In the past, there were no Photoshop tricks and techniques to carve out pictures as you desired them. So, we can safely rely on the set of the ten pictures and their details that we are going to share with you on our list of ten strange people who will shock you. In this write-up, we have brought for you ten strange people who were shocking back then and are still the same way today, owing to their special traits and rare medical conditions. Let’s read through the post!!!
10. Strange People : The Human Pincushion
So, who do we have on our list of ten vintage people who will shock you? The Human Pincushion was a nickname for Dajo; the man who was oblivious to pain. In 1940s, Dajo was a famous stage performer who had this extraordinary ability to endure pain. He would come on the stage bare chest and then his assistant would take fencing foils and run through him, as many as he pleased. He would never show any signs of pain. The doctors were so curious to learn about his condition that they invited him to their medical research centers from around the globe to know more about his ability of pain endurance. The doctors were shocked to see how he was able to walk to x-ray machine with foil sticking out from both sides of his body. Dajo would always have one explanation of the feat he displayed – he would insist that that was an art he learned from fakirs in India. His death occurred when he was 35 years of age by swallowing a steel needle. It caused an aortic rupture and resulted in immediate death.
9. Strange People : The Tiniest Woman
Lucia Zarate was the world’s smallest person, who lived in Mexico during the late 1800s. Lucia was born weighing eight ounces and measuring only seven inches in height. By the time she turned one, she was fully grown. As fully grown, she was 21.5 inches tall and 4.7 pounds. Hired by a circus group, the smallest woman to ever have lived, toured Europe and United States of America for 10 years of her life. She was often paired with General Tom Thumb, the tiniest man, who also lived through the same era. Lucia was once on the train heading toward San Francisco when the train got stuck in the middle of nowhere due to the complication at railroad. Since she was weak, she would not take normal food. They ran out of the special food that her parents had kept for her, so she ended up having the canned food they had on the train. She got sick and died in that train at the age of 18. She certainly deserves a place on our list of ten strange people and famous people with disabilities who will shock you.
8. Strange People : The Human Skeleton
Isaac Sprague, who was born in Massachusetts in 1841, was named as The Human Skeleton. He was born as a normal boy, however, after he turned twelve, he started losing weight at a tremendous pace. His muscle mass decreased to nil almost immediately. At the age of 24, he joined the sideshow as a performer as he did not have the stamina or energy to take up any other job. It is widely believed that the ‘living skeleton acts’ actually came into existence after his popularity traveled around the world. When he was 44, he was found to be 5’6 tall and weighed only 43 pounds. He died at the age of 46 due to asphyxiation, caused from his condition. He surely has all the right reasons to be on our list of ten strange people and persons with disabilities who will shock you.
7. Strange people : The Camel Girl
Ella Harper – the girl who was known as The Camel Girl is the next on our list of ten disabled person who will shock you. Born in 1870 in Tennessee, Ella had a unique ability to bend down her knees forward and walk like a camel using her hands and feet. The condition is known to us today as genu recurvatum. However, medical science had not developed much at her time so she was commonly referred to as The Camel Girl. She joined the popular circus group, W. H. Harris’s Nickel Plate Circus, and became well known very soon. In 1886, when she was 16, she decided to quit circus and go to school. After that, she just vanished and was never in the news again.
6. Strange People : The Lobster Boy
In the early 20th century lived a man with severe hands and feet deformity. His hands and feet looked like lobsters, therefore, he was often known as ‘The Lobster Boy’. Today, medical doctors use the term ‘Lobster Syndrome’ to refer to this kind of disability. He started performing at the famous Barnum circus and attracted thousands of people, who were curious to see someone having lobster shaped tools for hands and feet. The lobster boy certainly deserved to be here on our list of ten strange people with physical disabilities who will shock you!!!