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265 years ago a 28 year old German woman named Johanna Sophia Schmeid lived in the village of Taucha, and gave birth to a “monster like creature”. This child became known as chicken man. Fate Magazine (February 2000) issue recounts the facts of the case as preserved by physician Dr. Gottlieb Friderici. He preserved the baby in formaldehyde.

The bone structure was also very different in significant ways from that of normal human beings. Neither the lower arms nor the lower legs consisted of two bones as would be present in humans. The kneecap was also absent.

During the autopsy, the doctor noted that the oversized head did not have the characteristics of hydrocephaly and the tumor like outgrowth was completely filled with brain matter. The heart did not have a pericardium, but was instead, embedded in a “peculiarly thin membrane.

Some of the articles try to convince people that this woman gave birth to an alien baby… That’s ridiculous. This poor creature had Roberts Syndrome. It appears there have only been 150 reported cases and modern medicine says that these children can survive… I personally think it would be inhumane to make them suffer through life even with the occasional surgery unless there’s a really high chance that their lives will improve.

By the way, formaldehyde wasn’t discovered until 155 years ago. The infant was probably preserved in alcohol originally which contributes to the alien appearance and degradation of the specimen. Some fauna specimens do well in alcohol, like insects, crustaceans and arachnids. Fish also can be preserved in alcohol after being treated but alcohol has the negative effect of basically bleaching away color.

It’s amazing that this Chicken Man (really baby) specimen survived for as long as it has. Pity this poor creature who never had a chance.

((I’m not a scientist. I’m a casual reader of ‘freaks’ and preservation techniques. Anything that’s incorrect, I take responsibility of.))

infidi:

a cinematic masterpiece of our time

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Submission from puking-ferrets per my request

So I decided to draw three cards for your reading, the first represents the present and the Page of Rupees came up. This card is a bringer of news of a practical nature, maybe something referring to a contest or you could be just beginning to form a profit from something.

The second card, represents the future and this card was the Queen of Bottles. This card overall resembles someone who is a sensitive leader, someone who is very in touch with their emotions and uses their empathic understanding of others to make the world a better place. This is telling me, based on your question, that you might find enjoyment and success in being a sort of caretaker of others, be it children, the elderly or maybe even animals. :)

I decided to draw a third card as something that will help you to achieve this success. This card was the Ace of Sticks. It’s advice is that while times now might be of slight conflict, the best thing you can do is to get right in there and start problem solving your way to achieving your goals!

I meant to add a picture I took of your cards but for some reason it wasn’t working so I posted them to my blog if you would like to check them out! I hope I was helpful!

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This was super helpful. It lets me know what to look for. I wonder if I could be a cat-sitter. ;D But really, I need to look into better options for my job applications.

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Sam Pepper - The Real “Reveal” (Explicit Content)

I can back that this story is true… I met Sam Pepper over a year ago on Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood. I had no idea who he was until my friend that I was with at the time told me. Apparently he was really famous on YouTube and I was never really into keeping up to date with YouTubers. He came over to me, sat next to me without saying anything and texted himself on my phone so that I had his number. He left and started texting me, telling me to come over to his place. He did it multiple times. I said no. Naturally, I posted about what happened on here because I thought it was funny that this “famous” YouTube “star” was hitting on me and somehow, he found the post. (It’s deleted now) But he texted me furious that I said something about it and held it against me. He tried making me feel like I owed him for it and that I now HAD to come over. I didn’t go. He tried hitting me up again. I didn’t reply. If I did end up going, I’m sure these events in this video would have happened to me too… And it makes me SICK to hear that this had to happen to someone. And I’m sure there are others. But I know for a fact that this girl is telling the truth. The number she posted on her account (@anonsurvior111) matches up to the one I have saved in my phone and it sounds like he’s had this plan with many girls before. But this guy is still out there. He’s still harassing girls PUBLICLY in his videos. And we can’t let this bullshit happen anymore. No one deserves to feel what this girl has experienced. People need to know about this and Sam Pepper needs to be put in his rightful place. Spread the word.

Holy shit

this person is so brave for sharing her story. if i see one negative comment on this post i will go fucking mental. if you side with sam pepper you are literal trash and deserve to be taken out back and fucking shot. 

do not side with a rapist

do not side with him because he’s “funny” or “cute” or whatever it is people think is endearing about him. 

do not side with someone who gropes women as a “prank”

the urge to murder has never been so strong. we shouldn’t even punish him and let him serve it out, he shouldn’t be able to live comfortably in jail, if he fucking gets caught for this.

i am enraged.

This girl is my hero and this is something that EVERYONE needs to see. 

Sam Pepper is no longer just a bad guy that needs a reality check he is evil and needs to be brought to justice. This is absolutely horrible.

Jesus Christ…I have no words.

Someone please put this fucker behind bars.

Or kill him. Because either one would be doing a service to society.

Yes. Arrest Sam Pepper. Teach him a lesson. Let him get beat up in jail. But don’t kill him. We aren’t fucking deranged. I get that it’s a jokey thing or whatever but when it’s said this much in one post something is not ok.

I’m obviously not one to advocate for the murder of any human being, I engage in hyperbole to get across the absolute hatred I’m feeling after listening to this story.

And while, no, we’re not deranged, are people like this guy really doing ANY service to society by being alive? I’m not a violent person, but I’ve never wished violence on someone like I am right now.

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