Genie is one of the closest cases to investigate "the Forbidden Experiment." Genie is the pseudonym for a feral child who spent the first thirteen years of her life locked inside a bedroom strapped to a chair. She was a victim of one of the most severe cases of social isolation ever documented. Genie was discovered by Los Angeles authorities on November 4, 1970. After, she was never able to grasp language or the concept of grammar, generating evidence for the 'critical period' theory.
Haile Selassie I (23 July 1892–27 Aug 1975), born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 & Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins by tradition from King Solomon & Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as theQueen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history
Lentini was born in 1889 in Rosolini in Sicily,one of twelve children. His twin brother, who consisted of a leg and a set of genitals, was born attached to his spine. While he was billed as ‘The Man With Three Legs’, Lentini actually had four feet as a small malformed secondary foot protruded from his third leg. In total he had three legs, four feet, sixteen toes and two sets of functioning male genitals. He married, and had 4 children. He continued touring until his death in 1966, age 78.
Among the Titanic survivors is the most famous Margaret Tobin Brow, known as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" - the only woman to row a lifeboat to safety. Mrs. Brown was on her way home to America when disaster struck. She did her best to help others into the lifeboats before boarding herself. Once in the water, Mrs. Brown fiercely argued with the quartermaster Robert Hitchens to rescue people in the water. When he refused, she threatened to throw him overboard (via titanicuniverse)
Mary Ann Webster was born in London in 1874, one of 8 children. As a young woman she worked as a nurse then in 1903, shortly after her marriage, Mary Ann began showing symptoms of acromegaly a form progressive giantism that causes abnormal growth and distortion of the facial features and joint and muscle pain. To support her 4 children after her husband's death in 1914 she entered and won an "Ugly Woman" contest. She worked as a sideshow attraction from 1920 until her death Dec 26 1933, aged…
Milton Snavely Hershey (1857-1945) was an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and the "company town" of Hershey, PA. . The first Hershey's Bar was enjoyed in 1900. In 1912 he and his wife canceled their reservations on the Titanic!