The Ken Doll Is Going The Way Of The Barbie: Realistic

New Ken Doll

A standard Ken doll (left) compared with Boy Lammily, a new Ken doll alternative. Image Source: Lammily

Praise for the “dad bod” swept the Internet last year (and, according to one writer, is actually the body type that women prefer), and now it seems to have hit the toy market — specifically, Barbie’s beau, Ken.

Dubbed Boy Lammily, the comparatively less-chiseled doll has the proportions of what artist Nickolay Lamm says is average for a 19-year-old: “typical but not muscular.” Prototypes and images are ready to make Boy Lammily a reality. The artist is just waiting on his crowdfunding campaign to reach its $70,000 goal before going into production.

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The Tragic Heroism Of Gisella Perl, “The Angel of Auschwitz”

Forced to work for the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz, Gisella Perl risked all to save as many lives as she could. This is her incredible, heartbreaking story.

Gisella Perl

Gisella Perl with a baby. Image Source: Wikipedia

We have previously shared the story of Stanislawa Leszczyńska, a midwife at Auschwitz who delivered almost 3,000 babies while imprisoned in the concentration camp.

But while Stanislawa delivered infants, another Jewish medical professional risked her life to save the lives of other women in Auschwitz: a gynecologist named Dr. Gisella Perl. Under the watchful, evil eye of Dr. Josef Mengele, Perl realized that in order to save the lives of the women in her care, she could not safely deliver babies like Stanislawa. Instead, Perl performed abortions.

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Photo Of The Day: Why This Woman Conquered Niagara Falls In A Pickle Barrel

Annie Edson Taylor

Annie Edson Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel, pictured here with her preferred mode of transportation. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

In 1901, it wasn’t Evel Knievel, Johnny Knoxville, or any other man who was challenging modern conventions with unthinkable stunts. It was a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor.

On October 24, 1901, Taylor became the first woman to travel (and survive) a trip down Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. Although she claimed to be in her 40s, it was in fact her 63rd birthday.

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Photo Of The Day: When Plastic Surgery Was Worse Than The Injury

Walter Yeo

Walter Yeo, a sailor injured in battle, was the first modern plastic surgery patient. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Our medical science is a pretty good measure of how much we’ve evolved. Whereas historical cures for mental illness once involved drilling holes into human skulls, we can now do things like re-engineer the polio vaccine that we ourselves created to also attack certain types of brain cancer.

Even on the cosmetic side, doctors have gotten so good at plastic surgery that they can literally make real-life Barbie and Ken dolls. But back in 1916, that was all just science fiction.

So when a 25-year-old English sailor named Walter Yeo lost his upper and lower eyelids while manning the guns on the HMS Warspite during WWI, there wasn’t much hope for a solution. Luckily, just a year later, Sir Harold Gillies (the “father of plastic surgery”) had a pioneering — and, by today’s standards, utterly gruesome — idea.

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