" Hyper - Electrosis Cerebri"
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Head Story From the WEEKLY WORLD NEWS, May 24, 1994
Although this story seems ridiculous at first glance (actually, it looks
ridiculous on second glace too...), this is no small time fake that we
have invented ourselves.. At the height of the scam (around 1995 ) , more than
5000 websites reportedly had this article posted.
Even now if you search for "Electrosis" or "Hyper-electrosis"
on any of the major search engines e.g. Google, you can find around 250-300
references for the same.
Doctors are blaming a rare electrical imbalance in the
brain for the bizarre
death of a chess player whose head literally exploded in the middle of a
No one else was hurt in the fatal explosion but four players and three
officials at the Moscow Candidate Masters’ Chess Championships were sprayed
with blood and brain matter when Nikolai Titov’s head suddenly blewapart.
Experts say he suffered from a condition called
“He was deep in concentration with his eyes focused on the board,”says
Titov’s opponent, Vladimir Dobrynin. “All
of a sudden his hands flew to
his temples and he screamed in pain. Everyone
looked up from their games,
startled by the noise. Then, as if
someone had put a bomb in his cranium,
his head popped like a firecracker.”
Incredibly, Titiov’s is not the first case in which a
person’s head has
spontaneously exploded. Five
people are known to have died of HCE in the
last 25 years. The most recent
death occurred just three years ago in 1991,when
European psychic Barbara Nicole’s skull burst.
Miss Nicole’s story was
reported by newspapers worldwide, including WWN.
“HCE is an extremely rare
physical imbalance,” said Dr. Anatoly Martinenko, famed neurologist and
expert on the human brain who did the autopsy on the brilliant chess expert.
“It is a condition in which the circuits of the brain
become overloaded by the
body’s own electricity. The
explosions happen during periods of intense mental
activity when lots of current is surging through the brain.
Victims are highly intelligent
people with great powers of concentration.
Both Miss Nicole and Mr. Titov were intense people who tended to keep those
cerebral circuits overloaded. In a way it could be said they were literally
too smart for their own good.”
Although Dr. Martinenko says there are probably many
he hastens to add that very few people will die from HCE.
“Most people who
have it will never know. At this
point, medical science still doesn’t know much about HCE.
And since fatalities are so rare it will probably be years before
research money becomes available.”
In the meantime, the doctor urges people to take it easy
and not think too
hard for long periods of time. “Take frequent relaxation breaks when you’re
doing things that take lots of mental focus,” he recommends.
As a public service, WWN added a sidebar titled
How to tell if
you suffer from HCE:
Although HCE is very rare, it can kill.
Dr. Martinenko says knowing you
have the condition can greatly improve your odds of surviving it.
answer to any three of the following seven questions could mean that you have
your head sometimes ache when you think too hard?
(Head pain can indicate overloaded brain circuits.)
you ever hear a faint ringing or humming sound in your ears?
(It could be the sound of electricity in the skull cavity.)
you sometimes find yourself unable to get a thought out of your head?
(This is a possible sign of too much electrical activity in the cerebral
you spend more than five hours a day reading, balancing your checkbook, or other
(A common symptom of HCE is a tendency to over-use the brain.)
you get angry or frustrated do you feel pressure in your temples?
(Friends of people who died of HCE say the victims often complained of head
pressure in times of strong emotion.)
you ever overeat on ice cream, doughnuts and other sweets?
(A craving for sugar is typical of people with too much electrical pressure
in the cranium.)
you tend to analyze yourself too much?
(HCE sufferers are often introspective, “over-thinking” their