Kallmann syndrome or Kallmann’s syndrome is a dysfunction of the endocrine system. The hypothalamus fails to produce Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), so your body doesn’t develop secondary sexual characteristics. These would include vocal changes, pubic hair and other body hair, enlargement of the genitals, development of breasts for women, and redistribution of muscle tissue for men.
Left untreated, people with Kallmann’s syndrome will be infertile. Treatment involves using hormone replacement therapy to induce puberty artificially. Even with treatment, Kallmann’s syndrome sufferers tend to lose their ability to smell.
St. Paul’s Chapel is the oldest surviving church in Manhattan. It was the church where George Washington and members of Congress prayed on his Inauguration Day as president. It currently is the home of several monuments including George Washington’s pew, and sculptures of other early American heroes.
This resilient building survived the Great New York City Fire of 1776, when the British captured NYC during the American Revolutionary War. Roughly ¼ of the structures in Manhattan burned down in that fire. The Chapel survived another memorable disaster during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, which was right across the street.
Miraculously, debris from the falling towers missed hitting the church, thanks to a fortuitously-located sycamore tree in the church courtyard. The church’s organ was ruined from the dirt and smoke, but the church incurred no other damage from the attacks. After the attacks, volunteers kept the church open for firefighters and recovery workers to rest and receive food, counseling, and therapy.
With 2015 coming around the corner, Nike has decided that now is the time to make the futuristic shoes from the Back to the Future series. The 1,500 pairs of Nike Mag shoes are replicas of the self-lacing shoes Mary McFly wore in Back to the Future Part II. They’re all available for auction on eBay, with the first one selling for $37,500. That’s quite a lot, considering these replicas don’t even lace themselves. The profits are going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research.
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Jesus’ name appears 25 times in the Koran, while the name “Muhammad” shows up only 5 times. Jesus’ name in the Koran is actually either “Eesa” or “Īsā”. The Koran also refers to Jesus by various titles: Son of Mary, Messenger of Allah, and Messiah. Muhammad also claimed that he met Jesus when he visited heaven. Belief in Jesus is required in Islam, though in Islamic tradition Jesus is not divine or the son of God.
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