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2013-01-16 01:26:36 PM
That was awfully nice of that woman to reach out to others with her condition and give them support. She must have had a really big heart.
 
2013-01-16 01:45:49 PM
www.yojoe.com

Good Lord! Gigantism!
 
2013-01-16 01:50:53 PM
An autopsy is pending, but Strutynski said it appears Angus died after catching a cold and developing a tear in her heart.

So very sad, she seemed like a good person wanting to help others. And fark you subby, that headline wasn't funny at all. Ya, i know, welcome to fark.
 
2013-01-16 01:51:48 PM
This thread is perfectly fine without pictures. KTHANXBAI
 
2013-01-16 01:52:34 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: An autopsy is pending, but Strutynski said it appears Angus died after catching a cold and developing a tear in her heart.

So very sad, she seemed like a good person wanting to help others. And fark you subby, that headline wasn't funny at all. Ya, i know, welcome to fark.


Not only is it not funny, it isn't accurate. Hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after you die. So the headline is both wrong and mean-hearted.
 
2013-01-16 01:53:35 PM

Esc7: Bit'O'Gristle: An autopsy is pending, but Strutynski said it appears Angus died after catching a cold and developing a tear in her heart.

So very sad, she seemed like a good person wanting to help others. And fark you subby, that headline wasn't funny at all. Ya, i know, welcome to fark.

Not only is it not funny, it isn't accurate. Hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after you die. So the headline is both wrong and mean-hearted.


In other words, the perfect Fark headline!
 
2013-01-16 01:53:56 PM
Put the pituitary down fatty
 
2013-01-16 01:55:03 PM
cache.onlineworldofwrestling.com


WeeeEEEEEeeeEeeeEeeeeeellllll, well it's the BIIIIG SHOOOOOOW!

He's cured, or treated rather so that he won't die too early from it, isn't he?

/also andre reference here
 
2013-01-16 01:56:31 PM
Damn.
www.matt-thornton.net
That's a huge biatch.
 
2013-01-16 01:58:09 PM
I remember first hearing about her story a year or so ago. When she was diagnosed she was engaged to be married and after a few months his family pressured him to break it off because "people would think he was with a transvestite" or something along those lines. My heart just broke for her.
 
2013-01-16 01:59:06 PM
Yea I had a huge argument about this with my SO. Hair and fingernails don't grow after you are dead. Dehydration pulls your skin back. Why would your hair grow when you are dead? How would it continue getting nutrients? How long would it continue growing? If your hair grows, why doesn't your skin keep going (why does the skin die and not the hair follicle??)?

these little anti-scientific wives tales make me so angry. we also got into it once over if glass in windowpanes slowly melts down to the bottom. I said if it slowly melts then WHY does it never actually disappear at the top? It doesn't melt, the windows were made crappily.

/we argue about stupid things because we don't have serious problems like money/kids to discuss
 
2013-01-16 01:59:13 PM
FTA: Her condition was the result of the release of too much growth hormone caused by a non-cancerous tumor on her pituitary gland.

Not a doctor, but I'm surprised there wasn't some sort of anti-hormone that could have counteracted it.

Anyway, good on her for not going into hiding and helping others with the condition.
 
2013-01-16 01:59:56 PM

Esc7: Bit'O'Gristle: An autopsy is pending, but Strutynski said it appears Angus died after catching a cold and developing a tear in her heart.

So very sad, she seemed like a good person wanting to help others. And fark you subby, that headline wasn't funny at all. Ya, i know, welcome to fark.

Not only is it not funny, it isn't accurate. Hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after you die. So the headline is both wrong and mean-hearted.


What actually happens is the skin shrinks back/sinks a bit, making the hair, nails and teeth look longer than they were in life. That's where vampires came from....
 
2013-01-16 02:01:05 PM

farkingismybusiness: Damn.
[www.matt-thornton.net image 399x266]
That's a huge biatch.


Behemoth!
 
2013-01-16 02:02:54 PM

spidermilk: Yea I had a huge argument about this with my SO. Hair and fingernails don't grow after you are dead. Dehydration pulls your skin back. Why would your hair grow when you are dead? How would it continue getting nutrients? How long would it continue growing? If your hair grows, why doesn't your skin keep going (why does the skin die and not the hair follicle??)?

these little anti-scientific wives tales make me so angry. we also got into it once over if glass in windowpanes slowly melts down to the bottom. I said if it slowly melts then WHY does it never actually disappear at the top? It doesn't melt, the windows were made crappily.

/we argue about stupid things because we don't have serious problems like money/kids to discuss


He's right about glass. It's not a solid.
 
2013-01-16 02:05:07 PM
The disorder affected just about everything for Angus.

t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-16 02:05:15 PM

spidermilk: Yea I had a huge argument about this with my SO. Hair and fingernails don't grow after you are dead. Dehydration pulls your skin back. Why would your hair grow when you are dead? How would it continue getting nutrients? How long would it continue growing? If your hair grows, why doesn't your skin keep going (why does the skin die and not the hair follicle??)?

these little anti-scientific wives tales make me so angry. we also got into it once over if glass in windowpanes slowly melts down to the bottom. I said if it slowly melts then WHY does it never actually disappear at the top? It doesn't melt, the windows were made crappily.

/we argue about stupid things because we don't have serious problems like money/kids to discuss



You are correct about th hair. Skin? Well, all your skin on the outside is already dead.

The windows... Glass never really enters a completely solid state. It's not exactly correct to say it's melting. But given enough time in, say, a window pane, and it will be noticbly thick at the bottom than at the top. You can also see waves where the glass is sagging.

The molton interior of the earth is roughly about as viscous as glass. I've read that the hour hand on a clock moves 100,000 times faster than the molten interior.
 
2013-01-16 02:06:19 PM

spidermilk: Yea I had a huge argument about this with my SO. Hair and fingernails don't grow after you are dead. Dehydration pulls your skin back. Why would your hair grow when you are dead? How would it continue getting nutrients? How long would it continue growing? If your hair grows, why doesn't your skin keep going (why does the skin die and not the hair follicle??)?

these little anti-scientific wives tales make me so angry. we also got into it once over if glass in windowpanes slowly melts down to the bottom. I said if it slowly melts then WHY does it never actually disappear at the top? It doesn't melt, the windows were made crappily.

/we argue about stupid things because we don't have serious problems like money/kids to discuss


Came here to say this.
 
2013-01-16 02:06:34 PM

Beeblebrox: spidermilk: Yea I had a huge argument about this with my SO. Hair and fingernails don't grow after you are dead. Dehydration pulls your skin back. Why would your hair grow when you are dead? How would it continue getting nutrients? How long would it continue growing? If your hair grows, why doesn't your skin keep going (why does the skin die and not the hair follicle??)?

these little anti-scientific wives tales make me so angry. we also got into it once over if glass in windowpanes slowly melts down to the bottom. I said if it slowly melts then WHY does it never actually disappear at the top? It doesn't melt, the windows were made crappily.

/we argue about stupid things because we don't have serious problems like money/kids to discuss

He's right about glass. It's not a solid.


It's an amorphous solid.
 
2013-01-16 02:07:38 PM

almandot: [cache.onlineworldofwrestling.com image 450x350]


WeeeEEEEEeeeEeeeEeeeeeellllll, well it's the BIIIIG SHOOOOOOW!

He's cured, or treated rather so that he won't die too early from it, isn't he?

/also andre reference here


No no no...here

www.selectism.com
 
2013-01-16 02:08:16 PM
Rosencrantz: Another curious scientific phenomenon is the fact that the fingernails grow after death, as does the beard.
Guildenstern: What?
Rosencrantz: Beard.
Guildenstern: But you're not dead.
Rosencrantz: I didn't say they only started to grow after death. The fingernails also grow before birth - though not the beard.
Guildenstern: What?
Rosencrantz: BEARD! What's the matter with you?
[pause]
Rosencrantz: The toenails, on the other hand, never grow at all.
Guildenstern: The toenails on the other FOOT never grow at all.
Rosencrantz: ...no.
 
2013-01-16 02:08:25 PM

KatjaMouse: I remember first hearing about her story a year or so ago. When she was diagnosed she was engaged to be married and after a few months his family pressured him to break it off because "people would think he was with a transvestite" or something along those lines. My heart just broke for her.


That's awful.  Also here because headline isn't funny, Subby.  And it's untrue.
 
2013-01-16 02:09:10 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: An autopsy is pending, but Strutynski said it appears Angus died after catching a cold and developing a tear in her heart.

So very sad, she seemed like a good person wanting to help others. And fark you subby, that headline wasn't funny at all. Ya, i know, welcome to fark.


I saw a special on her a while back...the jewelers had stretched her rings so that she could wear them.
Something as small as that...being able to wear a ring again...and it made her so happy.

RIP, brave lady.
 
2013-01-16 02:09:32 PM

Esc7: Not only is it not funny, it isn't accurate. Hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after you die. So the headline is both wrong and mean-hearted.


www.reallycutecats.com

Also isn't this a repeat? Or did the other could not into greenness.
 
2013-01-16 02:09:33 PM

downstairs: FTA: Her condition was the result of the release of too much growth hormone caused by a non-cancerous tumor on her pituitary gland.

Not a doctor, but I'm surprised there wasn't some sort of anti-hormone that could have counteracted it.

Anyway, good on her for not going into hiding and helping others with the condition.


I'm no doctor either, but I was wondering the same thing. Maybe her and I could have swapped pituitary glands.

/the body works like that, right?
 
2013-01-16 02:10:25 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-01-16 02:11:43 PM
I saw a TV special on her once, and I vaguely remember before the strange growing thing started she wasn't bad looking at all.
 
2013-01-16 02:12:13 PM
How did the Knicks miss signing her?
 
2013-01-16 02:13:10 PM

Beeblebrox: He's right about glass. It's not a solid.


durbnpoisn: The windows... Glass never really enters a completely solid state. It's not exactly correct to say it's melting. But given enough time in, say, a window pane, and it will be noticbly thick at the bottom than at the top. You can also see waves where the glass is sagging.The molton interior of the earth is roughly about as viscous as glass. I've read that the hour hand on a clock moves 100,000 times faster than the molten interior.


Short answer: NO.
Long answer: Read it for yourself, it's pretty interesting
 
2013-01-16 02:15:44 PM
I really thought there were treatments for acromegaly now. Sad.
 
2013-01-16 02:16:22 PM

durbnpoisn: The windows... Glass never really enters a completely solid state. It's not exactly correct to say it's melting. But given enough time in, say, a window pane, and it will be noticbly thick at the bottom than at the top. You can also see waves where the glass is sagging.


*sigh* No, glass does not flow downhill. Old glass window panes are often thicker on the bottom due to it being damned difficult to manufacture perfectly flat glass using traditional glass forming methods.
 
2013-01-16 02:18:05 PM

CheekyMonkey: Beeblebrox: He's right about glass. It's not a solid.

durbnpoisn: The windows... Glass never really enters a completely solid state. It's not exactly correct to say it's melting. But given enough time in, say, a window pane, and it will be noticbly thick at the bottom than at the top. You can also see waves where the glass is sagging.The molton interior of the earth is roughly about as viscous as glass. I've read that the hour hand on a clock moves 100,000 times faster than the molten interior.

Short answer: NO.
Long answer: Read it for yourself, it's pretty interesting


Yeah, sorry about that. I went and looked it up on Wikipedia right after I posted that - just to see if there was any new science to this. And it turns out, there is, and I'd been hearing wrong all these years.
 
2013-01-16 02:26:33 PM

downstairs: Not a doctor, but I'm surprised there wasn't some sort of anti-hormone that could have counteracted it.


There is, and I only know about it because my Mom had acromegaly. Most, but not all of her pituitary gland was removed surgically and I guess it was still pumping out above normal levels of HGH, so she had to inject herself with Sandostatin for years afterwards. But maybe since Tanya's tumor was inoperable, even Sandostatin couldn't combat the amount of HGH being pumped out by her pituitary gland.
 
2013-01-16 02:28:59 PM

spidermilk: /we argue about stupid things because we don't have serious problems like money/kids to discussyou married a moron


brains // looks // not crazy

I'm going to guess which two you picked.
 
2013-01-16 02:30:46 PM

spidermilk: Yea I had a huge argument about this with my SO. Hair and fingernails don't grow after you are dead. Dehydration pulls your skin back. Why would your hair grow when you are dead? How would it continue getting nutrients? How long would it continue growing? If your hair grows, why doesn't your skin keep going (why does the skin die and not the hair follicle??)?

these little anti-scientific wives tales make me so angry. we also got into it once over if glass in windowpanes slowly melts down to the bottom. I said if it slowly melts then WHY does it never actually disappear at the top? It doesn't melt, the windows were made crappily.

/we argue about stupid things because we don't have serious problems like money/kids to discuss


Just for you
 
2013-01-16 02:31:22 PM
Submitter, you are both an affront to decency and to science. Good day.

I SAY GOOD DAY TO YOU, SIR
 
2013-01-16 02:33:12 PM
Could have been worse.  She could have been "unemployed...IN GREENLAND!"
 
2013-01-16 02:37:51 PM

durbnpoisn: CheekyMonkey: Beeblebrox: He's right about glass. It's not a solid.

durbnpoisn: The windows... Glass never really enters a completely solid state. It's not exactly correct to say it's melting. But given enough time in, say, a window pane, and it will be noticbly thick at the bottom than at the top. You can also see waves where the glass is sagging.The molton interior of the earth is roughly about as viscous as glass. I've read that the hour hand on a clock moves 100,000 times faster than the molten interior.

Short answer: NO.
Long answer: Read it for yourself, it's pretty interesting

Yeah, sorry about that. I went and looked it up on Wikipedia right after I posted that - just to see if there was any new science to this. And it turns out, there is, and I'd been hearing wrong all these years.


I believed it for years, too, mostly because it plausibly explained the waves one often sees in really old windows. Eventually, I looked it up.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-01-16 02:44:46 PM
bean
 
2013-01-16 02:50:37 PM
"Some people judged her daughter, Strutynski said, believing she used a wheelchair because she lacked the discipline to keep her weight down. "

Probably Redditors, all of whom know that all large people lack self discipline.
 
2013-01-16 02:53:14 PM
in2eastafrica.net

Poor lady.
 
2013-01-16 02:55:39 PM

JohnAnnArbor: Beeblebrox: spidermilk: Yea I had a huge argument about this with my SO. Hair and fingernails don't grow after you are dead. Dehydration pulls your skin back. Why would your hair grow when you are dead? How would it continue getting nutrients? How long would it continue growing? If your hair grows, why doesn't your skin keep going (why does the skin die and not the hair follicle??)?

these little anti-scientific wives tales make me so angry. we also got into it once over if glass in windowpanes slowly melts down to the bottom. I said if it slowly melts then WHY does it never actually disappear at the top? It doesn't melt, the windows were made crappily.

/we argue about stupid things because we don't have serious problems like money/kids to discuss

He's right about glass. It's not a solid.

It's an amorphous solid.


Yup, was looking for someone to post that...
 
2013-01-16 03:00:56 PM
She'll never get a chance to teach at Hogwart's now. =(

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

RIP
 
2013-01-16 03:04:14 PM

pudgyv: "Some people judged her daughter, Strutynski said, believing she used a wheelchair because she lacked the discipline to keep her weight down. "

Probably Redditors, all of whom know that all large people lack self discipline.


Well, they would definitely know because they're all fat too.
 
2013-01-16 03:22:55 PM
She died almost 100 years to the date as this woman. It's a conspiracy the secret government must be killing giantess women in January I'll get Alex Jones on it.
 
2013-01-16 03:26:55 PM
Esc7: Not only is it not funny, it isn't accurate. Hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after you die. So the headline is both wrong and mean-hearted.

34 year old hottie Woman who couldn't stop growing stops growing. Well, except for her hair and fingernails.

There, NOW it's a fark headline.
 
2013-01-16 03:33:16 PM

uncleacid: How did the Knicks miss signing her?


She wasn't black?

/ducks & runs
 
2013-01-16 03:33:41 PM

durbnpoisn: spidermilk: Yea I had a huge argument about this with my SO. Hair and fingernails don't grow after you are dead. Dehydration pulls your skin back. Why would your hair grow when you are dead? How would it continue getting nutrients? How long would it continue growing? If your hair grows, why doesn't your skin keep going (why does the skin die and not the hair follicle??)?

these little anti-scientific wives tales make me so angry. we also got into it once over if glass in windowpanes slowly melts down to the bottom. I said if it slowly melts then WHY does it never actually disappear at the top? It doesn't melt, the windows were made crappily.

/we argue about stupid things because we don't have serious problems like money/kids to discuss


You are correct about th hair. Skin? Well, all your skin on the outside is already dead.

The windows... Glass never really enters a completely solid state. It's not exactly correct to say it's melting. But given enough time in, say, a window pane, and it will be noticbly thick at the bottom than at the top. You can also see waves where the glass is sagging.

The molton interior of the earth is roughly about as viscous as glass. I've read that the hour hand on a clock moves 100,000 times faster than the molten interior.


Wrong! Glass is a solid, it does not change its shape. If a window pane looks saggy, it's because the glass was badly made. Derp!
 
2013-01-16 03:41:43 PM

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: durbnpoisn: spidermilk: Yea I had a huge argument about this with my SO. Hair and fingernails don't grow after you are dead. Dehydration pulls your skin back. Why would your hair grow when you are dead? How would it continue getting nutrients? How long would it continue growing? If your hair grows, why doesn't your skin keep going (why does the skin die and not the hair follicle??)?

these little anti-scientific wives tales make me so angry. we also got into it once over if glass in windowpanes slowly melts down to the bottom. I said if it slowly melts then WHY does it never actually disappear at the top? It doesn't melt, the windows were made crappily.

/we argue about stupid things because we don't have serious problems like money/kids to discuss


You are correct about th hair. Skin? Well, all your skin on the outside is already dead.

The windows... Glass never really enters a completely solid state. It's not exactly correct to say it's melting. But given enough time in, say, a window pane, and it will be noticbly thick at the bottom than at the top. You can also see waves where the glass is sagging.

The molton interior of the earth is roughly about as viscous as glass. I've read that the hour hand on a clock moves 100,000 times faster than the molten interior.

Wrong! Glass is a solid, it does not change its shape. If a window pane looks saggy, it's because the glass was badly made. Derp!


s1.static.gotsmile.net
 
2013-01-16 03:49:31 PM
FTA:
Strutynski recalled her daughter saying. "'But I guess God decided that I could handle it.'"
"it appears Angus died after catching a cold and developing a tear in her heart."


.... well, apparently she couldn't. :-/
 
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