Saturday, 20 August 2016
Woman in China claims she has been pregnant for 17 months, but doctors say they have no records One pregnant woman from Hunan says she was due to give birth on November 15th, 2015. It's now August 18th, 2016, and she's still pregnant. According to local media reports, the woman, named Wang Shi from Tianping city, became pregnant last February. Once her due date passed, she started to get a little worried. Since then, she's made a trip to the hospital for a check-up about every week or so. That has now added up to 30 trips and 10,000 yuan in hospital fees.
Even in her 14th month of pregnancy, doctors told her that she could not get a cesarean section because the fetus still wasn't mature enough. People's Daily claims that Wang's pregnancy gives China yet another Guinness World Record. The longest documented pregnancy is that of an American woman named Beulah Hunter who gave birth in 1945 after being pregnant for 375 days. A normal pregnancy will be about 9 months or 280 days. At this point, Wang's would be at least 517 days.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.