The world is full of interesting people that you may not ever encounter in your daily life. These are the kind of people with unique, and special characteristics that make them stand out from the rest. Your parents might have told you it’s not polite to point and stare at someone, but sometimes you can’t just help taking a quick peek because differences can be extraordinary to witness. These 12 men certainly qualify as people you might point, and stare at all in good fun though because I bet you didn’t even know they existed.
#12. Romario dos Santos Alves
This real life body builder from Caldas Novas, which is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Goiás, has muscles the size of that old green superhero, The Hulk. Children routinely stop and stare at his gigantic muscles which for this 25 year old, father of one is an everyday occurrence. He gets these muscles from an injected steroid cocktail, and many hours of working out. You don’t want to cross this Hulk wannabe, but I’m sure he doesn’t get as angry as the green one from the Avengers movies.
#11. Gary Turner
This man’s nickname is “stretched” because he is able to stretch his loose skin so far that he can create a surface area able to hold three glasses of liquid. His unusual condition does have a name, and it’s Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which causes his skin tissue to become loose, and weak over time. At 41-years-old he has starred in the “Circus of Horrors” side show, and says that pulling on his skin or hanging things from it doesn’t hurt at all. It’s quite odd to see this rare disease in the flesh, and only affects 1 in 10,000 people.
#10. Sanju Bhagat
This Indian man has such a unique oddity that only affects a few people each year. When he was thirty years old he went to the doctor because his stomach kept growing larger, and larger causing him some discomfort. The doctor took x-rays to discover that Sanju’s own twin brother had attached to him in his mother’s womb, and basically lived like a parasite off his body for his entire life. The doctor’s were able to operate to remove the twin who already had his own legs, and arms.
#9. Manna Mondal
Another Indian man who has lived with a rare condition is Mannan, whose face looks like it’s melting. Despite his increasingly bizarre appearance he has managed to live a pretty normal life. He’s married, and has four children. To add insult to injury, he is also missing an eye, an ear, and most of his teeth. Doctors don’t really understand why his body seems to produce non-cancerous tumors all over his face, but for the time being they have offered reconstructive surgery he isn’t sure he wants.
#8. Rick Genest
This Canadian model, and artist is known by his stage name, “Zombie Boy” not because he eats the living’s brains for lunch, but due to the fact that he is head to toe covered in tattoos. In 2011, he was featured in Lady Gaga’s music video for the song, “Born This Way.” This is a little bit of a misnomer, because clearly Rick wasn’t born with all those tattoos, but after being diagnosed with a benign brain tumor made him take stock of his life in a different way. He has appeared in the film “47 Ronin” with Keanu Reeves, and actually had a cosmetics contract with L’oreal as their first male spokesperson.
#7. Chandra Bahadur Dangi
This gentleman is actually considered the shortest man on Earth at 1 foot, 9 ½ inches tall. His tiny stature has gained him much notoriety throughout the world, and he is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records. When you think about it, he is possibly smaller than some infants who are born. Being from Nepal, he loves to travel the world letting people know that even though he is small he can still make a difference.
#6. Sultan Kosen
On the opposite end of the height spectrum is Sultan Kosen who is considered the tallest man in the world at 8 feet, 3 inches tall. The country of Turkey is his homeland, and he loves to show off his large hands, and feet as well. It makes you wonder how big some of his other more hidden parts are! His unusually large stature is due to a disorder in his pituitary glands that regular height in the human body. The rest of his family is of a more normal size height.
#5. Danny Ramos Gomez
This poor man from Mexico has the odd condition that causes significant hair growth all over his face and body. For that reason, sometimes people refer to him as the “Wolfman.” He is just a simple man who has a girlfriend, a daughter , and loves to play video games.
#4. Jono Lancaster
Born with a genetic deformity in his facial bones, this 26-year-old man says that he always had trouble looking into mirrors because he didn’t like his appearance. He’s missing cheekbones, and his eyes droop down. Other problems he has are problems with his hearing, and suffered from depression as a young teen. Now various reconstructive surgeries have helped his looks to the point where he has a normal job, and a girlfriend, something he’d never thought he would have.
#3. Chandra Wisnu
An Indonesian man with the unfortunate issues of having bubble-like blisters appear all over his body and face. They finally were able to diagnose this tumor disorder to give him some hope for future treatments. He’s 57-years-old now and has lived with this unusual conditions since he was 19.
#2. John Doyle
This man has the unique ability to be able to pop his eyeballs out of his eye sockets. Sounds gross right? It sure is, and they aren’t sure why he is able to do this odd feat. He’s from Liverpool, and wanted to set the world record for eyeball popping, but alas the doctors who came to measure this trick didn’t have equipment long enough to measure him. So a lady from Chicago still holds the record.
#1. Henry Damon
At 37-years-old this man may have one of the most bizarre self inflicted deformities ever. He has had surgery to remove his cheekbones so that the can look like the Marvel comic book villain, Red Skull. To complete the look, he has also had part of his nose chopped off, and has tattooed his eyelids black. Super creepy fellow.