There are a few things in life that seem too weird to actually have any chance of being true. In medical science, there are the really, really bizarre things that become all the more strange because they exist, and they could happen to you.
This condition is when a bald, red patch on the tongue is surrounded by white bordering, often causing strange shapes to appear on the surface of the membrane. The reason for this disorder is currently unknown, but it is assumed to work in tandem with diabetes and allergies. Only 1-2.5% of people have this disorder, do you?
Foreign Accent Syndrome
While many will find this affliction humorous, for those that suffer from it, it's no laughing matter. Foreign Accent Syndrome is a speech disorder that changes the way we vocalize in our own language. Often it develops after a mild brain injury or stroke and comes with other speech changes.
Hypertrichosis "Werewolf" Syndrome
Congenital Hypertrichosis may be the basis of werewolf legends around the globe. This genetic disease causes the growth of excess hair all over the body and face, and individuals with the disorder have likely been victimized for centuries.
Think you're safe from these conditions? Read on and you may just find a reason to think twice about that!
It's something that usually remains an irritant for the bulk of us, but can become quite traumatic if it continues longer than a few days. Chronic hiccups are prolonged cases of the involuntary muscular spasm that jolts the lungs and vocal cords. If you thought having them for a few minutes was bad, try a few weeks!
Feeling blue today? For some people, it's a problem that lasts a while. Agyria is caused by severe exposure to silver or silver dust, with the most visible effect causing the subjects skin to turn a purple/grey color. Luckily, this side effect does eventually wear off.
Hate the cold? Count yourself lucky you don't have cold urticaria, where you are actually allergic to being out in frosty weather. Like any other allergy, those suffering from this disorder will break out in hives, body parts may begin to swell, and in extreme cases anaphylactic shock will occur. Maybe we should be glad that all we get is the shivers!