SEVEN WEIRD BRAIN DISORDERS (Huffington Post):
1) Alien Hand Syndrome. Also sometimes referred to as the Dr. Strangelove Syndrome, this condition causes a patient’s hand to take on a life of its own and act on its own accord.
2) Riley-Day Syndrome. Patients with this condition are often unable to feel any pain, which can prove dangerous should they ever get injured.
3) Cotard’s Syndrome. An individual’s belief that he or she is dead despite those around them saying they are not. Some report also believing they do not exist at all.
4) Apotemnophilia. The desire of an individual to amputate a perfectly-healthy limb.
5) Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. Patients with this condition report experiencing distorted body proportion: certain body parts — often the head and hands — are larger than they should be.
6) Prosopagnosia. Sometimes called “face-blindness,” this condition renders individuals unable to recognize faces — even those of the people they love or encounter on a regular basis.
7) Capgras Delusion. The belief that an acquaintance, or even someone an individual knows very well, is actually an identical-looking imposter.
British Nursing Home Provides Prostitutes, Strippers for Residents
Should a nursing home’s efforts to take care of its residents extend to inviting prostitutes and strippers to offer their services? That’s the question being asked after reports that British nursing home Chaseley Trust, which is located in a seaside mansion, is doing just that. Manager Helena Barrow told The Sun newspaper, “People have needs. We are there to help. We respect our residents as individuals so that’s why we help this to happen. If we refused, we would not be delivering a holistic level of care.” Barrow says the practice has the support of Chaseley’s staff, who might otherwise be sexually harassed by the residents, some of whom are as young as 18 and have neurological conditions. She told the newspaper, “Most of the time, these are people who feel frustrated by a primeval need they cannot fulfill.” The revelation has set off a nationwide debate in Britain over the rights of the disabled, and over the role of sex in assisted living facilities. Meanwhile, the local East Sussex County Council has started an investigation, with a spokesman telling The Inquisitr, “This has the potential to place vulnerable East Sussex residents at risk of exploitation and abuse.”
49ers Fans Scammed
The Osgood family, from Hayward, California, found some Super Bowl tickets on Craigslist at ‘only’ double the face value. The seller seemed legit, so they wired him the money. When they opened the FedEx envelope it read: “Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL.”
Superbowl Commercial Special Tonight On CBS
Boomer Esiason and Aisha Tyler host this special as viewers votes determine the greatest ads that have aired during the Super Bowls.
More Super Bowl Advertisers Releasing Pre-Game Teasers
In an effort to get more out of the big bucks they spend for an ad slot during the Super Bowl — $4 million for a 30-second spot this year — a growing number of advertisers are releasing teasers online ahead of time for their ads that will run during the big game. More advertisers are doing it this year than ever, according to Hulu, which says about half of the more than 30 super Bowl advertisers are expected to have teaser ads this year, up from 10 last year. The teasers that are released are snippets of advertisers’ Super Bowl ads, or longer trailers that allude to what viewers will see on Game Day, with the key being not to give too much away. Paul Chibe, chief marketing officer at Anheuser-Busch, told AP, “It’s a great way to pique people’s interest. If you create expectations before the game people will want to look for your ad in the telecast.”