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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.

Huang Chuncai: China’s Elephant Man (Where Is He Now?)

Chinese man Huang Chuncai had the most extreme case of neurofibromatosis ever recorded. His condition was so severe, he was been dubbed “China’s Elephant Man.” With a massive 25 kg tumor that hanged from his face to his waist, his face appeared like it was actually melted.

Sadly, his condition prevented him from living a normal life. Chuncai could barely move, eat, or even sleep. As if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, when he walked, he had to hold his growth.

Where Is Chuncai Now?

China's Elephant Man now

The latest picture of Huang Chuncai (source: Daily Star)

Chuncai has had a total of 4 major surgeries (from 2007 – 2013) to reduce the size of his growths. If you are online searching for an updated article on his progress, you won’t be able to find any information more recent than March of 2017. read more

unique case of conjoined triplets

Conjoined Triplets (Is It Even Possible?)

Of course, we all know that conjoined twins are possible, but what about conjoined triplets? That’s a great question. Has there ever been a confirmed case in all of history? After thorough research, we gathered some useful information to help answer this question.

If you go to Google and type in “conjoined triplets,” you won’t exactly find what you are looking for. You mostly see articles about identical triplets, with two that are conjoined. What we want to know is whether there has been a case where all 3 identical triplets are conjoined. read more

Cy The Cyclops Kitten

Return Of “Cy” The Cyclops Kitten (Never-Before-Seen Photos Released)

On Wednesday, December 28, 2005, a kitten was born in Redmond, Oregon. What made this one different than any other was its appearance. It was born with a rare medical condition called cyclopia, leaving it with just one eye and no nose. Although it survived for only one day, it quickly became a famous kitten who was given the name “Cy,” short for Cyclopes.

alive cyclops

On January 6, 2006, this photo of Cy was released. After it was shared on various websites, many viewers believed the image was a hoax. With Cy’s eye wide-open, many thought it was photoshopped. read more

bizarre skin diseases

10 Weird Skin Diseases You Need To See To Believe

We are about to share 10 weird skin diseases in humans. But before we go any further, we must warn you that some of the pictures of these disorders are immensely gruesome. So if you have a weak stomach, this is not the post for you. However, if you do not have a weak stomach and want to learn about some of the rarest skin conditions, then this is the post for you.

This post was updated by Trina McMillin (author profile).

The skin is the largest organ in the human body. It serves vital functions that are crucial to the survival of the human race. Unfortunately, humans can acquire diseases that can cause physical and mental suffering, and even death. In previous posts we covered skin diseases such as Darier’s disease, and monkeypox. Here are ten more you won’t believe actually exist. read more

bizarre gift ideas

10 Websites To Help You Find The Most Bizarre Gifts Online

So you are looking to find some bizarre gifts online? Great. Don’t go anywhere. We found a bunch of websites that provide the strangest stuff you can find. We guarantee that all of the following sites listed in this article are not only safe to surf, but also safe to make a purchase. We would never send our viewers to a web store that cannot be trusted.

What Online Stores Sell Weird Things?

You can surf the Web for hours and see what’s out there. Or, you can have access to a large selection of bizarre products without the hassle. These 10 shopping sites will help you find the right gift for anyone who loves the strange things you can only find online. read more