If you thought the post on twins sharing consciousness was awesome, wait until you hear this.

A 44-year-old French man one day went to the trip to the doctor’s because he felt a pain in his left leg. He’s a married man with two kids and a steady job.

Doctor’s found that he had hydrocephalus as a child (when your brain is filled with fluids) so they decided to run some brain scans.

What they found was that the majority of his head was filled with fluid. Over time, the buildup caused his lateral ventricles to swell so much that his brain had been flattened to a thin sheet.

Doctors estimated that his brain mass had been reduced by at most 70%, affecting the areas in charge of motion, language, emotion, and, well, everything.

Shockingly, he was fine. While his IQ was only 75, he wasn’t mentally challenged. He held a steady job, raised a family, and didn’t have trouble interacting with others.

Over time, his brain had adapted to all that pressure, and even though he had fewer neurons that most, Jacques was still a fully functional human being.

The doctors drained the fluid and while his brain is much smaller now, he is still a healthy individual with a normal life.


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Two bodies were found in the Yangtze River, China with their hands entwined together in red twine. The couples’ family did not agree with the marriage, so the lovers took their lives.

Y’all could have just gotten an apartment together on the other side of town goddamn it ain’t have to be like this.

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Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia (August 12, 1904 - July 17, 1918) 

This adorable heir-to-be was the youngest child of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. He was described with “a long, finely chiseled face, delicate features, auburn hair with a coppery glint, and large grey-blue eyes like his mother” (and WHO WOULDN’T FALL FOR A BOY LIKE THAT, HMM?) He also inherited hemophilia which would often interrupt his daily life but he didn’t let that stop him from joining the military.

Before people start screeching at me because he was only 13 when he was assassinated, I had the weirdest school-girl crush on this kid back in 8th grade. I did a history project based on the Romanov family and, well - when I saw his picture I was awestruck. Mind you, I was only thirteen so I’m not some crazed pedophile or anything ahhahaha. I guess I grew out of my history crush as I got older but I think this deserved to be here. 

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An arm amputated for nectrotizing fasciitis. The palm is black due to necrosis.

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