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Elfriede Fischer (b. - 1984)

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Fred Fischer, the Tallest Man aka Prince Yose (1907 - 1988)

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Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged Woman (1868 - 1928)

Josephine Myrtle Corbin (May 12, 1868 in Lincoln County, Tennessee[1] – May 6, 1928 in Cleburne, Texas) was born a dipygus. This referred to the fact that she had two separate pelvises side by s...

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Lloyd Clifford Skelton (1923 - 1995)

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Alva Evans (deceased)

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Lavonda Stapp, "Tiny Lavonda" (1920 - d.)

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Frank Lentini, the Human Tripod (1889 - 1966)

Frank (Francesco) Lentini (May 18, 1881 - September 22, 1966) was born at Rosolini, near Syracuse, Sicily into a family of twelve children, seven sisters and five brothers. He was born with three leg...

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Josefina Hinojosa (1912 - 2002)

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Guadalupe Hinojosa (1912 - 1917)

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Christine McCoy, the Two-Headed Nightingale (1851 - 1912)

Millie McCoy and Christine McCoy (July 11, 1851 – October 8, 1912) were American conjoined twins who went by the stage names "The Two-Headed Nightingale" and "The Eighth Wonder of the World". Mi...

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Millie McCoy, the Two-Headed Nightingale (1851 - 1912)

Millie McCoy and Christine McCoy (July 11, 1851 – October 8, 1912) were American conjoined twins who went by the stage names "The Two-Headed Nightingale" and "The Eighth Wonder of the World". Mi...

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Sis Cook, the Penguin Girl (1901 - 1973)

Nany Mae "Sis" Cook was born in Lubbock, Texas, on July 15, 1901, with only stumps for arms and two short legs with only three toes on each foot. Sis was adept at sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroide...

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Ann Eliza Leak, the Armless Lady (1839 - d.)

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Esther C. Blackmon, the World's Strangest Mother (1926 - 2003)

Esther C. Parnell and was born in Kenly, North Carolina, March 5, 1926, one of only two children in her family to be afflicted with ichthyosis. The other was her older brother William Roscoe Parnell. M...

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Ralph Krooner, the Elephant Skin Man (1888 - 1952)

Ralph Albert Krooner was born in Montpelier, Vermont in 1888 and he owed much of his fictitious and show-worthy back story to the long-discredited medical theory of maternal impression. The theory of...

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Ella Ewing, The Missouri Giantess MP (1872 - 1913)

Find a Grave Ella Kate Ewing (March 9, 1872 - January 10, 1913) was a Missouri woman considered the world's tallest female of her era. She would use her great height to earn a living as a sideshow at...

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Anna Hannan Bates (1846 - 1888)

Anna Haining Bates, born Anna Haining Swan (August 6, 1846 – August 5, 1888), was a Canadian from Mill Brook, New Annan (near present-day Tatamagouche), Colchester County, Nova Scotia, famed for...

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Martin VanBuren Bates, The Kentucky Mountain Giant (1845 - 1919)

Martin Van Buren Bates (November 9, 1837 – January 7, 1919), known as the "Kentucky Giant" among other nicknames, was a Civil War-era American famed for his incredibly large size. Though born ...

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Emmett "The Turtle Man" Blackwelder (1923 - 1996)

Emmett Blackwelder was born in Concord, North Carolina, in 1923. He was missing all four limbs below the elbows and knees. When Emmett was a child, his father did not allow anyone to help his son dress...

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Frieda Katherine Pushnik (1923 - 2000)

Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1923, Frieda Pushnik blamed her lack of limbs on a botched appendectomy her mother underwent while pregnant. Despite being without arms or legs (except for a small s...

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Aurelio "Al" Tomaini, the Italian Giant (1912 - 1962)

Al Tomaini (1912-1962), born Aurelio Tomaini, was a claimant to being the world's tallest individual. Tomaini claimed a height of 8 feet, 6½ inches; however, Guinness World Records stated he was...

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Jeanie Tomaini, the Half-Girl (1916 - 1999)

Berniece Evelyn "Jeanie" Smith was born in Blufton, Indiana on August 23, 1916. She was born without legs and both of her arms were twisted. She began performing at age 3, exhibited by her parents at f...

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John Timothy Owens (1865 - 1918)

John Timothy Owens was born in Pattonsburg, Missouri, on October 28, 1865, one of twelve children born to Nicholas Owens and Mary Ann O'Keefe. As an "Armless Wonder", he played he banjo, xylophone, gui...

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Robert Melvin, the Man with Two Faces (1920 - 1995)

Robert Owen 'Bob' Melvin, the Man with Two Faces, was born Schuyler County, Missouri, on May 9, 1920, one of six children of Fred and Hazel Melvin. Throughout his life he was examined by doctors, but a...

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Dick Hilburn, the Quarter Man (1918 - 1971)

Dick Hilburn was born January 18, 1919 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. He had no legs and his left arm ended at the elbow, and he used a custom-made skateboard to get around. Together with his showbusin...

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General Tom Thumb MP (1838 - 1883)

General Tom Thumb was the stage name of Charles Sherwood Stratton (January 4, 1838 – July 15, 1883), a midget who achieved great fame under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. Stratton was a son of a ...

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Lottie Grant MP (1849 - 1899)

Obituary/death notice, 18 Aug 1899 "Courier" of Coldwater, Michigan; text: " Mrs. Frank Whitlock of Batavia township died at her home Wednesday, of dropsy. She was probably largest woman in the Unite...

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Édouard Beaupré, The Willow Bunch Giant (1881 - 1904)

Edouard Beaupré was a circus and freak show giant, strongman, and a star in Barnum and Bailey's circus:

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Johnny Eck, the Half Man (1911 - 1991)

The twin sons of Baltimore couple Amelia and John Eckhardt, Robert and John Jr., were born on August 27, 1911. Twenty minutes after the delivery of Robert, John Jr. appeared, to the horror of his paren...

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Count Primo Magri (1849 - 1920)

Profile photo: Count Primo Magri (left) with Lavinia Warren and Baron Magri (right) in about 1885 Count Primo Magri From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Count Primo Magri (1849-1920) and Count...

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Lavinia Warren, Little Queen of Beauty (1841 - 1919)

Lavinia Warren (1841 – November 25, 1919) was an American proportionate dwarf and the wife of General Tom Thumb. Early life Warren was born at Middleborough, Massachusetts as Mercy Lavinia...

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Philippe Adélard Nicol, Jr. (1926 - d.)

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Rose-Sémélida Dufresne (1887 - d.)

Rose was the daughter of Charles-Gregoire Dufresne and Josephine Gagnon. She had dwarfism. She was born at Lowell on June 17, 1887. She had a sister, Alice, and 2 half-sisters, Corona and Angeline Vers...

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Philippe Adélard Nicol (1881 - 1940)

Philippe Adelard Nicole was born on September 27, 1881 at St Henri, Levis County, Quebec. He was the 6th child of Alexandre Nicole and Josephine-Philomene Brousseau He was born with a peculiarity; ...

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Grady Stiles, the Lobster Boy (1937 - 1992)

Grady Stiles II came from a long line of males born with a disfiguring condition called Electrodactyly (fingers and toes are fused to look like claws). Following in his father's footsteps, Grady joined...

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Chang Chun Bunker MP (1811 - 1874)

Chang means "left" in Chinese. ---------- No case history of conjoined twins can be complete without mention of the Bunker brothers, the original twins from Siam (present-day Thailand). Born on May...

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Eng Bunker MP (1811 - 1874)

Eng means "right" in Chinese. ---------- No case history of conjoined twins can be complete without mention of the Bunker brothers, the original twins from Siam (present-day Thailand). Born on May ...

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