posted on Sep, 22 2009 @ 02:41 AM
Hmmm..China and it's crazy diseases.
It could be mad medical engineering gone horribly awry, or maybe something else mundane.
I have seen the "tree disease" before, on a Discovery program abot a man from Indonesia. The diease is called Epidermodysplasia verruciformis. What
it is, is basically a genetic abnormality that leaves the skin highly susceptible to HPV (human papilloma virus, a form that the vaccine Gardisal
prevents in girls).The resulting HPV infections cause scaly growths, especially on the hands and feet. There is a high risk of carcinomas of the skin.
So that disease is exceptonally rare, but not specific to China. Good old Wikipedia.
Your monkey man might suffer from something like hypertrichosis, which is not unknown to the western world.
The shell guy is interesting. If it was some kind of genetic modification or engineering, who ever thought humans fused with shells was the best idea
ever is probably feeling a little sheepish right now.
Maybe all their water is horribly irradiated by secret nuke testing! Soon, some crazy Fallout guys will be crawling out of there.
Most likely though, it's just normal human oddity. A mutation brought on by chance, an infection certain bodies can't handle while many others
Only if a scientist looks me dead in the face, with a complete video archive of the proceedings, various important memos and papers documenting these
crazy genetic experiments, will I submit.
I think China has more pressing things on it's collective mind than Shell Man, who sounds like a lame super hero anyway.