Tuesday, January 17, 2006
It's not every day that I get to pull a story from the Komsomolskaya Pravda.
A 35-year-old tractor operator, Igor Namyatov, has undergone surgery to be relieved of what had initially been diagnosed as a tumor, but turned out to be the embryo of his unborn twin brother, the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reported Monday.
Doctors said the embryo belonged to Namyatov’s unborn brother who had spent 35 years in the body of the patient.
Namyatov’s fellow villagers doubted the explanation given by the doctors. Some even surmised the object removed from Namyatov’s body was an extraterrestrial organism. “It is a pity they have removed it. They should have waited to see what would become of it later on. That would have been a great scientific find,” one of the villagers said...
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