Horrific, But Beautiful Photos Of Facial Reconstruction

You may remember an earlier piece about Gottfried Helnwein, a painter who did some incredibly haunting interpretations of the photos you see above. These are the patients of Harold Gillies, battle surgeon and general badass. Not all of these repairs were nice to look at, but having a face, however goofy or damaged, just makes you feel human, normal. That was the goal of these surgeries.

This guy Surgery Wizard perfected the technique of using a pedicle, which is the tube of skin you’ll see in some of these pictures. By creating a closed flap of skin and stretching it out, you can use the newly generated skin to repair damaged tissue without leaving a wound open to infection. Most antibiotics were still in the experimental phases, so keeping a wound clean and free of bacteria was tantamount to the success of an operation (and, of course, the life of the patient). Incredible, pioneering work by this dude.

Source: Harold Gilles

July 29, 2014
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Horrific, But Beautiful Photos Of Facial Reconstruction

You may remember an earlier piece about Gottfried Helnwein, a painter who did some incredibly haunting interpretations of the photos you see above. These are the patients of Harold Gillies, battle surgeon and general badass. Not all of these repairs were nice to look at, but having a face, however goofy or damaged, just makes you feel human, normal. That was the goal of these surgeries.

This guy Surgery Wizard perfected the technique of using a pedicle, which is the tube of skin you’ll see in some of these pictures. By creating a closed flap of skin and stretching it out, you can use the newly generated skin to repair damaged tissue without leaving a wound open to infection. Most antibiotics were still in the experimental phases, so keeping a wound clean and free of bacteria was tantamount to the success of an operation (and, of course, the life of the patient). Incredible, pioneering work by this dude.

Source: Harold Gilles

9 Incredibly Strange Animals That Really Exist

Here are some more of the rarest and weirdest animals you’ll ever see. Some of these appear to be hybrids (like the hummingbird moth or the zebra-deer-pig up there), while others look like they are straight out of Mars. I love space travel and all, but before we go all crazy exploring the cosmos (which we should still totally do), it’s nice to remember that we’ve got plenty of aliens right here on Earth. 

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July 27, 2014
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9 Incredibly Strange Animals That Really Exist

Here are some more of the rarest and weirdest animals you’ll ever see. Some of these appear to be hybrids (like the hummingbird moth or the zebra-deer-pig up there), while others look like they are straight out of Mars. I love space travel and all, but before we go all crazy exploring the cosmos (which we should still totally do), it’s nice to remember that we’ve got plenty of aliens right here on Earth. 

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Weird Sea Dwellers That Will Surprise And Disgust You

These guys were just a little too weird to be adapted into The Little Mermaid, unfortunately. I can certainly see why (except for the Red-Lipped Batfish; what a beauty) these guys didn’t make the cut. Maybe they’d have a better shot at being featured in a Tim Burton movie.

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Weird Sea Dwellers That Will Surprise And Disgust You

These guys were just a little too weird to be adapted into The Little Mermaid, unfortunately. I can certainly see why (except for the Red-Lipped Batfish; what a beauty) these guys didn’t make the cut. Maybe they’d have a better shot at being featured in a Tim Burton movie.

Source: Imgur user mrpimplesquirter