Did a woman really give birth to frog
Posted 28 September 2004 - 11:31 AM
I still say that she became pregnant out of wedlock and the child was malformed - the nutrition there has to be abominal - and she miscarried a fetus that had severe birth defects. Take the 'flipper.' I know a woman who gave birth to a child that has deformed hands - one hand has three fingers and no thumb, and the other hand has one finger and a thumb. The one hand could easily be called a 'flipper'. Fortunately, the girl, now a young woman is normal in everything but that and has her own family now. And, like I said, a woman giving birth outside of wedlock in a country like hers would be put to death by stoning. The humiliation the rest of the family would be devestating. I belive firmly this is the case, and the dr. is being either very ignorant, or very compassionate towards this case. If you were a doctor, in a situation like this - would you want to send a terrified woman to her death?
Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:06 AM
The paper claimed that one Dr Varasteh, a gynaecologist, had confirmed the event, saying the woman's menstrual cycle had stopped for six months and a sonogram indicated the presence of a cyst in her abdomen.
The detail, and learned speculation as to how the frog found its way into the woman's womb, combined to lull even the BBC into credulity. Yet the story is not only patently false but also belongs to an ancient category of legend in which a woman gives birth to an octopus, a lizard, a fish or a snake. A Californian version of the tale appeared in recent years. Earlier versions were found in the US's Atlantic states in 1934, while a British version was reported in a book called Shattering Health Superstitions in 1930. In that version, a London factory girl swallowed something while swimming, was seized with appalling stomach pains soon afterwards, and an X-ray showed she had swallowed an octopus egg that had hatched out inside her.
The woman who gave birth to a frog
In the most recent version of an ancient legend that has inspired morbid fascination and revulsion for centuries, a woman in Iran was reported to have given birth to a frog. So believable was the incidental detail in the story that it was not only carried by a Farsi-language Iranian newspaper and the Iranian wire service, but also picked up by the BBC on its website - the piece was originally illustrated with a photograph of a frog, though not a frog found in Iran."
Posted 08 November 2004 - 02:26 PM
Posted 09 November 2004 - 09:55 AM
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