Robert Pershing Wadlow was the tallest man in medical history, for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He was last measured on June 27, 1940 and was found to be 8 ft 11.1 tall.
Robert Earl Hughes was the heaviest man ever drafted. Hughes weighed 709 lbs at age 18 when he was drafted into the Army. He was born in 1926 weighing 11 1/4 lbs. Hughes dies in 1958 at the age of 32 and at he time of his death he weighed 1.069 lbs.
Edward Hagner toured circuses under the name of “The World’s Thinnest Man”. Hagner grew to 5’7″ tall, but weighed only 48 lbs. “The Skeleton Dude” did not gain a ppund for 62 years.
Eric Sprague of New York has been transforming himself into a reptile for the last ten years. He has green scale like tattoos from head to foot, a bony ridge set into his forehead and he has even forked his tongue.
The Venice Beach Snake Charmer, Johnny Tong from Venice Beach, CA, has trained his pet snake to crawl in his nose and out his mouth.
Women of the Padaung tribe in Burma wear heavy bass rings around their necks to gradually stretch their necks up to 15″ long. They start wearing 5 rings at an early age and then add a ring annually until they reach 25 rings.
Born along with a perfectly normal twin brother in 1910, Johnny Eck’s torso ended where his hips should have been. He was an excellent swimmer, diver, and juggler and could run as fast on his hands as many men could on their feet.
Some singers have very strict restrictions on their great singing talent. Their throat opens only in few places. My hostel is one of such places. My life in hostel provided me a great opportunity to enjoy the possibly scariest voices in past one year. 590 more words