All artists know that, however much their work makes sense to them, there’s always the chance it’ll be lost on others. With that said, this one is a real head-scratcher. 25-year-old Norwegian artist Alexander Wengshoel had to have hip replacement surgery to repair a birth defect. Before going under the knife, he decided to videotape the operation and asked the doctor if he could keep the removed hip bone. Later, he showed the video and displayed the bone at an art show. But it gets more bizarre. He boiled his hip bone to get some remaining flesh off of it and then ate it with a side of potatoes and a glass of wine. He says, “I just wanted to use it in my art. I didn’t know at that time that I would boil it and eat it. But it just came really naturally.” He adds, “It’s not every day I will have a piece of human flesh which is mine and which it is possible to eat, so I had a little taste, and then I thought, ‘That’s really nice.’” So if you’ve ever wondered what human flesh tasted like…it’s not chicken. He said his hip tasted a lot like “wild sheep.”
A baby girl born in India has had the head of her parasitic twin successfully removed from her stomach. The completely formed head was attached by the neck to the anterior abdominal wall of the as-yet-unnamed infant, born May 13. The pediatric surgeon who performed the
operation said, “Blood from the baby’s chest and abdomen was feeding the head.” Doctors reconstructed the little girl’s abdominal wall, and after one more operation in 45 days, she is not expected to suffer any complications as she grows.
A would-be robber in Washington State found himself in the rough after trying to rob a mini-mart staffed by an 89-year-old owner ready to tee off on his head and legs with a golf club. Miyo Koba was behind the counter of Frank’s Superette, which she’s run for six decades, when a ski-masked thug walked in brandishing a three-foot sword. When she refused to open the register, the man pushed her to the ground, where she spotted a golf club — which she swung at him, missing his head, but landing a few solid blows to his legs. Koba, managed to scare the guy badly enough that he dropped the cash register he’d grabbed not far from the front door — with all the cash still inside. Police, who are continuing their investigation, say the suspect also stripped off all his clothing near the scene.