The Walrus That Had A "Vietnam Flashback"
THE WALRUS THAT HAD A "VIETNAM FLASHBACK"
There have been many cases where a person who gets an organ transplant will suddenly start to act a lot like the person who the organ originally belonged to. (They will start to like the same music, eat the same foods, or even wear the same kinds of clothes that the donor did, and some believe that this is because they have a part of that person inside of them.)
But there has never been a case quite like this one...
A baby male walrus was born at a zoo with a rare heart problem and was only expected to live for a few weeks, but when scientists at a nearby lab heard about it they came up with the idea of trying to put a human heart inside of a walrus and having the first ever "Human to Walrus Heart Transplant".
It was a very controversial surgery with little chance of success, but because it was the only hope of saving the walrus's life the zoo agreed to let the scientists have the walrus.
The operation lasted almost 3 days and the walrus almost died several times, but in the end the surgery was a success and afterwards the walrus actually appeared to be doing well.
Because it was the first surgery of it's kind the scientists decided that they would keep the walrus at their lab for the rest of his life, so they could continue to do tests on him and monitor the long term effects of this incredible medical achievement.
Not much was known about the actual person who the human heart originally came from other than the information that was on the "Organ Donor Card" (which simply said that he was a man named "Harold Baker" and it didn't provide any information about his personal life) but shortly after the operation one of the scientists went on-line and did a background check for "Harold Baker", and was able to collect the following additional information about him...
He was drafted into the army during "The Vietnam War" in 1965, and while serving in the war he suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach.
He went to jail once in his youth for "possession of an illegal weapon" and "resisting arrest", and according to his record he actually escaped from jail by breaking a hole in the ceiling of his jail cell and climbing out, but he was recaptured later that same day.
He worked for the post office for 37 years, and he was forced to go to "anger management" several times due to getting stressed out and losing his temper at work.
He was a preacher at a small Christian church during the last few years of his life.
After the war he continued to have pains in his stomach which would trigger bad flashbacks from the war, and he also suffered from depression and made several failed suicide attempts before finally dying from an overdose of sleeping pills.
The walrus became like a pet to the scientists and when they weren't doing experiments on him they would take him for walks and play with him. They even trained him to do various tricks just like a dog, and one of the tricks that they taught the walrus to do was to fetch the newspapers that were delivered to the front door of the lab every mourning and put one in each of the rooms. But after doing this for several months the walrus became disgruntled and sick of doing it, and one morning as he was delivering the newspapers he walked into the office that belonged to the "Head of Security" of the lab. (Who wasn't in the room at the moment.) The walrus wobbled across the room and placed a newspaper on the Security Officer's desk, but the news paper rolled off the desk and fell underneath it, so the walrus crawled under the desk to try to retrieve it, and while he was under the desk he found a hidden gun attached to the bottom of the desk, so he grabbed the gun, stood up, and pointed the gun at his head...
"Don't Do It" A little voice in his head told him...
"Do It!" Another little voice in his head told him...
The walrus decided that "enough was enough" and he tried to pull the trigger, but his fins simply couldn't grasp the trigger the way that human fingers can, and as the walrus stood there struggling to get the gun to shoot the"Head of Security" walked in the room and saw what was going on, and tackled the walrus to the ground.
The walrus was putting up a huge struggle and couldn't be handcuffed, so the security officer just dragged him to a lab room across the hall, locked him in it, and ran to go get back-up. The walrus went berserk and started grunting and knocking over everything in the room, and as he was doing this he knocked over a big shelf that was full of test tubes containing various kinds of genetically modified growth hormones and all of the test tubes shattered and spilled all over the floor. The walrus was then sitting in a big puddle of growth hormones, and not knowing any better he started drinking from the puddle and he ended up drinking all of it! Then the walrus started shaking all over, and then his whole body started growing larger...
The walrus grew a foot taller, and then another foot, and another foot, and another foot, until he got so big that he burst through the laboratory ceiling headfirst and he didn't stop growing until he was over 100 feet tall! When the walrus stopped growing he crawled out of what was left of the lab, stood up, and because he was so tall he could see the ocean and it made him homesick, so he started heading for it.
But there was a big city that was between the walrus and the ocean, and the only way for the walrus to get to the ocean was to cross the city...
It was a peaceful and quiet afternoon in the city, but the peace and quiet quickly turned into chaos and screaming as the people in the city saw the giant walrus approaching the city!
When the walrus got to the city he wasn't trying to hurt anybody. (He was crushing cars and knocking over buildings on accident, but in reality he was just as frightened as all the people were.) Then the Armed Forces were called in and they surrounded the walrus with tanks, helicopters, and soldiers on foot, and the walrus just covered his eyes as they opened fire on him. Over 1,000 soldiers were shooting at him from all directions, but their bullets were just bouncing off of the walrus's blubber and weren't really hurting him. Then the army loaded a really big cannon and shot the walrus with a cannon ball right in the stomach and he quickly uncovered his eyes and grabbed his stomach in pain, and then he looked down and saw all of the soldiers shooting at him...
The walrus just stood there with a dazed look on his face, just watching the army shooting at him as he clutched his wounded stomach in pain and it caused the walrus to have a "Vietnam Flashback"!
The walrus went nuts! He destroyed the army and destroyed the city, and the people didn't know what to do. (They had seen "King Kong" movies and "Godzilla" movies before, but they had never seen anything quite like a giant walrus that was having a Vietnam flashback before!)
After destroying the city the growth hormones that the walrus took started to ware off and he slowly shrank back down to his original size, and once this happened he was seized by what was left of the city and was put to sleep.