Strange People That You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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”.

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.


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