Second thoughts always first. Do these actually exist? Is this all for real? It is unbelievable. I was shaken at first, and you are next!
1. Sultan Kosen:
Height is a very important factor for a person, and he has been recognized as the tallest man in the world. He was born in Turkey with an average height like every other child. But at the age of 10, a tumor in his pituitary gland caused an abnormal growth. This was later called ‘pituitary giant,’ and he reached a height of ‘8.2feet’. Can you even imagine how tall he’d look if he were standing next to you? Yes, he was offered a career in Basketball, but his delicate physique made it difficult for him. So now he’s just recognized as the tallest man.
2. Lizzie Velasquez:
Elizabeth Anne Velasquez was born four weeks early with a very rare congenital disease called ‘Marfanoid–progeroid–lipodystrophy syndrome. This stopped her body from accumulating body fat or even gaining weight. She is 1.57m in height. Well, she was brave enough to dream, and today she is an American motivational speaker, author, activist, and even a YouTuber. She is the author of books named ‘Be beautiful, Be you, ‘Lizzie Beautiful: The Lizzie Velasquez Story, ‘Dare to be kind’ and choosing happiness.’ Brave hearts can do everything possible.
3. Garry Turner:
If you ever wondered about the elastic man or the stretchy man, then the closest thing you’ll see on this planet is Garry Turner. He is a sideshow performer. He holds a world record for the stretchiest skin to a length of 6.25 inches. It was caused by a syndrome named Ehlers-Danlos. He is a superhuman with an extraordinary ability. You all might think that this power of his made him famous.
But to be honest, it is still an illness. He stretches his skin with a smile on his face, but he has to suffer from a lot of pain in his joints. He could have led a simple life, but again he crossed the border of being extraordinary and used the syndrome in a positive way.
4. Valeria Lukyanova:
Ever wondered about having a Barbie doll for yourself. Well, Dmitry Shkrabov has one of his own. Valeria Lukyanova is a Ukrainian model who is famous for her resemblance to a Barbie doll. Meeting her would be like an encounter with the aliens. She also said that to maintain this look of hers; she has a diet that she follows strictly. She also uses make-up and contact lenses to enhance the Barbie look. Valeria is today known as the ‘Human Barbie.’
5. Arun Raikwar:
We all know this iconic character called ‘Chitti’ from the movie Robot and 2.0. But in reality, we have our very own Mr. Arun Raikwar from Sagar district, Madhya Pradesh. He has a bizarre ability to attract metal objects like nails and spoons. He is also known as the ‘Magnetic Man’ of India, and he feels good when people come to visit him to see this power of his. He believes that his body emits special waves, which make him magnetic. He honestly says that he wants an everyday life and not to be a public spectacle. But he once intends to get his name in the record books so he can show it to his grandchildren one day.
6. Jesus Fajardo:
Also known as the ‘Wolfman’ who has a rare condition called ‘Hypertrichosis’ which leads to an abnormal amount of hair growth on the body. He used to hide his face when he was out in public. But after years of isolation, alcoholism, and a stint as a circus freak, he decided to stop hiding his reality from the world and live his life with courage. This syndrome is also called the ‘Werewolf syndrome.’ Now he is a subject of a documentary named ‘Chuy, the wolfman.’
7. Abul Bajandar:
Ever heard of ‘Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV)’? It isn’t easy to even pronounce such a big name. But here I give you an easier name— ‘Tree syndrome.’ What’s even more shocking is when you get to know that Abul Bajandar from Bangladesh has this syndrome. It is a syndrome that develops lesions from his hands and feet, which resembles tree branches. He has been living with this disorder for more than 20 years now. He first noticed this when he was 10. And as he grew, this syndrome stole his livelihood as an auto driver. He said this-“I want to live like a normal person. I just want to be able to hold my daughter properly and hug her.”
8. Paul Karason:
This person looked like a smurf. He was diagnosed with a condition called Argyriaor Argyrosis. It is caused by excessive exposure to chemical compounds of the element silver or silver dust. It turned his skin to blue or blue-grey. He was also famous as the ‘Blue Man.’ But sadly, he passed away at the age of 62 due to a heart attack. He doesn’t exist anymore, but he truly is worth mentioning. He was called the ‘Papa Smurf.’ He also said once that if a kid called him papa smurf, it would put a smile on his face, but if an adult would call him so…. Well, you know.
9. Abby And Brittany Hensel:
These are American conjoined twins. They are dicephalic parapagus twins and are highly symmetric for conjoined twins giving the appearance of having a single body. Though they have a single body, they even share few organs below their waist, like the liver, and intestine, and reproductive system. Amazingly, these girls never let this disorder stop their lives. They work together as a team controlling their side of the body. It is more like teamwork makes the dream work. They are now officially elementary school teachers.
10. Deepak Jangra:
This wonderful man, also known as the ‘Electric Man,’ can withstand an electric current up to 11,000 volts passing through his body. Strange, isn’t it? He discovered this when he was repairing his mother’s heater. He can resist the voltage required to power at least 500 houses and even dip his hands inside a water tub with live wires in it. He says he has this gift from God and feels privileged to have this and does not intend to waste it. He also touches a live wire with his tongue easily.
11. Michele Kobke:
She is a 30-year-old who has gone to extreme lengths to alter her body. She spent years achieving her dream of a 15-inch waist, and she has almost reached it. She managed to get it from 25 inches to 16 inches just by wearing a laced corset tightly every day, everywhere for three long years, even while sleeping, to break the record of her idol Cathie Jung who has a waist size 15inches. So close, isn’t it? Though she sounds very determined, it is going to cause her serious health issues. Her doctor had even advised her not to do so. But she said that she wore it so much that today she cannot imagine her life without it.
12. Nick Stoeberl:
Ever imagined licking off the entire scoop of ice cream at one go? It sounds to be an easy task for Nick Stoeberl. He currently holds the Guinness World record for the world’s longest tongue, measuring 3.97 inches from tip to closed lip. He told us that it’s a gift and he has to use it. He uses his lickers as a paintbrush, makes art by dipping his tongue in acrylic paint and making strokes on the canvas.
13. Marnie-Rae Harvey:
This 21-year-old bleeds from her eyes and ears, but doctors couldn’t figure out why. When she was 17, she always stayed back home, had no friends because of this disorder. She said-“It burns, and then if it covers the pupils of my eye, I can’t see’.This condition affects her nose, gums, ears, fingernails, and even tongue. When she tested her blood, the reports showed fine. This disorder in medical terms is called ‘Haemolacria.’ The only thing that showed in multiple tests was that she had a weak immune system and nothing else.
14. Ashik Gavai:
So how many teeth does an average adult have? 32? Good. But this can be proven wrong by Ashik. Composite odontoma is a rare defect in humans in which a benign tumor forms in the mouth due to abnormal growth of a single tooth. When he was 17, he underwent surgery to remove his 232 teeth altogether. He had a molar tooth in the lower jaw and hundreds of diamond-like smaller teeth. His doctors were surprised looking at this, and they called this operation a ‘World Record.’
15. Elle Hatamiya:
We all remember the time when we were eleven. We could hardly lift a bag filled with a kg of sand. Now here is something shocking. Elle, back when she was 11, started doing wonders. She is a weight lifter with an Olympic dream. She is not just inspiring people in here but is also gaining attention from weight lifting from outsiders. She says that she works out every day strictly. She has managed to lift 153 pounds, and that is a lot for an 11-year-old. All we can say is that she has a very bright future and has a lot to accomplish.
So, what do y’all think? Isn’t it unbelievable? Which person shook you the most? Let me know in the comments section.