5. Strange People : The Two-Headed Boy
Let’s see who is next on our list of ten famous people with disabilities who will shock you!!! In Bengal, in 1883 a boy with two heads was born into a poor family of a farmer. The family started to showcase him in order to make money. Soon the popularity of the miracle spread across India and the family started earning a great deal of money by exhibiting the boy in return for money. He was often kept under a cloth so that no one could see him without paying the family. The boy was otherwise normal, and showed no signs of poor health. However, he died at the age of four due to cobra bite. The condition of two-headedness, in modern terms, is known as Polycephaly.
4. Strange People : The Woolly Girl
Alice Elizabeth Doherty, known as The Woolly Girl, belonged to Minnesota and was born in 1887. She is our next entry on the list of ten strange people who will shock you. To date, she remains the only American with a rare hirsute condition called the hypertrichosis lanuginose. She was born with a mane of fine and silky blonde hair. Her face and body was all covered with hair and she was often termed as the American Werewolf as well. The hirsute that The Woolly Girl seemed to display was not typical in her family. Her parents were shocked at the condition their girl was born with. At the age of 5, her face hair grew to five inches in length and when she reached her teens, they measured up to 9 inches in length. Soon she became a performer because more and more people were interested in seeing her and paying for it. She died at the age of 46 in Dallas.
3. Strange People : The Four-Legged Woman
Josephene Myrtle Corbin, who later was entitled as The Four-Legged Woman, was born in Lincoln County, Texas, in 1868 and she is the next example of a human marvel to make it to our list of ten strange people who will shock you. She had a pair of her own legs as well as a pair for her twin sister’s legs. This conjoined twinning is known as dipygus today. The two legs, which actually belonged to the parasitic twin, were dangling down her waist. She was able to move them but could not use them for walking. Another interesting thing is that it was not only the legs that were left of her twin sister, but she had complete two bodies down the waist – 2 small pelvis side-by-sides. She got married to a doctor named Clinton Bicknell at the age of 19. She had five normal children; two were born from one set of organs and three from other. She died at the age of 60.
2. Strange People : The Bearded Woman
Annie Jones, the American Bearded Woman, was born in 1865 in Virginia. At the sight of their newborn, it is known that the parents were horrified at her rare hair condition – she was born with her chin covered in hair. However, her parents soon realized that she could help the family, financially. Annie, at the age of one, became a part of the famous Barnum circus. Annie’s professional career spanned to 36 years, while she died at the age of 37. She was married twice. This most celebrated bearded woman of her era certainly deserves to be on our list of ten strange people who will shock you.
1. Strange People : The Bird Girl
Next we have the The Bird Girl on our list of ten strange people who will shock you. Also referred to as Koo Koo, Minnie Woolsey was born in 1880 in Georgia. She had a rare skeletal disorder, which resulted in bird-head dwarfism or the condition of nanocephaly, as known in the medical terms. Bird headed dwarfism is also called the Virchow-Seckel syndrome. Woolsey had a small head, was bald, toothless and visually impaired. She used to work for circus and went by the name of Minnie Ha-Ha. She spent some part of her life in an Asylum in Georgia.
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