Category:
Human Marvels

Canhead

Jamie Keeton has the unique ability to make cans stick to his head. No glue is used. Just his head's natural suction power.

And he's making quite a bit of money off this talent. He earns up to $1000 a day by renting out his head to companies who want their products stuck to his head. And sometimes he earns $8000 for an entire weekend of head suction.

More info: wzzm13.com

Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 21, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Human Marvels

The Tick Tock Man

Sankey Flynn (1918-2001) had an unusual condition. His ears made a ticking sound, about twice every second, which earned him the nickname "Tick Tock." The noise was so loud that other people could easily hear it. It was caused by a "spasmodic contraction of muscles in the roof of his mouth." He never tried to find a cure for his condition because he said he was used to it.

I wonder how the TSA would have reacted to him.

The Waynesville Mountaineer - June 1, 1950



Somerset Daily American - Feb 26, 1951

Posted By: Alex - Sun Jan 10, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Body, Human Marvels, 1950s

2016 Calendhair

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Tired of back hair shaming, one man made a calendhair, a calendar of back hair art. You can view all the months pictures and order yourself a calendhair at the link. The picture above is, of course, July. Maybe next year use some temporary hair dye to dress it up.

Posted By: patty - Fri Jan 01, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Human Marvels, Hygiene

Antigravity Guy

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Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 31, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Human Marvels, 1930s

The Tallest Man

Perhaps you would like to spend some time at The Tallest Man website, which is devoted to giants and giantesses. As a teaser, below are the male and female recordholders from the historical archives.

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ROBERT WADLOW

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ZENG JINLIAN

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 09, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Body, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Human Marvels

No-Arms Golfer


Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 12, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Body Modifications, Human Marvels, Sports, 1930s

Snake Woman

Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 29, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Body, Human Marvels, Africa

Norris Kellam, the Human Cork

Norris Kellam's great talent in life was floating. For which he earned the name "The Human Cork." In May 1933 he attempted to break the world record for staying afloat by floating in a saltwater pool in Norfolk, Virginia for over 86 hours. Unfortunately he didn't make it. After 71 hours and 19 minutes he was overcome by sharp cramps and sunburn and had to climb out of the pool.

There's more about Kellam at hamptonroads.com. The images are from the Norfolk Public Library.



Posted By: Alex - Fri Oct 17, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Human Marvels, Sports, World Records, 1930s

The Human Bellows

Not much info seems to remain about Art Hubell and his sideshow act. Except for this one picture. I wonder how he discovered he had this talent. [via Flickr]

Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 24, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Human Marvels

Strongest Hair Ever

Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 28, 2013 - Comments (3)
Category: Human Marvels, Air Travel and Airlines, 1930s, Hair and Hairstyling

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