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Rare condition makes a man’s scalp resemble a brain

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Two Brazilian doctors reported a rare find — a man with a skin condition that causes his scalp to look like the surface of the human brain.

In a report published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, the two dermatologists at the Hospital Universitario de Santa María said the patient, a 21-year-old man, had developed cutis verticis gyrata.

The condition isn’t harmful, but it does cause the scalp to thicken and develop very distinct ridges and ruts. According to the report, the condition is most prevalent in men.

Dr. Karen Schons, who filed the report with Dr. Andre Beber, said the man started exhibiting symptoms two years ago, despite having neither any family history of the condition nor any accompanying symptoms; the man does suffer from a learning impairment, Schons said, but it is not connected to the changes his scalp has undergone.

Schons said cutis verticis gyrata can be corrected to some extent with surgery, but that the patient said “the condition did not bother him cosmetically.”

A report on the doctors’ discovery, published Thursday in the Czechoslovakian news site Novinky, can be seen below.

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Trump leveled by retired general for making Iran war decisions based on advice from Fox News hosts

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During a panel discussion on the increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran after a drone was shot down by the Middle Eastern country in international airspace, a retired general claimed he was worried about Donald Trump's response based upon who it appears the president listens to when it comes to advice.

Speaking with host John Berman, retired Lt. General Mark Hertling warned that the shootdown was a dangerous provocation.

"It's huge, John," Hertling explained. "You can go all the way from backing down completely to a full-scale war -- that's what's dangerous about this situation."

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CNN panelist stumps host with Trump logic: ‘You can statistically say anything but I don’t see it’

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A Trump supporter on Thursday brushed off statistics showing that hate crimes have been rising since President Donald Trump's election by claiming that he has not personally seen any additional hate crimes.

During a CNN voter panel, host Alisyn Camerota quoted from official statistics showing a significant increase in hate crimes committed since Trump's upset victory in 2016.

Trump supporter Darrell Wimbley, however, wasn't buying it and he cited his own personal experiences to prove his point.

"You can say that, but I truly don't believe it because I don't see it," he said. "I can statistically say anything but I don't see it."

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Andrew McCabe rains hell on ‘insanely stupid’ Trump in epic rant before calling for impeachment hearings

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Thursday morning, former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe unleashed hell on President Donald Trump for launching yet another unprovoked attack on him, saying the president says lots of "stupid things."

On Wednesday evening, the president smeared McCabe, with Trump calling him "terrible" and saying he couldn't do anything -- including go to the bathroom -- without former FBI Director James Comey's permission.

Given a chance to respond by CNN's John Berman, McCabe didn't hold back.

"You know, I've been listening to the president say insanely stupid things for years now about me personally, about my organization, and about the investigation, we undertook to find out if the president posed a threat to national security," McCabe began. "I won't get down in the weeds with the president and exchange insults on Twitter or TV or anywhere else, but the question we should be asking is: why do we have a president who feels necessary to attack individuals? Individuals -- private citizens, individuals who serve in our government -- to attack personally when he's scared of the truth that they have to offer."

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