Friday, August 27, 2010
The world's tallest teenager Elisany Silva .
Elisany Silva was born on September 27, 1995 in Brazil. Now she is 14 years old and 6'9'' (206 cm) tall. And that makes her the tallest teen girl in the world. Amazing. Being so tall isn't easy, but it helped her to find a job. She will debut on the catwalk ending the designer's show in Belem, dressed as a bride.
Posted by Will MFS at 2:42 PM
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - People 16 .
The 'Tree Man of Java' Dede Koswara.
Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (also called Lewandowsky-Lutz dysplasia or Lutz-Lewandowsky epidermodysplasia verruciformis) is an extremely rare autosomal recessive genetic hereditary skin disorder associated with a high risk of carcinoma of the skin. It is characterized by abnormal susceptibility to human papillomaviruses (HPVs) of the skin. The resulting uncontrolled HPV infections result in the growth of scaly macules and papules, particularly on the hands and feet. It is typically associated with HPV types 5 and 8, which are found in about 80% of the normal population as asymptomatic infections, although other types may also contribute.
The condition usually has an onset of between the ages of 1–20, but can occasionally present in middle-age. It is named after the physicians who first documented it, Felix Lewandowsky and Wilhelm Lutz.Dede Koswara his ordeal started when he was 15 and cut his knee where a small wart developed and spread) with the bizarre condition, Dede expressed that he wants to get better and find a job and hopes that one day he will meet a girl and get married.
"This is the most remarkable case, the most severe case, I have seen in my career," said American doctor Anthony Gaspari at a news conference in Bandung, about a two-hour drive from capital city Jakarta.
For Dede (who is known by his first name), what started as a simple wart on his knee as a teenager spiraled his life out of control when it became infected. Treelike growths gradually spread all over his legs, arms, chest and face.He became physically unable to do basic functions and everyday tasks.
As a result of his condition, Dede lost his job, and his wife left him. He moved in with his parents and has been supported by extended family. His two kids often visit him at the hospital.
On 26 August 2008, Dede returned home following surgery to remove 6 kg (13 lb) of warts from his body. The surgery consisted of three steps,read more about it on MFS,with 2 videoclips.
Posted by Will MFS at 6:56 AM
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - People 15
Armless Pianist Liu Wei .
Liu, now 23 years old, lost both of his arms in a freak accident when he was 10, after he touched an electrified wire while playing hide-and-seek. However, these tragic circumstances did not stop Liu from pursuing his dream of becoming a pianist.Heartening tales of overcoming adversity are typical fodder on "Got Talent" and other reality shows, but the shocking saga of "China's Got Talent" contestant Liu Wei makes this season's batch of "America's Got Talent" sob stories look like the pampered brats on VH1's "You're Cut Off." And this is a true sob story--seriously, if you watch the video below and don't get at least a little bit misty-eyed, you clearly have no soul.Read more on this amazing person on MFS,with 1 videoclip.
Posted by Will MFS at 10:21 AM
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Updated on MFS - Strange But True - People 15 .
Liew Thow Lin a.k.a. Magnet Man.
Liew Thow Lin of Malaysia is known as the "Magnet Man", or "Mr. Magnet"because he has the ability to stick metal objects to his body.Lin has performed in many charity events showing his ability. He can make metal objects, weighing up to 2kg each, up to 36 kg total,stick to his skin. He has also pulled a car using this ability.Lin's ability is not due to any source of magnetism. Scientists from Malaysia's University of Technology found no magnetic field in Lin's body, but did determine that his skin exhibits very high levels of friction, providing a "suction effect". The trait appears to be genetic, appearing in Lin's three grandchildren.But there are also others with this ability,read more about it on MFS,with 2 videoclips.
Posted by Will MFS at 7:03 AM