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22 Apr 2009 - 09:4613180
I never knew this was a real disease... *FMA reference*
It's kinda scary, and I feel sort of sick after finding it out.
But anyone remember that episode of Fullmetal Alchemist where the villagers slowly turn into statues? Well it's a real disease; a girl in the UK has recently contracted it:
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/health/804103/rare-condition-turning-teen-into-statue
It's quite horrific..


22 Apr 2009 - 10:0613183
thats astounding O_o im really speechless and im a mega fan of full metal as well i feel a little odd


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22 Apr 2009 - 11:1913186
It's been a while since I saw it, but weren't the villagers turning into stone (petrifaction), not bone (ossification)?

It is a horrible condition though. Apparently they're testing an antibiotic called Squalamine on FOP sufferers - it's the stuff that prevents unwanted bones from forming in sharks.


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22 Apr 2009 - 11:2413189
Oh I know, but it's about as close as you can get! I think FMA might have been influenced by cases of reported human petrification in the 18th Century, which we now know to be FOP.

It's scary that there's no cure for it yet.. I hope the shark cartilage treatment works!


22 Apr 2009 - 11:3813191
You know people knock research scientists all the times for cures you know ^.^ even the people who do cancer research but when you think of how advenced our medical systems getting it really makes you feel safe ^.^ I really hope they find a cure for it.


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27 Apr 2009 - 17:0513503
Thats such a horrible disease, I dont know how i'd live if I had it


28 Apr 2009 - 05:5213537
Dude, that's just creepy. o___o;

I'm probably gonna feel really weird watching FMA now x/


28 Apr 2009 - 11:2713547
I've heard of it before, but I just feel so sorry for that girl


16 May 2009 - 13:3614470
I'd totally want to die in a scary pose, then be propped up in the garden or something.



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