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Woman with horn

HORNED HUMANS REVISITED, AGAIN

A Chinese grandmother has a five inch horn growing out of her forehead. The horn curves downward and looks like the stalk of a pumpkin, reports the Yangcheng Evening Post.Granny Zhao, 95, of Zhanjiang city, Guangdong province, says it first appeared three years ago. “At first, it was only a mole, but it gradually grew…

ELEPHANTIASIS - The Swelling Infestation

ELEPHANTIASIS – The Swelling Infestation

Images of persons afflicted with elephantiasis often crop up online and for decades the condition had been wrongfully fingered as the cause of the deformities distressing Joseph ‘The Elephant Man’ Merrick. For the record, Merrick likely suffered from Proteus syndrome; however the public mind continues to associate his bulbous and sagging appearance with the symptoms…

RASMUS NIELSEN – TATTOOED WONDERMAN

RASMUS NIELSEN – Tattooed Wonderman

Rasmus Nielsen was something of a body modification pioneer. Born in Denmark in the early 1870’s, and a blacksmith by trade, Rasmus had a passion for the art of tattooing. Over the span of several years, Rasmus painfully collected tattoos and eventually his collection grew so impressive that he reasoned folks would pay to look…

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

THE STONE PEOPLE – Living Statues

In the 17th century the French physician Patin described the case of a local woman who had ‘turned to wood’. This ‘wood’ was actually bone and the woman possessed an incredibly rare condition that caused her muscles to be slowly turned to bone. Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva or FOP, as the condition is know by today,…

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THE FRENCH ANGEL – Maurice Tillet

Perhaps most well know under the name ‘The French Angel’, Maurice Tillet was born in 1903 in the Ural Mountains in Russia to French parents. and he was born a completely average and healthy child. He aspired to become an actor and was highly intelligent, allegedly speaking 14 languages and being quite gifted in prose. However,…