20 Fabulous Hotels Around The World That You Must Vacation At

Cheryl Brite August 10th 2016 Travel
Vacation is a time to have fun and relax. When you plan a vacation, it's important to find a hotel that best fits your needs. Accommodation is everything. There are great hotels all over the world to choose from. Now all you need to do is figure out where you want to go! The world is your oyster. Check out these amazing hotels around the world.
1. Castello di Casole, Italy
The views of Italy are breathtaking from your window. This 4,200 acre estate still stands from the 10th century. 41 rooms are available for guests to rest comfortably. It's not the usual amount of room at a hotel, but that's the great thing about it. It's more about quality then quantity. Relaxation and wine go together in this elegant and sophisticated resort.
At Castello di Casole the employees are at your service. When you arrive, you are welcomed. Your room is thoroughly cleaned by staff during your stay so when you come back to your room, it is spotless. Their rooms range in style from studios suites, to apartment like suites. For additional charges the services available to you are yoga classes, cooking classes, picnic lunches made by hand, tours, and so much more. When you're feeling hungry, you can dine at Pazzia, Bar Visconti, Ristorante Tosca, have a private chef prepare your food, or something as simple as room service.
2. Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, Costa Rica
You are surrounded by the nature of Costa Rica in this paradise hotel. It's a perfect place for nature lovers. When you're done white water rafting and kayaking, this place is your sanctuary to enjoy the serenity of the view. While you enjoy the view, taste Costa Rica's best wine. With 50 villas to choose from, you get a big deck, some with hot tubs, and beautiful furniture. You can't beat the quality of each and every one of these villas.
Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens is a luxury resort where Arenal Natural Ecological Park is just 2 miles away. The services provided are laundry service, airport transportation, poolside bar, and so much more. Free Wi-Fi is available in your room if you need to access the internet on your phone or laptop. When you feel like eating, you can have a breakfast buffet from 6:30AM-10:30AM. Experience Altamira, Nostalgia Wine Bar, and Sushi Amor Restaurant when you're in the mood for alfresco, international, and seafood dinning. At the end of a great day the Nayara Spa is just what you need to unwind with body wraps, a mud bath, manicures, massages, facial treatment, oh my!
3. Four Seasons Resort Bora-Bora, French Polynesia
Bungalows rest upon the sea. How unique is that? What could be better then waking up to the view of the water and the mountains? 107 rooms are scattered across the beach. The walls are made of volcanic material, which gives you the feeling of being connected with the natural parts of the earth. You'll never want to leave.
The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a tropical paradise surrounded by water, sand and coral reef. Families with special needs are accommodated with no charge for children under 17 years of age. Check in is at 3PM and check out is at noon. A fitness center, a spa, and outstanding customer service is available to make your stay at the Four Seasons a memorable experience. The Infinity Pool is heavenly as the waters make you feel relaxed and part of the landscape. Arll Moana, Tere Nui, and Sunset Restaurant & Bar are some of the dinning options available if you're craving Polynesian and French cuisine while watching the beach views.
4. The Lodge, New Zealand
This hotel rests by the cliffs, which gives you a great view of the water. It is located near Matauri Bay. With 6,000 acres of countryside, The Lodge has an environment that is suitable for 22 rooms that will make you feel at home. Golf, tennis, infinity pools, and beaches are activities you can be a part of during your stay. Their spa is well known in New Zealand and includes fireplaces to give your spa experience a cozy and comfortable feel. With a 180 degree view this is a vacation you'll never forget.
The Lodge was created in a colonial style where the veranda views of the Pacific Ocean is to die for. Your stay may range from $760.00 to $9,625.00 per night depending on the lodge you decide to vacation at. The prices may be expensive but how often do you treat yourself? This your vacation and you deserve the best. You can sail the Bay of Islands, bike on the beach, and explore the culture that is New Zealand. You can also exercise in their fitness center, go on guided nature walks, fish, horse ride, and mountain bike.
5. Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
The lap of luxury is what your stay at the Ritz-Carlton is all about. With 303 rooms for guests, this hotel's design represents the finer things in life. The cuisine is high quality as your taste buds experience french food for the first time. When dinner is done, the Curtain Club is the best place to enjoy a cocktail and the views of Berlin. It's a great way to spend your vacation. Book your room today!
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel has many options when it comes to selecting your room. Suites, rooms, and the Ritz-Carlton Apartments are available with panoramic views where the rooms range from 549 sq ft to 3,067 sq ft. All your culinary dreams will come true as you experience high quality french cuisine. The Brasserie Desbrosses, The Lounge, and Fragrances are the perfect places to discover new and interesting dishes, snacks, and drinks. This hotel is near the Potsdamer Platz where access to museums, theaters, and shopping are within reach along with the history of Berlin. With everything at your convenience, how can you not book your vacation today to the Ritz-Carlton?
6. Oberoi Udaivilas, India
It looks like something out of a painting. This hotel can't be real right? Well it is with a 50 acre island that just screams paradise. A boat escorts you to your room while you enjoy the views of India. In some rooms, you get your own pool and terrace as well as a view of the wildlife preserve. There's no reason not to choose Oberoi Udaivilas for your vacation.
It lives on the bank of Lake Pichola and has a 200 year old history because it stands on the hunting grounds of the Maharana of Mewar. The architecture of the hotel reflects the culture of Udaipur with every dome, walkway, and garden in site. The Kohinoor Suite is where you'll be staying during your time in India. Gold furnishings and wall frescos greet your eyes once your inside your room. There's a master bedroom, a twin bedroom, and a nice living room where you feel like you're not at a hotel but right at home. The Suryamahal and Chandni, Udaimahal, and The Bar are great places to dine and experience Indian Cuisine at its best.
7. Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa
This hotel brings the outdoors into your room. The wildlife becomes your life on vacation. It has the best view of seeing elephants bathing. The wild landscape outside will make you feel at peace with nature. Why are you not booking your trio right now? Get going!
The Singita Sabi Sand exists near Kruger National Park in Africa. You'll see wildlife and be able to see it up close and personal on a safari. You will get the privacy and peace you need on vacation in your lodge. The lodges best reflect the culture of Africa with Egyptian linens and antiques in the Singita Ebony Lodge and the Boulders Lodge. Experience African cuisine with western tradition and wine in your very own lodge. Day and Night Drives are available to view the wildlife as well as a luxurious spa at the end of the day to relax you.
8. Discovery Shores, Philippines
This modern looking hotel contains 88 rooms to stay in during your vacation. When the softest sands in the world are done with your feet, a beautiful rock garden will amaze you. If you love Karaoke, the hotel has more than 1,000 songs to choose from to sing your heart out. At night Discovery Shores lights up, creating a relaxing environment where you will enjoy the night life. It has everything you could ever want and more on your vacation. Go book Discovery Shores today!
The Discovery Shores was the first resort built in the Philippines region. With huge rooms and the Terra Wellness Spa you'll be so relaxed then you've ever been in your life. Restaurants like Sands, Indigo, Platitos, and Sandbar beach bar are available to get a taste of the Philippines. As a guest you are guaranteed the most high class service by the employees. You'll feel well taken care of that's for sure. You're right at home on vacation.
9. Triple Creek Ranch, Montana
It's an adult only vacation, which sounds good to anyone who doesn't want to be around kids on vacation. Paradise! Its 600 acres at Triple Creek Ranch includes 23 rooms with everything you could ever want in a hotel log cabin. Your itinerary is tailor made just for you, and you can experience eating at the chef's table, drinking wine, and tours of Montana by helicopter. It's the perfect paradise for adults only. Get away from your kids now and book your vacation!
The Triple Creek Ranch lives in the heart of Bitterroot Mountain Range. The rustic scene can be enjoyed by couples, who want some time alone to see the wildlife and just enjoy the outdoors. Their five star service will make you feel right at home in Montana. You can stay in a private cabin and explore the western art and amenities of the resort. Horseback riding is a great activity to do outdoors because you not only experience the refreshing air of Montana, but you can get to know your horse better. Taste the best cuisine after a great day in the outdoors at the Rooftop Lounge, Cooking School, Orchard & Gardens, and other dinning options.
10. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
The best view you will ever see will be from Jade Mountain, which is the highest point on the island. 29 beautifully designed suites offer great panoramic views that will make you never want to leave your hotel room. When you come back from your 5 hour hiking trip to the mountains, the view will still be waiting for you. Don't stare at the view all day when you can relax in your very own jacuzzi in your hotel room. What a great way to end a perfect day? Book your room today!
Jade Mountain is the epitome of peace and paradise in the Caribbean. Each room is huge in size with a luxurious bed and living room to go right along with the beauty of the Caribbean. The Caribbean Sea is at your fingertips and all you have to do is walk right out of your room. Enjoy your spa in the Jade Mountains where privacy is existent and what you crave the most. You will get the best service possible from every employee. Visit Anse Chastanet, the sister island of Jade Mountain, where restaurants, bars, boutiques, art, and so much more are what you need to enjoy your stay at this hotel.
11. The Lodge Sea Island, Georgia
A southern vacation is what you yearn for, and the Lodge Sea Island hotel is calling your name. It's just off the coast of the Atlantic sea, and the rooms have a country design that will make you feel welcome. If golf is your passion, then this hotel is perfect for you. Each room is 1,000 square feet, and you get a great view of the golf course as well as water views. If there's anything you need, a 24 hour butler is on standby to suit your needs. Now go book your hotel today.
The Lodge is a five star luxury hotel where paradise is found for golfers. It is secluded as well as an inviting environment for guests to step into. The view of the water is magical as well as the golf course. Dine at the delicious Colt & Alison where world class cuisine is at your fingertips. From casual to formal dinning you will have no problem finding food to meet your taste bud's needs. Your room includes a mini bar with 24-hour room service, toiletries, a great high definition TV, and a humongous bathroom with deep tubs.
12. The Peninsula, Hong Kong
It's a grand hotel that will impress any guest from the outside. If glamour is more your style, 14 Rolls-Royce can be seen around the hotel. Inside the Peninsula the elevators takes you to your room. Your room is a modern, sophisticated, and glamorous environment where you can relax. Keep the shades up when you stay because you know you want to see the Victorian Harbour and Hong Kong Island through your window. Book your vacation to the Peninsula today!
The Peninsula has a variety of dinning options for all your needs. The Spring Moon, Gaddi's, Felix, Chesa, The Verandah, The Lobby, Imasa, Salon de Ning, The Bar, and In-Room Dinning have foods from all over the world. Cantonese, French, European, Swiss, Continental, International, and Japanese food are available to experience the whole world without leaving the table. Any room at The Peninsula you would be lucky to stay in on your vacation. The Superior, Deluxe, Deluxe Courtyard, Grand Deluxe Kowloon View, Grand Deluxe Harbor View, and so many more rooms and suites are available to enjoy your stay. With over 12,000 sq ft of spa you'll have no problem relaxing after a long and exciting day in Hong Kong.
13. Cavas Wine Lodge, Argentina
What a quaint setting for a hotel? You have access to the view of the vineyards from your hotel window. It's a provocative and uniquely designed lodge that is filled with beautiful works of art. You will enjoy lamb, goat cheese, and raviolis for a limited amount of time because the menu changes every three months. When you add wine to the mix, everyday is a vacation with 250 wines to choose from. Check into the Cavas Wine Lodge today!
The Cavas Wine Lodge is a place in South America where the breathtaking views of Mendoza will keep you sipping wine until the sun goes down. In 55 acres of vineyard this lodge is where you can see the Andes Mountain Range shine. Riding horses and white river rafting are available to satisfy the adrenaline junkie in you. Back inside the lodge you can experience their spa where the extracts of the wine is used to prevent free radicals from existing inside your body. You can relax with your significant other as you enjoy your spa treatments together. There's nothing better and more peaceful then Cavas Wine Lodge.
14. Old Edwards Inn & Spa, North Carolina
This modern, country hotel is made of stone and brick and is near the Blue Ridge Mountains. When you're greeted by a drink of champagne, you feel welcome as you make your way to your room. It's vintage furnishings make the Old Edwards Inn & Spa a great place to stay on your vacation. You can't leave this hotel without checking out the 25,000 square feet spa. You'll feel relaxed and rejuvenated to start your day. Do wait another minute and book your stay today!
The Old Edwards Inn & Spa includes a spa with Rainfall showers, whirlpools, steam rooms, ladies' sauna, solarium, and other treatments that will give you what you need to be a better you. You can also get your nails and hair done in this luxurious, relaxed environment. Make your way to The Spa Cafe for great food and drinks. You'll have a great time by the time you make it to the golf course to work on your game. Shopping is next on your list as you explore European and American souvenirs like antiques, jewelry, and accessories. By the end of your time at this hotel you'll be glad you came.
15. Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, Florida
Inside your hotel room you know you're right where you want to be as you stare out the window at the ocean view. This Nantucket inspired room is a great place to relax. When you've had enough of relaxing, 20 room fans will cool you off until you step out of the hotel and onto the sandy beaches of Florida. Sun and water, there's nothing better! After a great day on the beach, a nice glass of wine is something you will enjoy while watching the sunset. Sounds like paradise so book your room today!
Elizabeth Point Lodge is an island resort where you can sit out on the porch and enjoy a good book. There rooms and suites are Ocean View, Sunset View, Trades Winds, Breeze, Serenity, and Miller Cottage. Each room will suit all guests during their stay. The Lodge's amenities include soaking tubs, ocean view breakfast, flat screen TV, 24 hour room service, a library on the main floor with games, and so many more benefits that you'll have to see to believe. Head over to The Pointe Restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner containing fresh ingredients as well as hors d'oeuvres with wine and beer. There's not better time then the summer to make your way to Elizabeth Pointe Lodge.
16. Wickaninnish Inn, British Columbia
Trees, mountains, and water are some of the views you will see from your room. Nature views are the best views. This remote paradise contains 75 rooms where you can watch the best storms from the safety of your room. You can hike along Chesterman Beach or enjoy the fireplace from your room with a nice glass of wine. Either way you will come back to your hotel room a happy camper. Book your stay at Wickaninnish Inn and you'll have the vacation of your life.
The Wickaninnish Inn gives you access to Chesterman Beach for all your sea activities like boating and swimming. Come down to The Pointe Restaurant where 75 seats are available to taste west coast cuisine. When your stomach is feeling satisfied, you can make your way to Ancient Cedars Spa. Their practitioners and estheticians will make you feel comfortable and focused on your well being. The Lookout Library, Henry Nolla's Carving Shed, the fitness center, and the Long Beach Nature Tours are some of the amenities you will enjoy at your stay at the Inn. Don't miss out on this opportunity for vacation.
17. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
This hotel has been around since 1876. Can you imagine the history? With 339 rooms with floor to ceiling windows and a view of the Chao Phraya River, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is a great place to be with nine available places to dine. They even have a cooking school. You can also visit the spa and watch out for any celebrities. When the day is done, you can go to the Bamboo Bar to enjoy quality cocktails.
The Mandarin Oriental is a five star hotel where luxury is what you'll experience during your stay. Every room and suite has a modern yet refreshing feel. With great rates, wi-fi, bed and breakfast, and so much more, you can enjoy everything at your fingertips. Le Normandie, Sala Rim Naam, Lord Jim's, The China House, and Riverside Terrace are some of the world cuisine you can experience in Bangkok. Your mind, body, and soul need the spas of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to survive your exciting vacation. Book your stay today and your vacation can truly begin in Bangkok.
18. Rosewood Mayakoba, Mexico
This unique, cream colored hotel sits by the water and is surrounded by jungle. 128 rooms are available with private pools, nice patios, and limestone showers. Make sure you bring your golf clubs to the 18-hole golf course. Butlers are around to meet whatever needs you have. What could be better? Booking your trip now sounds like a great idea.
The Rosewood Mayakoba lies on the Rivera Maya and is near Cancun and the beautiful village of Playa del Carmen. The warm Caribbean breeze will hit you right away, and you'll take it all in. The tropical environment will truly make you feel at one with the beauty of the wild. The land is treated well and is valued by the people who work to make this hotel what it is today. Back inside the hotel free wi-fi, free parking, and room service are some of the amenities you'll receive as a guest. You'll also get the best customer service when it comes to dinning, the fitness center, the bar, and any other questions you have about Rosewood Mayakoba.
19. Stafford London by Kempinski
The entrance invites you into a hotel of class and sophistication. You're impressed. The hotel rooms have unique designs based on what house you choose to stay in. British cuisine is available as well as great tasting wine, and Burgundy and Bordeaux are wines that are special to the Stafford London in their wine cellars. Visit the American bar where there is a lot of memorabilia to see. By the end of your trip you'll be thinking about your next stay at Stafford London.
The Stafford London's cuisine is exquiste because they pick their own ingredients. Fruits and vegetables are taken from their garden and put on your plate to make something special. While cows are used to yogurt and butter. They're passionate about their food, and you can see it through the flavors they use on your dish. To experience this you should visit Seychelles Resort where their fruit bar is out of this world. It's fresh and will leave you feeling good long after your meal.
20. Farmhouse, California
The hotel staff are very welcoming and are more than happy to help you if you have any question about your stay. A farm feel greets your eyes as you enter your hotel room. Fresh flowers, private bathrooms, and jetted tubs is what attracted you to the Farmhouse. The saunas and steam shower will make you never want to leave this California hotel. So book your vacation today. California here you come!
The Farmhouse is wine country where you can enjoy this vacation with that special someone. The warmth and hospitality will keep you coming back. Their breakfast in bed will make you feel right at home as you wake up to fresh ingredients. Canoeing, kayaking, cycling, hiking, and shopping afterward will give you the adrenaline you need and the calm sanctuary you need to buy souvenirs and get off your high. The inn is in a great location near Sonoma Wine Country and then you can relax in their pool or hot tub. The sunny weather in California is another added bonus to staying at the Farmhouse because you can open the window, and let the sunlight into your room, making your stay as enjoyable as possible when you lie your head down on the pillow at night.

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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. Amge hails from Nagpur, India. She weighs 11 pounds and stands at 23 inches, according to Guinness World Records. S he has a "form of dwarfism called achondroplasia," Guinness says.
On her fame, she 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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