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Baby born with two penises has larger one surgically removed

Baby born with two penises has larger one surgically removed
Apr 21 2022 Share

A Brazilian boy who was born with two penises ended up having his bigger appendage removed. 

Doctors operated on the boy after they discovered his two penises were conjoined at the base in a one-in-5 million birth occurrence. Medics were originally going to remove the smaller one, but new information changed their minds.

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The boy’s mother revealed her son could only urinate from the smaller penis. Examinations showed that the left and bigger penis couldn’t function correctly.

This was because the boy’s urethra was too narrow for urine to pass through. The surgery was completed without any complications, utterly detaching the bigger genitalia. 

The study concerning the boy and his rare birth defect, called diphallia, was published in the Journal of Paediatric Urology. The boy was two years old at the time of surgery, but the report did not say why it it took so long for anything to be done. 

Marcela Leal da Cruz, who helped write the study, said the defect was spotted only 100 times in history. The first condition was reported back in 1609. Last year, a case of triphalllia (yes, three) was recorded, making medical history. 

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31 local restaurants earn Michelin Guide recognition as tourism restarts

31 local restaurants earn Michelin Guide recognition as tourism restarts
Apr 21 2022 Share

31 local restaurants have just been awarded Michelin Guide recognition, with the French company recognising the qualities and culinary skills of some of the world’s top restaurants. 

Paying anonymous visits to some of Malta’s eateries, inspectors of the world-famous guide had a taste of what the country’s gastronomic sector had to offer. 

For this year, five restaurants acquired One-Michelin Star Status, with these being Under Grain, Noni, ION-The Harbour, De Mondion and Bahia. 

They were ranked alongside restaurants in the ‘Bib Gourmand’ category, which are Grain Street, Terrone, Rubino and Commando. The details were unveiled during an official presentation lead by Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo.

The minister stressed that the Michelin Guide Awards are a clear indication of how Malta is a destination at the heart of sustainable tourism. He said that the restaurants recognised the importance of being at the forefront of satisfying the most demanding clients. 

Bartolo went on to highlight the government’s plan for tourism as making it a destination offering quality experiences, one of which being the gastronomic experience. He also said that a return to normalcy from the pandemic is everyone’s responsibility as we need to work to highlight Malta’s pristine qualities. 

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WATCH: Young Maltese Messi goes TikTok viral with football skills

WATCH: Young Maltese Messi goes TikTok viral with football skills
Apr 21 2022 Share

A young Maltese football player…our local version of Lionel Messi?…has been making social media rounds when he showed off his skills with the ball. 

The young lad seems to just be kicking off his teenage years, but his skills in the sport are already budding to be something exceptional. 

 

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He is currently training and playing with Kirkop United, and has been sharing several videos showing highlights from matches he played alongside his team mates. 

And the attention he is garnering is not just local, as the views are coming from all over the world. Despite history not really favouring Malta when it comes to the football scene, kids like him are rays of hope for the future of the sport on the island. 

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Safety warnings as winds in Malta to reach Force 10

Safety warnings as winds in Malta to reach Force 10
Apr 21 2022 Share

Just when we thought the strong wind gusts had taken a chill pill, the Maltese islands are set to be battered by gales of up to Force 10 throughout the day. 

The wind warning is expected to be valid up from the early hours of this morning up until late in the afternoon. The Southeast to South winds will not be constantly very strong but instead come in gusty episodes. 

The sea will be very rough, with wave heights of up to 6 metres from the Southeast in peak gusts. The shift in wind direction may cause crossing swells as well as a confused sea state at times into Friday 22nd. 

The confused swells of waves may be a hazard for swimmers and scuba divers, especially when further away from the shore. Meteorological offices are advising people to keep this in mind and be way more cautious.

The wind will die down rapidly in the early evening, becoming Force 3 to 4 and shifting to the West. 

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