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elephantitis

Elephantitis

July 2nd, 2009 12:06pm by stultzie

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AN ALTERNATIVE TO TREATMENT


I’d be so irritated if my doctor looked that chipper.

And if you’re wondering what elephantitis is, it’s the visible enlargement of the arms, legs, or genitals.

It is the result of a parasitic infection caused by specific kinds of worms.

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treeman

Treeman?

July 1st, 2009 03:03pm by stultzie

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No, it’s not ‘Old Greg’, though there is a bit of a resemblance. Meet Dade, a man from Indonesia. Believe it or not,  the bark-like extensions consuming his body are actually warts. A form of HPV coupled with an immune deficiency has resulted in “cutaneous horns” on his hands and feet.

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werewolf-syndrome

Werewolf Syndrome?

July 1st, 2009 02:44pm by stultzie

hypertrichosis: a medical condition that causes excessive hair growth in places where hair is not normally expected to grow. In some cases the hair grows in one or more localized areas. In severe cases, the hair can cover the entire body.

Jeftichew-14This is Fedor Jeftichew at 14 years of age, also known as Jo-Jo the Dog Faced Boy. He was a well known feature in the Barnum & Bailey circus in the early 1800s.

RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT

This is Larry Romas Gomez, also known as Wolfboy. Much like Jo-Jo, he and his brother are circus performers. Additionally, he has been featured on the Maury Povich show, Ripley’s Believe It or Not and in a low budget film called Freakshow.

COMING SOON:
more bizarre disorders
no, really. i have a collection of them.

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