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    In a bid to curb the growth rate of the AIDS pandemic, it is believed that the Republic of South Africa and their neighbors Zimbabwe have agreed to sign the USA proposed “Mark the area” bill.

    According to close sources to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare in Zimbabwe, President Jacob Zuma will jet in the country to discuss the bill with his Zimbabwean counterpart President Robert Mugabe.

    “This call was long awaited, Southern Africa has the highest rate of new HIV infections, and monthly the figures swell up rendering our HIV campaigns ineffective. The use of ARVs is decreasing contrasting the growth rate and spread of the pandemic. This has prompted the leaders of the two nations to agree to the “Mark the Area Bill” as proposed by the West.

    “The South African leader President Zuma will jet in prior to the call made by Mugabe to discuss the clauses regarding to the Bill.


    The source reveals that once the Bill is signed, Parliamentarians will seat to add it in their respective constitutions.

    “The process is quite cumbersome but their plan is to mark first those who are already on ARVs, they will mark them as they collect their medication, and all Civil servants and government workers will be required to undergo the H.I.V testing process. Also before receiving social grants, the recipients will also be tested .Once found positive, they will be all branded, that will be the starting call, and other strategies to reach and test the masses will be discussed in respective parliaments.

    “Serious campaigns will be made in public places and rural areas where resistance is most likely to be high”



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  • The Story Of This French Prostitute With 3 Legs, 4 Breasts & 2 Vag_inas

    Just when you thought that you have seen everything, Mother Nature has a tendency to throw something at us that catches us off guard. The story of Blanche Dumas is one such case.

    Years ago, because of the lack of education, people born with some sort of anomaly were discriminated against. Sometimes this discrimination was so severe that these guys had no other option apart from joining a circus or a ‘freakshow’.

    Here’s the tale of Blanche Dumas who was born on the island of Martinique in 1860 to a French father and a mother of African origin. Bechlinger of Para, Brazil visited her and decided to document her in a book named Human Oddities: A Book of Nature’s Anomalies.


    She is said to have had a very broad pelvis, two imperfectly developed legs and a third leg attached to her coccygeus and, in addition to normal well developed breasts, she also had two smaller rudimentary breasts close together above her pubic area.

    Blanche also had two vag_inas and two well-developed vulvas. It is said that she had developed sensitivity in both her vag_inas and had allegedly ‘entertained’ men with both of them.

    According to the book, her extreme libido is what led her to become a courtesan in Paris. However, there is no proof for that. She is also said to have written letters to Francesco Lentini, a man who had three-legs with dual genitalia, and expressed her desire to get $exually intimate with him. Although there are no confirmed reports of the two meeting but there is great rumour of a brief affair.

    Mother Nature always surprises us.

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  • Why Men’s Shirt Buttons Are On The Right And Women’s On The Left?

    In the world of clothing, fashion trends are constantly changing like the tide in the oceans. There is one feature, however, that has remained constant in men’s and women’s clothing since the invention of the button and buttonhole: men’s shirt buttons are on the right while women’s shirt buttons are on the left.

    Why this has no clear answer. Much of it has to do because we live in a right-handed world. Sorry all of you lefties, but you only account for about 10 percent of the population. Here are some of history’s answers as to why men’s shirt buttons are on the right of the garment and women’s are on the left side.

    Self Defense

    One theory evolves from the 14th and 15th centuries. In the olden days before guns, the sword was the weapon of choice men carried to defend themselves with. Most men were right-handed and held swords in their right hand. When an attack loomed, they needed quick access to their weapon. Because swords were carried under their waistcoats, men had to unbutton the coat quickly to retrieve their weapon. It’s much easier and faster to unbutton the coat with the left hand while the right reaches for the sword. The placement of shirt buttons on the right side of the garment made this possible.

    Clothing Fashion

    Another theory relates to the fact that as fashion evolved and clothing became more flamboyant and heavier, women of wealth required help in dressing. Ladies-in-waiting and servants were called upon to help dress the lady of the house. Because buttons were expensive and a sign of wealth, fancy dresses and coats were often loaded with the fasteners. Tailors observed that since many women required others to help dress them, and since the assistants were mostly right-handed, buttons placed on the left side of the garment were easier to maneuver.


    Another theory, though not easily proven, is that Puritan modesty had a hand in orientating the placement of buttons. In many churches in England and early America, church congregations were separated by the $exes: men sat on the right side of the aisle facing the altar, woman sat separately on the left.

    Revealing too much flesh in public, especially of the chest area, was considered a sin. By having a man’s shirt edge overlap from left to right, any view of his skin was shielded from the women sitting across the aisle. The same held true with the women.


    Let’s face it, for 90 percent of the population who are right handed, buttoning and unbuttoning a shirt buttons with the buttons attached to the right side is physically easier and less cumbersome.

    Men in Edwardian England knew this. But men in those days were totally $exist. To maintain some superiority in the area of clothing, the custom of displaying male dominance by making it harder for women to
    button and unbutton became a standard garment design.

    Just like the old question of which came first, the chick or the egg, there is no one provable explanation of why men’s and women’s button placements are different.

    Today no one really questions why. In fact, if some quirky fashion designer decided to change the pattern and place buttons on the same side for both men and women, there would probably be a backlash of protest. In other words, if it ain’t broke, why change it?


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  • Cosmetic surgery has centuries-old roots. Now some countries are becoming world-leaders in particular fields.

    Cosmetic surgery has centuries-old roots. Now some countries are becoming world-leaders in particular fields. Plastic surgeon Jim Frame picks five of the most surprising. Cosmetic procedures are now the surgery of want not need. The multi-billion dollar industry is represented on virtually all television channels and easily accessed online. Many nations have realized the potential for cosmetic tourism, which can be a significant boost to a country’s GDP.

     The ugly history of cosmetic surgery

    Cosmetic medicine and surgery has advanced tremendously over the past three decades since I trained as a plastic surgeon. High morbidity rates in procedures such as breast implant surgery, tummy tucks, aggressive facelifts or eyelid reductions are now a thing of the past. And though some countries operate as destinations for those looking for cheaper (though not always properly regulated) procedures, some emerging markets are seeing a boom for particular operations.

    Dubai, Thailand, South Korea, Mauritius, India – and also Iran – are some notable examples. In the US, the best seller is the “mommy makeover” – a host of procedures that can include tummy tucks, breast implants and liposuction, designed to return women back to their pre-pregnancy bodies. The UK at least has realised that little is often better, especially over the long term. As for the rest of the world…

    India: limb lengthening

    In a bid to improve career and marriage prospects, painful limb lengthening procedures are on the rise in India and can add as much as three inches to someone’s height.


    The principles have been adapted from techniques that plastic and orthopaedic surgeons use in major trauma or in children with stunted growth. Limbs can be encouraged to lengthen using pins and an Ilizarov frame, which can be slowly (and painfully) adjusted: the section of bone supported by the frame is surgically “broken” and over subsequent weeks the frame is made longer. The gap that develops fills with new bone.

    An Ilizarov frame, in which legs are lengthened by repeatedly breaking and setting the bones (AP)

    In elective surgery, bones that don’t fuse, because of chronic infection or poor wound healing, can lead to amputation. While the risk can be explained when trying to salvage a badly mauled limb, is it justified by the quest for beauty? Very debatable. And in India the industry is unregulated. As Amar Sarin, an orthopaedic surgeon in India, has said: “This is one of the most difficult cosmetic surgeries to perform, and people are doing it after just one or two months’ fellowship, following a doctor who is probably experimenting himself. There are no colleges, no proper training, nothing.”

    A vulnerable public can be open to persuasion without thinking about the consequences and risks.


    South Korea: radical facial surgery

    The industry in South Korea is booming. Surgery is cheap and efficient, while the facilities, which have come out of the old American hospitals, are excellent and now cater for the global medical tourism market. This overseas market is a significant contributor to the country’s GDP.


    In South Korea, facial procedures aimed at achieving a more ‘Western’ appearance are increasingly commonplace

    South Korea has the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery in the world, which has led to it being called the global capital for plastic surgery. Facial surgery is widespread and used to create more V-shaped chins, smaller noses (the second most common operation, perhaps because nasal bridges in Asia tend to be flatter and it’s easy to insert implants) and to alter eye shapes. South Korea has wholeheartedly embraced the fact that cosmetic procedures make for profitable business, whether for domestic or foreign patients.

    Brazil: bum, tum and boobs

    Brazil was the second biggest performer of cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures worldwide in 2014 – its 10.2 per cent share came only second to the US (20.1 per cent). The majority of surgical requests are for “improvements” to breasts, abdomen and buttocks.

    Brazilians lead the world in aesthetic surgery developments and ideas, from new types of breast implants to Brazilian abdominoplasty – where excess flesh is removed from the abdomen – and the famous “Brazilian butt lift”.

    To go with the butt lift, the Brazilians also developed buttock muscle exercises that can produce amazing results, in addition to fat grafting and implants, especially for treating skin looseness after massive weight loss. There are risks, however, including developing a fat embolism, which can kill. In elective situations, it may not be worth it just to get the “J-Lo” look.

    Iran: nose jobs

    Cosmetic surgery is on the rise in Iran, so much so that it is now among the top countries for procedures. Liposuction and eyebrow pigmentation – where permanent tattoos are used to block in brows – are popular. Also nose jobs.

    Of the 40,000 annual cosmetic procedures in Iran, more than 60 per cent are nose jobs (AFP/Getty Images)

    In a more conservative country where women dress more modestly, so varying fashion wows are less of an option, accentuating facial features can be one way to enhance beauty. Javad Amirizad, a member of the Iranian Association of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons, says that of the 40,000 annual cosmetic procedures in Iran, more than 60 per cent are nose jobs. The dressings on noses after surgery, an increasingly common sight in Tehran, have even been nicknamed “bandages of honour”.

    Worldwide: designer vaginas

    Surgery for female genitalia includes the “designer vagina” and labial reduction – which some argue comes close to being FGM (female genital mutilation) when it’s a cosmetic rather than a necessary gynaecological procedure. And serious problems can occur if inappropriately performed. It is, however, becoming more popular in many countries.

    Increasingly common is mons pubis reduction, which targets the area of skin in the pubic area (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

    Safer and also increasingly common is mons pubis reduction, which targets the area of skin in the pubic area. As we age, the tissues slacken and bulge and this can manifest in what has been called the “boy bulge crotch”, which some women find it embarrassing, especially when wearing swim suits. The “camel toe” effect can be significantly reduced by some form of liposuction and/or skin excision.

    What an age we live in.

    This article was first published on The Conversation ( Jim Frame is the Professor of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University

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