DailyDirt: X-Men Among Us?
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Every so often, you might hear about some weird genetic mutation that sounds cool. Not telepathy or the ability to bend metal (there is no spoon, after all...), but there are some medical curiosities that are a bit more mundane and practical. Here are just a few examples.
- Supernumerary teeth is what they call it when someone has more than the standard set of "baby teeth" and "adult teeth" in their mouth. Presumably, folks with three sets of teeth really like the tooth fairy... [url]
- A super strong German boy was born with well-defined muscles. Will this budding superhero be able to keep his identity secret as an adult? [url]
- In the 1970s, it was discovered that it wasn't uncommon for children to re-grow fingertips that had been accidentally cut off. But this ability to re-grow fingertips doesn't seem to extend to other body parts -- or to anyone beyond puberty. [url]
- To find more interesting stuff on health-related topics, check out what's currently in the StumbleUpon archives. [url]