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Antibiotics Cause Man’s Body to Brew “Beer” in His Gut, Ruining His Life With “Drunkenness Disease”

“Police, doctors, nurses and even his family told him he wasn’t telling the truth, that he must be a closet-drinker.”

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Antibiotics Cause Man’s Body to Brew “Beer”
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(TMU) — When some men begin to reach their middle age, they commonly like to take up new hobbies—like home brewing, for example, which allows 40- and 50-somethings to unlock their creativity as they produce copious amounts of amateur craft-brew. Other men, who may suffer emotional and psychological damage, may simply reach for the bottle and drink their days away.

But for one 46-year-old man, his life became a living hell of constant drunkenness after he developed an extremely rare condition known as “auto-brewery syndrome,” which is more colloquially known as “drunkenness disease,” after completing a round of antibiotics, New Scientist reports.

The normally healthy U.S. resident had a clean medical and psychiatric history and wasn’t much of a drinker, mainly imbibing of alcohol during the rare social occasion. However, in 2011 he began to display all of the symptoms of a souse—including mental fogginess, depression, forgetfulness and aggressive behavior—to the point where he eventually had to give up his job.

The changes occurred right after he finished taking antibiotics for an injury to his thumb, doctors from Richmond University Medical Center wrote in the report published in BMJ Open Gastroenterology.

The changes were completely out of the norm for the man, who even tried antidepressants in 2014 on the suggestion of a psychiatrist, to no avail.

Things took a drastic turn for the worse when the man was arrested on allegations that he was driving under the influence. When police tried to administer a breathalyzer test, the man adamantly refused and was taken to a hospital. Hospital workers then found that his blood-alcohol level had reached a staggering 200 mg/dL—the level typical of someone who had just consumed 10 or more alcoholic beverages.

The man further insisted that he hadn’t drunk anything that morning, but the report noted:

“[H]ospital personnel and police refused to believe him when he repeatedly denied alcohol ingestion.”

Following the humiliating arrest, the man sought treatment. At a clinic in Ohio, doctors found that he had been infected with the common yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is used in winemaking, baking, and beer brewing. Whenever the man ate carbohydrates or a meal rich in starch, the yeast simply fermented along with the sugars, transforming it into ethanol.

The man was basically brewing a strong alcoholic beverage in his gut.

After a bit of treatment at the clinic, the man’s symptoms improved. A few weeks later, however, he suffered an auto-brewery symptom flare-up that hospitalized him after he fell, causing him to bleed inside his brain.

Again, the man had to face the humiliation of being suspected as another hapless drunkard. The researchers wrote:

“Here too, the medical staff refused to believe that he did not drink alcohol despite his persistent denials.”

The man eventually found his salvation when he linked up with physicians at the Richmond University Medical Center, where he was rigorously tested and given a range of treatments including an anti-fungal regime. However, he fell into a “severe ABS relapse” after eating pizza and drinking soda once.

According to the report, the man is now able to process carbohydrates after gradually reintroducing them back into his diet. The report notes that he “remains asymptomatic and has resumed his previous lifestyle, including eating a normal diet while still checking his breath alcohol levels sporadically.”

And as it turns out, the main culprit for his ABS may have been the antibiotic medication, cephalexin, which he used to treat himself and which, in turn, “resulted in a change in his gastrointestinal microbiome allowing fungal overgrowth.”

Dr. Fahad Malik, one of the report’s authors and a chief medical resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told New Scientist:

“For years, no one believed him.

The police, doctors, nurses and even his family told him he wasn’t telling the truth, that he must be a closet-drinker.”

This isn’t the first time someone has been reported to have the rare disease. In 2013, a 61-year-old man from Texas was found to be suffering from the same condition after he staggered into a hospital with a blood alcohol level of .37.

A similar case of ABS occurred this past September in China after doctors found an abundance of the microbe Klebsiella pneumoniae in a patient’s gut, which led the man to develop a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease that “severely” damaged his liver.

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Video Showing UFOs Swarming Navy Warship is Real, Pentagon Confirms

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Late last month, reports emerged that a number of U.S. Navy guided missile destroyers sailing off the coast near Los Angeles encountered a swarm of strange unidentified flying objects or drones in 2019. While Navy investigators looked into the strange incident, no explanation has since been given.

However, new footage has been leaked to documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell that shows the strange flying objects swarming above one of the ships, and the Pentagon has confirmed that the videos are authentic.

“I can confirm that the referenced photos and videos were taken by Navy personnel,” a Department of Defense spokesperson told Futurism.

In the brief footage, which appears to have been recorded with night vision cameras, triangular or pyramid-shaped objects can be seen hovering above the deck of a Navy destroyer.

According to Corbell, the Pentagon has gone to great lengths to disavow any connection to the swarming UAVs.

“This was taken on deployment from the USS Russell,” Corbell told Mystery Wire. “It shows what they described as vehicles. And they made a great distinction. They made sure in this classified briefing, they made a great distinction that this is not something that we own either a black project, this is not something of a foreign military, that these were behaving in ways that we did not expect.

“And that they were you know shaped non aerodynamically,” he added. “Like pyramids, these are flying pyramids!”

The video, as well as a number of photos from the incident, have all been gathered by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, a group tasked with investigating encounters between the different service branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and a number of unidentified flying objects.

While officials have been baffled by the unknown flying objects, in recent years the Pentagon has been more vocal about past encounters, which they describe as having been frequent. Officials have also discouraged the use of the acronym “UFOs,” instead opting to describe them as unidentified aerial phenomena or UAPs.

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Prince Philip Joke About Reincarnating as Deadly Virus to ‘Solve Overpopulation’ Resurfaces

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The Friday announcement of the death of Prince Philip elicited a range of reactions on social media, with some users eulogizing the late royal while others used the occasion to heap mockery upon the British monarchy.

However, others also shared an old quote from the Prince Philip where he bizarrely suggested that after he died, his wish would be that he is reincarnated as a deadly virus in order to help solve the so-called problem of overpopulation.

The decidedly anti-social quote was taken from a 2009 article published by The Guardian that listed out a number of controversial and generally distasteful quotes from the Queen’s husband on various subjects.

The full quote read: “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation.”

Tweeting a screenshot of the quote, user Riya said: “WHAT THE F*CK.”

While others replied to the misanthropic quote with a reference to the ongoing pandemic:

The Daily Express notes that the quote originates from a joking comment about deadly viruses that the prince made in a 1988 interview with Deutsche Press-Agentur. The quote was also widely shared during the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Buckingham Palace announced the death of Prince Philip, royal consort to Queen Elizabeth II, on Friday morning.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the announcement read. “His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

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Company Sells Sex Robot ‘Clones’ Of Dead Partners Using 3D-Modeling Technology

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For many people who have lost their significant others, sex dolls have provided one way to ease the pain of grief and loneliness.

However, sex robot company Lux Botics is taking things one step further – by offering a clone of dead partners using state-of-the-art three-dimensional modeling.

With demand for sex dolls booming amid the ongoing pandemic and lockdowns across the world, Lux Botics is offering “ultra-realistic humanoids” to satisfy the carnal needs of the singles without any other recourse.

The company’s flagship “Adult Companion” model called Stephanie goes for USD $6,000 on the Lux Botics website.

The model includes speech control, facial recognition, a “hyper realistic eyes” option and even the option of implanted real hair, as well as limited AI capabilities.

However, the company also offers the option of creating a facsimile of a lost loved one.

The company can either create a 3D model through detailed modeling prior to it being printed in ultra-fine resolution, or it can rely on photos of the individual.

A mould would then be constructed based on the 3D model, complete with a robot skeleton. The robot is then painted and fitted with the lips, nails, eyebrows and other features the customer chooses.

“We can make robots that talk but we have not made robots that truly walk on their own,” Lux Botics co-founder Bjorn told Daily Star UK. “We hope to develop this in the near future. We can make a large number of body parts that can move in a realistic manner.”

While the company hasn’t yet created body doubles, Lux Botics is offering the choice to customers.

Since the start of the pandemic, people have been desperate to cope with the solitude of self-isolation and lockdown measures. While many have resorted to traditional measures like purchasing a pet or using dating apps, sex doll sales have also skyrocketed as people seek an emotional crutch.

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