Murder accused 'slept next to sex death victim's body'

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Richard Bailey told Birmingham Crown Court having her body in his bed changed "nothing" about his routine A man accused of murdering a mother of two has said it "never" bothered him to be sleeping next to her dead body. Charlotte Teeling was found in Richard Bailey's flat in Birmingham in March a week after she was reported missing. Mr Bailey, 44, told Birmingham Crown Court having her body in his bed changed "nothing" about his routine. He denies murder and claims Ms Teeling, 33, died accidentally during "rough sex" but he did not report her death because he "wanted freedom". "I knew it Read more

Why scientists think baby poop is a medical gold mine

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Probiotics are live microorganisms theorized to promote gut health, although that benefit hasn’t been conclusively demonstrated. At the moment, yogurt and kombucha are the poster foods for probiotics, with fans claiming they ease indigestion. However, popular probiotic formulas of the future might stem from a very different source: baby poop. In a study released Thursday in Scientific Reports, scientists say a probiotic “cocktail” derived from gut bacteria found in infant feces is an impending therapeutic option. This isn’t a cocktail of a shaken and stirred variety. Study co-author Read more

Tropical sexually transmitted disease can cause genitals to rot away

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A frightening sexually transmitted disease originating in the tropics can cause your genitals to fall off if left untreated. The disease, which causes genitals to become flesh-eating ulcers, has been detected for the first time in the U.K. and is reportedly making a comeback in other countries as well. According to the Daily Mirror, the rare STD Donovanosis is usually found in remote tropical countries. It causes genital ulcers to grow and spread. Untreated, the flesh in the groin area starts to eat itself. So far it has been diagnosed in the U.K. three times. STD Donovanosis can cause your Read more

Doctor accused of killing family with gas-filled yoga ball

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An anesthesiologist is on trial in Hong Kong charged with killing his wife and daughter by placing a leaking yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in their car. Malaysian citizen Khaw Kim-sun, 53, was allegedly having an affair and had become estranged from his wife and four children, although they continued to live together, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported. Khaw is accused of putting the gas-filled yoga ball in the trunk of a Mini Cooper driven by his wife, Wong Siew-fung, on May 22, 2015, the paper said. It said Wong and their 16-year-old daughter were found unconscious in the Read more

Wrong way in: Shocked doctor discovers couple desperate for baby didn’t know how to have sex

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A Chinese couple struggling to conceive made an eye-opening discovery when a doctor told them they’d been having sex the wrong way. The medic found that the wife was still a virgin despite four years of bedroom ordeal. “The couple were very young, the man 26 and the woman 24. They were very healthy, but, despite being married for four years, couldn’t conceive,” Guizhou province obstetrician Liu Hongmei told local paper Guiyang Evening Post. “Their family was giving them a lot of stress because of it.” The woman told her doctor that sex was usually quite painful, which raised Read more

Drive-in 'sex boxes' for prostitution, built by taxpayers, are a wild success in Switzerland

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Drive-in movies may be a thing of the past, but in Zurich, drive-ins are alive and well. Instead of seeing a movie, patrons in Switzerland — where prostitution has been legal since the 1940s — can receive the services of sex workers. In 2012, 52 percent of Zurich citizens voted in favor of the government setting aside $2 million to build drive-in structures, which are referred to as “sex boxes,” in a discreet area. To operate the facilities each year, $800,000 is set aside for security and on-site social services. Previously, sex workers were mostly located at the city’s riverfront Read more

The world's tallest man, Robert Wadlow at age 21 standing with his family, 1939

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The process of binding feet starts before the arch is fully develop

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For almost a thousand years the little girls of China would have their feet tightly wrapped in bandages in hopes of stopping the foot’s growth. This caused their toes to curl and the feet to shrivel in on themselves and creating the illusion of petite feet when they were actually just deforming and crippling themselves and their children. Feet measuring no longer than three inches and crescent in shape were the most desired. In addition to being a symbol of beauty, smaller feet reflected a higher social status and wealth. After all, women who didn’t need their feet to work must have Read more

The Mayans used to sacrifice people by pulling their still-beating hearts out of their chests

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Human sacrifice in Maya culture was a ritual offering of nourishment to the gods. Blood from any living creature was considered a potent source of nourishment, so by extension, the sacrifice of a human life was the ultimate offering there was. Generally, it was high-status prisoners of war that were sacrificed, and a number of different methods were employed. The most common being decapitation and heart extraction. Other forms of sacrifice practiced included ritual shooting with arrows, hurling sacrifices into a deep sinkhole, entombing the sacrifice alive (to accompany a noble burial), and Read more

The Catholic Church used a hand crushing machine in the 15th century to punish those with “greedy hands."

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This insane, diabolical hand crushing machine was actually used by members of the Catholic Church back in the 15th century to punish those with “greedy hands.” And here we thought it was “idle hands that did the devil’s work”... hate to see what the church would do to a pair of those! Sadly, this contraption isn’t even the tip of the iceberg when it comes to torture devices. Human beings of all cultures and religions have always found the most horrific ways to inflict punishment on others. Thankfully this disturbing little number has been long retired! Read more
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