15 Curious Facts About the World’s Strangest People
- 3:51 pm March 13, 2018
We’ve all known someone who’s a tad bit away from normal! But some people are at the extreme left of normal that it becomes really difficult to believe that they exist in the time and space similar to ours! But they do! We’ve here compiled a list of some of such strangest people in the world. Have a look!
No Barber for Him
Tran van Hay who was a Vietnamese herbalist was the man with the longest hair in the world. Until the age of 79 in 2010, this man had not cut his hairs in the last 50 years. And had not even washed them much! Yikes!
Keeping a Hand Up for Peace
This holy man Saduh Amar Bharati raised his right hand in the air for peace in the year 1973 to never put it down. Before the year 1970, he was a normal middle-class man, however soon enough he left everything behind to become was an avid devotee of Lord Shiva. It’s been more than 40 years since, but his hand is still up in the air!
Elieen Brown is a woman from Bolton, England who became a real-life bionic woman when she had all but two of her joints replaced to treat her rheumatoid arthritis. Now, her left elbow is the only original joint in her body.
In 2015, an 87-year-old Chinese grandmother shocked the doctors when she came to them with a curved horn on her head. The reports confirmed that it started out as a black mole on her forehead, and then suddenly the mole split open and a horn started growing.
Francisco Domingo Joaquim has the biggest mouth in the world. His mouth is 17 cm wide at its fullest which can possibly fit anything from a soda can to a wallet.
Bhagat, an Indian man from Nagpur often felt self-conscious about his big belly. One night, he was rushed to the hospital with a belly so swollen that he could barely breathe! The doctors found the half-formed body of a twin brother who had never been born.Also read: 9 Awesome Facts About China That Prove That It Is A Whole Different World!
A Little Crowded in There
In 1999, Karen Overhill began finding herself in the most strange places with no idea about how she got there. Further, she sometimes ran into people she didn’t know. She discovered that she was suffering from an extreme case of multiple personality disorder, and had been living with 17 distinct personalities. She was eventually able to get rid of them all, and can finally be alone with her thoughts.
That’s a Lot of Ink!
Before her death in 2011, the most tattooed woman in the world was 57-year-old Cynthia Martell. At the time of her passing, she had 96% of her body covered in tattoos, making her the most tattooed person in history.
The world’s tallest living man is Sultan Kösen from Turkey, measuring in at eight feet and three inches. That’s still not quite as tall as Robert Wadlow, who measured just under nine feet before his death in 1940.
Actress Jalisa Thompson’s eyes literally pop right out of her head. This is the most unusual attribute of controlling her muscles. She is also a two-time winner of Ripley’s “Great Face Off” contest, where people compete to see who can make the weirdest, funniest faces.
Death by Airport Security
Gerald M. Rogers held the Guinness record for “World’s Most Pierced Person. And unfortunately, his piercings became the reason for his death. He ignored the warnings from airport security about going through the metal detectors with his numerous facial piercings and went through the machine which ripped his face off causing his death.
Natasha Demkina from Russia claims to ha an X-ray-like vision that allows her to see inside human bodies. Her diagnosis of the human body is often more accurate than the doctors and that is how she has developed a following of doctors, patients, journalists, and others who believe her powers are real.
Wim Hoff is a Dutch daredevil who is popularly also called Iceman for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. Once, he had submerged himself in the ice for two hours and came out alive!
The Tree Man
Dede Koswara is an Indonesian citizen known as the “Tree Man,” because had more than 13lb of bark-like warts on his hands and feet. The locals of this region believed that his condition happened because of a curse. In 2008, he had a surgery to remove these growths but they returned. Ultimately he died following severe complications.
The Man with the Eyeball Tattoo
Jason Barnum is the man who has got a tattoo in his eyeball. He is currently serving 22 years in prison for shooting a police officer, he earned the nickname “the Eyeball” because of a tattoo that darkens the white part of his right eye.
While some of these have psychological disorders, some have physical deformities that make them strange! Do you have anything to say about these strange people? Let us know in the comments below!