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Architect Sold Virtual House For 500 Thousand Dollars

We all dream of growing up, having a good job and money so that we can live in a place the way we always imagined, don’t we? Even in childhood, we imagine ourselves living in large castles, with several rooms, huge rooms with breathtaking chandeliers, like in the Disney movies we’ve seen. In adult life, we just want a spacious place, where we can be at peace and, of course, with the decor that is our dear.

The dream of home ownership is a desire of practically everyone. But have you ever imagined buying a house that doesn’t actually exist? For the contemporary artist, Krsita Kim, sold a house for 500 thousand dollars.


However, the property sold is not an ordinary house . The so-called “Mars House” is a purely virtual property and was sold for 288 ether, worth over half a million dollars, as a non-fungible token (NFT).

Kim’s goal is to take the NFTs to the next level through his Mars House. It’s actually an immersive 3D experience rather than a simple JPG.

“Right now, a lot of the NFT art that’s currently available on platforms is a very limited parameter of how you can present art. It’s basically presented as a digital file, a beautiful drawing or video on your screen, but my intention was to go beyond that,” Kim said.

According to Kim, the owner of Mars House will be able to load the file into various metaverses, which are immersive 3D worlds, and experience the digital space there

The so-called metaverse is an informal term used to describe a collaborative and immersive virtual world. And companies like Robox and Fortnite game maker Epic Games are working on that concept.

The artist created Mars House during the first lockdown wave of the pandemic. “Mars House is the first iconic ‘NFT digital home’ for sale in history. The Mars House is a light sculpture, with an LED substrate extending to the pool, along the entire perimeter of the house , for a uniform effect and fully integrated with my moving gradients”, explained Kim, in a description of his work


“For me, I really predict that we’re going to live an augmented reality lifestyle in a very short period of time,” Kim said. For her, that future is just a few years away from us.

Virtual augmented reality (AR) is key to giving a more immersive experience of these worlds. “AR” is the technology that superimposes computer-generated images over real-world views. The “VR” goes further into a complete virtual space. However, both have been linked to some type of headset or wearable glasses.

A well-known brand that makes virtual reality headsets is Facebook’s Oculus. And social networking CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted big strides with both AR and VR over the next decade.

According to Kim, people will express themselves like getting a tattoo through digital art. “Well, people will also express themselves with digital resources and decorative and collectible pieces, fashion, accessories”, he concluded.

Blood Tears, A Rare And Unusual Clinical Case

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Recently, a young woman of just 25 years old decided to seek medical help after realizing that her menstrual cycle had caused a flood of bloody tears. The case obviously surprised experts because, as the test results pointed out , the young woman became the focus of a highly unusual convergence of two rare conditions.

Blood tears and vicarious menstruation

The menstrual cycle of the woman in question triggered a cyclical bleeding outside the uterus, known as vicarious menstruation, and with that, it ended up also causing hemolacria – the act of crying blood. Both conditions occur for a number of reasons, which vary from person to person.

Although the case of the woman’s crimson tears left doctors on alert, the professionals, after performing a battery of tests, found that the situation did not require urgent intervention. And it was exactly at this point that the case became curious.

As the results showed that there was no sign of any abnormality in the young woman’s sinuses, as well as in the tear ducts, the doctors identified the vicarious menstruation . The condition, as experts point out, is responsible for causing bleeding in the nose, ears, lungs, nipples and intestines – but not in the eyes.

As hemolacria – a condition caused by diseases of the lacrimal system – was caused by vicarious menstruation, the case ended up becoming an object of study. The young woman was treated with oral contraceptives and, after three months of hormonal therapy, she had no further incidents involving bleeding.


Published in BMJ Case Reports, the study revealed that certain types of eye tissue can be affected by hormonal changes; for example, the curve and thickness of the cornea can vary “during the different phases of the menstrual period, pregnancy and lactation”, which could explain why the woman’s menstruation triggered eye bleeding.

“This is a rare and unusual clinical case,” the doctors wrote, adding that there was nothing similar described in any recent scientific literature. As it is unique, more research must be carried out by the professionals involved.


According to the news portal Olhar Digital, in June 2020, an 11-year-old girl from India presented the same picture as the woman mentioned in our article. The case, which took place in the city of New Delhi, was also reported in an issue of BMJ Case Reports.

The phenomenon, if it had occurred in another period of history, would probably be attributed as supernatural. Obviously, this would depend a lot on the local culture. However, with the advancement of medicine, hemolacria was unveiled, as well as the various probable causes.

Another case that drew a lot of attention involving the condition was that of a 52-year-old American. The subject had the same clinical picture in 2018. The case was eventually reported in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

What makes both cases intriguing is the fact that the girl and the American reported “no orbital, ocular, or nasal trauma, as well as no history of hemolacria, epistaxis, gingival bleeding or facial bruises.”