Anatoli Bugorski was a Soviet student studying for his Ph. D when he was working with the largest Soviet particle accelerator. While checking that everything was in order, the machine malfunctioned and a proton beam travelling around the speed of light struck him in the face!
Bugorski said that he felt no pain and only saw a flash “brighter than a thousand suns.” The radiation alone was expected to kill him, yet strangely Bugorski survived.
The proton beam burned through parts of his face and went straight through his brain, yet he was perfectly okay! Intellectually he was completely fine, although he did tire easily, but had gone deaf and half his faced was paralyzed.
Bugorski became a poster boy for Soviet radiation medicine and was not even allowed to tell people about his accident for over ten years because the Soviet government was so secretive!
In 2010, T.I. was driving in Atlanta when he heard on the radio about a man who was standing outside of a 22-story building’s window ready to jump. He said as soon as he heard the radio broadcast, there was something in his heart that told him he had to go help.
T.I. ignored his responsibilities for the day and immediately drove to the site. Authorities had been trying to coax the man down for some time, and when T.I. showed up he immediately began his attempt to help.
Police wouldn’t let him approach the man in case it scared him, so he videotaped a message and sent it to him, which, after watching, caused the man to change his mind and come off of the building!
T.I. said he could sympathize with the man because he had often fallen on hard times and had been worn out by life. Regardless of the reason why, T.I. can be thanked for saving a man’s life!
While most people would assume all deaf people communicate in one formal language, there are actually many different types of sign language that usually tell where someone is from!
For example, while there is a standard American sign language, there is something known as a “village sign language” that is particular to a certain area.
Where there is a large deaf community, natural signs develop that those who are able to hear also use to communicate with their deaf family or friends. These particular signs are localized and become so engrained they eventually become synonymous with the region or village.
The best example of this is Martha’s Vineyard Sign Language, with is different from American Sign Language and is detectable by deaf people almost immediately!
Also, those who are not formally educated often have a hybrid form of sign language in which certain areas incorporate their own signs. All of this results in “accents” which are extremely similar to spoken languages!
Gayle Laverne Grinds weighed nearly 500 pounds and was bedridden on her couch for so long her skin eventually grew into her couch.
The 39-year-old woman was technically declared dead after a six-hour rescue effort that failed. The cause was “morbid obesity” and her husband says when he noticed she was not doing well he tried to pull her off the couch but she wouldn’t budge.
Grinds was only 4 foot 10 inches and had not moved in over six years. When the rescue was occurring, workers wore protective gloves and masks because the odor in the apartment was so bad.
The woman could not be taken off of the couch, so a six-foot wide hole was cut in the wall and the entire sofa was taken to the hospital! Only later did they discover that her skin had grown into the couch!
There have been numerous doomsday prophecies throughout history, but perhaps none is more ridiculous than the events in 1806. Whether it is Nostradamus or the Mayans, the source is usually credible in some of way, yet this one is completely bizarre.
In 1806, a hen in England began laying eggs that had the phrase “Christ is coming” etched into the side. People heard the news and literally freaked out believing the world was about to end.
It turned out, not surprisingly, the owner of the chicken farm had taken previously laid eggs and etched the phrase into the side with acid and then reinserted them into the oviduct of the hens.
The hoax was eventually dubbed “The Prophet Hen of Leeds” and remains one of the most bizarre apocalypse hoaxes in history!