Tuesday, September 23, 2008

4 People with Weird Medical Conditions

What do you think are weird medical conditions? Maybe the werewolf condition we've seen in Ripley's Believe it or Not and CSI? Or how about the girl who's allergic to sunlight?

Here are 4 people with unbelievable medical conditions. It's just an excerpt from Oddee.com where the original list has 10.

1. Man who doesn't feel cold

icemanDutchman Wim Hof, also known as the Iceman, is the man that swam under ice, and stood in bins filled with ice. He climbed the Mt. Blanc in shorts in the icy cold, harvested world records and always stands for new challenges.

Scientists can't really explain it, but the 48-year-old Dutchman is able to withstand, and even thrive, in temperatures that could be fatal to the average person.

2. The boy who couldn't sleep

Rhett Lamb is often cranky like any other 3-year-old toddler, but there’s one thing that makes him completely different: he has a rare medical condition in which he can’t sleep a wink.

Rhett is awake nearly 24 hours a day, and his condition has baffled his parents and doctors for years. They took clock shifts watching his every sleep-deprived mood to determine what ailed the young boy.

3. The girl who only eats tic tacs

tictacMeet Natalie Cooper, a 17-year-old teenager who has a mystery illness that makes her sick every time she eats anything. Well, almost anything. She can eat one thing that doesn’t make her sick: Tic tac mint!

For reasons that doctors are unable to explain, Tic tacs are the only thing she can stomach, meaning she has to get the rest of her sustenance from a specially formulated feed through a tube.

4. The girl who is allergic to water

Teenager Ashleigh Morris can't go swimming, soak in a hot bath or enjoy a shower after a stressful day's work - she's allergic to water. Even sweating brings the 19-year-old out in a painful rash.

Ashleigh, from Melbourne, Australia, is allergic to water of any temperature, a condition she's lived with since she was 14. She suffers from an extremely rare skin disorder called Aquagenic Urticaria - so unusual that only a handful of cases are documented worldwide.

Interesting huh? Be sure to check out Oddee.com for the whole list. They also have lots of other REALLY interesting articles.

4 comments:

JAbbeRed ONiON said...

thank you for sharing this.

Fedor said...

wow, I feel sorry for that girl that's allergic to water

fwdemails said...

Wow. those are really weird!

Calvin said...

that iceman is so cool. i don't see any disadvantage for having that condition.

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