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.
Patrick Deuel – World’s Heaviest Man
At 1,126 pounds, Patrick Deuel was known as the “Half-Ton Man”. Although, it was a nickname that he wasn’t too fond of, himself. After a hospital visit that required a special ambulance and his bedroom wall being removed so he could leave his hime, he decided he needed a major change. He had a gastric bypass surgery and ended up losing 700 pounds. In 2016, he died at the age of 54, but his story inspired others.
Taylor Muhl – Human Chimera
Taylor Muhl was born with a strange birthmark on her stomach. As it turns out, it wasn’t a birthmark. She has a condition called chimerism, where, early on in development, one half of a set of fraternal twins passes and the remaining cells are absorbed into the the surviving one. Thus, the embryo has two sets of DNA. Most people with chimerism go completely undiagnosed, but some, like Muhl, have unusual features. Muhl’s currently a model.
Valeria Lukyanova – The Human Barbie
Valeria Lukyanova became an internet sensation when she started posting images of herself on social media. The Ukrainian model described herself as a “Human Barbie”. She claims to be 100% natural, aside from breast implants.
“Wow, what a doll!” Wait a second, is she a doll or is she human? This Ukrainian model became an instant internet sensation when she began posting photos of herself as the self-described “Human Barbie.” She claims to be 100 percent natural, except for her breast implants. It must be pretty hard for her to find shirts that fit correctly!
Nick Stoeberl – World’s Longest Tong
Nick Stoberl actually is in the Guinness Book of World Records for longest tongue, and he puts it to good use. He actually paints with it and used that skill to audition for America’s Got Talent. Unfortunately, Simon Cowell called it “stupid” and a “complete waste of time”. Fortunately, Stoeberl has a career as a model to fall back on.
Liam Hoekstra – World’s Strongest Kid
Liam Hoekstra was doing chin-ups without a problem at age three. It turns out he had a rare genetic myostatin-related condition called hypertrophy. This allows the body to build muscle fast while inhibiting body fat. While he could be a real Superman in the future, for now he just does some wrestling.
Brooke Greenberg – The Girl Who Never Aged
Brooke Greenberg was born in 1993, but she never aged physically or cognitively past the age of a year. She was still the size of a sixth-month-old at eight years old. Her family to her to countless specialists and doctors, but none could figure out what was happening to Brooke. They ended up calling her condition Syndrome X. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2013 at age 20.
Whitney Weldon – A Human Statue
Whitney Weldon is one of around 800 people in the world with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). It’s an incredibly rare genetic disease where the muscles, tendons, and ligaments become ossified if the patient suffers even the most minor of injuries. This means that someone will become completely frozen in place. Her first flare up was at age nine, where her arm froze at a 120-degree angle. It was described as being excruciatingly painful, and every time she has a flare up, Weldon just had to accept there was a part of her body she could no longer use.
Christine Walton – World’s Longest Fingernails
Christine Walton of Las Vegas has the longest fingernails in the world. Her nails are a ridiculous 19 feet and nine inches. She stopped trimming them in 1990, leading to the length they’re at now. She’s also a singer with the stage name “The Dutchess”.
Sajad Gharibi – The Most Muscular Bodybuilder
Sajad Gharibi looks like an action figure or some kind of superhero with how big he is. He’s an Iranian bodybuilder, weighing 390 pounds of pure muscle. Some people even refer to him as the “Persian Hulk”. Every morning after hitting the gym, he eats a full English breakfast, while also making sure to get plenty of fruits and vegetables. This gives him the energy he needs to go all out.
María José Cristerna – The Jaguar Woman
María José Cristerna got her first tattoo at the age 14 and the rest was history. She’s had over 95% of her body inked and even earned the title of “Most Tattooed Woman in the World” from Guinness World Records. She’s also had her body modified to possess a split tongue, subdermal implants, piercings, ear expansions, scarifications, and dental implants. It shouldn’t be surprising that she owns her own tattoo studio, and a clothing line called Mujeres Vampiro (“Vampire Woman”). Oh yeah, and she’s also a criminal justice attorney.