Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero says he plans to attempt the first human head transplant later this year on 31-year-old Russian software development manager Valery Spiridonov, who suffers from a debilitating muscle-wasting disease. To be more specific, the procedure is estimated to last about 36 hours, and Spiridonov's head will be cooled to around 12° Celsius, cut from his body and connected to a donated body of a brain-dead person as quickly as possible. Canavero will be assisted by a team of 100 surgeons and other medical staff, and afterwards, Spiridonov will be kept in an artificially-induced coma for 3-4 weeks while doctors stimulate his spinal cord nerves to reconnect and start functioning. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
ICON has developed a method to 3D print single-story 650-square-foot homes using cement in a mere 12-24 hours. Currently a 100-home community will be fabricated for residents in El Salvador next year. The Vulcan printer can print an entire home for $10,000, but eventually, the company plans to bring the cost down to just $4,000. "It's much cheaper than the typical American home. It's capable of printing a home that's 800 square feet, a significantly bigger structure than properties pushed by the tiny home movement, which top out at about 400 square feet. In contrast, the average New York apartment is about 866 square feet," said co-founder Jason Ballard. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
Jim Carrey is a comedian, actor, and apparently, a great painter / sculptor as well. "There's not a day that goes by that I'm not covered in paint or something from doing sculptures. It's all about that for me now - being completely involved, heart, mind, and soul. Sometimes it's art, sometimes it's performance, and sometimes it's just talking to someone," said Carrey in a recent interview with W magazine. Continue reading to see more famous celebrities who paint and / or draw as a hobby.
Owned by Daria Radionova, a 25-year-old Moldovan fashion designer residing in the UK, this Lamborghini Huracan is the first to be covered in a whopping 1.3-million Swarovski crystals. Does it look familiar to other vehicles you've seen in the past? Well, there's a reason for that, as she also owned a bling-covered Mercedes CLS and Bentley Continental GT by the crystal experts at Vinceri. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
When 12 police officers got stuck inside a stalled elevator last April at their academy in Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday, they just had to suck it up and call their friends at the Kansas City Fire Department to help them out. Personnel soon arrived on the scene and freed the cops, but not before one of the crew members, Tony Pisciotta, decided to snap an Instagram-worthy shot. Continue reading for more strange, yet real, pictures.
Well, Christmas day is finally here, and while some people got exactly what they wanted, others received their gifts in unexpected ways, like this person. "My husband always got colored pencils for his birthday and Christmas growing up and he hates them cause he's colorblind. He's wanted an iPhone forever so today I bought him one and this is how I wrapped it," said Reddit user "jabberingginger". Continue reading for more funny examples of Christmas gift trolling. Click here for a few bonus images.
Christmas is just around the corner, and many have not yet started on their decorations. If you fall under that category, here are a few clever, yet lazy, ideas that may spark something. For example, this person didn't bother with hanging lights around his entire house, so he got a plastic Grinch statue and made it look like he was pulling a strip of them down. Continue reading for more.
One of the last things you'd want to do while under the influence this holiday season is send a text message that you end up regretting. Fortunately, many people have already done so as a warning for others, including this person, who thought that he drove himself home, when in reality, his friend did, while he was just toying with a paper plate. Continue reading for more.
There are crowdfunding campaigns for just about everything these days, and now you can add electric vehicle to the list. Called the "Alcraft GT", this shooting brake is powered by a three motor all-wheel-drive powertrain that produces 600 hp and 840 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62mph in a mere 3.5 seconds. On just a single charge, you can expect a maximum range of 300 miles. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
The Blade Trilogy basically follows Wesley Snipes as the tortured soul Blade, who is half man, half immortal. He sharpens his lethal skills under the guidance of Whistler - his mentor, guardian and fellow hunter of the night. Now this person decided to not heed the "Do Not Use Blade to Open" warning, and used a movie disc anyways. Continue reading to see more people who just don't care about your rules. Click here for a few bonus images.