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Sep 17, 2009 at 05:20 PM


By saying Strangest people i mean they are different

The Girls with too much Skin
Every morning at 5:30am without fail, Lucy and Hannah Betts from Great Yarmouth begin a punishing but life saving ritual. Helped by their mother Jan, they soak for two hours in the bath, scrubbing their skin until it is raw, to remove the extra hardened layers that have formed overnight, and then covering themselves with a thick, greasy barrier of protective cream. The whole process is repeated at bedtime.
The Betts sisters suffer from Harlequin Ichthyosis, a rare genetic condition for which there is no cure. Harlequin sufferers grow more skin overnight than a normal person does in two weeks. As it grows, their skin forms a thick, tight, crust that can crack open, allowing infection to enter if left untreated.

World´s first Bionic Man
Being the first recipient of a bionic arm, Jesse Sullivan is the world's first bionic man. He lost his arm when an accident happen while working as a high-power electrical lineman. The accident caused his two arms. With a bionic arm from the innovative "Bionic" research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Jesse, is able to do things he couldn't do after the accident.
Developed within the Neural Engineering Center for Artificial Limbs (NECAL) at RIC, Todd Kuiken, MD, PhD, pioneered the muscle reinnervation procedure which takes an amputee's own nerves and connects them to a healthy muscle. In this case, four of Mr. Sullivan's nerves were dissected from the shoulder and transferred to the muscles of his chest. Doing so allows the user to move his or her prosthetic arm as if it were a real limb by simply thinking about what they want the arm to do. The "Bionic Arm," or myoelectric arm, is driven using electrical signals from the muscles of the chest, now activated by the user's own thought-generated nerve impulses. These impulses are sensed, via surface electrodes, from the pectoral muscle and carried through to the mechanical arm, causing the arm to move.

The Woman with Giant Legs
Mandy Sellars, from Accrington, Lancs, has been living with difficulties dragging her giant legs around which keep on expanding since she was born without being told what causes her legs huge, the doctor said her only option is a drastic amputation.
Mandy Sellars has hugely outsized legs, over 4 times bigger than normal woman leg that make her living normal life difficult throughout 33 years. Embarrassment when people stare, point and laugh even made it harder for her to survive but she got through that.
And people can be very cruel. I was in a park a few months ago when a group of teens started pointing at me, they were saying to each other, Look at the size of her legs. Mandy said.No wonder why most of the people people stare. Mandys legs are wider than the average mans waist and heavier than most women, while her body is still small.
Her left leg is five inches longer than her right and has a clubfoot, which has turned 180 degrees backwards. She says: I weigh about 20 stone 15 of which are my legs.

The World´s smallest Teenager
Standing at only 1 foot, 11 inches tall (58cm), 15-year-old Jyoti Amge is the smallest girl in the world. Amge is shorter than the average two-year-old and only weighs 11 pounds.
Amge was born with a form of Dwarfism called Achondroplasia and will not grow any taller than her current height. Because of her small size, she has to have her clothing and jewelry specially made for her. She also has to sleep in a tiny bed and use utensils that are smaller than average.
Despite her small size, she attends a school in Nagpur, India, and has her own small desk and chair. She said the other students don't treat her any differently. In fact, Amge gets treated like a celebrity in her town, and she admits to enjoying all of the attention.
Amge has said she dreams of becoming a Bollywood actress one day, given her love for DVDs and fashion.

The Fastest Man on no Legs
Oscar Pistorius, now 21, was born with a rare condition that meant both of his legs had to be amputated. With the help of state-of-the-art artificial legs, he has become one of the fastest disabled runners in the world, capable of challenging able-bodied athletes. But the athletics authorities claim that his 'blades' give him an unfair advantage. This film follows Oscar over the course of a year as he fights for the right to compete at the highest level.

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