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Woman Who Thought She’s Gaining Weight Actually Has A 20-Pound Tumor

She wondered why she was not losing weight despite exercising and eating less!

A 59-year old woman could not help but wonder why she was gaining weight despite not eating much. However, she got the shock of her life upon finding out that her weight gain was not actually caused by excessive calories. The reason was more alarming than she initially thought.

According to Kim Turner, she started noticing three years ago that her midsection was growing fast despite her limited food intake. She would feel full after eating even just half of a sandwich and engaging in exercise. She could not help but be baffled why she grew from size 12 to size 18, which made it virtually impossible for her even just to bend and tie her shoes.

Turns out Kim had a 20-pound cancerous tumor in her stomach.

“That was frustrating because I was trying to lose weight and I wasn’t. Why am I not losing weight? I’m not eating anything, but not losing weight. It was very frustrating,” Turner said in an interview with Inside Edition.

Because of what she was experiencing, Turner went from one doctor to another. However, she was only prescribed constipation pills to ease the discomfort.

Thankfully, she finally got to have a consultation with Dr. Ajay Maker, a surgical oncologist at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, who discovered that what Turner believed to be fat was actually a rare type of tumor: Retroperitoneal liposarcoma, an uncommon type of tumor that starts as a fatty tissue but can rapidly grow and become cancerous.

“It can often be difficult for patients or their doctors to make a diagnosis in cases like these because they are so rare, being less than 1 percent of all cancers,” Maker said.

Turner was initially told that the tumor was about the size of two softballs. However, during the surgery, it was revealed that her retroperitoneal liposarcoma weighed 20 pounds, and measured up to several dozen inches at its widest point.

Kim Turner now feels lighter and can fit in size 10 after the 20-pound tumor was removed from her stomach.

While Turner is now relieved and feeling lighter after the tumor has been removed, she will have to bear with the agony of waiting as she will find out whether she will need more treatments or not until the end of this month. She still needs to know more about the cancerous tumor doctors have removed from her body.

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Autistic Boy Builds Largest Titanic Replica Made Of Lego Bricks

After 11 months of work, his project is nothing short of awesome!

While some people consider autism as a disability, many of those who have the mental condition have proven that they can be exceptional in more ways than one. For instance, a young autistic boy from Iceland was able to build a replica of Titanic using Lego bricks and his work is now being featured in different museums across the globe.

Brynjar Karl Bigisson, now 15 years old, built a Titanic replica made of Lego bricks when he was only 12. After devoting 700 hours in crafting the huge ship with 56,000 Lego bricks, the boy was able to complete a 26 feet long and 5 feet tall replica of one of the world’s most iconic ships within the span of 11 months.

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Why Sin Eating Was Once The Worst Job In The World

Technically, it was a thankless job.

If you think you are unfortunate for having to hold on to a job that you think sucks, bear in mind that at one point in history, there were people who went the extent of risking their salvation just for money. For the so-called Sin Eaters then, it did not matter if they had to suffer eternal damnation in hell for as long they could eat and have some coins in their pockets.

While a Sin Eater is already a thing of the past, there is no questioning that it held the notion as being the worst job in England, Scotland, and Wales where it was practiced from the Middle Ages until the early 1900s. You see, a Sin Eater had to eat a piece of bread placed on the chest of a dying person, otherwise known as a sin-soaked bread, while the family of the would-be departing person watched, prayed, and drank a flagon of ale.

By eating the sin-soaked bread, it was believed then that a Sin Eater could absolve the dying person from his sins, and his chances of entering heaven would improve.

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Touching Plane Crash Memorial Site Spotted via Google Maps

The incident claimed 170 lives and its memorial is beautifully haunting.

On September 19, 1989, international passenger plane UTA Flight 772 was en route from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo to the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. Tragically, the aircraft never made it to its destination as a bomb in the cargo hold blew up, causing it to break up over the Sahara desert.

The explosion, which later became known as the deadliest plane-related incidents in Niger, claimed the lives of all the 156 passengers and 14 crew members. French investigators later confirmed that it was an attack by Libyan terrorists.

Fast forward to 2007, Les Familles de l’Attentat du DC-10 d’UTA, an associated of the victims’ families, created a beautiful memorial for their departed loved ones. Now the said memorial is visible via Google Maps and Google Earth.

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