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   Doctors fear toddler has rare genetic condition that leaves him unable to stop smiling, confirm diagnosis by taking him to see Dane Cook performance

14 Nov 2012 12:35 AM   |   10754 clicks   |   The Sun
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phlegmmo    [TotalFark]  
www.dvdactive.com

/sorry
//first thing I thought of

13 Nov 2012 10:16 PM
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SundaesChild    [TotalFark]  
Why so serious?

13 Nov 2012 11:34 PM
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Fano     
geektyrant.com

14 Nov 2012 12:37 AM
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Fano     
Smilex?

14 Nov 2012 12:39 AM
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harrydorcas     
Having a baby who just keeps on smiling is certainly better that staying with an adult who makes a living out of being a baby.

14 Nov 2012 12:41 AM
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kayanlau     
I can see from his eyes that he wants to kill.

14 Nov 2012 12:41 AM
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PsyLord     
favim.com
/approves

14 Nov 2012 12:42 AM
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stevegarbowski     
Smiling is more than an open mouth showing teeth.

14 Nov 2012 12:43 AM
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Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman     

stevegarbowski: Smiling is more than an open mouth showing teeth.


True, but people with Angelman syndrome generally have a happy expression all the time, and often excessive laughter and smiling, along with certain other behavior traits. There are a bunch of other criteria that lead to the diagnosis and as it's caused by a problem on chromosome 15 they can test for it specifically if its suspected..

14 Nov 2012 12:50 AM
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skinink     
img29.imageshack.us

14 Nov 2012 12:54 AM
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bugmn99     
www.chessville.com

The cure is actually fairly simple.

14 Nov 2012 12:55 AM
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nmemkha     
Well at least he seems happy

14 Nov 2012 12:56 AM
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belhade     
Sounds like my baby. He never stops smiling and giggling, but that may be due to his adoring brother who makes faces and dances for him all day.

14 Nov 2012 12:57 AM
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jayphat     

bugmn99: [www.chessville.com image 426x240]

The cure is actually fairly simple.


Choke yourself?

14 Nov 2012 12:58 AM
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TheHappyCanadian     

bugmn99: [www.chessville.com image 426x240]

The cure is actually fairly simple.


kill the batman?

14 Nov 2012 12:59 AM
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chewielouie     
Love that Joker.

14 Nov 2012 01:00 AM
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twomutts     
cdn.inquisitr.com

/does not have Angelman's syndrome

14 Nov 2012 01:01 AM
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susansto-helit     
You know, I can think of far worse disabilities to have.

14 Nov 2012 01:02 AM
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ArcadianRefugee     
Angelman syndrome ... is a neuro-genetic disorder characterized by intellectual and developmental disability, sleep disturbance, seizures, jerky movements (especially hand-flapping), frequent laughter or smiling, and usually a happy demeanor.

Gotta admit, if I had a rare genetic disorder that resulted in disability, it'd be nice to have one that made me happy all the time.

14 Nov 2012 01:03 AM
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ArcadianRefugee     
And because if I didn't do it, someone else would:

farm9.staticflickr.com

14 Nov 2012 01:12 AM
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bugmn99     
I gotta admit, that's not exactly the face you want trundling into the room and sitting beside the bed while you're trying to pork your wife.

14 Nov 2012 01:13 AM
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electronsexparty     

ArcadianRefugee: And because if I didn't do it, someone else would:


Bravo. I laughed quite a bit.

14 Nov 2012 01:15 AM
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marsgwar     
media.tumblr.com

14 Nov 2012 01:23 AM
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marsgwar     
at the headline. not the kid

14 Nov 2012 01:23 AM
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TomD9938     
ecx.images-amazon.com

"Back at ya, kid!" 

/ pretty sure it = fear/anxiety for these guys...

14 Nov 2012 01:25 AM
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LoneWolf343     

Fano: [geektyrant.com image 543x408]


Same thing I thought of.

14 Nov 2012 01:30 AM
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Shrapnel     
Maybe he got into Dad's medicine cabinet.

i215.photobucket.com

14 Nov 2012 01:33 AM
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Gwynplaine     
I have one of those!

That's certainly a nice spin on things.

Angelman kids like repetition, the shows the child likes today are going to be the shows that will be playing on your TV every day over and over again every waking moment for... well forever (mine watches Teletubbies). New shows are usually met with screaming.

Same with food, Grilled cheese or maniacal incessant screaming!

And the biting and the pinching, but it's done with a smile! You will definitely find yourself in a hospital waiting room with a scratched cornea more often than you ever thought you would.

Also, frequent vomiting and being accident prone, these guys will put anything in their mouths and there is nothing wrong with their gag reflex.

They love to throw stuff too, so don't even bother getting an LCD TV unless you wanna put it behind plexiglass.

Diapers for life! Nothing like changing a laughing smiling 16 year old!

But he will be happy, there is that.
there is that.

14 Nov 2012 01:37 AM
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Sgeo     

ArcadianRefugee: Angelman syndrome ... is a neuro-genetic disorder characterized by intellectual and developmental disability, sleep disturbance, seizures, jerky movements (especially hand-flapping), frequent laughter or smiling, and usually a happy demeanor.

Gotta admit, if I had a rare genetic disorder that resulted in disability, it'd be nice to have one that made me happy all the time.


Does it actually make people happy all the time, or just make them look like they're happy?

14 Nov 2012 01:40 AM
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Big Ramifications     
i47.tinypic.com

Couldn't find the whole panel. Managed to find a frame.

14 Nov 2012 01:47 AM
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Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.     
All the time, he wants to take your place.

14 Nov 2012 01:48 AM
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red5ish     
img402.imageshack.us

14 Nov 2012 01:50 AM
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Shrink     

ArcadianRefugee: And because if I didn't do it, someone else would:

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 312x640]


Perfectly executed. I think this thread is over.

14 Nov 2012 01:51 AM
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Big Ramifications     

Sgeo: Gotta admit, if I had a rare genetic disorder that resulted in disability, it'd be nice to have one that made me happy all the time.

Does it actually make people happy all the time, or just make them look like they're happy?

~
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Happy is the moron
He doesn't give a damn

14 Nov 2012 01:51 AM
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Great Janitor     
You know, I foresee plenty of funerals that he could make very awkward.

14 Nov 2012 02:01 AM
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almandot     
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com

This is the worst day of my life.

14 Nov 2012 02:08 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
I can't believe they can't afford an iPad. Those are some nice Corian countertops.

14 Nov 2012 02:12 AM
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bimalc    [TotalFark]  

Sgeo: ArcadianRefugee: Angelman syndrome ... is a neuro-genetic disorder characterized by intellectual and developmental disability, sleep disturbance, seizures, jerky movements (especially hand-flapping), frequent laughter or smiling, and usually a happy demeanor.

Gotta admit, if I had a rare genetic disorder that resulted in disability, it'd be nice to have one that made me happy all the time.

Does it actually make people happy all the time, or just make them look like they're happy?


Probably more the latter; kids with this condition smile/laugh even when agitated or severely stressed.

14 Nov 2012 02:23 AM
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Lazakesau     
img.photobucket.com
"What the hell are you smiling at?"

14 Nov 2012 02:53 AM
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Bigdogdaddy     
It's the Sun, so I know it has to be true.

14 Nov 2012 03:03 AM
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libranoelrose    [TotalFark]  
mooselicker.files.wordpress.com

14 Nov 2012 03:17 AM
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StashMonster     

Gwynplaine: I have one of those!

That's certainly a nice spin on things.

Angelman kids like repetition, the shows the child likes today are going to be the shows that will be playing on your TV every day over and over again every waking moment for... well forever (mine watches Teletubbies). New shows are usually met with screaming.

Same with food, Grilled cheese or maniacal incessant screaming!

And the biting and the pinching, but it's done with a smile! You will definitely find yourself in a hospital waiting room with a scratched cornea more often than you ever thought you would.

Also, frequent vomiting and being accident prone, these guys will put anything in their mouths and there is nothing wrong with their gag reflex.

They love to throw stuff too, so don't even bother getting an LCD TV unless you wanna put it behind plexiglass.

Diapers for life! Nothing like changing a laughing smiling 16 year old!

But he will be happy, there is that.
there is that.


That's so sad. Makes everyone look like a right bunch of assholes laughing about this.

14 Nov 2012 03:19 AM
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LordOfThePings     
Future game show host

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14 Nov 2012 04:29 AM
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bahknee     

Shrapnel: Maybe he got into Dad's medicine cabinet.

[i215.photobucket.com image 270x267]


I can't believe it took that long to get that posted.

14 Nov 2012 05:23 AM
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libranoelrose    [TotalFark]  

bahknee: Shrapnel: Maybe he got into Dad's medicine cabinet.

[i215.photobucket.com image 270x267]

I can't believe it took that long to get that posted.


i.imgur.com

14 Nov 2012 05:35 AM
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Holy Crap     
I know it's an unusual condition and more needs to be understood about it, but resorting to cold-blooded torture to get the kid to stop smiling seems awfully drastic.

14 Nov 2012 06:16 AM
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abhorrent1     

14 Nov 2012 07:02 AM
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bifford     
This is sad. You'll have a hard time telling when he's in distress, and his smile will be rude in situations that call for somberness.

14 Nov 2012 07:24 AM
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  

ArcadianRefugee: Angelman syndrome ... is a neuro-genetic disorder characterized by intellectual and developmental disability, sleep disturbance, seizures, jerky movements (especially hand-flapping), frequent laughter or smiling, and usually a happy demeanor.

Gotta admit, if I had a rare genetic disorder that resulted in disability, it'd be nice to have one that made me happy all the time.


Tell me about it.

:/

14 Nov 2012 08:11 AM
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  

Gwynplaine: New shows are usually met with screaming.


That doesn't sound very happy to me.

/and, it must suck like hell :/

14 Nov 2012 08:18 AM
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