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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.

Insane Plastic Surgeries

5 Most Insane Plastic Surgeries You Will Ever See

Today, the plastic surgery industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry that continues to rise in popularity. For some people, having these plastic surgery procedures becomes an addiction: consider Michael Jackson (MJ) and Joan Rivers. It is easy to see why facial plastic surgery procedures can become addictive, especially for someone like Joan Rivers, who was trying desperately to address the signs of aging and for MJ, who was trying to eliminate the issue (i.e., big nose) that his father tormented him about throughout his adolescence. read more

Pasqual Pinon

Pasqual Pinon: A Sideshow Performer With Two Heads

Pasqual Pinon (1889-1929) was a railroad worker from Texas. Thanks to his incredibly rare deformity, he was able to support a large family of seven with a lucrative career as a circus sideshow performer. Thanks to his Pinon’s promoter, many believed he was a man with two heads.

sketch of the Two-Headed Mexican

Sketch by Courtney Williams

For a similar story on a man with two faces, visit our post called Edward Mordrake: True or False? You will also want to read our article on the only case of conjoined triplets.

The Story Of The “The Two-Headed Mexican”

Sells-Floto CircusAccording to the story, at the top of Pinon’s head was a second head. Back in the early 1900s, Pinon performed with the Sells Floto Circus. His so-called second head is what earned him the name “The Two-Headed Mexican.” read more

chicken with no head

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

3 boobs

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

Angelo Hays (born c. 1918, died January 12, 2008) was a Frenchman who became famous for surviving an alleged two-day premature burial, and inventing his own security coffin.

This article was updated on September 27, 2020.

September 1, 1937: The Motorcycle Crash

survived premature burial

On September 1, 1937 (age 19), Hays took a joyride on his motorcycle and fractured his skull. After skidding out of control, he was thrown from the vehicle headfirst into a brick wall. The impact was so severe, his own parents were not aloud to view his body. When doctors examined Hays, they could not find a pulse. He was declared dead, and was laid to rest. read more