Added on: 8th Mar 2016
THE REAL LIFE PROFESSOR CHARLES XAVIER
Alex Lenkei is a hypnotist with incredible powers of suggestion.
Lenkei’s powers are so strong that the 68 year-old from Surrey,
England, once underwent invasive ankle surgery without anaesthesia.
THE GIRL WITH X-RAY EYES
Natasha Demkina is known in her native Russia as the
“Girl with X-ray Eyes.” She claims to have the ability to see
through people’s skin right into their insides. She has shut
down even her most vicious critics with her creepy but
totally accurate medical diagnoses.
THE HUMAN HAMMER
Gino Martino is a professional wrestler and entertainer who
fascinates audiences with his superhuman ability to smash
through things with his skull. Rumours say that it’s better for
a car to hit you on the street than Gino’s head.
Over the course of forty years, Frenchman Michel Lotito ate an
estimated nine tons of metal. How did he do so? In his youth,
Lotito suffered from pica, a mental disorder in which people
compulsively eat non-food items such as dirt and plastic.
Once he started experimenting with more dangerous items
such as nails and glass he learned that the incredibly thick
lining of his stomach and intestines allowed him to consume
almost anything. Soon, Lotito turned his affliction into a career
and went down in history as the man who literally ate everything.
He died in 2007 from natural causes unrelated to his eating habits.
THE MAN WHO CARRIED HIS TWIN BROTHER
IN HIS STOMACH
Living in the city of Nagpur, India, Bhagat claimed that he’d always
felt self-conscious about his big belly. On a hot summer night
in 1999, thirty-six-year-old Bhagat was rushed to the hospital
because his stomach was so swollen that he could barely breathe.
The amazed doctors discovered that inside Sanjay’s belly was
the half-formed body of an infant boy, Bhagat’s twin brother
that was never born.
THE MAN WHO HASN’T SLEPT IN MORE THAN
You’d think going without sleep for that long may have its drawbacks,
but not for the man in central Quang Nam Province. His inability to
sleep has not only made him famous, but also represents a
“miraculous” phenomenon worthy of scientific study. Thai Ngoc,
known as Hai Ngoc, said he could not sleep after getting a
fever in 1973, and has counted infinite numbers of sheep for
more than forty-one years.
THE WOMAN WITH SEVENTEEN DIFFERENT
Karen Overhill had an extreme case of multiple personality disorder.
In 1999 she began finding herself in strange places with no idea
how she had gotten there. She discovered bookmarks further into
her books beyond the point she recalled reading to, she heard
voices at night recapping the day’s events, and often ran into
people who knew her when she had no recollection of any prior
encounter with them. She eventually discovered she had been
living with seventeen distinct personalities and eventually
found a cure to get rid of them all.
THE MAN WHO “LOVED” CARS
Edward Smith of Washington made headlines after admitting he has
had sex with over 1,000 cars. It might sound crazy but this “car lover”
has been living with his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, whom he named
Vanilla, and considers it his girlfriend.