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This Boy Was Born With A Rare, Horrible Skin Condition. Can Doctors Possibly Cure Him?

This is Ripon Sarker. When he was only three-months-old, he began to show signs of an extremely rare skin disorder known as “tree man illness.” Unfortunately, his family has always been much too poor to go to a doctor. Now, at seven-years-old, Ripon has become immobilized by the massive, debilitating growths on his hands and feet. Ripon lives …

By Rick Bitzelberger

This Engaged Couple Wanted Unforgettable Wedding Pictures But What Their Photographer Captured Is Truly Extraordinary

Most wedding photos look pretty much the same: happy couple, picturesque location, lovely flowers, great close up of the rings. But newlyweds Alex and Lauren Michaels wanted something different (that’s NOT them in the picture btw!). They weren’t sure exactly what that “something different” was, though, so they were lucky to find the perfect photographer who had something really …

By Brenda Marie

Doggone Jealous! This Artist Created An Exhibit For Dogs And It’s Awesome.

This is Dominic Wilcox. He is a British designer and inventor who has produced some pretty whimsical creations. His resume includes a stained glass driverless car and a museum that pairs animators with children to bring their imaginary friends to life. But Wilcox’s newest creation is perhaps his most unusual yet. Just last weekend in South London, Wilcox opened the first-ever …

By Jane Neiman

Fear of Flying: What Your Pilot Won’t (and Probably Shouldn’t) Tell You.

Fear of flying is such a common phobia that it has its own name: aviophobia. This phobia paralyzes its sufferers when faced with what most of us actually look forward to … flying through the air at top speeds so we can travel very far away, very quickly. Imagine not being able to go on vacation, …

By Rick Bitzelberger

With The Summer Games Over, Can Rio Prevent This Tragedy From Happening?

The 2016 Summer Olympics are finally over. This year’s games were filled with winners, losers, and lots of controversy surrounding the Rio landscape… and Ryan Lochte. Though they pulled it together in the end, what happens when the athletes collect their medals and return home? Does the host country continue to enjoy the fruits of their …

By Ashley Perez

Can A Haircut Change Someone’s Life? You Decide.

Meet Joshua Coombes. Born in Exeter, England, the 29-year-old is one of the most in-demand hairdressers in London. Because London is one of the top fashion capitals in the world, this is a title that many many hairdressers would love to have. But what he did with his fame is unlike anything we have ever heard before. Originally …

By Jane Neiman

He Did What? In the Skies Above Florida, This Guy Did The Unimaginable.

Who would have thought a guy who made his first tandem skydive at the age of 18 would compete in the X Games just six months later? And who could predict that a beginner who had only made about 400 jumps would become a US National Champion as well as set world records in skysurfing? Well, …

By Benjamin Roussey