There are foods out there that will kill you, but you can avoid them. Everyday you wonder if what youre putting in your mouth is putting you at risk. Dont be afraid, just take the time to think about what foods are harmful and make better options when it comes to your diet. Look at the nutrition labels on the back of your food and choose wisely. Only you can prevent foods from harming you. Start today!
1. Fast Food
It tastes so good, but it's so bad for you. If having this type of food on a daily basis wont kill you, nothing will. The trans fat and additives make this food unhealthy for your body. The portion sizes that you consume are not normal as your body sits with a weeks worth of trans fats in one day. Whatever you do, dont order a large fries because it has 4 days of trans fat in them alone. Just say no to fast food!
You know it's bad for you, so why do you can continue to eat fast food? Well it's cheap for one thing. It's something easy to pick up on the go. Avoid fast food at all costs because it will cause you to gain weight and make you at risk for type 2 diabetes. It's an addicting food and the more you eat it, the more you crave it. It can lead to childhood obesity, and it has only increased in the past 30 years.
2. Packaged Cookies
So many to choose from and so little time. Theyre delicious taste beckons you but make no mistake these cookies will kill you. The trans fat is harmful to your health. When you look on the cookie box, hydrogenated cooking oils are just some of the ingredients that make these cookies kill. So the next time you even think about picking up cookies during your shopping trip, put the cookies back on the shelf and walk away. They may be delicious, but theyre not worth your life.
They're high in calories, fat, and sugar. Eating these packaged cookies in excess is harmful to your body because you're at risk for not only gaining weight but diabetes. 100 to 150 calories per ounce are in a cookie. Brands like the Girl Scout Cookies, Chips Ahoy, and Keebler are now using high oleic oils, so they are able to sell their cookies at a good price. Some labels may say trans fat free, so that companies can just sell their cookies. In this case you can't trust the label so the best thing to do is to forget the packaged cookies and find healthier alternatives.
3. Cake Frosting
Birthdays, job promotions, and other holidays practically require cake and all its sweet frosting. You love cake, and the frosting is your favorite part. What you dont know is that this part of the cake can kill. Youre store bought frosting contains trans fat and partially hydrogenated oils. These ingredients inside your body are a ticking time bomb waiting to go off at any minute. Having one serving of cake frosting is a full day of harming your body.
The butter, sugar, and food coloring within the frosting is enough to send you into a downward spiral towards diabetes. Just because you don't have that much frosting, doesn't mean it still isn't bad for you. Betty Crocker's Rich and Creamy Dark Chocolate Frosting has ingredients like corn syrup as well as processed cocoa that are harmful chemicals that can damage the body in excess. There are alternative ways to make healthier frosting like using mashed sweet potato, cinnamon and honey, shredded coconut, and many more options. When you're feeling bad, cake frosting is often what you turn to in order to feel better. In the long run you're slowly killing yourself.
Their fluffy, warm goodness cannot be denied. Its a part of your daily breakfast, and you cant get through a day without it. If you knew pancakes were harmful, would you give them up? Your pancake mix is in a box, and it includes trans fat in its powdered form. There is a better solution to your pancake dilemma. Make your own batter so you know what ingredients are involved.
They're high in carbs and if you're not active, it will sit in your stomach and cause you to gain weight. When you add maple syrup and butter, you're increasing the harmful risks to your body. The calories can only increase as you add these ingredients to your meal. If you can't see yourself giving up pancakes anytime soon, you have them in moderation. The sodium is high as well and for people who require a certain amount of salt in their diet, pancakes are not the right food to you. It will cause your joints to swell up and feel not only heavy but painful.
Whether its microwave or movie popcorn, both are harmful. Microwave popcorn has trans fat that more than double when you consume it daily. If you must have popcorn, you should reduce your serving to one and dont consume it daily. Movie popcorn has a lot of calories, saturated fat, MSG, hydrogenated oil, and carbs, yet the butter hasnt even touched your popcorn yet. A big bucket of carbs plus the butter makes this movie snack a deadly combination. Choose healthy alternative foods, and your body will thank you.
When you microwave your popcorn, the chemicals in the bag are bad for you. The sodium is at a dangerously high level and add that with artificial flavoring, and you're body is in for a rude awakening. This toxic ticking time bomb has not only butter but the ink and glue of the bag itself that you are ingesting. Movie theatre popcorn is not any better because it contains diacetyl, which is added to the butter and makes your popcorn a toxic food that can kill. Popcorn can cause you to have trouble with your intestines. If you suffer from regular problems with digestion like irritable bowel syndrome, it worsens your symptoms.
6. Frozen Meals
Its addicting taste only makes you buy more of these meals. They have variety youll give them that, but they also kill. At the end of the day you want a quick and easy meal and frozen meals meet that need. When you microwave these dinners, they become unhealthier because the microwave processes the food, getting rid of the nutrients it once had. Hydrogenated oils and trans fat live in your frozen dinner, and you begin to rethink your food choices. To avoid frozen meals, avoid these ingredients at all costs.
The sodium is just ridiculous in this frozen meal with 25% of your daily recommendation. The odor is gross and the taste is fake because most of the ingredients are not something you would recognize. If you don't recognize the ingredients on the back of the label, you need to put it back where you found it in the frozen section. Not to mention that they're expensive and that should clue you in that they're not worth your money and the damage to your body. If you're looking for a long term healthy solution to your diet, frozen meals are not for you. These meals require little effort and no fresh ingredients.
It's a refreshing cold drink that you can't do without. Your taste buds love the feeling of this carbonated drink, but this drink is far from all natural. This starts to give you pause. Its high fructose corn syrup is bad for your health and can kill you in the end. Soda is put upon the shelves because it is cheap to make, has a sweet taste, and it is easy to find a place for in grocery stores. Despite these attractive qualities of soda, its time to walk away from that aisle and choose a healthier drink to consume.
Obesity has increased because of this drink by the calories in the sugar immediately turning into fat. With each can or bottle you consume, you're risk for becoming overweight increases by 41 percent. Osteoporosis is another way soft drinks can kill by taking the calcium from the bones and leaving people vulnerable to more fractures. Cancer is another possibility when it comes to pancreatic, uterine, and esophageal cancer. Drinking soda also contributes to Alzheimer's because it changes your brain chemistry and effects the way we make decisions. Diabetes, rotting teeth, and heart disease are other ways soda can kill you.
You put it on your hamburgers, hot dogs and fries, and it enhances the taste of your food. This sounds great to you. What could go wrong? What you dont realize is that it only makes these foods unhealthier for you. Its high fructose corn syrup is a harmful ingredient that will kill you in the end. So really think about what condiment youre putting on your food because it could be the last thing you ever do.
The ingredients within the bottle are truly something to fear. Tomato concentrate is a process where the tomato is stripped of all its good nutrients that make a tomato healthy in the first place. It contains too much salt that can be harmful to your cholesterol levels. This condiment doesn't only have high fructose corn syrup, but it also has another added layer of corn syrup. Can you say diabetes? The generically modified organisms in ketchup will keep you up at night.
9. Ranch Dressing
You dip your chicken and vegetables into the delectable taste of ranch dressing. What's so wrong with that? Why does it taste so good and make our food taste so much better? Its artificial flavors like maltodextrin, modified food starch, and sweeteners make this dressing a hazard to your health. Odds are you don't know what those ingredients are so avoid this dressing at any cost. Think about what youre really dipping your food into the next time you think buying ranch dressing is a good idea.
Its MSG and high saturated fat content makes ranch dressing a harmful food for your weight. It contains whole fat milk, sour cream, butter, and other ingredients that give you that creamy taste you desire. The trans fats are also a deadly part of your life when you add it to your salad. You're basically pouring excessive amounts of sugar on your vegetables. Diabetes is definitely in your future if you continue down this path. Ranch dressing's refining oils and prevention of vitamins and nutrients will only harm you in the end so through out your dressing.
10. Fried Foods
Nothing tastes better to your taste buds like fried foods. You feel like you're floating on air, but there's a down side. Its trans fat, saturated fat, high calories, and cholesterol come together when foods are tossed into the fryer. You want to avoid fried foods because they contain MSG. MSG will kill you. Avoid fried foods at all costs!
These foods clog your body and hurt your digestive system. This type of food doesn't break down very well and as a result can sit in your kidneys, liver, prostate, and colon for a long, long time. Obesity is an obvious effect of fried foods. Your body is carrying around the fried foods in your body as well as the carbohydrates as body fat. You're at risk for strokes, Alzheimer's, clogged veins/arteries, heart attacks, and aneurysms. A GMO called canola oil is involved in fried foods and causes emphysema, respiratory distress, and cancer.
11. Packaged Chips
Its the ultimate feel good snack that you cant picture your life without. End of story, right? You may want to rethink that because of how much MSG one bag of chips contains. Its not listed on the back where the nutrition facts are listed and that in itself is dangerous. It is in fact integrated into the back of the label through different ingredient names. If you dont recognize the ingredients on the back of your chip bag, its best to put it back on the shelf and find a healthier snack option.
The butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) is a chemical within the chips that can causes cancer. Its trans fats will put you at risk for heart disease by clogging your arteries and increasing your cholesterol levels. The packaged chips' empty calories only make you want to eat more and as a result, you gain weight. The salt can lead to hypertension, which can result in stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure. If this isn't enough to make you never pick up another bag of chips again, then you have serious problems. It's time to look out for your health.
It's one of the greatest foods out there. It goes great on so many foods like pizza, sandwiches, and burgers, but what is it really doing to your food? Saturated fat and cholesterol makes this dairy food deadly and should not be a part of your daily diet. Its sodium is through the roof so put it back and find healthier alternatives. How can you avoid cheese? Its practically everywhere you turn but if you want to live, youll think twice before you put it into your cart and into your body.
Its saturated fat has become quiet popular with Americans. Obesity had become quite popular as well because of it is processed cheese. Rennet is an enzyme from a calf's stomach that makes cheese. It is manufactured using this substance as well as bacteria and GMO's. When cheese is created wrong, pus can be inside your cheese from a cow's bladder infection. People who eat the cheese are at risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other harmful health conditions.
13. Salty Snacks
You love salted pretzels and chips, but these snacks can kill. Youre addicted to them and cant seem to put them down. Why do you think that is? Its the salty taste that keeps you coming back for more. You think sodium is the only thing you have to worry about well youd be wrong about that. Partially hydrogenated oils, trans fats, and artificial flavors are other ingredients found in salty snacks that should make your turn away from the snack aisle and never look back.
The salt in salty snacks is harmful because just one teaspoon has 2,325 milligrams, which is more than is recommended for your daily salt intake. High blood pressure will lead to heart disease with salty snacks. Your kidneys are in danger as well because kidney stones can form in the body, which can result in excruciating pain. Heart attack and stroke are also possible when eating these snacks because it can decrease blood flow and lead to a heart attack. It can also lead to a stroke by reducing blood flow to the brain. Cancer is possible when the bacteria H. plylori infects the body, leading to gastric cancer.
What's so wrong with pizza? Its the ultimate indulgent food to people all over the U.S. Little do you know that this wonderful, tasty, pie is harmful to your health. When you eat just one slice of pizza, youve all ready eaten a full days worth of sodium. The cheese and the meat you add to your pizza add more sodium, making pizza the ultimate health hazard. Frozen pizza is especially hazardous with all its toxic chemicals.
The cheese on top is so fattening and will only increase your stomach size. Its MSG and artificial flavors can lead to obesity. Avoiding the grease, refined flour, and processed meat on pizzas seems impossible when it comes to pizza. The calories are high and can range from 200 to 1,800 calories depending on what you add to the pizza. Heart disease is a serious risk if pizza becomes a part of your diet. Pizza's sodium can go from 500 to 700 milligrams per slice, which can lead to water retention, and an increased risk for high blood pressure.
15. Ice Cream
Its a cold, tasty treat that you indulge in over the summer. The cholesterol is high, and it is dangerous to eat more than one serving, especially if youre eating ice cream for emotional reasons. The pint is not your friend. Eating too much can also upset your stomach. So when youre feeling blue, think about how ice cream is really damaging to your health. Its not worth it!
Ice cream is filled with sugar and can become addictive. Its high calories can lead to obesity. Your are prone to more body fat if you continue to eat ice cream regularly. Diabetes is also a factor when ingesting this killer food. It occurs when two much of this food enters the bloodstream. If you're trying to maintain a healthy weight, ice cream is not the food for you.
Homer Simpson loves donuts, and you do to. Their taste makes your taste buds feel good. How can that be bad? Well fat, sugar, cholesterol, MSG, and trans fat make this breakfast treat a danger to your health. There are healthy alternatives out there so go look for them. Is a donut really worth your life?
Donuts have white flour and carbs that are harmful. The carbs make you gain weight while the flour has its nutrients stripped from it even before it makes its way to the donut. Its bad fats from the oil it is dipped in will make you think twice before you buy or order another donut. The high fructose corn syrup is hazardous as well when it lives in the frosting as well as the glaze of a donut. Your arteries will suffer as well because donuts will clog them, leading to digestive problems. The frying of the donut, coupled with the frosting, glaze, and other toppings, makes this food a deadly combination for your health.
17. Whipped Cream
It's heaven to your taste buds. You put it on your coffee, ice cream, and hot chocolate. It only enhances the flavor of whatever you add it to. You cant get enough of whipped cream, but you may want to take a step back. Trans fat and high fructose corn syrup makes whip cream a food you will literally die for. Dont think about putting whipped cream on any kind of food everyday because it will only make your life worse down the line.
Its artery clogging properties are enough to keep whip cream off your favorite foods. Cholesterol can increase because of the saturated fat in the cream. If you eat it in excess, your waistline will pay dearly. Have it in moderation if you can't see yourself giving it up completely. It is processed and full of bad sugar and fat. It seems so light and harmless at first glance, but looks can be deceiving.
Its a refreshing, cold, and tasty treat that you just cant put down. So why should you? Its saturated fat is what you ingest for a half-days worth. You dont control the portion size of the milkshake when you go out to eat. The higher the serving, the more saturated fat you are consuming. Its a dairy treat that is sure to kill.
Milkshakes containing ice cream are higher in fat and sugar. Too many milkshakes can lead to digestive problems in your urinary tract. It's also bad for your bones because it increases calcium loss. The milk in the milkshake can lead to a calcium deficiency and a vulnerability to fractures. Osteoporosis is another harmful effect to drinking milkshakes. Some milk is processed and drinking the milkshake has risks like breast cancer.
It's pure heaven in your mouth. No treat tastes better than chocolate. You all ready now its not exactly a healthy treat to indulge in, but you never expected that it could possibly harm your life. Its calories are through the roof so if you must indulge, indulge in moderation by counting calories. Everyday is not a good idea. Be smart about your health.
Did you know that chocolate is toxic? It's an additive, and you can't stop eating it, which is bad. The more chocolate you eat, the more weight you gain and the more at risk you are for diabetes. Terrible things exist in chocolate that are a real killer to your health. Sugar is obvious, and it also contains caffeine, which stresses your body and makes you tired. Phenylethylamine, high oxalate content, anandamide, and lead are also dangerous ingredients within what looks like a harmful chocolate bar.
They're light and tasty with butter or cream cheese on top. They contain empty calories, but that doesnt mean it doesnt have ingredients that are not harmful to your health. Its carbohydrates make this bagel dangerous. Whats even more dangerous is adding cream cheese, butter, or jelly to a bagel. It just makes the bagel less healthy for you. Looks can be so deceiving in this case but if it isn't helping you, it's only bringing harm to your health
Just one bagel is all the carbohydrates you body requires for the whole day. It's made out of white flour that is refined, meaning the nutrients in the flour are gone. Your blood sugar will spike as well as drop, leaving you with no energy. There are healthier options to consider. Eat a whole wheat bagel, only eat half of your bagel, include a protein with this food, and skip carbs for the rest of the day after your bagel. If you can't see yourself sticking to this alternative, bagels are just not the food for you.
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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.