. When asked, Aurora claimed she had no idea what happened.

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Afraid of what might happen to the girl and seeking answers, the family turned to Independenciana Vergara, a ‘Babaylan’. According to Vergara, she was almost certain that a suitor was behind the witchcraft. The guy fell in love with Aurora but because she doesn’t like him, he decided to find someone to do black magic.

After seeing the photo of the x-ray, Vergara claimed that the image of a guy’s face in the x-ray was proof that a suitor was behind Aurora’s situation.

But after talking sincerely with the teen, Maria was able to coax her into telling the truth. At first, Aurora claimed that she had only ingested one needle but with prodding, she admitted she ate them all. She also shared that there was even a time she ate three needles at once.

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50 piraso ng karayom, nakita sa katawan ng isang babae!

Bigla na lang daw namilipit sa sakit ng tiyan at nagsuka ang dalagang si Aurora. Base sa resulta ng kanyang X-ray, humigit-kumulang 50 piraso ng karayom ang nakita sa loob ng kanyang katawan! Hinala ng kanyang pamilya, si Aurora… kinulam daw?! Watch ’til the end. #KMJSPara sa mga nais tumulong kay "Aurora," maaaring magdeposito sa:BDO KABAYAN SAVINGS ACCOUNTACCOUNT NUMBER: 002-112-511-935o tumawag sa: 0910-756-2406/0997-947-4181




Posted by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) on Monday, July 15, 2019

What is a “Babaylan”?

The “Babaylan” is a shaman in the various ethnic groups of the pre-colonial Philippine islands. But the practice lives to this day; though not as popularly believed in as it had been in the past.

They are believed to have powers to commune with the gods and spirits, with specializations in communing with these entities to appease their anger or to seek help.







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Haunted Japanese Doll Brings Luck to Owner, But Scares His Friends

Most dolls are beautiful. While dolls were primarily made for children to play with, many have also become collectors’ items that appeal to adults – male and female alike.

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When Coco Salvacion saw a Japanese doll being sold for Php3,500, it appealed so much to him that he bought it. The doll had a lovely face of what he believes to be a geisha made of paper, decorated with beautiful clothes and placed inside a glass case.

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Coco put the doll in the living room. Every day, he would ‘play’ with the doll and rotate its case, calling her ‘Ganda’. He believed that the doll would bring him luck – and it did! According to Coco, his business transactions became smoother and he had a lot of clients.

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But his friend, Jerome Flores Villanueva, believed otherwise. The doll had only been at their house for a few days when Jerome noticed odd things happening and weird sounds that come from the case. At 2 or 3 o’clock, the case would play the music even if no one cranked the button.

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Then, things would be moved around the house. For instance, one shoe would be placed at another part of the house or keys would disappear.

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This led Jerome to destroy the expensive doll! A few minutes later, he went back to the trash can to retrieve the doll but claimed that though the other parts of the case were there, the doll was gone.

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Another doll owner also had a similar experience with a Japanese doll she bought. She claimed that there were times the doll would rotate even if she’s the only one living in the house. She was even able to take a video of the doll moving its head! Whoa.

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Haunted Japanese Doll

Nabulabog ang isang bahay sa Cubao mula nang dumating ang isang Japanese doll na diumano sinaniban ng… masamang espiritu?! Watch ’til the end! #KMJS




Posted by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart, Jessica Soho) on Sunday, July 7, 2019

What’s a Geisha Doll?

A Geisha Doll depicts a Japanese woman, often wearing a traditional kimono, and placed in an exaggeratedly elegant position.







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Chick Hatches from Egg in Fridge, Draws Mixed Reactions Online

Netizens are having a good laugh over photos of a chick that hatched from an egg placed inside a fridge. The chick would go viral, but it would also draw mixed reactions because some netizens believe the photos were fake.

Abi Pajarillaga Gonzales shared photos of the chick on her social media account, sharing that it was her dad who bought the eggs.

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“Yung itlog na binili nila Papa naging sisiw na. 😂

Nainitan din yata. Hahaha!

Kaya pala may naririnig ako, hanap ako ng hanap. Sya pala yung nag-iingay.😅😂

Pawis na pawis lang!🤣🤣🤣

The poor chick had a rather traumatic experience in the fridge but was soon rescued after an astonished Gonzales found it inside.

Gonzales explained that her parents bought the eggs for a bargain price, but they didn’t expect that it would have a special surprise inside. Perhaps this was because the eggs were organic?

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According to Gonzales, she had cooked some of the eggs the previous night – and these were just eggs! Thankfully, she did not pick this one and the chick was safe.

But many netizens think the photos are fake, saying that one can’t hatch chicks from supermarket eggs. Some people believe she had actually placed native chicken eggs in the fridge and waited for them to hatch. Others also said it was impossible for an egg to hatch after being placed inside the cold fridge.

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Gonzales explained that the family is not really using that fridge; that’s why the eggs were not cooled. Because there had been a brownout that day, it was hotter than usual; thus, it was possible that the fridge became its incubator that is why the egg hatched.

In an update, Gonzales shared that the chick is still very much alive and that it had really hatched from a supermarket-bought egg.







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