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Sunday, 26 October 2014





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4kg hairball removed from girl's stomach

A teenage girl has undergone surgery to remove a hairball weighing almost 4 kgs from her stomach! Eighteen-year-old, Ayperi Alekseeva, from Kyrgyzstan, spent many years picking up hair off carpets and eating it, as well as chewing on the tips of her own hair.

The build up of hair in Ayperi's stomach caused a blockage in her digestive system and left her unable to even drink a glass of water without being sick and she was losing weight due to being unable to eat.

The teenager was brought to hospital by her parents who told doctors that their daughter had been complaining of severe stomach pains.

Doctors who performed emergency surgery on Ayperi said that if the teenager hadn't sought medical attention when she did, she would certainly have died from her dehydration and malnourishment.

In 50 years of medical records, no evidence of a hairball this large has been found.

Ayperi is now recovering well and will soon return home with her family, and she has promised never to chew hair in the future.

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New Zealanders using 53 p.c. more internet data

In a recent analysis, it was discovered that New Zealanders are using 53 percent more Internet data within the year ended June in comparison to the previous year. This comes to no surprise as online streaming websites become more popular such as TV-on-demand Internet sites. The Government statistician reported that the 53,000 terabytes used was equivalent to streaming more than 12 million high-definition super-hero movies.

These figures do not include Internet data connections from mobile phones, which has also risen 16 percent to 3.7 million. Because of this high data usage, it is common for individuals to have their broadband connections data caped at 50 gigabytes or more. It is a major change to three years ago when only a mere four percent had such large data caps.

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Leech found living in woman's nose

A 24-year-old backpacker from Edinburgh, Daniela Liverani, found an unwelcome hitchhiker in her nose! The sneaky tagalong? A three inch leech! After a trip to South East Asia, Daniela had been suffering from nosebleeds for weeks, but believed they were caused by a burst blood vessel after a motorbike accident.

However, Daniela realised that the wriggling thing in her nose was alive. She went to the ENT and doctors removed the leech. Daniela believes she may have picked up the hitchhiker in Cambodia or Vietnam - unfortunately the leech did not survive his little adventure.

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Missing parrot returns speaking Spanish

An African Grey parrot who spoke only English, went missing for 4 years before returning home speaking Spanish! Owner, Darren Chick says he had no idea where his parrot, Nigel, had disappeared to for the four years he was missing, and was surprised when he was reunited with his old feathery friend after he reappeared in California.

The couple who found Nigel and their neighbour who also had lost a parrot, helped reunite Darren and Nigel, who is safe and happy back home.

I'm sure Darren isn't the only person who would like to find out where Nigel disappeared to and how he learnt all that Spanish.

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