Man lives on water for 12 years

22-year-old Chinese man claims he hasn't eaten a scrap of food since he turned 10

CHINA: A 22-year-old man from China has defied science and lived on only water for the last 12 years.

According to scientific studies, a human being cannot go much longer than 3 weeks without food, reports Oddity Central.

Hailing from China’s Henan province, the man claims to have achieved the impossible and looking at the 1.50-meter-tall, 40-kg-heavy man hardly any one can tell that he hasn't eaten for so long.

He old the media that food would make him feel nauseous ever since h turned 10 and it would also get stuck in his throat. He started drinking lots of water and now he drinks about 15 litres of water every day. His father backed his claim and said that he does not eat any food, whether it’s rice, steamed bread or meat.

Man discovers wife of 19 years was born a man

BELGIUM: A man from Blegium was devastated after he discovered that his wife 'Monica' of 19 years was actually born a man.

The Antwerp man, known only as Jan, said he felt like his world had been violated after he discovered the truth about his 'beautiful and feminine' wife.

He claimed that he didn't suspect anything in two decades of marriage, reports Daily Mail.

The 43-year-old man told the daily that he met Monica when she had arrived in his country from Indonesia as a nanny for his sister's children. He had found no mail traits, although she was no good at housework or ironing.

The truth finally dawned on him when his wife's cousin who had come visiting had let something slip. That was when he confronted his wife who confessed that she was born a boy and had undergone a sex change.

EVen though the man approached a court to get his wife evicted from his home, the court did not give him permission to do so.

The couple are still living under the same roof. 

Fisherman dies after fish gets stuck in throat

BRAZIL: A small-time fisherman who was fishing on the northeaster state of Brazil was excited when he caught a sole fish. He was showing off to his friends.

He made a bizarre bet with his friends that he would be able to hold the slippery fish between his teeth for a minute. However, the fish slipped inside his throat and choked him.

In his choking state, the man got into his car and drove over some distance to reach a medical clinic, but he died before the doctors could save him.

The doctors eventually removed the fish but it was already too late, The Telegraph reported. 

Couple dead, teen missing after family swept to sea trying to save dog

US: A couple died and their 16-year-old son went missing after being swept into sea in Northern California while trying to save their dog, authorities said Sunday.
The family was at Big Lagoon, a beach north of Eureka, Saturday afternoon when the dog chased after a thrown stick and got pulled into the ocean by eight to ten foot waves, said Dana Jones, a state Parks and Recreation district superintendent.
Jones said the boy went after the dog, prompting his father to go after them. She said the teenager was able to get out, but when he didn't see his father, he and his mother went into the water looking for him.
"Both were dragged into the ocean," Jones said.
The Times-Standard reports the couple's daughter called police.
Jones said a park ranger had to run a half mile to get to the beach because his car wasn't made to handle the terrain. When he arrived, he wasn't able to get to them because of the high surf, she said.
Rescuers eventually retrieved the mother's body and the father's body washed up.
The Coast Guard deployed a helicopter and two motor life boats to search for the teenager, but the aerial search was suspended Saturday evening by thick coastal fog.
A call seeking the status of the Coast Guard's search on Sunday wasn't immediately returned.
The dog got out of the water on its own, Jones said. (AP)

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