The woman in item #1 didn't give the order to euthanize the dog, her family gave the permission.
To all the comments criticizing Thomas Beatie's inclusion in this list:
I guess the media is to blame for the labeling of his pregnancy as a male pregnancy. Nevertheless, I chose to include it in here because while the actual medical science behind it is not entirely bizarre, it's still attracted so much attention and controversy. Then again, maybe it's just a matter of semantics (the item should've been retitled pregnant 'man'). Thanks for the criticisms though, it's nice to know that people are taking the trouble to point out these little things for the benefit of the writer.
As for the situs inversus item, I may have overplayed the rarity of the disorder, so I would like to rectify the error. Yes, situs inversus isn't that rare, it actually happens in less than 1 in 10,000 people. And yes, the condition can happen in identical twins (one will have the disoreder, while the other is normal).
Yes, there was a dispute between the media and the doctors who examined her about the reason for the sleeping pill overdose which prompted Dinoire's mauling. Some say that Dinoire attempted to commit suicide because of depression by OD'ng on sleeping pills while others deny this, saying that the OD is accidental.
Yes, but he's still a man by law. Biologically more female, but legally male.
Actually, it's still unclear why the dog mauled Dinoire. Most of my research suggests that the dog was just trying to wake up Dinoire, but since the dog can't speak for himself, and Dinoire's unconscious throughout the incident, we may never truly know.
Yes, but most of the people who have the condition are undocumented and unrecognized by the medical community. Since most of them are asymptomatic, it is entirely possible that people with this condition could live their whole lives without knowing they have it.
There's one consolation with all of these troll comments here: at least my list would look more popular and controversial than it really is.
I'm pretty sure that the first item is factual; I've double-checked through various sources (both print and the internet) to make sure my facts are straight.
Yes, I agree that the human body is one of the most mysterious things in the entire known universe.
That's true, it's just that most people with the condition don't know that they have the condition (because it has no symptoms), and thus, they aren't recognized by the mainstream medical community.