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.
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Chang and Eng Bunker (May 11, 1811 – January 17, 1874) are widely considered the most prominent conjoined twins in history, and are even the source of the colloquial term “Siamese Twins”, though that terminology is largely frowned upon for being largely incorrect and racist.
Chang and Eng have one of the most interesting stories ever heard. They started as slaves but eventually became slave-owners, finally losing their slaves again after the Civil War. The full-story of Chang and Eng is not only interesting because of their unique biology, but also for the crazy and complicated lives led by the brothers.read more
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.
According 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
For decades, scientists have been researching to find answers to why people suffer from such irrational phobias. A Nature Neuroscience study found evidence that may provide a shocking explanation. The surprising results of the experiments explain that a traumatic event could affect DNA in sperm, which could then alter the brains and behavior of future generations.read more
Isaac W. Sprague, also known as “The Living Skeleton,” was born May 21, 1841, in East Bridgewater Massachusetts. He had a normal childhood until his health began deteriorating at age 12. Some early speculation indicated that he may have contracted a bacterial pathogen while swimming, which triggered his subsequent lifelong illness.
Sprague’s disease caused him to be unable to gain weight no matter the nutrients he consumed and he developed progressive muscle wasting and weakness. This combination led to his later famed and exploited skeletal frame in adulthood. It was said that Sprague would always have keep a flask of sugared milk with him at all times to sip on through the day just so he could get steady nutrients so he would not faint or die from starvation. The only official measurement of Sprague was taken by a physician in 1885 when he was 44 years old, where he weighed just 43 pounds at 5 feet 6 inches.read more