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IN History & Culture ON 02 Feb, 2016
American Horror Story - Freak Show was able to attract the audience through people who suffered from some or other physical oddities in real-life. They were able to make a profit by their abnormality, and it was something way beyond anyone's expectation.
Their looks may be freaky, but their works were commendable. Want to know more about them? Go through the entire article.
Despite not having legs, Eli had the power to fascinate his audiences with his acts like - flips, tumbles, and other stunts. The medical term for his condition is known as 'seal limbs' or 'Phocomelia.'
Joseph had multiple genetic defects including a dozen of tumors and growths that covered his entire body. His mother was very much frightened by an elephant while she was carrying him in her womb. Therefore, everyone started calling him as an elephant man.
Lucia was the woman who still holds the record of the smallest human being who ever lived on this planet earth. She had Majewski osteodysplasia primordial dwarfism type II. When she got adult she weighed only 4 pounds and died at the age of 26.
Minnie was suffering from the condition called Virchow-Seckel Syndrome because of which she became bald, blind, and some other mental disorders.
The two sisters suffered a condition called as microcephaly in which people have small heads that further results in poor brain development.
Fred was a Massachusetts native, born with a defect called ectrodactyly that was in his both hands and legs. And he had slight dental deformity too.
Alice was the only one in America who was born with hypertrichosis lanuginosa. It is the condition in which the whole body gets covered with excessive hair.
The Massachusetts native, Isaac was as normal as other kids till his childhood and then suddenly he started losing his weight because of which he just remained 43 pounds until the age of 44. He ended up his life at the age of 46 due to asphyxiation.
He was born with microcephaly due to which his mental capacity became just of a 3-year-old kid.
The McCoy sisters were suffering from the disorder polycephaly in which a person has more than one head.
Chang and Eng are the well known conjoined twins over the history. They were connected with the sternum and were not joined through any crucial organs.
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