Are you a big fan of the popular Oddities TV show? Well, that is what this post is all about. Today, we will talk about the actual store, some of the bizarre rarities that make their way into Obscura Antiques & Oddities and the show’s sixth season. We will also share some very interesting YouTube videos from the series, as well as information on how you can view even more shows.
Welcome to our list of 5 strange and entertaining websites that will make you laugh hard. In the past, we have created a variety of lists which contained some of the most unusual web pages you can find on the Internet. However, unlike this post, not all of the sites we shared were amusing. Today, you will get a bit of weird and hilarious together in one post.
Bizarre Web Pages With A Bit OF Humor
“Nod to the Rhythm,” is a dance track by musician Das Anders. The original video features an elderly man nodding to the rhythm (shown above). In addition to the song, Anders also created NodToTheRhythm.com, a funny website where one can easily upload a photo of themselves (or anything they want) and watch it “nod to the rhythm.”
Ever since the early 1900s, head transplantation has captured the imagination of scientists and the general public. Today, Dr. Jennifer Markowitz, MD discusses the possibility of human head transplants, the massive obstacles in the way, and whether the surgery should ever take place.
The Most Revolutionary Surgery Ever Attempted?
It would be a revolutionary surgery, perhaps the most revolutionary surgery ever attempted. As reported in People.com, Italian neurosurgeon Dr. Sergio Canavero planned to transplant the head of 33-year-old Russian Valery Spiridonov onto the spinal cord of a donor body.
The story of Blanche Dumas is incredibly unique. In fact, it is so bizarre, you may think it is pure fiction. Dumas was equipped with four breasts, three legs, and two vaginas that were functional. Talk about a jaw-dropping sexual oddity. Dumas also had an extremely strong libido.
This post was updated by Trina McMillin.
Featured image sketch by Desiree Walker
According to various sources on the Web, Dumas was born on the island of Martinique (an insular region of France) in 1860. Her father was French, and her mother was one-quarter black. At the age of 25, Dumas was visited and also documented by Bechlinger of Para, Brazil. She was then added to the pages of Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine (an encyclopedic collection of very rare and extraordinary cases in medicine).
Biologist Jessica DeRubeis briefly discusses the life of sideshow performer Eli Bowen. Then, she goes on to explain the extremely rare congenital disorder called phocomelia in great detail.
Who was Eli Bowen?
Eli Bowen, frequently known as “The Legless Wonder”, was an American acrobat who turned his medical disability into a lucrative living. One of eight siblings, Eli was born with a congenital abnormality in which the bones of his legs did not form correctly and his feet grew directly from his torso. This condition is known as phocomelia.