One unfortunate soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan in a very delicate part of his anatomy may very well turn his luck around when he becomes the first American to undergo an experimental transplant surgery…involving his reproductive organ.
The organ transplant, which will take place at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will be a 12-hour procedure and the first of its kind in the U.S.
The question is, will the soldier’s replacement manhood actually work after the procedure?
The U.S. serviceman, who declined to be named, lost major parts of his most important member in an explosion in Afghanistan, and was eventually selected by the university hospital to become the first American recipient of the penile transplant.
The procedure will be the third of its kind in the world. The first successful transplant took place in South Africa in 2014, and the recipient was successfully able to impregnate his partner shortly after – a result which should bode well for the outcome of the U.S. soldier’s own genital procedure.
Previous to that, a similar operation in China resulted in the recipient requesting the transplanted organ to be removed after suffering from psychological trauma. Apparently, it takes both physiological and mental acceptance of the donor organ for the operation to be considered a success.
Penile replacement surgery is likely to become a common one in the coming years. According to the U.S. Defense Department Trauma Registry, over 1,300 servicemen were injured in their nether regions between 2001 and 2013 in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If the transplant surgery on the unnamed soldier is a success, there are 60 more servicemen waiting in the wings, hopeful that a genital transplant for their injured male members will help them get their lives back.
Currently, a recently deceased donor of the right age and skin color is still being awaited to supply this first candidate with a return to normal urination, sensation, and male fertility.
5 Scientifically-Proven Reasons the Eldest Child is the Best
Oldest kid rules!
The contention over who the best child in the family is, between the eldest to the youngest, has finally been proven by science to silence the long-standing dispute once and for all.
There have been a lot of debates going on as to whether the eldest, the middle, or the youngest child takes the cake for being the all-around number one, and according to five reasons backed by science, the eldest child takes home the medal.
Unfortunately for the younger siblings, these five reasons are based on science, and have a greater ring of truth about them:
This Guy Got A Huge Wasp Nest From eBay; Wait Till You See What’s Inside
That’s a big NOPE!
When you spot a wasp nest, it’s already a big nope for you. While most people think it’s one of the scariest discoveries they can make, one guy intentionally bought a giant one from eBay.
It’s amazing just how eBay has everything –even a wasp nest, but this guy actually got one just to show you what’s really inside it. You might start to imagine something from a sci-fi movie featuring alien creatures breaking their way out of a nest. But don’t worry, there’s nothing of that sort.
Wasp nest can vary in size; some can be so small while others can be so gigantic, it’s urgent you need to call an exterminator. The one on the video actually had the same size or even a bit bigger than a basketball. It also belonged to paper wasps, which use plant material mixed with their saliva to construct their nest that resembles paper.
Amazing German Machine Trades in Plastic Bottles for Money or Groceries
This system significantly reduces the waste we produce and sure is more fun than simply throwing your bottles in the waste bin!
Plastic products are a staple in our daily lives. We use it for PET bottles for beverages, containers for food, bags for groceries, and countless many other common household items. However, our increasing use of plastic bottles also endangers our environment and our ecosystem.
In recent years, communities and countries have been shifting towards using "green" products instead of plastics in order to reduce the waste we generate. Recycling has also become common practice, with many companies and countries taking the initiative in providing innovative and creative ways of encouraging recycling among its consumers. One such example of this is the bottle recycling machine in Germany, where PET bottles can be deposited in the machine in exchange for money.
In Germany, when a person buys a canned or a bottled beverage, they are charged with a few extra cents to encourage consumers to return the bottle. Once empty, the bottles can be deposited in the bottle recycling machines, where different types of bottles have different corresponding amounts. The machine prints out a receipt with the details of how much the recycled bottles amounted to, which the consumer can then exchange for cash or groceries at the counter. Pretty neat, huh?
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