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Filed Under: anatomy, biology, bizarre, donny osmond, hearts, organs, randy foye, situs inversus, valentine's day


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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Feb 2016 @ 7:46pm

    1 in 10,000?!? That doesn't sound that rare.... Winning the lottery is less probable and I hear about people winning all the time.

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      Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 12 Feb 2016 @ 7:56pm

      Re: I hear about people winning all the time.

      What you “hear about” is what’s newsworthy, not what’s rare.

      How many extra copies would a newspaper headline like “MAN’S INTERNAL ORGANS REVERSED” sell, do you think?

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      nasch (profile), 15 Feb 2016 @ 2:50pm

      Re:

      1 in 10,000?!? That doesn't sound that rare....

      That means there are something like 32,000 cases in the US, and 750,000 worldwide.

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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Feb 2016 @ 11:56pm

    I thought it was far rarer than that, and didn't know it was called situs inversus. Some people are born with prehensile tails. Have known a few, but never knew anyone that had situs inversus.

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      Anonymous Coward, 15 Feb 2016 @ 5:30am

      Re:

      Some people are born with prehensile tails.

      I knew that some infants are born with vestigial tails but not prehensile tails. Citation, please.

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Feb 2016 @ 9:02am

    Obligatory Joke

    Upon hearing that he had two livers the man started drinking heavily.

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