In the town Skellefteå in north of Sweden, a sort of a food trend started to appear a couple of years ago. By combining the two favorite fast foods hamburger and pizza, mainly the restaurant Tre kronor (Swedish for Three crowns) in this area came up with the ultimate solution for everybody having difficulties choosing between the two meals after a hard night out drinking; the Calskrove.
The Calskrove hamburger-pizza opened
Calskrove is a word play on the baked in pizza calzone and the Swedish world ”skrovmål”, which in English means similar to a blowout meal.
With a Calskrove, a complete hamburger meal with two hamburgers with bread, toppings and dressings as well as the french fries (no soda though) are baked in a calzone pizza. This staggering combination should fill even the biggest stomachs and costs around 100 SEK (circa 10€ / 15 USD). According to the restaurant, it’s actually not that uncommon that locals chooses the Calskrove when eating there!
Fetus in fetu or Foetus in foetu is a rare medical condition in which a person develops the forming of a mass of tissue resembling a fetus inside the body.
Fetus in fetu occurs to about one in 500 000 live births and is said to either be the cause of a normal fetus eveloped inside its twin or that the mass is a highly developed teratoma (an encapsulated tumor).
In the theory of the fetus in fetu being a teratoma, it thought that two fetuses during pregnancy share a common placenta in which one fetus wraps around the other and the fetus wrapped inside becomes a parasite which feeds on the host’s blood supply. The parasitic twin in this case has no brain and is almost always unable to survive on its own.
A fetus in fetu’s organs have a working blood supply from its host, but never any functional brain, heart, lungs, gastronomical or uninary functions. It works more like a parasite than an human being.
Sanju Bhagat - The Man with a twin living inside of him
Sanju Bhagat – The Man with a twin living inside of him
The Indian man Sanju Bhagat is a more known case of fetus in fetu. Sanju Bhagat, from Nagpur India had a swollen stomach, could barely breathe and looked like he was about to give birth to a baby.
One night in June 1999, the 36-year old finally after all those years thought his big belly was more than a cosmetic problem.
The doctor’s thought Bhagat had a giant tumor so big it was pressing on his diaphragm causing his problems to breathe. During the serious operation, the doctors discovered something unexpected, as gallons of fluid spilled out from Bhagat’s stomach: the doctor could shake hands with somebody inside.
The doctors discovered a lot of bones, limbs, hair and a jaw and genitalia in Bhagat’s stomach. The creature inside the stomach had hands and feet very developed as well as long fingernails.
Sanju Bhagat is one of fewer than 90 cases of fetus in fetu recorded in medical litterature. However, usually both twins die before birth because of having to share the same placenta, but in this case the fetus managed to feed off Bhagat for 36 years and survive.
Alamjan Nematilaev - The Boy who gave birth to his own twin
Alamjan Nematilaev – The Boy who gave birth to his own twin
Another more known case of fetus in fetu is Alamjan Nematilaev, then in 2003, a seven year old boy from Kazakhstan. Alamjan complained in about something moving inside of him which led doctors to perform an operation.
As whit Bhagat, doctors found an identical twin brother growing inside of Alamjan, which had part of a head, som hair and teeth and even something resembling of a face.
Doctors were unsure what caused the boys condition and tried to figure out if it had anything to do with the radiation from the Chernobyl disaster, but it was most likely because of Alamjan being the fetus wrapped around his twin.
The reason Alamjan felt the fetus move inside him, was because the fetus can develop a primitive spinal reflex system and in some cases limbs and fingers if it gets enough blood.
Ever went on a trecking trip in the woods and feeling the cravings for a cheesburger but not being near a burger restaurant in miles? Luckily there’s Cheesburger in a can which lets you bring a ready cheesburger in your backpack.
Cheesburger in a can is from the german webshop ”Trek’n eat” which specializes in food and drinks to bring outdoors.
The cheesburger in a can is prepared by simply heating the unponened can in a double boiler for about 10 minutes, then open and eat. According to the product label, the cheesburger may be consumed cold or hot.
Trek’n eat describes the product as ”The cheeseburger, which is marketed under the Trek‘n Eat label, guarantees unrestricted enjoyment in the mountains and in other extreme environments”.
The ingredients in the cheesburger in a can is: bread rolls, beef meat, cheese, sauce and with all the required food colourings, conservations, acids, sweeteners and treatments for it to stay fresh on the shelf for a year.
The canned cheesburger can be stored on the shelf of twelve months without the requirement of refrigeration.
The people at the website AVclub tasted Trek’n eats canned cheesburger. The verdict? Terrible.
The Cheesburger in a can seems to not be available for shipping outside of Germany at Trek’n eat and also seems to be hard fo find on eBay, but there’s some tests circulating the web.
Meatwater is a brand of protein-rich, drinkable food beverages in plastic bottles. The drinks are being marketed as ”High Effiency Survival Beverages”
Meatwater have a wide range with over 25 different flavors, such as beef jerky, chees burger, chicken teriyaki, fish ’n chips, buffalo wings, english breakfast and swedish köttbullar.
Meatwater says their drinker can distinguish several flavours in one bottle, such as the flavours for egg, bacon and buttered toast in their ”basic breakfast”-taste.
Meatwater drinks was founded by Till Krautkrämer and Brian Kane in the beginning of 2007 as an answer to the modern man’s more and more filled time schedule.
According to Meatwater ”Successfull people today are demanding the next generation of effiency and luxury, and our innovative lifetool provides that for such an elite consumer.”
Metwater should be a great time saver for athletes with a high calorie intace whom have to eat a lot of food to endure all the training. It should also be good for people having trouble eating regular meals or for paranoid people with bombshelters in their backyard.
Many consumers of Meatwater chooses to mix the drinks with Vodka, thus combining both meal and a liquor drink at the same time. Meatwater even posts cocktail-recipes on their website’s news section, such as ”Wings on the beach” containing 2 parts Vodka, 1 part Cointreau and 1 part Meatwater Pigs with Wings.
Michael Wilkinson, an English man who came back to life after being pronounced dead for 30 minutes
Michael Wilkinson is a 23-old man from Lancashire in England who was pronounced dead on February 1st, 2009.
Michael was sent to the Royal Preston Hospital after collapsing after an evening of some drinking with his family, which triggered an undiagnosed heart condition.
After being clinically dead for 30 minutes and given the last rites, the doctors realised that Michael’s pulse had return. He was alive another two days before being pronounced dead a second and final time on February 3rd.
Michael Wilkinson was returned to life because he had a condition called Lazarus syndrome which means spontaneous return of circulation once attempts at bringing back to life have failed.
Lazarus syndrome has only up to 38 recorded cases in the world and got its name after the biblical story of Lazarus being raised from the dead by Jesus. In other cases, the person with the syndrome has survived after being pronounced dead and even recovered fully.
In 2007, an American woman named Judith Johnson was pronounced dead because of a cardiac arrest after indigestion and sent to the morgue. At the morgue, they discovered that Judith was still alive. Judith later sued the hospital and staff for the damages she now has as a supposed result of the medical care she received.
In the beginning of May 2009, a woman was all over the news. That woman’s name is Connie Culp and she is the first person to undergo a near-total face transplant in the United States.
The procedure took 22 hours and was performed on December 10, 2008. 80 percent of Culp’s face was transplanted. Her entire face was replaced except for her upper eyelids, forehead, lower lip and chin.
The 46-year old mother Connie Culp was shot in the face with a shotgun by her husband Thomas G. Culp in September 2004 outside a bar in Ohio. Her husband tried to perform a murder-suicide, but he failed and both of them survived.
Connie Culp lost most of the midsection of her face and from 2004 to 2008 she got a dozens of surguries. Before her facetransplant, her disfigurement prevented her to eat and breathe on her own.
After the transplant, Connie was blind but she has learned braille and can use her other senses quite normal.
Connie Culp after her face transplant
The husband was convicted of aggrevated attempted murder and serves a 7-year prison sentence. Connie says she has forgiven him and that she is waiting when he gets out of prison.