WLLR's Is It The News...Or Not?


Which is true?

The Headlines:

  • Man Hurt Riding Unicycle Getting Away From Wife During Argument (FAKE)
  • Stripper Sued After She Fell From Pole And Landed On Customer (FAKE)
  • Woman Has Condition In Which She Grows Eyelashes In Her Mouth (REAL)

Now, this is got to be a really awkward conversation to have with your hairdresser. It appears that a woman in Italy is one of five people to have a rare documented condition in which you grow eyelashes inside your mouth. While many have seen hair like this grow in strange places on their body, very few have hair growing out of their gums. The journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology posted about a patient who, at age 19, discovered small hairs growing out of her gums. Doctors misdiagnosed her condition at the time and it got worse as she grew older. These oral hairs continued to grow on her gums, as well as her chin and neck areas, per the report. Some compare it to being like a werewolf. The woman’s hairy situation is really uncommon as there have only been five previously recorded cases of oral hirsutism, or hair growth in the mouth around the world.

Image appears courtesy of Elsevier, Copyright Elsevier (2020)

Image appears courtesy of Elsevier, Copyright Elsevier (2020)