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

Noah Wall

The Boy Born With 2 Percent Of His Brain: A Neurologist’s Perspective

It was the worst news two prospective parents could get. As described in the New York Post, Shelley and Rob Wall were told their baby had “no brain.” Doctors believed it had not developed. The couple, from Cumbria, in northwest England, were advised on multiple occasions to terminate the pregnancy. They were told their child would never see, hear, eat, or talk. However, they refused to give up hope. On 11/11, at 11 o’clock, little Noah was born.

Six years later, he had made remarkable progress. He was a bright, interactive child who could certainly see, hear, eat, and talk. Thanks to intensive physical therapy he was learning to walk, and even to surf. Noah had gone from having an estimated 2% of a normal brain size at birth to a brain size that was 80% normal at age 6. How is this possible? read more

Oliver humanzee

Who was Oliver the Humanzee?

Oliver was a young chimpanzee, likely kidnapped from the Congo at an early age, and sold to animal trainers in 1970. Frank and Janet Berger noticed as the chimp aged that he had very human-like traits, such as walking upright and having features that resembled an old man. Oliver was trained by the Bergers for 7 years, when another peculiar trait made itself known to the pair of trainers.

apes interacting with humans

Oliver seemed to be attracted to Janet, much more so than any of the female apes which were also kept by the Bergers. To her displeasure, Oliver may have tried to mate with her. This was the end of the road for Oliver with the Bergers, and they sold him to a lawyer named Michael Miller. read more

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

dating sites for weirdos

11 Weird Dating Sites (The Top Most Oddly Specific Places To Find A Date)

With virtually unlimited places to find a date, you are guaranteed to find some that can help you find exactly what you’re looking for. These weird dating websites are so oddly specific, you won’t believe they exist. Interestingly, in 2015, the booming online dating industry was estimated to be worth $2.5 billion. It is expected to grow 5.1% per year to $3.2 billion by 2020. Online Dating Magazine estimates that there are 8,000 online dating services worldwide.

Note: In order to find the age requirement, information on registration, and to ensure the websites are safe to use, I signed up as a non-paying member. Despite an age requirement of 18 (for the majority of the following sites), depending on local laws, some states may require you to be 21. read more