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Amazing Miniature Lap Giraffes

Miniature Lap Giraffes

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Wow, check out Sokoblovsky Farms, the only breeders of Petite Lap Giraffes. These are amazing animals!
From the Breeder’s website:


Petite Lap Giraffes are very funny animal that require special care. They need lots of love. Hugs and kisses every day. Otherwise they make tears.

If you have children, petite lap giraffes no problem. If child is loud, the giraffe will be shy, but does not bite.

PLG’s are very clean. With training they will go in box like cats. Allergies never a problem.


Size: adult is 76 centimeters, baby is 15 centimeters tall. Weight is 4.5kg
Diet: distilled water and bonsai tree leaves
Health problems: none.
Gestation: 420 days
Living conditions: PLG’s love being indoors in filtered air conditioning.
Grooming: a bubble bath once a week with purified water is all they need.


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To go on the waiting list to purchase one, visit  Sokoblovsky Farms

Incredible One Man Band - The Music Artist : Arthur Van Poppel

Arthur Van Poppel - The Music Artist 


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Arthur Van Poppel is better known as “The Music Artist” with more than thirty years of experience he brings sparkling entertainment and music for all ages. But this we’ve heard time and again with all the millions of talented artists around the world – why so special Mr. Van Poppel? What makes Mr. Van Poppel unique are his inventions. With precise timing and accompaniment they serve him as his full blown band.

The Nautilus

His latest creation is a technical masterpiece using pieces from the wreck of the famous Nautilus, salvaged from the Atlantic Ocean! With a complete arsenal of wheels, handles, chains, gears, connections and complicated transmissions. This one-Man Band which can operate without an external power supply, is easy to maneuver, applicable for many purposes, can operate in rainy weather, can move through double doors of buildings and has the possibility of using wireless microphones and orchestral backing tracks! Check out the videos!

Mandy Sellars - The Woman with Giant Legs

Mandy Sellars 


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Meet Mandy Sellars, she has a condition called Proteus Syndrome, a condition that causes abnormal bone and skin development. The same condition Joseph Merrick, also known as the Elephant Man, was afflicted with.

Mandy is extremely petite, a size 8 on the upper half of her body. Her top half weighs only 68lbs, but her legs combined weigh 286 pounds!


She was born with abnormally large and misshapen legs and feet, which continued to grow at a disproportionate rate. In a November 2009 interview, she estimated that she weighed about 21 stone (294 lb or 133 kg): 6 stone (84 lb or 38 kg) for her upper body and the remainder in her legs and feet (210 lb or 95 kg).

Doctors were unable to provide a diagnosis for many years, until some doctors decided on Proteus syndrome in May 2006, though Sellar's condition is atypical in many respects. The most famous person with Proteus syndrome may be Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man". There is no known cure.

When she was born, doctors were unsure if she would survive very long. However, she was walking at about 18 months. When it was recommended to her mother June that the then seven-year-old have her legs amputated, June refused in order to provide as normal a life as possible for her child.

At 19, Mandy Sellars moved out to live on her own. She obtained a B.Sc. in psychology from the University of Central Lancashire, and succeeded in maintaining an independent lifestyle as an adult, with no live-in helpers.[4] She gets around using crutches or a wheelchair, and has a specially modified hand-controlled car.

When Sellars was 28, she suffered a deep vein thrombosis, which left her paralyzed from the waist down for about six or eight weeks. Afterward, she had to learn to walk again. Three years later, she got a blood infection, her kidneys failed, and she contracted MRSA.

Ultimately, it is expected that she will have to have her legs amputated. When the television documentary series Extraordinary People devoted an episode to her called "The Woman with Giant Legs" (2008), it paid for her trip to the United States to consult "renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. William Ertl and prosthetic whizz Kevin Carroll." After examining her, they gave her hope that she would be able to have a less drastic amputation than the one recommended by her doctors which would have severely curtailed her independence.

Her left leg had to be amputated above the knee in 2010, 22 months after the surgery her leg began to grow ata an accelerated rhythm, her limb began to balloon again, Almost straight away the stump began increasing in circumference and it became harder to fit inside the prosthetic leg. Then the stump got so heavy that it nearly broke the prosthetic leg, Her leg now weighs three stone and has a circumference of one metre.









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Woman Eats Every 15 Min Just to Stay Alive : Lizzie Velazquex of Austin

Lizzie Velazquex of Austin


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Her’s is a case which has fascinated doctors all over the world. Meet: Lizzie Velasquez, the 21-year-old woman from Austin in the US who eats every 15 minutes to stay alive.

Velasquez, who is now part of a genetic study run by an Indian-origin researcher, Prof Abhimanyu Garg of University of Texas, has a rare condition which prevents her from gaining weight even though she eats up to 60 small meals a day, ‘The Daily Telegraph’ reported.

Despite consuming between 5,000 and 8,000 calories daily, the 5 feet 2 inches communications student, who wears size triple zero clothes, weighs just over four stone and has almost zero per cent body fat.
“I weigh myself regularly and if I gain even one pound I get really excited. I eat every 15 to 20 minutes to keep my energy levels up.

I eat small portions of crisps, sweets, chocolate, pizza, chicken, cake, doughnuts, ice cream, noodles and pop tarts all day long, so I get pretty upset when people accuse me of being anorexic,” Velasquez said.

Prof Garg believes Lizzie may have a form of Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome which causes accelerated ageing, fat loss from face and body, and tissue degeneration. People with PRS have triangular and prematurely aged faces with a pointy nose.

He said: “I am aware of a small number of people that have similar conditions to Lizzie but each case is slightly different. We cannot predict what will happen to Lizzie in the future as the medical community are yet to document older people with NPS.

“However Lizzie is lucky to have healthy teeth, organs and bones so the outlook is good. We’ll continue to study her case and learn from her.”











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Three "Werewolf" Sisters from India : Suffering from Werewolf Syndrome


"Werewolf" Sisters from India


Only one in a billion people are affected by an extremely rare condition termed Hypertrichosis Universalis or better known as Werewolf Syndrome. As fate would have it, 3 of 6 sisters Savita, 23, Monisha, 18, and 16-year-old Savitri Sangli, who live in a small village near Pune, central India, inherited the disorder from their father.

Werewolf Syndrome is a genetic mutation, in which the cells that normally turn off hair growth in unusual areas, like the eyelids and forehead, are left switched on.
Meaning, the girls have had abnormal hair growth on their bodies and even their faces, affecting their eyebrows, nose and giving them appearance of having a beard. They must use special creams every day – otherwise the hair will rapidly regrow.

Dreams of Love. Fears of Loneliness

Despite the detrimental effects of the condition, the siblings still dream of a day when they might get married. However, in their small Indian village of Sangli, unmarried women have few prospects.
“Marriage is not an option for us, it’s not likely to happen, who is going to marry us when hair keeps growing on our faces.”
Life would be difficult anywhere for the three girls, but India in particular, is sensitive to rare and unique health conditions. Unfortunately, it’s laws against discrimination are not enforced here. Which explains why the oldest daughter gets a pink slip 10 to 15 days after she finds a new job. When her hair starts growing, her employers kick her to the curb.

Mother of six, Anita says her three daughters are desperate to find a way to fund laser hair removal surgery to rid the girls of the worry of suffering the condition any further. Surgery costs will exceed £4000 which is approximately $7,000 US per daughter.
“If a good proposal comes in, I’ll get her married. If nothing comes in she’ll have to work and survive. As long as I am living I have to keep trying.”



Baby With Two Faces : Kangkang - Looks Like He Is Wearing A Mask

Baby With Two Faces : Kangkang



Kangkang, a 14-month old Chinese baby was born with a transverse facial cleft, which reaches nearly to his ears.  The result is that he looks like he is wearing a mask. Doctors aren’t sure what the cause of the deformity could have been and treatment is very expensive. However, the family has managed to put together the funds to get him the surgery that he needs.


Video Kang Kang of the “Mask Face” Baby.



Photos of Kang Kang of the “Mask Face” Baby.





The Lizardman : Erik Sprague - Amazing Body Modification

The Lizardman : Erik Sprague


Erik Sprague (born June 12, 1972, Fort Campbell, KY ) better known as The Lizardman, is a freak show and sideshow performer, best known for his body modification, including his sharpened teeth, full-body tattoo of green scales, bifurcated tongue, subdermal implants and recently, green-inked lips. There have been rumors of him hoping to get a tail transplant, however those have been debunked because according to Erik himself, it would be impossible.

The Lizardman makes his living as a freak, performing before audiences all over the world. He also makes numerous paid television and public appearances. He has mastered and regularly performs many classic sideshow acts such as the human blockhead, fire eating and breathing, gavage, sword swallowing, the bed of nails, the Human Dartboard, and the insectivore. He also participates in many public and private flesh hook suspension groups and events, and is highly involved in the body modification community. He also writes articles on the Body Modification E-zine.[2] His rock band, LIZARD SKYNYRD, will release a self-titled album in late 2010.

The Lizardman was a Ph.D. candidate at the University at Albany before beginning his transformation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.

The Lizardman also hosts the J├Ągermeister Music Tour, with bands including Disturbed, Slayer, and Slipknot.

The Lizardman lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Meghan and their pet ferrets.













Celebrity Candy Portraits : Made Out of Sweet Candy

Mexico City artist Cristiam Ramos makes amazing candy portraits of celebrities. instead of paint, he uses Gummi Bears licorice, M&M’s and after dinner mints as his artistic materials. His works include likenesses of Elvis and Michael Jackson.













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