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IN History & Culture ON 22 Jun, 2016
If you have ever come across vintage pictures, you must have noticed several peculiarities in them. The paintings by these ancient artists depict reality in an insane manner. Most of their artwork was full of strange abnormalities. It may be an intentional step to show malnutrition and weird disorders but the end result is terrible. Have a look at these 15 ancient abnormalities you haven't seen before.
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They toured the world and earned global popularity in the sideshow. They retired at 28 and took up farming. Then they got married to women who were siblings and had 21 kids. Yeah! You read it right.
He had a number of tumors on his body. The worst part of this disease is that kids have 50% chance of inheriting it from their parents.
It allows the wearer to hold things while opening and closing the elbow. This artificial hand was created for the survivors who lost their limb in the war.
He toured all over the world and was even seen in some movies. This image shows the embarrassment of the guy standing next to the super tall man.
Madam Dimanche or Widow Sunday got her 9.8 inches long horn removed by a French surgeon after 6 years.
This picture was found in medical journal in 1821.
Due to lack of treatment, the affected person's spine used to twist into question mark.
Ectrodactyly is a birth disorder in which a person is born with undivided hands and feet. Due to missing fingers, their hands and feet appear like lobsters.
McKnight was the famous subject of American physician James Buckner Luckie. Luckie performed a successful triple amputation on McKnight.
George Lippert was a man with three legs and two hearts. He was known as an American sideshow during the 1800s.
Elephantiasis is a rare disorder in which body parts become abnormally large in size. This man suffered from Elephantiasis and wanted to get his limbs removed.
She had affair with a man who had three legs and two penises.
This disorder is known as Cyclopia and can be diagnosed in babies during pregnancy.
They consider long nails as a sign of wealth and high social status.
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