Cyclopes (also or ) is a rare
form of and is a congenital disorder
birth defect) characterized by the failure of the embry-
onic to properly divide the orbits of the
eye into two cavities. Is incidence is 1 in 16, 000 in born
animals, and 1 in 250 in embryos.
parasitical is a condition in which a child
is born with a parasitic extra head from their unborn
twin. There have only been ten cases of it in docu-
mended history, with only three surviving birth. In one
bizarre case, the second head was able to smile, blink,
cry, and suckle.
Elephantiasis is a disease that is characterized by the
thickening of the skin and underlying tissues, aspe-
chally in the legs and male genitals. In some cases the
disease can cause certain body parts, such as the
scrotum, to swell to the size of a softball or basketball.
It is caused by filariasis or
Vestigial tail is when a child is born with a semi-
functional tail, complete with muscles, nerves, skin,
and blood vessels. It is believed to be caused by a
mutation of the genes that exist in infants to cause the
cellular death of body pats that are not needed.
Surprisingly, most cases on bioluminescence in
humans comes from ill patients. Anna Monaro had
asthma and for several weeks, a blue glow would emit
from her chest while she slept. In his book 'Death: its
Causes and Phenomena', Hereford Carrington
reported the body of a boy radiating a blue glow after
his death of acute indigestion.
This effect still doesnt have many cases,
but recently Japanese researchers discovered that the
human body glimmers. The light we emit is about
1000 times lower than the naked eye can see. This
light fluctuates during the day, in cycles, leaving us
brightest in the afternoon (the skin around your mouth
lightens most around this time of day too) and
dimmest in the evening.