Could these pictures dated from the 1930s of a supposed apeman found in the jungles of Brazil be proof for the much sought after missing link? His giant lips and furrowed brow and awkward monkey-like gait appear to be simian, and the Dutch magazine Het Leven, which published them in 1937, certainly seemed convinced, describing the pictures as those of a "mystery apeman".
Myrtle Corbin "Myrtle was able to control the limbs of her sister but was unable to use them for walking and she herself had a difficult time getting around as she was born with a clubbed foot. Technically, the ‘Four-Legged Woman’ only had one good, usable leg. Myrtle was a popular attraction with P.T. Barnum, and later with Ringling Bros. and Coney Island. Her popularity was likely linked to her showmanship – she would often dress the extra limbs with socks and shoes ma...
Ronnie and Donnie Galyon are the world's oldest living set of conjoined twins and also the world's only adult male conjoined twins. Born in Dayton, Ohio on October 28, 1951, the brothers, joined from the sternum to the groin, were delivered vaginally. According to Ward Hall, the twins' mother rejected them when they were born, leaving them to be raised by their father, Wesley, and later stepmother Mary. Because they share a single set of male organs, doctors decided not to separate them.
Mirin Dajo was born in 1912 as Arnold Gerrit Henskes. His career began in 1947 when he allowed an assistant to plunge a fencing foil right through his body at the Corso Theatre in Zurich, Mirin. The foil appeared to pierce several vital organs, but Dajo was unharmed. Mirin was forced to undergo many medical tests and performed his act for baffled doctors. After x-ray tests were conducted, the legitimacy of his abilities were confirmed by the medical community. It could not be expla...
Pauline Musters (February 26, 1876 - February 16, 1895), AKA "Lady Dot, The Midget Mite" or "Princess Paulina," was a primordial dwarf. She was 24 inches tall and weighed 8 1/2 pounds. She was the smallest recorded woman ever. She died of pneumonia when she was only 19 years old. A Dutch documentary on Pauline was made in 2002.
Born as more of a “finger puppet,” at a weight of 8 ounces and a height of 7 inches, Zarate weighed less than a cat as an adult. She is the smallest recorded human being on Earth, a fact that had no trouble drawing a big crowd at the circus. When she came to America – she was born in Mexico in 1864 – at the age of 12, she was the highest paid dwarf at the time (at $20/hour). Sadly, she died at the age of 26 when her train got stopped in the Rocky Mountains during a snowstorm.