Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced to death by hanging after she was convicted this week of apostasy by a Khartoum court.
Apostasy (also known as “back sliding”) is the legal name for religious conversion or a complete desertion of an individual’s religion, principles, political party of cause. The name derives from the Latin word “apostasia” which means ‘to revolt’.
In this case, Meriam was accused of converting from Islam to Christianity. However, Meriam denies these … Keep Reading!!!
Monoamniotic twins (“mono mono” twins) are identical twin babies who share the same amniotic sac inside of the uterus. The chance of having a pair of mono mono twins is quite low, at a rate of around 1 in every 10,000 pregnancies.
That is why Ohio Akron General Medical Center made the news on May 10 of this year when Sarah Thistlethwaite gave birth to mono mono twins. The twin sisters even came out holding hands!
Here is where the … Keep Reading!!!
While boarding a flight from LAX to JFK, Poehler noticed that a woman on her flight was struggling with her baby and luggage and offered to swap seats with the new mother.
It took a bit of convincing, but Poehler stuck to guns and and the mother eventually and gratefully accepted Poehler’s generous … Keep Reading!!!
Lou Xiaoying, 88 years old, has saved the lives of over 30 abandoned babies since 1972. She made her living as a trash collector/recycler in an impoverished area of China.
This profession unfortunately has exposed her to the discovery of unwanted babies left for dead in the trash.
Upon discovering the first baby in the trash, Xiaoying was left with a difficult decision. Barely making ends meet, she was not financially in a comfortable place to take on … Keep Reading!!!
Irina Vasylkova, 25, boarded a Polar Airlines flight between Yakutsk and Zyryanka. Unexpectedly, she began to experience labor pains shortly after takeoff. The flight attendants moved her to a seat with more legroom and alerted the pilot of the situation, who then tried to speed up the flight.
It was soon very obvious that Vasylkova’s twins had no intention of being delivered in a hospital. Her labor progressed quickly, and just like a movie, the flight attended began to ask … Keep Reading!!!
When I have in front of me a 10-years old girl, showing an obvious 5-6 months pregnancy, I feel how reality beats up on my face. This situation fires up many conflicting emotions, and the strongest are hopelessness, frustration, and an enormous outrage. If I add up her story to the one of hundreds of other stories of girls and adolescents, pregnant or not, who have been sexually abused … Keep Reading!!!
A ‘zonkey’ is a zebra-donkey hybrid. April 21, 2014, Rhumba the zonkey was born at the Reynosa Zoo in Mexico’s northeastern state of Tamaulipas.
This is an extreme rarity due to a chomasomal incompatibility with the species. A donkey has 62 chromosomes, and a zebra typically has 44.
When I had my first child at 19, I lived to breastfeed in public. I’d grown up amid the Nestle boycott protesting that company’s international anti-breastfeeding campaigns, and I’d come of age in Asia and Europe, where no one gawked at the exposure of a breastfeeding woman. Back home in the United States, Americans’ squeamishness about breastfeeding struck me as both puritanical and anti-child-health. So, I fed my baby daughter whenever she … Keep Reading!!!
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina created laboratory-grown vaginal organs that were successfully transplanted into young women with a rare medical condition.
The transplants were all performed on teenage girls (ages 13-18) who had been affected by Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. The condition causes the vagina and uterus to not form properly and is relatively rare (1 out of every 5,000 live female births). The previous treatment for MRKH syndrome was to construct a new vagina out of other … Keep Reading!!!
Well, this is a bit surprising.
According to the Social Security Administration data on popular baby names, Khaleesi has become a popular baby name for girls. (In 2012 alone it beat out “Lily.”)
In case you haven’t followed the books or the HBO series, Khaleesi is a term created for a character in the story. The character’s name happens to be Daenerys, which also made the SSA list, but only 21 babies were given that name in 2012.
This baby … Keep Reading!!!
Did you see the viral “Road Rage Karma” video?
The driver who recorded the incident had this to say:
“This happened to me on SR 41 in Tampa on Monday March 24th. This pathetic excuse for a human being tailgated me for about three minutes. After about a minute, and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording. I couldn’t move over because there were trucks in the right lane, and I sure as heck wasn’t … Keep Reading!!!