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Felix Wehrle AKA "The Elastic-Skin Man," could stretch his skin out and could also bend his fingers backwards and forwards. He could stretch his skin on any part of his body. This was because Wehrle suffered from "Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome," a condition that makes your skin very flexible. He performed ...
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Skull with a mandibular tumor at the Bleuland cabinet in the University Museum Utrecht, Netherlands. Photo credit: © @marvinjarodd ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE

Brachymetatarsia: short fourth metatarsal (sole bone). It's weird that it's the 4th and not either the big toe or ALL of the posterior digits.

A six-year-old girl has baffled medics after her skin apparently turned her into "cow hide" girl. Until just a few months ago, Li Xiaoyuan had just a small birthmark on her back. However, the hairy hide has apparently grown until it now spreads over her entire back and is starting to grow on her arms and face.

Real life Shrek. Maurice Tillet was actually a very intelligent person who was a poet and writer. He could speak 14 languages. Tillet was born in 1903, and as a teenager he manifested a rare disease called acromegaly, which caused his bones to grow uncontrollably. As a result his body was disfigured, and he turned into what people back then referred to as “freak show”; He took advantage of his condition, turning into a pro wrestler called the “freak ogre of the ring”.

"Pinheads" Carte de visite, ca. 1865. Pinheads were microcephalic people who were often placed in freak shows and dressed as adult babies. Was this better than an asylum at the time?


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"1818's; Josephene Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee in 1868. Rather than having a parasitic twin, Myrtle’s extra legs resulted from an even rarer form of conjoined twinning known as dipygus, which gave her two complete bodies from the waist down. She had two small pelves side-by-side, and each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She could move the smaller legs but was unable to use them for walking.

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Racing for Peanuts; Monkey Jockeys of the '30s.

human pin cushion sideshow banner by Fred G. Johnson

Long Hair Bearded Lady Taken in Sioux City, I., August 28, 1919.

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Ethel Granger of England had the smallest waist size in modern times for a woman of normal stature, In this photo from 1959, her measurements were 36-13-39. She had a pierced nose, which must have been very unusual in the 50s.

Image Title: Mermaid - Aden. Medium: Gelatin silver prints Specific Material Type: photographs Item Physical Description: b & w ; 14 x 9 cm. Notes: Fantasy mermaid (stuffed dugong) on exhibit at Hôtel de l'Europe, Aden Source: Postcard collection. / Postcard collection. Yemen Location: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

The Enfield Poltergeist. Amazing story of 11-year-old London girl who 'levitated' above her bed. Rumor has it - this is the story of the next "Conjuring" movie with Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Haemolacria is a physical condition that causes people to cry tears of blood.

Severe spinal and hip deformities, from August Schreiber’s General and special orthopedic surgery, with the inclusion of orthopedic operations, 1888

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Ella Ewing - Missouri Giantess, reportedly stood 8 feet 4 1/2 inches tall. c. 1902

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