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Betty Lou Williams (1932-1955), the youngest of 12 children, was born with a parasitic twin and had 4 legs and 3 arms. She entered the sideshows at age 2 and made enough money to send all 11 of her siblings to college. The pretty and curvaceous Betty Lou had no shortage of admirers and became engaged at age 23. Unfortunately, he stole her money and ran away. She died shortly after of an asthma attack, though friends claim it was of a broken heart.

This cycloid baby was born in Africa, and survived less than one day. The baby had no mouth, no nose, and one severely deformed eye with two pupils. The nurse continued to pull away the towel. The torso, arms, and little hands seemed completely normal. But the nurse continued, and then pointed to the genital area of the baby, where it was seen that the child had both sets of genitalia and, according to the nurse, no anus.

Feral Children. For two centuries, wild children have been the subjects of fascinating study. Raised without love or social interaction, wild or feral children pose the question ‘what is it that makes us human?’ Since Oxana’s discovery, scientists have looked for clues in the handful of other recorded cases of feral children in their efforts to rehabilitate her.

"Born in 1892, the beautiful, tough, determined and incredibly inspirational, professional aviator Bessie "Queen Bess" Coleman was the first African American (in the world) to attain a pilot's license. At age 30, she was considered "the world's greatest woman flyer." Her tragic death at only 34 ended a fierce and brilliant career."

The Übermensch lives. In 1999, a baby was born in Berlin with a rare genetic mutation. His body produces little to no myostatin, the protein that limits muscle growth. Diagnosed at age 4, he could already hold 7 lb weights with arms extended. With twice the muscle size & half the fat of other children that age, he has the potential for far greater strength than the average human as an adult. Other boys worldwide have been found with different mutations in the same gene, but none as severe.

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Murder Bottles

"Murder Bottles" Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones...

Jiang Qing was the wife of Mao Tse-tung, the Communist dictator of China. Through clever maneuvering, she managed to reach the highest position of power within the communist party (short of being President). It is believed that she was the main driving force behind China’s Cultural Revolution (of which she was the deputy director). During the Cultural Revolution, much economic activity was halted, and countless ancient buildings, artifacts, antiques, books and paintings were destroyed by Red…

Born March 27, 1785, Louis Charles de France, he was the second son and third child born to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He became Dauphin of France upon the death of his older brother in June of 1789, and upon the execution of his father became the King of France as Louis XVII. After his father’s execution, he was forcibly separated from his Mother, Sister, and Aunt. He was often beaten and neglected by his so called “Guardians”, eventually dying in prison at the age of just ten years…

Paula Hitler was Adolf Hitler's sister. He had 5 sibling but only Paula survived to adulthood. When Hitler came to power he had her change her name to Wolf to protect her. When the war was over she moved near the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's Lair & lived the rest of her life making & selling floral crafts. She never accepted Hitler's part in the Holocaust & said she always loved him. Former SS officers provided bodyguard service to protect her from the legions who wanted to hurt her. She died in…

Clara Hale - Mother Hale cared for over 500 children in her lifetime. She founded the Hale House, the first care center in the U.S. for infants born addicted to drugs. She was revolutionary in caring for needs of children. http://www.halehouse.org/aboutmch

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Deformed Mexican Boy, Original Title Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

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Margaret and Mary Gibbs, circa 1940s - Photos - New York City PDA

Margaret Gibbs gets a kiss from her fiance while her conjoined twin sister Mary looks on, 1930s. Margaret's fiancé would only marry her if the women were separated, which they decided against as they were told they would probably be unable to walk afterwards. They both remained single until their deaths at age 55.

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16 Real Old-Timey Photographs That Will Give you Nightmares

Thats Myrtle Corbin, who was born in 1868 as a dipygus, which is a medical term for Is that an extra pelvis? Oh man, it totally is. Myrtle spent her early years in a circus sideshow but later married a doctor, raised five children (using both of her two functional reproductive systems), lived to the age of 60.

Daisy and Violet Hilton (1908-1969), conjoined twins. The pretty and talented twins worked in the sideshow and vaudeville (with Bob Hope). They also appeared in the movies 'Freaks' and 'Chained for Life'. They had a few short-lived publicity marriages. They couldn't get work in the 60s and ended up abandoned by their manager and penniless. They worked at a supermarket the last eight years of their lives. After not reporting for work, it was discovered they had died of influenza.

Betty Lou Williams (1932-1955), the youngest of 12 children, was born with a parasitic twin and had 4 legs and 3 arms. She entered the sideshows at age 2 and made enough money to send all 11 of her siblings to college. The pretty and curvaceous Betty Lou had no shortage of admirers and became engaged at age 23. Unfortunately, he stole her money and ran away. She died shortly after of an asthma attack, though friends claim it was of a broken heart.