20 Reasons Why People Hate Going To The Dentist

Cheryl Brite May 25th 2016 Health
Your hatred for the dentist is strong, but your teeth depend on them to be healthy and happy. Going to the dentist is also something you fear because long, painful procedures and money out of your pocket may be your inevitable future. How awful is that? It’s nothing but a place of misery, and you’d rather do anything else on the planet then step foot into a dental office. Your mouth will need them in the long run, but that doesn’t mean you have to like it. #3 is totally annoying!
1. The Needle
To pull baby teeth out of your mouth, a needle is injected into your gums so you can’t feel the pain of your teeth being pulled. The pressure of the needle against your gums is unpleasant and painful. If you’re dentist doesn’t let the liquid from the needle set for a certain amount of time, you will feel your teeth being ripped from your mouth. Oh the horror! Oh the pain! Your mouth will never be the same.
It's hard to imagine a needle pressed up against your gums, and the numbing effect is so weird. You feel like you're drooling when you're not. After this procedure you can't eat or drink for an hour because you're still numb. Make sure you have a full meal before this procedure so you're not starving afterwards. The numbing can take more than an hour depending on how many teeth you have pulled from your mouth. It's a waiting game that you'd rather not be a part of.
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2. Pain
There's nothing like it. This is what going to the dentist is all about. It’s your greatest fear as you enter the dentist office. Every procedure gives you some amount of pain that makes your visit to the dentist unpleasant. Sensitivity, tooth pain, and the needle are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to pain. You never ever want to go back.
You don't take care of your mouth, and that's why you feel pain. You're teeth are rotting and the longer they stay in your mouth, the longer you will experience pain and discomfort. When the water hits your teeth during your cleaning, you jump a little because the cold water is hitting the nerves in your teeth. When you're being fitted for a retainer, the dentist puts this clay like substance around your teeth to make the mold and you feel like you're throat is on fire because it feel like the mold is choking you. Pain is a part of life, but you shouldn't have to suffer every time you go to the dentist. It's just not right.
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3. Anxiety
Do I have cavities? Do I have to wear braces? Do I need implants? How much is this all going to cost? You’re mind is spinning, and you don’t know if your teeth will ever be completely healthy. Anxiety is no way to life.
You can't help the way you feel about going to the dentist. Your thoughts are constantly racing, and you have no way to control them. You cause your own anxiety about going to the dentist before you even get to the dentist office. So much anxiety will leave your life in danger. You may just be carried out of the dentist by an ambulance because you're having an anxiety attack. Well you got your wish you're out of the dentist office.
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4. The Drill
It doesn’t look menacing when a dentist holds this tool but when it makes contact with your mouth, that’s when the real pain begins. Yikes! The sensitivity of your teeth coupled with the uncomfortable activity of keeping your mouth open makes you wish someone would just knock you out. You want it to be over so bad, but they keep drilling away in your mouth. When it is over, you hope you will never have to encounter the drill ever again. You can't wait to leave the dentist office.
The sound of the drill is far from pleasant. It sounds like it will do a lot of damage in your mouth. You want to turn away. You want to keep your mouth shut tightly, but you can't escape the inevitable. The jack hammer sounding drill works to get rid of the cavities rotting away in your mouth. While you're appreciative that it does so, the sound is unnerving as well as the dentist hovering over your dentist chair.
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5. Invasiveness
Talk about personal space. It is totally violated in this instance. The dentist is right up in your face. You feel your personal space is being invaded, and you can’t explain how uncomfortable you are as eyes look down into your mouth. Your eyes try to avoid any interaction with the dentist as you look to the ceiling for salvation. You will cherish your personal space as you leave the dentist office.
The procedures aren't the only things that are invasive. You can feel their observing and focused eyes on your mouth. To tell you the truth it's very unnerving. It's like they're looking into the soul of your mouth, and that makes you feel uncomfortable. When they put their fingers in your mouth, it's just too much. Well, how else will they know how to fix your mouth?
6. Sounds and Smells
The terrible smells will make you pray for death. Your dentist appointment feels like it has gone on forever, and you can’t wait to smell the outside world. If you think the smells are bad, the sounds aren’t any better. The menacing sound of the drill makes you nervous as it approaches your mouth. You just want to escape. The suction tube sucks up the water in your mouth but be careful not to choke or spill the water on yourself.
There are pleasant smells like the toothpaste and the mouthwash. The sound of the TV playing while you're having a procedure done isn't bad either. The sterile like smell makes you feel like something serious is about to go down, causing you to feel uneasy. The sound of the x-ray machine gives you a creepy feeling as it takes pictures of your mouth. When will the madness stop? The smells and sounds are all you know when you come to the dentist, and you want to try your best to keep your mouth healthy, so you will never have to experience them again.
7. Expensive
When you get your bill, you’ll feel like crying. You want to yell and scream because this doesn't seem right. The prices make you feel like you will never be able to pay for all the work needed to have the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. How depressing is that? You could buy a house and car for less with how much they are charging you. Dental insurance helps a little but, but it barely makes a dent in how much you’ll have to pay overall to have a healthy smile.
To have one cavity filled can cost more than $200.00. That's insane? How do they even come to that price when they give you the bill? They just use a drill and some filing substance to protect the tooth along with shining a light on the tooth. It doesn't look that expensive. They just charge what they want to without regard for your wallet.
8. The Lecture
You feel bad all ready that you have cavities, terrible gums, and awful teeth. You don’t need the dentist to rub it in and make you feel even worse then you do all ready. It's not right. They make you feel like you’re not even trying to take care of your teeth, which isn’t the case. You work really hard to maintain a healthy mouth. Dentist then recommend a specialized toothbrush for a healthier smile that you can’t afford, and the coupon they give doesn’t even put a dent on how much the electric toothbrush really costs.
They have some nerve giving you a lecture when they don't know what you do to keep your teeth healthy. Some things just can't be helped. You can do every thing right, and the dentist will always find something to scold you about. It's enough to make you never want to go to the dentist again. If they're only going to put you down, is it really worth going to the dentist? Is attacking your character really going to help you keep your mouth healthy?
9. Poor Service
Miscommunication often happens between patient and the person at the desk. It’s their job to deal with your insurance, and they make you deal with it when there’s a problem. When you reach out to the insurance, they say they will fix the problem. A miscommunication occurs now between the person at the desk and the insurance company. It’s poor service when you have to be put in the middle of something that was a big mistake in the first place. What a disaster!
Sending you someone else's bill with your name on it can be a real problem. You know you haven't had the procedures on the bill, and it just makes you feel the they're incompetent in doing their job. When they don't even return your call to set up your next appointment, that's just laziness on their part. It shows that they're not on top of their job and cannot handle the simple job of being a receptionist. Pretending like they care about your well being is not doing a service to you. You need a dental assistant or even a dentist who genuinely cares about you because it makes your experience at the dentist a little more pleasant.
10. Bad Memories
It’s not like you hoped to make great memories at the dentist, but you hope you can have a semi-pleasant experience. If every memory you think about is bad, you’ll never enjoy going to the dentist, not even a little bit. How awful! You’re discouraged from even setting foot in a dentist office ever again. You shouldn’t have to have an unpleasant time at the dentist, but that’s just the way it is. You just have to grin and bare it until it's over.
You've had the experience of having a procedure incomplete. The next day you've found out that your dentist was found out to be a criminal and has been taken by the police for fraud. It's enough not to trust another dentist ever again. You've also experienced damage to your mouth because the instruments weren't sterilized and now your mouth is infected with bacteria from god knows how many mouths. Ew, gross! It's unforgivable.
11. Too Busy
With the dentist’s unpredictable schedule, you don’t have time to make an appointment because you’re busy. You work, and the dentist’s hours don’t coincide with your schedule. Lets face it the dentist is never as busy as you are. It’s not like you can set your own schedule. It's their time or nothing at all. You're too busy to care about going to the dentist.
If they're too busy for you, it's time to find a new dentist. It's not worth the frustration of trying to find a time to get your mouth taken care of. You're just talking in circles on the phone. Let's face it you're not getting anywhere. It's just so easy to put off going to the dentist to the wayside and months turn into years. It doesn't benefit the health of your mouth, but you're glad you don't have to deal with so much chaos anymore.
12. Waiting Too Long
You could be waiting in the waiting room for an hour or two after your dentist appointment was suppose to begin. And lets face it you're not the most patient person. You don’t have all the time in the world but apparently the dentist does. When they finally get to you, you’re in a bad mood. All you want to do is leave and say forget it. They take your money and put you through painful procedures, and they have the nerve to make you wait, unbelievable!
Waiting forever in the dentist office may not even be the worst of it. Sometimes it takes forever for the dental assistant to get back to you or even the dentist when you're waiting on the dental chair. You feel like your time is just wasting away. What the heck is taking so long? It doesn't take more than two hours to fix someone's mouth unless they're getting every procedure under the sun in one day. There's no excuse for keeping you waiting for longer than a few minutes.
13. Waste Of Time
They take your money and hardly any improvement has been made to your mouth. You feel like it’s a waste of time, and it probably is on some level. You could be doing more important things. Where else can you go to fix your mouth? It looks like you’ll have to grin and bare it. Sorry.
You could find better things to do then waste a way in a dental office for the rest of your life. An experience at the dentist office should make you feel like progress is being made and that there's hope for your mouth. The next step in the health of your mouth is within reach. Think again. Just when you think you're moving forward, you take two steps back. It's very discouraging, and you feel like all the procedures you've had and paid for are thrown right out the window.
14. Unpleasant Procedures
Cleanings, pulling teeth, removing cavities, applying braces, and putting in implants are just some of the unpleasant procedures you may have to go through in your lifetime. Can you say, awful? A sense of dread fills you as you wonder if you will ever make it to the other side where your teeth are happy and healthy. These procedures are daunting to all patients who come to the dentist, but you know they are what you need to have a great smile in the end. Hang in there!
Having braces are the worst. The procedure is so long and tedious that you're wondering if it will ever be over. They feel sore on your teeth for a while. It's also unpleasant to clean the food out of them. The wire can poke the back of your mouth, creating sores that are uncomfortable. This happens because the dental assistant doesn't cut the wire short enough, and you're left feeling discomfort until they can fit you into their busy schedule.
15. Office Environment
Whether it’s an all white design or a more home like appearance, you will never feel completely welcome at the dentist. Just knowing you have to leave the office in an uncomfortable chair to sit in any even bigger, uncomfortable chair makes the environment in the office constricting. The anxiety you feel is enough to make you want to run out of the office and never look back. Plus the outdated magazines are terrible. You hate it with a burning passion. Why do you want to go to the dentist again?
The office environment is worse when you have to set there and hear crying children. The person texting next to you is just getting on your nerves. The office is so small and being this close to so many people makes you feel uncomfortable. There's nothing to do but stew in your own thoughts because there's nothing to do at the dentist accept waiting for your impending doom in the dental chair. There's no possible way they can make your experience any better. Well that is until you leave the dental office.
16. They Make More Money Than You Do
Doesn't that just make your blood boil? You wish you could be a dentist and take people’s money, but you’re not. You’re stuck in a job behind a cubicle, and you hate the people you work with. Your jealousy consumes you, causing you to hate the dentist. You think about how long it would take you to even become a dentist, and you realize you don’t have that much time to even make the money you want. How stuck do you feel right now?
Why do dentist make so much money? They do very little for a lot of money, and it doesn't seem fair. There are people out there that work hard all their lives and don't make as much as a dentist. Yet they have to pay a fortune to the dentist who hardly does anything to keep your mouth healthy. What do dentists do to deserve all this money? Nothing, absolutely nothing!
17. Dental Insurance
You think it's going to be great. Boy were you wrong. It’s useless. It barely takes a chunk out of your dental bill but what other choice do you have? It’s either insurance or no insurance. You even have to pay a monthly fee for your insurance plus what the insurance doesn’t cover when it comes to the procedures you’ve had.
Is insurance really worth it? Is going to the dentist really worth it? These are just a couple of questions that go through your mind. If you can't buy insurance, you dental bill will cost a fortune and even if you do have insurance, the outcome is still the same. You still have to pay out of pocket no matter what. Talk about a lose lose situation.
18. Dentist Talks During Procedure
You just want the whole process to be over. What makes the dentist think you want to talk during a very delicate and unpleasant procedure? If they’re not talking to you, they’re talking to the dental assistant. You don’t care about what they’re talking about, and you just want them to stop. Just shut up! You can’t say anything because their hand is in your mouth.
The worst is when they decide to sing. You didn't ask for a show. You just want to be in and out without any annoyances. What is asking about your day going to accomplish in the long run? Nothing, that's what! Just do your job and stop talking unless it's about your mouth because that's the most important thing in the end.
19. Interns Watching
You think the dentist and dental assitant's eyes on you are uncomfortable. Well imagine multiple pairs of eyes on you during your procedure. Can you say creepy? Interns are observing for educational purposes, but you start to feel like you’re some kind of experiment gone wrong. Why can’t they just go away? You didn't ask for this.
Maybe you did when the dental assistant asked you if it was ok to have people observing your procedure. You're beginning to regret it once the procedure begins. It's an embarrassing experience when they watch you with tubes in your mouth. You don't want to appear gross to the interns or any other people for that matter. It's especially unpleasant when all your faults are being pointed out in front of everyone. You don't feel good after the whole experience.
20. Only Care About Money
They don’t care about you. No, they only care about your money, which makes the whole experience even worse. It's just so awful. If you don't feel insignificant at this point, then something's wrong. You’re nothing but a cash cow to them. If this doesn’t make you hate the dentist, nothing will.
It's all about the dentist, and their money. Nothing is more important to them. Any dentist who says he or she is not doing this for the money has to be lying. Why would you want to stick your hands in stranger's mouths on a daily basis? It's rare to find a dentist who loves what they do and if you know one, you're the only one. For now you'll continue to hate going to the dentist office.

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50 Extraordinary Women You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Luke Chase May 25th 2016 Entertainment
It's likely that the women in your day to day life are pretty "normal" in appearance. So when you see someone whose appearance differs from what you expect it to be, it can be kind of a shock. The ladies in the following slideshow are definitely far from average. Some of these women spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, tattoos, or body piercings. Others are born with strange birth defects such as excessive facial hair, a gigantic butt or even an 8 inch tongue. See for yourself!
Lauren Williams: 4 Foot Long Legs
Lauren Williams has the longest-known legs in the United States, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. Lauren's height and long-legged genes can be attributed to her family as her father, mother and twin sisters are all 6ft or taller. She has US size 11 feet (UK size 10), and revealed that she can find it tricky to buy clothes that fit. When modelling, single Lauren - who has worked on campaigns for global brands such as Nike - does everything from sports and fitness to high fashion and swimwear.
Having played volleyball in college, as well as being extremely active, Lauren also enjoys shooting sporty campaigns. As well as modelling, Lauren works as an educator at a children's museum in Houston and enjoys travelling. When out and about, her striking looks and long limbs mean she gets comments about her legs on a daily basis.
Pixee Fox: Dangerously Small Waist
Swedish born Pixee Fox had already spent more than $80,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure. But now she has taken her obsession even further by having 6 of her lower ribs removed - so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches. Pixee, from Sweden, said: "People often come up to me and say, "don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon" - but for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.
With 6 of her lower ribs removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection - but she isn't worried. She said: "Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I'm probably going to break my spleen instead. In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing $14,000; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing $28,500; two rounds of liposuction at $5,000; two upper eyelid surgeries at $6,000; a labiaplasty costing $4,000; a Brazilian butt lift at $9,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about $12,000.
Bethany Hamilton: One Armed Pro Surfer
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to-and was victorious in-professional surfing. On October 31, 2003 Hamilton, aged 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with best friend Alana Blanchard, Alana's father, Holt, and brother Byron. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm just below the shoulder.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Three weeks after the incident, she returned to her board. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker than standard and had a handle for her right arm, making it easier to paddle, and she learned to kick more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, on January 10, 2004, she entered a major competition. She now uses standard competitive performance short-boards. The broken surfboard that Hamilton was riding during the attack is on display at the California Surf Museum
Mayra Hills: World's Largest Fake Breasts
Mayra Hills - also known as Beshine - measures at 59-28-36 and says she's the proud owner of the world's largest fake breasts. And it's not hard to believe her claim to fame, considering each of her breasts have 10,000 cc of saline implants and weigh 20 pounds a piece! As you can imagine, it's difficult for Beshine, who wears a size 32Z bra, to find clothes that fit, so the German-born woman has a lot of her items custom-made.
But bra shopping isn't her only woe. She can no longer tie her own shoes and has run into trouble when she's knocked things over with her chest - but it appears she's satisfied with her body, troubles and all. "Some people maybe think the sheer size of my t-ts bring too many handicaps in my everyday life, but hey, having big boob problems is amazing," she wrote on her blog.
Anastasiya Shpagina: Real Life Anime Girl
It's official, this real-life anime trend has gotten completely out of hand. Hardly a day goes by that we don't stumble upon some photos of girls going to any lengths in order to look like real live anime characters. Today's example, Anastasiya Shpagina, an Ukrainian girl who has even taken a Japanese name - Fukkacumi. 19-year-old Anastasiya (Nastya) Shpagina has been called "the new Barbie" by national news outlets, but she later revealed she's striving to become a real-life Japanese anime character, not a doll. She even posted "I am not like a doll, a doll is like me."
Apparently, Nastya has been passionate about makeup even as a young child, always experimenting with it in the mirror. Over time she also developed a thing for Japanese cartoons and it was only a matter of time before she started using her make-up artist skills to transform herself into a real-life anime girl. But just putting on makeup wasn't enough to attain that coveted look, so she decided to lose weight in order to seem more genuine. At 1.58-meters-tall, Anastasiya weighs just 39 kilos and is trying to lose one more in order to look just right.
Chanel Tapper: World's Longest Tongue
The longest female tongue measures 9.75 cm (3.8 in) from the tip to the middle of lip and was achieved by Chanel Tappe on 29 September 2010. Chanel, from Houston, US, shot to fame aged 13 when she was spotted sticking out her monster tongue in a YouTube video. In September Guinness invited Chanel to Los Angeles where they measured her tongue and she narrowly beat two other female contenders to the record.
She said: "I have always been silly and goofy. I love sticking my tongue out at people. I started doing that back in school. I've never had a problem with having a long tongue, it's just fun." Chanel now has set her sights set on Hollywood after finishing her studies. She said: "I'd love to be in a movie. I'm certainly pretty dramatic, so I think I could have the acting gift. "Really, I'd love to meet Adam Sandler, he's my favorite."
Sarah Massey: World's Largest Butt
Sarah Massey would be just another 33-year-old mother-of-two from Chicago - if it weren't for the fact that she also happens to have the world's biggest butt. Though not officially recognized by the prudes at Guinness, Massey's massive 7-foot wide keister requires a pair of 10XL trousers that would comfortably fit all of the Kardashian sisters combined.
Massey insists the condition that resulted in her museum-sized bubble butt is hereditary - "there's nothing I can do about it," she says - but that her love of ice cream certainly contributed to its maintenance. Massey would still like to lose some weight, but says she now has a new-found appreciation for her natural assets, and fervently defends them against anyone who calls them fake. "Some people can't believe one person can have this much butt," she told Barcroft. "Because I've got a relatively small frame on top they say, 'that can't be real.' I carry this weight with me all the time, everywhere I go, it's definitely not fake. Big booties are just in my blood."
Zlata: Extreme Flexibility
Russian-born former gymnast Zlata, 29, posed in leather and lingerie to adopt a series of poses that seem to defy every law of biology. Zlata, who now lives in Germany, is able to create astounding shapes with her body and is so flexible she can cram herself into a 50cm square box. One of her favorite acts is to bend backwards at a 90 degree angle, so the back half of her hands touch her feet and she can also peer through her own legs from behind.
Zlata's gift of flexibility was discovered when she was four years old and by six she was training as a contortionist at a circus school. She has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable, which helps in her profession. The former gymnast now spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world. In 2011 she set the Guinness World Record for the most beer bottles opened in a minute using only your feet.
Kim Goodman: Eyeball Protrusion
Kim Goodman is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2004, Goodman was included by Guinness World Records in their 50th anniversary list of top ten "feats" of all time. Kim originally had the record for being able to extend her eye balls beyond her eye sockets by 10mm. This was matched a few years by a new contender, but when Kim was re-measured she found she could now reach 12mm - breaking her own record and keeping the title.
Natalia Partyka: One Armed Table Tennis Champ
Natalia Partyka (born 27 July 1989) is a Polish table tennis player. Born without a right hand and forearm, she participates in competitions for able-bodied athletes as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities. Partyka reached the last 32 of the London 2012 Olympic women's table tennis. Partyka began playing table tennis at the age of seven. She won her first international table tennis medal in 1999 at the disabled World Championships. At the age of 11, she competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, becoming the world's youngest ever Paralympian. In 2004, she won a gold medal in the singles event and silver in the team event at the Athens Paralympics.
Partyka competed for Poland both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing - one of only two athletes to do so, the other being Natalie du Toit in swimming. They were her third Paralympic Games, and her first Olympics. Competing in class 10 at the Beijing Paralympics, she won gold by defeating China's Fan Lei by three sets to nil. In 2008, she won a gold medal in the singles event and a silver in the team event at the Beijing Paralympics, repeating her Athens Paralympics result.
Supatra Sasuphan: World's Hairiest Girl
Her nicknames may include "wolf girl" and "monkey face". But 11-year-old Thai girl Supatra Sasuphan today insisted that she was after being officially recognised as the world's hairiest girl. Although the schoolgirl from Bangkok has faced merciless teasing at school, Supatra says being given a Guinness World Record for her hair has helped her become extremely popular. "I'm very happy to be in the Guinness World Records! A lot of people have to do a lot to get in," she said. "All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me."
Supatra is one of just 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome - caused by a faulty chromosome - to be documented since the Middle Ages. Before the disease was understood, sufferers were branded "werewolves." She has thick hair growing over her face, ears, arms, legs and back. Even laser treatment has failed to stop the hair growth. But while most sufferers have been shunned, Supatra has gradually been embraced by her community, and became a popular and outgoing child.
Jasmine Tridevil: Woman With 3 Breasts
There's really no other way to put this so we're just going to dive in: Meet Jasmine Tridevil. She has three breasts. Tridevil (no that's not her real name, but that's what she wants to go by) is a 21-year-old licensed massage therapist and die-hard Criss Angel fan from Florida who decided to undergo a shocking and controversial $20,000 surgery to add a third breast to her chest.
Tridevil also stated that she's hoping to bank a reality show from this, and has already put the wheels in motion to make something happen. "I was making really good money [being a licensed massage therapist] but now I'm trying to star in a reality show instead. I don't like that job," she shared, and later added, "My whole dream is to get this show on MTV. I hired a camera crew individually, so I'm the producer of this show right now."
Lyudmila Titchenkova: World's Longest Neck
Lyudmila Titchenkova is a 16-year-old living in the city of Nikolaev, Ukraine. After she turned 10, Lyudmila's parents noticed that their daughter's body began developing at an accelerated growth rate. She was taller and had longer arms than other children her age, but of particular concern was the length of her neck and abnormal curvature of her spine.
As it got to the point where Lyudmila began feeling embarrassed to go out because of her appearance, her parents took her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder of the connective tissue that can affect many parts of the body, most often the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints and eyes. In Lyudmila's case, the disorder affected the connective tissue in her spine, causing it to curve at an angle of 30 degrees. This seems to be a rather uncommon symptom of the disorder, which usually affect people's arms, legs and fingers. After undergoing corrective surgery and extensive rehabilitation to straighten her spine, Lyudmila can now live normally and says she wants to study for her future without letting herself be affected by her disorder.
Abigail and Brittany Hensel: Girl With Two Heads
Abigail Loraine "Abby" Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel (born March 7, 1990) are dicephalic parapagus twins, meaning that they are conjoined twins, each of whom has a separate head, but whose bodies are joined. They are highly symmetric for conjoined twins, giving the appearance of having just a single body without marked variation from normal proportion. In fact, several vital organs are doubled up; each twin has a separate heart, stomach, spine, lungs, and spinal cord.
In conversation, the twins are clearly distinct persons, with distinct likes and dislikes. Their preferences in food, clothing color, etc., differ. Some of their clothes are altered by their seamstress so that they have two separate necklines in order to emphasize their individuality. They will usually have separate meals, but sometimes will share a single meal for the sake of convenience (e.g. each taking a bite of the same hamburger). Abby is better at mathematics, and Brittany is better at writing. For tasks such as responding to email, they type and respond as one, anticipating each other's feelings with little verbal communication between them.
Natasha Veruschka: Sword Swallower
Natasha Veruschka has the world record for most swords swallowed simultaneously by a female. She swallowed 13 swords, each at least 38.1 cm (15 in) long, at the 3rd Annual Sideshow Gathering and Sword Swallowers Convention in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, on 3 September 2004. Natasha was born in India of white russian and british heritage. She has lived, studied, and performed her art around the world and also speaks several different languages.
Natasha now lives in New York City. She is an amazing performer who uses many different types of swords in her act or as she likes to say "Swords On The Menu." The swords on the menu are - "The Red devil" 29 inches long, "The Big Sword" 27 1/2 inches long, "The Bradshaw Sword" 25 inches long, "The Sai Weapons" two 24 inch long eight-sided weapons of steel. Natasha trained with a "Sai Master" in order to use them in her act. Also on the menu is the unbelieveable "Sword Sandwich" where she swallows 13-22 inch long swords simultaneously.
Elaine Davidson: Most Body Piercings
Elaine Davidson is the "Most Pierced Woman" according to the Guinness World Records. Since first receiving a skin piercing in January 1997, Elaine Davidson has been pierced a total of 4,225 times as of 8 June 2006. The former restaurant owner is constantly adding and replacing jewelery, mostly in her face. She enhances her exotic looks with tattoos and brightly coloured make-up, and often wears feathers and streamers in her hair.
She has more piercings in her genitalia than in any other part of the body - 500 in all, externally and internally. The total weight of her internal piercings is estimated to be about 3 kilograms. As of May 2008, Davidson's piercings total 5,920. As of Feb. 2009 her piercings total 6,005. In March 2010, Davidson reported a total of 6,725 piercings. As of March 2012, she has over 9,000. As of may 2016, she has 9,800. She was born in Brazil and is a former nurse. She does not drink or use drugs. She now resides in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Jyoti Amge: World's Shortest Woman
Jyoti Amge (born 16 December 1993) is an Indian actress notable for being the world's smallest living woman according to Guinness World Records. Jyoti Amg hails from Nagpur, India. She weighs 11 pounds and stands at 23 inches, according to Guinness World Records. Jyoti Amg has a "form of dwarfism called achondroplasia," Guinness says.
On her fame, Jyoti Amg says, "I don't like it if I am being held like a baby," but that she will let some people and fans pick her up. She also gets "mad when someone annoys me by touching my hair or keeps touching me without permission." "I love acting in this show," she says. "My biggest dream is that I go to Hollywood and become an actress."
Cara Anaya: Chronic Orgasms Disorder
The 30-year-old Arizona mother lives with Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD), a condition that can leave her feeling sexually aroused for up to six hours a day. "The one day that I decided to count how many orgasms I had in one sitting, I counted 180 in two hours," she told Barcroft TV. "Pretty much, with that type of number, you're having two or three in a minute." Anaya has seen a number of health specialists but has not been able to find treatment.
The condition has created difficulties in her relationship with husband Tony Carlisi, who initially thought she was crazy when he first learned about it. "I would say the most difficult thing is seeing my wife in pain and knowing there's nothing I can do to help her," he said. As a result of the condition, Cara has to avoid being out in public or open spaces like parks. She said: "It is ruining my life, because it messes with your head. Your body is running on a high, on an up and down, so it really affects your moods."
Aevin Dugas: World's Largest Afro
The largest afro measures 18.5 cm (7.3 in) high, 19.6 cm (7.7 in) wide and 132.1 cm (4 ft 4 in) in circumference and was achieved by Aevin Dugas, in New Orleans, USA on 4 October 2010. Proud of her record-breaking afro, Aevin Dugas says her hair is inspiring legions of women to ditch chemical straighteners and "go natural". The 37-year-old, whose hair entered the Guinness Book of Records at 4ft 4ins around, says everyone from toddlers to grandmothers are following in her footsteps.
Aevin said: "At one time I strived to get hair that was bone straight and now all I want is it big and poofy". She believes her voluminous hair may have grown even bigger, but she cannot reveal its size until Guinness take an official measurement. "When my hair is stretched out to its complete length and pressed, it goes down to my butt. But I don't wear it like that because it looks weird."
Aimee Mullins: Amputee Athlete
Aimee Mullins (born July 20, 1976 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model who first became famous for her athletic accomplishments. She was born with a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her lower legs. Mullins was born with fibular hemimelia (missing fibula bones) and as a result, had both of her legs amputated below knee when she was one year old. A graduate of Parkland High School in Allentown and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., she took up sports and acting at an early stage.
As a young softball player, she once held the youth league record for stolen bases in softball. She also raced in downhill skiing while in high school. While attending Georgetown University on a full academic scholarship to the prestigious School of Foreign Service there, she competed against able-bodied athletes in NCAA Division I track and field events, and is the first amputee in history, male or female, to compete in the NCAA. Honoring her achievement and cultural contribution to sport, Mullins is included as one of the "Greatest Women of the 20th Century" in the Women's Museum in Dallas, Texas.
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