Robotic bartenders, record-sized planes…and a penis transplant? Yes, you read that right. Those are the stories that are trending today.
A cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in the US.
Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts received the transplanted penis in a 15-hour procedure last week. The organ came from a deceased donor. Manning’s original penis was removed due to an aggressive and fatal penile cancer.
Doctors say his recovery is going well – and he is expected to regain normal urination in a few weeks – with sexual function in months.
Everything’s bigger down under… including the planes!
The world’s largest plane landed for the first time on Sunday in Perth.
The plane was transporting a power generator from the Czech Republic.
It took 12 HOURS for the cargo to be unloaded.
Now to the seas – where bigger is also better…
the biggest cruise ship took to the water over the weekend.
The Harmony of the Seas is a 16-deck-high cruise ship that can hold a record 5,479 passengers. Staterooms in the harmony are centered around an outdoor area called “Central Park” which – of course – has 3 multi-story water slides. There’s also a “bionic bar” – where drinks are served by robots.
A woman in Boca Raton, Florida got bit by a shark over the weekend – and it would’t let her go. The 23-year-old woman was bitten by a 2-foot nursing shark Sunday afternoon. Witnesses say she was remarkably calm as she waited for help to arrive: She’s hospitalized in stable condition — and is expected to be okay. The shark did not survive.
Here’s a sweet story – the bond between a child and their pet may be hard to explain, but it’s so obvious when you see it.
Especially in the case of Molly DeLuca and her best friend, Haus. Haus has been in the hospital since Wednesday after he was bitten 3 times by an Diamondback rattlesnake in Tampa, Florida. Molly and her grandma were in the backyard when Haus jumped between them and the snake. Haus has so much venom in his system he has to be on a steady drip of anti-venom. Now people from all over the country are raising money to cover his treatments. But doctors say Haus going to pull through!
And the Invictus games for wounded veterans kicked off last week in Florida with plenty of memorable moments… but one in particular has everyone talking: Australian Mark Uqhart and former naval officer Steve Simmons planned to cross the finish line at the same time – and share the medal. But at the end, Steve became exhausted…so Mark pushed Steve across the line to take the gold!
The moment was even praised by Prince Harry during the closing ceremony of the games.