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karensrnith:

"this baby came out of you but im not 100% sure its yours"

Funny thing - a woman who applied for welfare after her husband left her hadto supply DNA evidence he was actually the father. The results: he was definitely the father, but she wasn’t the mother. Her children were removed from her custody and she was sued for fraud, even though she insisted they were her children. 

Turns out, she wasn’t a surrogate or a kidnapper (the two most obvious explanations) - she was a chimera. As an embryo, she fused at a very early stage with her twin, forming one individual. Her ovaries apparently developed from cells that had originally belonged to her vanished twin. Later on more tests showed that while the woman’s skin and hair DNA did not match her childrens, DNA taken from her cervix did. 

WHAT THE FUCk

This went from stupid to really interesting in point 5 seconds.

disneytrivia:

The Mama Odie character in The Princess and the Frog was inspired and patterned after the late, famed New Orleans storyteller, Coleen Salley, even down to the character’s voice. Coleen consulted with the director several times, but never lived to see the completed movie. Her name is mentioned in the films credits. Coleen was known especially for the telling of the old Southern children’s story “Epaminondas and His Auntie” and her own updated version entitled “Epossumondas”. Mama Odie can even be heard saying a famous line from those stories: “You ain’t got the sense you was born with!”

Coleen passed away September 16, 2008 at the age of 79.   

soyoumusic:

There seems to be a lot of angst in the musician community whether clapping between movements is acceptable or not. 

Here’s what we should do just to get this over with. In the program for your performance just write somewhere that you would/wouldn’t like if people clapped between movements. Then it’s completely up to the performers and we can all stop hating on each other.

newsweek:

A message in a bottle tossed in the sea in Germany 101 years ago and believed to be the world’s oldest has been presented to the sender’s granddaughter, a museum said on Monday.

A fisherman pulled the beer bottle with the scribbled message out of the Baltic off the northern city of Kiel last month, said Holger von Neuhoff of the International Maritime Museum in the northern port city of Hamburg. “This is certainly the first time such an old message in a bottle was found, particularly with the bottle intact,” he said.

Researchers then set to work identifying the author and managed to track down his 62-year-old granddaughter Angela Erdmann, who lives in Berlin. “It was almost unbelievable,” Erdmann told the German news agency DPA.

She was first able to hold the brown bottle last week at the Hamburg museum. Inside was a message on a postcard requesting the finder return it to the writer’s home address in Berlin.

"That was a pretty moving moment," Erdmann said. "Tears rolled down my cheeks."

Message in bottle arrives after 101 years

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