Cosmetic surgery-obsessive Sheyla Hershey of Houston has endured more than 30 operations, including breast augmentations in increasingly large sizes — in her quest to have the world’s largest pair.
As News of the Weird reported, her luck started to go south in 2008 when licensed Texas surgeons declined to implant the M-cups she wanted.
She was forced to use a clinic in Brazil.
Last year, for the birth of her first child, she had the Brazilian implants removed — and later replaced with a smaller pair — but this summer, she was diagnosed with a staph infection.
At press time she was still being treated with radical antibiotic therapy in Houston and might lose one or both breasts.
Notorious Boston criminal gang leader Whitey Bulger, who has been on the run since 1995, made News of the Weird before that because of some unusual dietary — and hence, “excretory” — habits.
Bulger would now be 80 years old, but law enforcement officials have no idea where he is, or what he now looks like, or even if he is alive, but they believe he likes to browse books.
Last spring, FBI agents blanketed bookstores in Victoria, British Columbia, having gotten word that he might be in the area, but nothing turned up.
Bulger was the model for the Jack Nicholson character in the movie “The Departed.”
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