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Weekly Science Blog Roundup: Foot-In-Brain Disease Edition

DiscoblogBy Nina BaiDecember 20, 2008 4:16 AM


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• Try wrapping your mind around this: Doctors find a tiny foot, thigh, and hand growing in a baby's brain. Could be a teratoma or a shrunken identical twin.

• Someone skilled with a crochet hook should add a "foot-in-brain" to the The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art.

Taking technology to the grave: “It’s comforting to the family to think mom’s playing her iPod or dad’s still got the cell phone that was attached to his ear all the time," says a funeral planner of the new burial trend.

• When the sun goes down, "sexsomnia" turns a gentle husband into Mr. Hyde.

• "The hair is believed to have been snipped from [George] Washington when he was briefly disinterred in 1837." Now that hair, all four strands of it, has sold at auction for $17,000.

• Get up close and personal with a 495-kilogram cephalopod with soccer-ball-sized eyes and club-shaped tentacles with rotating hooks at the first ever Colossal Squid Exhibit.

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