Meanwhile in China of the Day: "Big Yellow Duck" and "Today" Banned from Weibo

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Meanwhile in China of the Day: "Big Yellow Duck" and "Today" Banned from Weibo
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In preparation for the anniversary of the 1989 Tianamen Square protests, Chinese censors reportedly blocked several search terms on the country's top microblogging site Sina Weibo, including "1989," "in today," "anniversary" and "big yellow duck." The odd water fowl reference was banned in response to a viral photoshopped version of the iconic 1989 photograph "Tank Man," which Weibo user Weibolg altered by replacing the tanks with superimposed photos of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's famous Rubber Duck floating sculpture.

Man Walks Again After Having Been Paralyzed

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Man Walks Again After Having Been Paralyzed
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How the treatment worked:

1) One of the patient's two olfactory bulbs was removed and the olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) were grown in culture

2) 100 micro injections of OECs were made above and below the damaged area of the spinal cord

3) Four strips of nerve tissue were placed across an 8mm gap in the spinal cord. The scientists believe the OECs acted as a pathway to stimulate the spinal cord cells to regenerate, using the nerve grafts as a bridge to cross the severed cord



Via BBC:

Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame.

The treatment, a world first, was carried out by surgeons in Poland in collaboration with scientists in London.

Details of the research are published in the journal Cell Transplantation.

The Internet is Having a Collective Freakout Over Renee Zellweger's Face

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The Internet is Having a Collective Freakout Over Renee Zellweger's Face
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In a shocking piece of not-news that's rocking the waves of the celeb internet today, Renee Zellweger is revealed to be both: 1. A Real Human Being who occasionally ages like Real Human Beings Do and 2. A Grown Adult Woman who probably had some work done on her face.

In the wake of these startling revelations, we will provide a reproduction of the poster to the hit film Bridget Jones's Diary for reference:



With this new piece of evidence we can finally confirm that MAYBE American Hollywood Celeb-dom has a way of pressuring women into single archetypes of faces and looks, discouraging them from ever aging or changing. More on the story as it develops.

The Kid With the Sweet LED Costume is Back This Year With Another Luminescent Getup

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There are costumes that are scary, costumes that suck, and costumes that are just plain cool. This would fall squarely in the "plain cool" category. Last year, Glowy Zoey lit up the night with her stick figure costume, and now she's rocking a rainbow Minnie Mouse motif.

Deadmau5 would be proud.