Three-Eyed, Double-Mouthed Calf In Good Health

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    wdlove

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    Newborn's Extra Parts Reportedly Work

    GRAND SALINE, Texas -- A calf born in an east Texas town, about 60 miles east of Dallas, is thriving despite its two mouths and three eyes.

    According to owner Virginia Hale, the light red female calf "Unique" was born in a pasture on April 12.

    Hale said the 57-pound calf is friendly, likes to drink milk from its mother and enjoys lapping up water by using both tongues.

    http://www.local6.com/news/3027077/detail.html
     
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    I didn't see it in the article but I wonder if it can see out of the third eye or if he's Third Eye Blind...
     
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    This is quite weird... I'm curious to see how long it will survive.

    I once read that deformations even in human babies are not so uncommon as one might think, but that doctors can fix a lot of them.
     
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    Whoa! Freaky!

    If the eye does work, can it see a new dimension of space?

    One eye = Two dimensions
    Two eyes = Three dimensions
    Three eyes = Four dimensions?

    Although, zero eyes equals zero dimensions, not one, so maybe not. :p
     
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    Maybe they didn't need to send that crazy-expensive satellite into space to test the theory of relativity, this calf could have looked and told us if there was a curve in the time space continuum because of the Earth's gravity!
     
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    I wonder if the calf plays/interacts well w/the rest of the herd or if it's being ostracized.


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    Whoa that so weird, I have seen two headed turtles but this is weird. What next?
     
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    It doesn't really say in the article, except this: "During that visit, the vet gave the calf a shot of antibiotics and said the animal is otherwise healthy, Hale said."

    I'm not sure why, but this makes me so sad. I just hate to see anything suffer. It is an abnormality. I just feel so sad and sorry. :( :(
     
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    It's very cute. I want one as a pet, extra eyes and mouths or not, makes no difference to me. :p
     
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    coming soon to a hot dog near you

    i wonder if the extra lips would change the flavor?
     
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    more juicy
     
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    and people wonder why we have antibiotic resistance. Routine antibiotic treatment for livestock.
     
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    too bad it doest have extra legs then you could get much more meat from it
     
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    Or why little girls now have their period at age 9. Growth hormones anyone? Why the hell else is this cow so mutated?
     
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    I think it is a variation of a conjoined twin, just very conjoined. So probably not mutated. But antibiotics/pesticides/growth hormones are all floating around and are not good.

    It is abnormal. But maybe it is happy, and not suffering. It has a mother, and milk, and is being taken care of. I hope it is not "put on display" for people to gawk at, but otherwise it may live to gambol in the fields and be happy as a can be. Will probably feel lucky... they may not send it to be slaughtered because it is different!
     
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    Hey!...I never said the second quote! How'd that happen?!
     
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    Just the usual copying quote tags problem. You try to be a good citizen and quote multiple things in one post, but then forget to make the proper attributions. Sorry.
     
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    well, you would get two tongues - so it could be good for the beef tongue industry :D

    Weird stuff, though - would be really freaky to see it as an adult...

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    You can still sense time, which is a dimension without an eye. But that then doesn't get accounted for in the others.
     
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    I'd guess that health restrictions might prevent Unique from being made into food for human consumption, or from being used as breeding stock. So it's up to her owner whether or not she gets to live out her existence gamboling in fields or anything...depends on the expense of keeping her, I would guess.

    Kinda looks like that second mouth isn't quite fully formed, though. I wonder if that'll cause problems later.
     
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    With one eye you can see three dimensions. Think about it. If you can't figure it out, cover one of your eyes (either one will be fine - assuming both work) for a while and see what happens.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    I think you can only IMAGINE that you're seeing three dimensions with one eye... the image is two-dimensional, the only way to really measure depth is in the combination of two 2-dimensional images from different vantage-points. The rest is just the brain, using its training in extrapolating the LIKELY third dimension. And memory, I suppose -- since you're taking about 50-60 2-dimensional images per eye per second so movement of your head lets you see that third dimension... wow I can't believe I'm posting that!

    As for the cow, it almost CERTIAINLY sees a dimension we cannot :D Perhaps she is "the one", who will lead the revolt against humans.... ;)
     

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