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About Joseph Caltabiano

Joseph Caltabiano is a blogger, oddities lover and a former surgical technologist. He left the field of surgical technology to pursue a career in blogging and internet marketing. As clearly shown in his posts, Joseph is very passionate about unusual topics. His two most favorite topics are medical and weird science.

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Mike The Headless Chicken (How He Survived For 18 Months Without His Head)

This is an article on the story of Mike the Headless Chicken (also known as Miracle Mike). It is an unbelievable, but true story about a chicken that lived for nearly two years without its head. Of course, being very difficult to believe, it was once thought to be nothing but a funny hoax.

However, Mike’s owner took him to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to prove it was a fact. Despite having a very unusual type of abnormality, Mike was resilient and lived for 18 months after being decapitated. read more

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The Girl With 3 Boobs: Jasmine Tridevil (Where Is She Now?)

This is a story about the girl with three boobs. She goes by the name “Jasmine Tridevil.” This crazy massage therapist claimed to have gotten an operation to implant a third breast. To get the job done, Tridevil says she hired a surgeon who charged her a whopping $20,000.

The Three-Breasted Woman From The Movie Total Recall

Total Recall 3-Breasted Mutant

Jasmine Tridevil (real name is Alisha Hessler) is from Tampa, Florida. Although she had a career as a massage therapist, what she really wanted was fame. Tridevil had big dreams to look like the three-breasted woman in the 1990 science fiction film Total Recall. Well, actually she wanted to become a reality TV star on MTV. After making the claim that she paid a surgeon $20,000 just to add an extra breast to her body, Tridevil’s story became an overnight Internet sensation. read more

Angelo Hays

Angelo Hays: A Man Who Survived After Being Buried Alive For 2 Days

This is the bizarre, yet true story of the famous Frenchman and inventor Angelo Hays (born in 1918, died on January 12, 2008). At the age of just 18, Hays took a joyride on his motorcycle. Little did he know that he was about to take the scariest ride of his life. Despite his unimaginable experience, this was a tragedy that helped him become a French celebrity.

This article was updated on August 20, 2019.

September 1, 1937: The Motorcycle Crash

 man in motorcycle accident

Not long after taking off on his bike for a joyride, Hays himself claimed that on September 1, 1937, he fractured his skull in a serious motorcycle accident. He was thrown from is motorcycle headfirst into a brick wall. The impact messed his face up so bad, his own parents were not even aloud to view his body. Talk about a devastating experience. When doctors examined Hays, they could not find a pulse. He was declared dead and was laid to rest. read more

Edward Mordrake

Edward Mordrake: Was The Story Fact or Fiction?

This is the dubious story of Mr. Edward Mordrake (also spelled Edward Mordake). Perhaps this one is the strangest story of all deformities in human history.

Article updated by Trina McMillin.

If This Is Mordrake’s Mummified Head, It Would Surely Prove His Existence

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Source: Newsweek

Mordrake, who was a wealthy man from the 1800s, is said to have had the face of his evil twin attached to the back of his head. There has been continued debate as to whether Mordrake was a real man or just a product of fiction writer Charles Hildreth’s imagination; although this debate seemed to have cooled, on April 30, 2018, a Facebook page, Pictures in History, came forward claiming to have a picture of Mordrake’s mummified head, with the evil twin’s face fully intact. read more

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Oddities TV Show: Was It Cancelled?

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.

If you are looking to purchase odd items online, visit our post on various retailers of oddities. You will also want to check out our updated story on the famous cat known as “Cy” the cyclops kitten. read more