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Xiao Qian Bocah dengan Dengan 24 Jari

Seorang anak berusia 4 tahun dari Cina memiliki keunikan pada tangan kanannya.

Xiao Qian, dari Wuhan, provinsi Hubei di Cina selatan, memiliki 6 buah jari yang sama persis atau identik di tangan kanannya, tanpa memiliki ibu jari atau jempol.

Menurut pra dokter dari rumah sakit Pu’ai, meski memiliki 6 jari bukanlah kasus yang sangat langka, tapi tetap saja itu merupakan hal yang gak biasa apalagi jika memiliki 6 jari dimana hampir semuanya jari-jari yang identik.

Seperti yang diberitakan, dokter Xin Danmo mengoperasi jari Qian, mengambil jari yang paling kiri dan berusaha menebalkan jari ke-2 dari ujung kiri agar bisa membuatnya menyerupai ibu jari.

Dokter Xin Danmo percaya, keunikan jari Xiao Qian itu disebabkan oleh radiasi atau kontak kimia dengan sang ibu selama hamil.


Ted Ingram, Pengantar Koran Tertua Sedunia

Ted Ingram adalah seorang loper Koran yang masih aktif melakukan pekerjaannya meski usianya saat ini sudah 90 tahun.

Ted, yang berasal dari Winterborne Monkton, Dorset sudah melakukan pekerjaannya itu selama 68 tahun sejak tahun 1942 hingga sekarang.

Dulunya Ted merupakan sopir traktor untuk pertanian ketika pindah ke desa ke desa tahun 1938. Namun dirinya mencoba menambah penghasilan dengan menjadi pengantar koran saat umurnya 22 tahun.

Mau tahu berapa koran yang sudah diantar Ted ke pelanggannya sejak memulai karirnya sebagai loper koran?

“Aku pastinya sudah mengantar lebih dari setengah juta Koran pada saat itu, hal itu cukup mencengangkan.

Aku dulu mengantar sekitar 25 koran selama 6 hari seminggunya namun sekarang sudah turun menjadi 9 – 10, yang mana hal itu lebih memudahkan aku,” ujar Ted.

Ted Ingram
Ted Ingram in 1942

Selama karirnya nih, Ted baru 2 kali gak mengantar Koran, itu pun dua-duanya karena salju turun sehingga koran-koran tersebut gak bisa sampai ketangannya.

Tapi kenapa juga ya Ted Ingram masih mau melakukan pekerjaannya itu?

“Aku hanya melakukannya demi orang-orang desa, aku suka berkeliling.

Aku gak menghasilkan banyak uang dari pekerjaan itu, bahkan setelah (operasi) penggantian pinggul, aku harus memakai mobil yang harganya lebih dari £1.20 per hari yang aku buat,” jelas Ted seperti dikutip dari

Saat ini sih Ted, yang merayakan ulang tahunnya ke 90 pada Valentine Day kemarin, sedang berharap namanya bisa tercantum dalam Guinness Book of Records sebagai pengantar Koran tertua sedunia.

“Aku berharap aku bisa meneruskan pekerjaan ini ketika usiaku 100 tahun, aku gak berencana untuk berhenti,” ungkap Ted.

Sebelumnya, gelar itu dipegang oleh Darlyne Markus dari Idaho , AS dimana dirinya mulai berkarir sebagai pengantar Koran selama 50 tahun 173 hari, ketika berusia 29 di tahun 1958 hingga 21 Nopember 2008 saat usianya 79 tahun.


22 Most Bizarre Things Created Using Hair

While an average Joe has a hundred and fifty thousand hairs on his scalp, have you ever thought about what happens to the locks of hair as soon as they have been chopped off?
Listed here is a collection of twenty-two of the strangest uses for hair that we could find:

1. Chair Made From Hair


Human hair is actually stronger and much more robust when compared with all-pervasive fiberglass, hence it was just dependent on time before the material found its way directly into practical consumer items, home furniture and so on. Ronald Thompson, who used to be a hair stylist, has created an environmentally friendly material using hair clippings which could ultimately substitute products which contain considerable amounts of fiberglass, that carries a large environmental footprint. He could be presently creating an array of chairs utilizing his brand new material after getting involved in collecting over ten thousand tons of waste hair in London.

2. Solar Panel Using Human Hair

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A brand new kind of solar cell making use of human hair might supply the planet with inexpensive, eco-friendly electrical power, if all of us are too believe its teen creator.
Milan Karki aged Eighteen, whom comes from a town in rural Nepal, is convinced he has discovered the answer to the developing nations electricity requirements.
The adolescent inventor claims human hair is simple to use as an electricity conductor in solar power panels and may revolutionize renewable power.
Melanin, a pigment which gives hair its shade can also act as a kind of conductor. Due to the fact that human hair is far less expensive compared to silicon the solar panel is a lot cheaper.

3. Pirate Ship Made Out of Hair

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Suté is said to have been a dwarf who turned into a murderous pirate, who prowled the oceans searching for boats to plunder, but one day his crew turned on him and left him on an uninhabited tropical isle. His single claim to infamy was that he used his thick hair to produce himself a small 3 foot long pirate vessel, and after that endured a 3 week journey back to civilization, in the course of that time he was hounded at each and every turn by ocean birds trying to tear apart the tiny vessel so they could use it as nesting supplies.
Artist Carlos Dimas remade Suté’s vessel from the identical supplies, provided by his regular job at “Hair by Carlos” hair dressers in Fort Myers. “The bottom (of the vessel) is cable in order to provide it some overall flexibility. The remaining is simply human hair that is glued and sprayed with hair pins, again and again.” Carlos was encouraged to construct this when a documentary creator requested him to “create some thing imaginative.”

4. Tiananmen Square Created Using Hair

Tiananmen Square Created Using Hair
I have seen a few fairly remarkable models through the years, such as a wooden helicopter, a matchstick model of LOTR Minas Tirith or even a tooth-pick town, yet certainly not something produced from human hair. Yet, they say there is a 1st time for every thing, so today I happened to come over a few photographs of well-known Chinese structures created completely from human hair.
Huang Xin, a teen Chinese hair stylist needed to commemorate the 60th anniversary for the PRC (China) in a very different way and utilized his expertise to make it happen. Making use of thrown away human hair, largely from ladies, he invested almost a whole year producing several very impressive designs of Tiananmen Square.

5. Soy Sauce

In late 2003, an alternatively manufactured soy sauce known as “Hongshuai Soy Sauce” appeared within mainland China. This soy sauce had been sold with the slogan “blended utilizing most recent bioengineering technology” which appeared on the bottle, hinting that that this soy sauce wasn’t created in a conventional approach utilizing soy and wheat. This Hongshuai Soy Sauce has been offered at a comparatively low price within Mainland China and so grew to become extremely popular among the local populace. Individuals found its flavor to be much like other brands. As a result of its low cost, numerous catering providers in educational facilities and also universities decided to make use of this new product.
A study encouraged by Television journalists then exposed the reason why that soy sauce was low-priced. It had been constructed using an amino acid paste (or syrup) purchased from a producer in the Hubei province
When inquiring about how this particular amino acid paste (or syrup) had been created, the producer responded that this powder had been created from human hair. Due to the fact that the human hair had been accumulated from beauty parlors, barber shops and private hospitals throughout the nation, it was highly unhygienic and was also combined with condoms, used medical cottons, old tampons, sanitary towels and also used syringes!
Next time when you’re shopping for soy sauce, make sure you go for the more expensive one!

6. Mats to Mop Up Oil Spills

This item requires about a 1lb of discarded locks to create a hair mat that is a 1ft square and half an inch deep, stated Lisa Craig Gautier, whom set up Matter of Trust together with her spouse, Patrice Olivier Gautier.
“Any mat of this measurement can soak up at least 900 millimeters of oil,” Gautier informed reporters when his product was first released, “this mat can end up being wrung out and utilized up to a Hundred instances — As long as there is absolutely no sand in the mat.”
That is great because every single Paul Mitchell School can easily provide as much as Five lbs of human hair each day, said a spokesperson for the brand.

7. House Built Using Hair

Miss Sunshine decided to replace cattle hair as an ingredient in an old lime mortar mix recipe with her own hair when she started to extend her thatched sixteenth century house. The new extension contains her own hair as part of the wall space but additionally the hair from the family pet dog.
Paula Sunshine, aged 42, has accumulated up her natural material from nearby hair dressers in addition to utilizing her own hair of her dogs. The specialist crafts woman and writer shows traditional construction processes to contractors, owners of aged houses and people enthusiastic about sure-fire construction techniques.

8. Baked Products Created Using Hair

Your bakery items could contain real hair and you’ll not even realize this. The human hair arrives in the physical version of L-Cysteine, which is an amino acid.
L-Cysteine is utilised in bakery factories as an alternative to natural reducing agents. You will find that L-Cysteine is found in bagels, cake donuts (dunking donut…etc), pita bread, certain cracker brands and also Melba toast.
An example of L-Cysteine being made from human hair was seen in the case of producers in China providing human hair-L-Cysteine to a soy sauce company. Many US bakers are known to purchase their baking supplies from mainland china in order to reduce costs.
Does your donut taste hairy this morning?

9. Dress Made From Hair

The creative design team from the Artidjana fashion house utilized 165ft of blonde human hair within this dress that was modeled in a fashion display within the capital Zagreb.
Model Simona Gotovac gob smacked the throngs of people when she made an appearance on the cat-walk donning the human hair gown.

10. Horse Hair Ring

This bizarre ring was found on (home of weird and wonderful homemade products), its made from horse hair and the ring is sterling silver. Not sure how practical this would be in the workplace. “Hey did you just stroke me?!” – ‘sorry it was just my horse hair ring’”

11. Wreath Made Using the Hair of 15 People

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This bizarre bouquet comprises of hair from fifteen different people, such as 2 men ( outlined along with their initials ) as well as 7 children ( detailed with just their first names, 3 of who are displayed as donating “puffs”; example, “Eddie. puffs 6″). All the locks are in several tones of dark brown aside from 1 tiny blossom in white. There’s no doubt that they’re almost all family and friends.

12. Obama Made From Hair

This Photo was taken on November 15, 2009 exhibits a hair stylist in Beijing who is creating a statue of the United States President Barack Obama using human hair. The statue uses 4 kgs of human hair and took seven days and evenings from the hair stylist, who made use of his special skills to welcome the US President.

13. Purse made out of hair

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The purse measures 2.5inches (this does not including the dangly bits ). It uses a beaded strap which is twenty inches total height and is sewn on to the ends on this purse. The “human hair” extends through the complete length of the main strap! When you look closely the beads are sewn around the top of the hair. On further examination, this purse would also have made an effective “weird” necklace.

14. Hair Bows created Using Human Hair

Numerous women attempted the singer’s legendary hair bow to various certifications of success. In addition, it’s well worth observing that Gaga’s hair experts (at least three stylists during the last few months have stated her as being a client) didn’t create this look, as some might believe.
The look was first demonstrated at the Valentino autumn couture exhibition in 2005, it then made an appearance on the fashion show – Project Runway (where it was ridiculed.)
Needless to say, as followers of Ms. Pac-Man and Minnie, all of us applaud Lady Gaga for ultimately making the bow something for individuals to imitate.

15. Hair Necklace

This strange necklace is created by the New York Designer – Bijules and costs $220. This necklace consists of actual colored human hair; this necklace includes a comb in addition to its own box.

16. A full Set of Clothes Made from Human Hair

A Romanian lady has created herself a complete wardrobe of clothes using her own hair.
Ioana Cioanca, aged 71, coming from the small town of Bistrita Nasaud, started growing her locks of hair from aged 16 until it turned out to be 40 in. long and then she was able to weave it.
Mrs Cioanca described that a number of her clothes tend to be lighter in coloration simply because they have been created in the pervious decade right after her hair started to turn gray.

17. Hat Made From Human Hair

This is one hell of a severe example of “hat hair”. Lady Gaga introduced one of her more extravagant styles up to now: a blonde sun crown created entirely using her own hair.

18. Bikini Made Out of Hair

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VIP Fibers is one of a very few Internet companies who concentrate on hand-spinning your dog’s pelt in to “Fur-Ever Yarn.” All you’re going to have to do is clean your dog and post in the hair, after which you will be given yarn to crochet, knit, or weave whatever you need from a bikini to a scarf.

19. Earring Made Out of Hair

This Aussie jewelry designer makes use of sterling silver in partnership with genuine human hair as well as teeth to create earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets.

20. Cat Hair Handbag

The Kitty Groomer creates purses with the fur she cuts off from her clients – this is generally carried out during the duration of providing Persians the sought after Lion Cut. The groomer felts the pet hair plus creates “yarn” from it utilizing a loom. After the yarn is created, she knits handbags using it. These pet hair handbags sell for as much as $300.
One particular customer was delighted, and stated she would particularly delight in the handbag when her kitty was gone, due to the fact she’d have always a little part of Fluffy together with her.

21. Art Work Using Hair

The human hair that was used for this 80 ft by 20 ft art installation was accumulated over many months throughout 2006 from 42,000 haircuts of Dartmouth students, faculty, staff and local residents in Hanover.

22. Sweaters made from Dog Hair

This selection of sweaters are made from pet hair which is retrieved after cleaning and is then very carefully stored until it reaches the volume required to accomplish the knit framework.
The dog hair is spun in to wool balls of 50 grams by a professional and then it’s returned by way of mail, to its owner.


Yakuza ada di Indonesia

PERCAYA atau tidak, ternyata anggota Yakuza (sindikat kejahatan Jepang) ada juga di Indonesia. Mereka ikut menjaga para pengusaha besar Jepang agar tak diganggu preman Indonesia.

Orang-orang Yakuza ini sangat rapi, layaknya seorang pengusaha biasa, pakai setelan jas dan perlengkapan diri secara baik. Bahkan, barang-barang yang mereka pakai umumnya berharga mahal dan memiliki nama besar di dunia fashion.

Seorang anggota Yakuza di Tokyo, Takahashi, pernah menceritakan sebuah kisah bagaimana seorang preman Indonesia sempat mencoba meminta uang kepada eksekutif sebuah perusahaan Jepang.

Dengan halus eksekutif itu memintanya datang hari berikutnya. Ketika datang kembali ke kantor eksekutif Jepang itu, sang preman Indonesia langsung dihadapkan kepada seorang anggota Yakuza, orang Jepang, dengan tampang cukup menyeramkan dan berbadan kekar akan tetapi tetap berpakaian rapi layaknya eksekutif lain.

Melihat hal itu, sang preman Indonesia mengerti sendiri dan mengurungkan niatnya untuk meminta uang "backing" tersebut.

Sumber itu juga menjelaskan betapa banyak jenis dan tingkatan anggota Yakuza di Jepang, mulai dari yang terbawah, tukang tagih uang, pembunuh, sampai ke kelas eksekutif yang urusannya tak jarang justru dengan para pejabat tinggi pemerintahan maupun politisi Jepang.

Kelesuan perekonomian Jepang yang dimulai seusai masa gelembung ekonomi awal tahun 1990-an sampai dengan kini yang tampak semakin parah, membuat para anggota Yakuza ini meluaskan usaha pencarian uangnya tidak hanya di Jepang tetapi juga ke luar negeri, termasuk Indonesia.

Ulah para Yakuza ini tampaknya cukup memusingkan otoritas di Amerika Serikat (AS).

Sebuah lembaga di AS, misalnya, International Crime Threat Assessment (ICTA), menyebut Yakuza sebagai salah satu sindikat kejahatan terbesar dan sangat kuat di dunia.

Kelompok Yakuza ini telah melakukan investasi di bidang properti cukup banyak, baik di AS maupun Kanada, termasuk lapangan golf, hotel, sampai kepada investasi di pasar modal. Bahkan, kini ada yang ahli di bidang komputer dan teknologi finansial.

"Itulah sebabnya pada tahun 2010 nanti kelompok kejahatan ini diperkirakan akan semakin ahli bergerak menguasai kejahatan kerah putih (white collar s crime) khususnya melalui kemajuan teknologi yang ada," demikian sebuah isi laporan tertulis ICTA.

Itulah sebabnya kepolisian Jepang pun semakin berjaga-jaga dan meluaskan monitornya ke negara lain.

Operasi Yakuza pertama kali di luar Jepang dilakukan di Hawaii akhir tahun 1970-an. Kelompok Inagawa-kai itu melakukan investasi di sana dan kerja sama dengan banyak perusahaan AS pada awal tahun 1990-an. "Sedangkan keberadaan dan aktivitas Yakuza di Indonesia diperkirakan telah dimulai sekitar tahun 1980-an," ungkap Takahashi.

Aktivitas Yakuza itu memang semakin dipersempit geraknya di Jepang setelah keluar Undang-Undang (UU ) Anti Organisasi Kejahatan tahun 1992 dan parlemen Jepang juga semakin memperkuat UU itu dengan keluarnya UU lain pendukungnya pada tahun 1999 dan 2000.

Dengan UU Anti Organisasi Kejahatan, kedua pihak, baik perusahaan Jepang apalagi organisasi dan anggota kejahatan, bisa dihukum penjara berat apabila terbukti melakukan kerja sama dengan Yakuza.

Oleh karena munculnya UU baru itulah, pola pencarian uang para anggota Yakuza ini berubah. Misalnya, dengan menjual produk dengan harga mahal di atas harga pasar, menyewakan sesuatu dengan harga mahal, dan sebagainya. Sebagai imbalannya, perusahaan tersebut tak akan diganggu kelompok kejahatan ini.

Awal Januari tahun 2003, pihak kepolisian Jepang mengungkapkan pula keterlibatan 4 perusahaan besar Jepang dengan sindikat kejahatan Jepang. Berita itu dilansir kantor berita Jepang Kyodo.

Keempat perusahaan itu adalah Tokyo Electric Power Co, Nippon Steel Corp, NKK Corp, dan Toppan Printing Co. Lebih dari 10 tahun mereka melakukan bisnis dengan sindikat bawah tanah Jepang.

Caranya antara lain dengan membeli produk teh dari perusahaan yang terkait dengan salah satu organisasi Yakuza, Otowa-ikka, salah satu unit terbesar di dalam Sumiyoshi-kai.

Nippon Steel akhirnya menyatakan akan menghentikan transaksi bisnisnya dengan mereka bulan Maret 2003 nanti dan tiga perusahaan lainnya tersebut menyatakan telah menghentikan bisnisnya dengan perusahaan yang diduga terlibat di dalam organisasi kejahatan Jepang.

NKK, salah satu perusahaan baja terbesar Jepang, mengakui mengalami banyak kerugian dari transaksi tersebut sehingga urusan bisnis itu akhirnya dihentikan sebelum melakukan integrasi operasi bersama dengan Kawasaki Steel Corp. NKK dan Kawasaki kini berada di bawah atap perusahaan holding, JFE Holdings Inc, yang dibangun tanggal 27 September 2002.

Produk teh yang diperdagangkan itu dijalankan oleh isteri pemimpin Otowa-ikka, sebuah kelompok kejahatan Jepang. Lalu ada pula usaha menyewakan tumbuh-tumbuhan pemanis kantor yang dijalankan oleh kelompok kanan kejahatan Jepang, dipimpin almarhum Ketua Otowa-ikka.

Perusahaan Jepang itu rata-rata harus mengeluarkan antara 10.000 yen sampai dengan 250.000 yen per bulan selama lebih dari 10 tahun untuk urusan bisnis dengan sindikat kejahatan Jepang.

Bulan September 2002 lalu, Tokyo Dome Corp, perusahaan yang tercatat di pasar modal Jepang dan antara lain mengelola stadion olahraga, hotel, tempat hiburan atau permainan, dan fasilitas lain di Tokyo, ditemukan polisi telah memberikan tiket pertandingan baseball profesional dan membiarkan para anggota kejahatan itu menggunakan fasilitas di stadion olahraga itu dengan harga khusus.

Sedangkan Tepco, perusahaan listrik terbesar di Jepang hanya mengomentari sekilas soal penemuan polisi Jepang. "Kami tidak tahu sejarahnya dan kaget setelah mengetahui transaksi dagang selama ini ternyata dengan anggota sindikat kejahatan Jepang. Oleh karena itu kami hentikan bisnis tersebut dengan mereka," kata sumber di Tepco.

Yakuza, yang berarti sindikat organisasi kejahatan Jepang, memiliki banyak anggota dan kelompok. Yang terbesar bernama Yamaguchi-gumi (kelompok Yamaguchi).

JUMLAH anggota Yakuza di Jepang semakin menurun saat ini karena peraturan yang ada membuat mereka semakin tak berkutik.

Yamaguchi-gumi sendiri diperkirakan memiliki sekitar 8.000 anggota. Jumlahnya semakin menyusut sekitar 50 persen saat ini karena banyak faktor. Misalnya, meninggal akibat perang antar gang, ditangkap petugas, ditahan dan masuk penjara, bunuh diri, dan paling banyak yang mundur dari keanggotaan sindikat itu karena hukum di Jepang nyaris tak memberi napas lagi kepada mereka untuk beraktivitas leluasa seperti dulu.

Di samping itu perekonomian Jepang yang semakin parah membuat donasi "backing" itu semakin berkurang saat ini. Akibatnya, sebagian dari mereka memperluas usaha ke luar Jepang, khususnya di mana banyak investasi perusahaan Jepang di sana, seperti di Indonesia.

Markas besar para anggota Yakuza ini umumnya berada di daerah Kansai (Osaka dan sekitarnya). Penghasilan mereka pun per bulan sekitar 700.000 yen.

Pendanaan organisasi kejahatan seperti Yamaguchi-gumi saat ini membuat pusing kepala para pimpinannya karena upah mereka sebulan untuk para pemimpin kelompok kecil saja sedikitnya 700.000 yen.

"Dari mana uang sebanyak itu bisa diperoleh saat ini dengan situasi ekonomi Jepang yang parah," papar Shin Kitayoshi dari Osaka Antigang Center.

Para anggota kejahatan Jepang itu pun tak tanggung-tanggung dalam operasinya. Kalau perlu menghilangkan nyawa polisi. Ada sebuah kasus yang diputuskan pengadilan negeri Kyoto bulan September 2002 lalu.

Tiga anggota sindikat kejahatan Jepang diharuskan membayar sekitar 80 juta yen akibat salah tembak dan menghilangkan nyawa seorang polisi Jepang dalam kasus tembak-menembak tahun 1995.

Namun, pengadilan menolak tuntutan kompensasi kepada Yoshinori Watanabe, Kepala Yamaguchi-gumi, karena Watanabe dianggap tak terlibat langsung dalam peristiwa hilangnya nyawa polisi Jepang itu.

"Kasus itu hanya merupakan perang antar gang yang berakibat terbunuhnya polisi berpakaian preman, jadi tak relevan dengan posisi Watanabe sebagai kepala Yamaguchi-gumi," papar hakim Yasukazu Watanabe.

Apa pun yang dilakukan sindikat kejahatan Jepang ini, khususnya di Jepang, mulai kelihatan buahnya bagi pihak penegak hukum karena jumlah mereka semakin kecil akibat diterapkannya hukum yang semakin memperberat keberadaan mereka.

Jelaslah kini, penanganan mereka dengan mempersempit gerak aktivitasnya melalui jalur hukum cukup berhasil di Jepang. Namun, monitor secara kesinambungan terhadap organisasi kejahatan ini masih lebih penting lagi guna menghindari bangkitnya kembali kekuatan mereka di tengah kelalaian kita, yang mungkin saja terjadi karena tak ada manusia yang sempurna.

Hal inilah yang perlu kita pelajari untuk diterapkan di Indonesia. Di samping hukum yang sangat ketat untuk menekan mereka, keandalan penegak hukum serta partisipasi masyarakat memang sangat dibutuhkan untuk mengantisipasi semakin merajalelanya kekuatan jahat tersebut.


Bayi-bayi dalam Botol yang Memilukan

Berikut ini adalah sebuah museum di Filladelfia, dimana di museum ini terdapat bayi-bayi yang diletakkan di dalam botol. Bayi-bayi tersebut merupakan hasil dari kesalahan dokter setempat.