A woman with x ray vision. A man who can eat an entire plane. A bodybuilder with muscles like the Hulk. Sounds like comic book fiction right? But what if I were to tell you these people are real and are but a few of a wider collection of even weirder people. Witness comic book lore turn into reality with these 25 of the world’s most bizarre people.
Man With the World’s Longest Hair
Although he never got his hair officially measured and acknowledged by the Guinness Book of Records, Vietnamese herbalist Tran Van Hay was known as the man with the longest hair in the world. According to his wife, Tran hadn’t gotten a haircut in more than fifty years and only washed it a few times (the last time being eleven years ago). Unfortunately, Tran Van Hay died in 2010 at the age of 79.
The Man with the Biggest Mouth in the World
Francisco Domingo Joaquim is an ordinary man from Angola with an “extraordinary” ability. He’s the proud holder of the record for the world’s biggest mouth. His mouth measures seventeen cm (6.69 inches), and he can fit anything in it from soda cans to his wallet.
Most Tattooed Woman in History
On June 29, 2011, a fifty-three-year-old woman named Cynthia Martell was found dead in her home on the 1500 block of Laguna Avenue. The crazy thing about this story is that 97 percent of her body was covered with tattoos, which pretty much made her the most tattooed woman in recorded history.
The Most Officially Dead Person
Lal Bihari is an Indian farmer and activist from Amilo who was officially dead between 1975 and 1994. He fought with the Indian bureaucracy for nineteen years to prove that he was indeed alive and well.
The Real Mr. Freeze
Wim Hof’s a Dutch world-record holder, adventurer, and daredevil commonly nicknamed the Iceman for his extraordinary ability to withstand below freezing temperatures. Keep in mind that he once submerged himself in an ice bath for one hour and fifty-two minutes.