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Obit of the Day: The 20-Year-Old Toddler
Brooke Greenberg weighed 16 pounds and stood 30 inches tall - as a 20-year-old. The college-age woman had never grown past the height of an average 15-month-old girl. Her cognitive level was equal to a two-year-old’s. She even kept most of her baby teeth.
Brooke began experiencing various medical issue immediately after birth when she required hip surgery. She would suffer from seven perforated ulcers, a seizure, and a suspected tumor all before she was five years old.
And she would not grow. She appeared stuck in time. As her three sisters - two older and one younger - continued age, Brooke would not. She could wear the same outfits for 10-11 years.
Brooke underwent batteries of tests and, including DNA testing, to determine the cause of her perpetual toddler status. None was found. Eventually doctors simply said that Brooke suffered from “Syndrome X.”
Note: Approximately half-a-dozen individuals on earth suffer from the same symptoms. Doctors remain baffled.
Brooke Greenberg died on October 24, 2013 at the age of 20.
(Image of Brooke Greenberg, age 16, held by her younger sister Carly Greenberg, 13, in 2009 is courtesy of parismatch.com. I could not find an accurate citation.)
When Edward Burnsky was born in the late 50s, there were 2.5B people in the world. Now they’re 7B+.
"That’s literally a billion in every decade, so I started recognizing that human enterprise was expanding like a rogue species."“I gave myself the view of the outsider, with the ability to look at the systems we need to employ to support the basic mammalian biomass of seven billion people.”
Westinghouse demonstrates an electric razor using x-ray technology, May 1941.Photograph by Westinghouse Electric Corp.
All of this is incredibly spooky. -Emily
RZA as Bobby Digital album cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Screenshots from The History Channel’s documentary, Life After People, showing how Chicago would begin to deteriorate and decay in the years after an event where humans were wiped off the planet and nature begins to reclaim its place.
Center shots are of Wrigley Field.