The human race is a strange a varied group. Yet, even within that group there is still things that we consider “normal”. Well, there are plenty of people that take the idea or normalcy and break that boundary. Here are people with such interesting bodies and faces that you might not even believe they’re real.
Abigail And Brittany Hensel – Conjoined Twin
Abigail and Brittany Hensel are a rare pair of conjoined twins. They share a body and some internal organs, although they both have their own heart, brain, and other key body parts. They’re actually pretty famous, having had a documentary and mini-series made that focused on them. Since then, they’ve managed to get their own teaching job.
Mohammed Kaleem – Big And Heavy Hands
When Kaleem was born, his hands were already twice the size of a normal baby. And his hands only continued to grow. By the time he was nine, his hands already weighed more than his head. Fortunately, in 2014 a doctor was able to help reduce the size of his hands to make his life easier.
Sultan Kösen – Tallest Man On Earth
At eight feet, three inches, Sultan Kösen holds the record for tallest man alive. Unfortunately, the Turkish citizen’s height is rather debilitating. His long bones make it rather difficult for him to walk.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi – Shortest Man On Earth
Speaking of the world’s tallest man, we have to talk about the shortest. Chandra Bahadur Dangi was a Nepalese man that measure at only one foot, ten inches tall. Unfortunately, he died age 75 in 2015.
Jyoti Amge – Shortest Woman On Earth
Dangi actually has a counterpart in terms of height. While men are taller on average though, Jyoti Amge, the shortest woman alive, was actually taller than him. She had a rare growth disorder called achondroplasia which caused her to stop growing at two feet, one inch. She also appeared in American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Women are usually shorter than men, but Jyoti Amge is taller than Dangi was. A rare growth disorder called achondroplasia has limited Jyoti to a diminutive 2’1″ stature, and given her the claim to fame as the world’s smallest woman.
FYI: If you recognize her, that’s because Jyoti appeared in American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Paul Karason – The Blue Man
Paul Karason ingested colloidal silver to treat a skin condition, but the silver in his medication reacted with sunlight and turned his skin blue. This is called argyria. He gained unexpected fame and notoriety, appearing on several talk and news shows. This actually prompted the FDA to ban silver in over the counter drugs. Karason passed away in 2013 from a heart attack, although it wasn’t related to his argyria.
Yu Zhenhuan – The Hairiest Man In China
Roughly 96% of Yu Zhenhuan’s body is covered in hair. Some refer to him as the “human yeti”. While the hair may be a bit of a nuisance, Zhenhuan seems to be pretty comfortable with his situation.
Jocelyn Wildenstein – Plastic Surgery Taken Too Far
Jocelyn Wildenstein is probably the picture you’ve seen when people make warnings about getting too much plastic surgery. According to the story, she tried to get her face to look more cat-like, which her husband at the time claimed to like. Although, the pair divorced in 1999 after she caught him with another woman.
Rolf Buchholz – The Most Piercings On Someone’s Face
The tattoos and horns are interesting enough, but the number of piercings on Rolf Buchholz are just insane. It’s almost like he’s addicted to them. He actually does have more piercings than anyone on the planet as well.
Zydrūnas Savickas – World’s Strongest Man
Zydrūnas Savickas holds the record as the world’s strongest man. You may not be able to tell just from looking at him, but the Lithuanian power lifter has the record for heaviest deadlift at 1,155 pounds. That’s over half a ton. And he’s still working to improve his strength so that he can break his record!
Asha Mandela – World’s Longest Dreads
Asha Mandela has the longest dreads in the world. She even refers to herself as the black Repunzel. Dreads braid hair into more tightly woven strands as well, imagine how much hair she actually has given how long her dreads are in the first place.
Julia Gnuse – Most Tattooed Woman
Julia Gnuse had 96% of her body covered in ink. Initially, she only got tattoos to cover up a skin condition, but it soon became a passion of hers. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2016.
Lucky Damond Rich – Most Tattooed Man
Unlike with Gnuse, Lucky Diamond Rick made sure to get ink on every inch of his body. Even the insides of his eyelids and mouth have been inked. And in his case, the only reason he seemed to have done so is just because he can.
Mikeli Ruffinelli – World’s Widest Hips
“I want the world’s biggest hips, even if it kills me”. That’s a direct quote from the woman who currently has the world’s widest hips, Mikeli Ruffinelli. They measure in at eight feet all the way around.
Mandy Sellars – World’s Largest Legs
Mandy Sellars’ legs grew abnormally large due to a rare genetic mutation. Things got worse in 2010 when one leg needed to be amputated just above the knee because of a serious blood infection. But even the stump continued to grow. Now it weighs 40 pounds by itself. Although, Mandy took all of this stride. After appearing in a ton of television shows, she used her media influence to raise awareness for others with her condition.