Podd Socks – Ep 115 – Top 10 Sideshow Freaks

Freaks
 

Why are we so fascinated with freaks and weirdo’s? This week Podd Socks investigates the worlds top 10 sideshow freaks (as compiled by Kris during his numerous website searchings). Which freaks make the list and which gets left off? Is this an accurate representation of the true freaks of nature that exist out there?

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  • Kris has an encounter with a weed whacker thief
  • Jack talks about kids who are born girls and turn into boys.
  • Glass Eyes & little people, midgets and dwarfs.

 

The Podd Socks Top 10 Sideshow Freaks List

 

#10 – The Man with 0% Body Fat

Tom Staniford lives with Myelodysplastic Preleukemic (MDP) syndrome, a condition in which his body is unable to store fat under his skin.

Tom Staniford lives with Myelodysplastic Preleukemic (MDP) syndrome, a condition in which his body is unable to store fat under his skin.

 #9 – The Pig Lady

Originating sometime in the 17th century, the idea of a pig-faced lady was quite popular in England. During the winter of 1814–1815, rumors abounded throughout London of a young daughter of a noble family, who just happened to have the face of a pig.

Originating sometime in the 17th century, the idea of a pig-faced lady was quite popular in England. During the winter of 1814–1815, rumors abounded throughout London of a young daughter of a noble family, who just happened to have the face of a pig.

#8 – the boy with a mole the size of his back

Didier Montalvo is a boy from Columbia who was born with a medical disorder known as Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, AKA giant mole disease.

Didier Montalvo is a boy from Columbia who was born with a medical disorder known as Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, AKA giant mole disease.

#7 – the woman with humongous legs

Mandy Sellars, from Lancashire, UK, was diagnosed with proteus. A condition which causes huge lumps to develop on the skin and the bones to deform and thicken. Proteus syndrome is extremely rare and it’s thought to affect only 120 people worldwide.

Mandy Sellars, from Lancashire, UK, was diagnosed with proteus. A condition which causes huge lumps to develop on the skin and the bones to deform and thicken. Proteus syndrome is extremely rare and it’s thought to affect only 120 people worldwide.

#6 – the man with the tumor face.

Jose Mestre from Lisbon, Portugal, developed a huge facial deformity which started growing on his lips when he was fourteen. Over the years, this tumor grew to be over five kilograms in weight. It caused him to become blind in one eye and made it very hard for him to breathe, eat and sleep.

Jose Mestre from Lisbon, Portugal, developed a huge facial deformity which started growing on his lips when he was fourteen. Over the years, this tumor grew to be over five kilograms in weight. It caused him to become blind in one eye and made it very hard for him to breathe, eat and sleep.

#5 – the man with the extra pair of arms and legs

Rudy Santos, a 69 year old from the Philippines, suffers from the ultra rare condition known as Craniopagus parasiticus or parasitic twin. He is the oldest person with this condition.

Rudy Santos, a 69 year old from the Philippines, suffers from the ultra rare condition known as Craniopagus parasiticus or parasitic twin. He is the oldest person with this condition.

#4 – the man with stretchy skin

James Morris was born in New York during the 1800s with “Ehlers-Danlos syndrome,” the strange ability to stretch his skin to unbelievable lengths

James Morris was born in New York during the 1800s with “Ehlers-Danlos syndrome,” the strange ability to stretch his skin to unbelievable lengths

#3 – the really tall teenage girl.

She is 6 feet 9 inches (2.06meters high)

She is 6 feet 9 inches (2.06meters high) House sized.

#2 – the man with fungus all over his body

Dede Koswara is an Indonesian man who, for most of his life, has endured the extremely rare fungal infection, Epidermodysplasia verruciformis.

Dede Koswara is an Indonesian man who, for most of his life, has endured the extremely rare fungal infection, Epidermodysplasia verruciformis.

#1 – The Lobster Boy

Grady Stiles, known as the Lobster Boy, had a genetic disorder passed on for six generations which caused his limbs to end in lobster-like claws. Grady was one of the more famous of modern-day performers. He was brutally murdered in 1992

Grady Stiles, known as the Lobster Boy, had a genetic disorder passed on for six generations which caused his limbs to end in lobster-like claws. Grady was one of the more famous of modern-day performers. He was brutally murdered in 1992