6 Medical Conditions That Completely Transform People

There are a few things in life that seem too weird to actually have any chance of being true. In medical science, there are the really, really bizarre things that become all the more strange because they exist, and they could happen to you.

This condition is when a bald, red patch on the tongue is surrounded by white bordering, often causing strange shapes to appear on the surface of the membrane. The reason for this disorder is currently unknown, but it is assumed to work in tandem with diabetes and allergies. Only 1-2.5% of people have this disorder, do you?

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While many will find this affliction humorous, for those that suffer from it, it’s no laughing matter. Foreign Accent Syndrome is a speech disorder that changes the way we vocalize in our own language. Often it develops after a mild brain injury or stroke and comes with other speech changes.

Congenital Hypertrichosis may be the basis of werewolf legends around the globe. This genetic disease causes the growth of excess hair all over the body and face, and individuals with the disorder have likely been victimized for centuries.

Think you’re safe from these conditions? Read on and you may just find a reason to think twice about that!

5 Mind-Blowing Facts About Sears That Seem Like They Can’t Be Right, But Totally Are

Sears has been one of the most popular stores since 1886. The company has gone through a lot of changes over the years, but through it all it has remained one of the most recognizable companies in the country. Sure, they are currently going through some financial difficulty, but the history of the store is so insane it’s hard to connect it with the current retailer.

Check out these 5 fascinating facts about the company that has been around for well over 100 years!

The Vietnam war started in 1955 and ran for almost 20 years. The government spent the entirety of the 60s focused on ways to gain advantage against the Vietnamese. They had to use some interesting tactics to get information, including employing spies to get recon. The issue was that paying them in American money was pretty much useless to them.

Instead of paying them in American money, the spies were sent Sears catalogs that they could pick items out of to have shipped to them. Apparently they would order things like vests, jackets, belts and other clothing items. The product shipments continued until it was no longer safe to do so.

In the 1880s Sears & Roebuck catalog (what Sears used to be called) sold cocaine and opiates in syringes. You could by a small syringe of cocaine for $1.50.

That isn’t even the strangest thing that happened at the Sears company…