Category Archives: Human Abnormalities

Welcome to OdditiesBizarre’s Human Abnormalities category.  In this particular category we will be exploring a variety of captivating topics related to the many different diseases of the human body.  Diseases of various complex systems such as the nervous, digestive, endocrine, cardiovascular, skeletal system and more.

 

Every single post will provide plenty of valuable and extremely fascinating information with related images and footage.  All of the information is based on extensive research from reliable online sources.  Enjoy reading and learning a bunch of stunning facts, discoveries and amazing stories related to human oddities.

5 Freaks You Won’t Believe Are Human

You are about to meet 5 people you won’t believe are human. Their extreme abnormalities turn the heads of anyone who gets near them. Due to their significant differences, they have earned fame. In addition to their bizarre appearance, they also struggle with physical disabilities. Interestingly, some have a condition that is unique and puzzling to scientists.

1. Sorence Owiti Opiyo: A Man With A Penis That’s Larger Than A Infant

Sorence Owiti Opiyo Kenya man Sorence Owiti Opiyo has a penis that is 10 times bigger than average. The tip is extremely deformed. At the young age of ten, Opiyo developed a bizarre disease that has no name. At first it started out as what appeared to be a boil that wouldn’t stop growing. Then, surgery was performed to reduce the swelling. Unfortunately, it was only a temporary fix. read more

Zip the Pinhead

Zip the Pinhead

In 1842, William Henry Johnson (aka Zip the Pinhead) was born into a destitute African-American family. His parents were Mahalia and William Johnson, both of which were former slaves. William was one of six children. His unique physical characteristics would soon become very beneficial for the Johnson family.

Although the rest of William’s body grew as expected, his head seemed to remain the same. With a tapered cranium and heavy jaw, he caught the eye of agents from a circus in Somerville, New Jersey. His unique characteristics led to many believing he was microcephalic, frequently referred to as a ‘pinhead.’ read more

Grady Stiles

Showtown, USA: The Murder of “Lobster Boy” Grady Stiles

Grady Franklin Stiles, Jr. may have been his birth name, but Grady, Jr. was more frequently referred to as “Lobster Boy.” Grady Franklin Stiles, Jr. was born on June 26, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pa., with the genetic deformity ectrodactyly. Ectrodactyly is an inherited condition that can affect the fingers and the toes. Individuals with this condition are born with fingers and toes that are fused together, causing these extremities to resemble a claw. Grady, Jr.’s father also had ectrodactyly and he earned a living as a sideshow attraction with the carnival. Once Grady, Jr. reached the tender age of seven, he was thrust into the limelight to perform with his father: He was given the stage name, “Lobster Boy.” read more

Khoudia Diop

Khoudia Diop: The Melanin Goddess

Despite being bullied for the darkness of her skin, Khoudia Diop has embraced her difference. You can certainly say that her incredible strength to stand up to bullies has paid off. The 19-year-old student and gorgeous model from Senegal (a country on Africa’s west coast) has become an Internet sensation who has inspired many to love themselves just the way they are.

Diop’s inspiring story has touched thousands around the Web. She is currently working with a group called The Colored Girl. The group aims at empowering, celebrating and uniting women from all walks of life. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Diop said she has learned to love herself more every day. When she hears any negativity about her skin tone, she just ignores it. read more

Schlitzie The Pinhead

Schlitzie The Pinhead

While still up for debate, Schlitzie (The Pinhead) was born in the Bronx on Sept. 10, 1901 (d. Sept. 24, 1971) as Simon Metz. Schlitzie. He was born with the medical condition microcephaly, and was an American sideshow performer.

Simon Metz

Microcephaly

microcephaly comparison illustration

A side-view illustration showing a baby with microcephaly (left), and a baby with an average head (right).

Microcephaly is a condition that is characterized by an extremely small brain and cranium as well as a small stature. Many times, microcephaly results in intellectual disabilities. It is said that Schlitzie’s intellectual functioning was that of a three- or four-year-old and that he stood about four feet tall. read more