The doctor's office can be a scary place, especially for men. The last thing they want to do is admit that they need a doctor. They're use to being tough and in control but going to the doctor is like admitting your weak and out of control of yourself. Lets face it no one wants to go to the doctor but in the end it may just save your life. Put aside your pride and go today! You'll be happy you did.
1. A Prostate Exam
As a doctor you're invading their personal space. They feel like they are being violated by your finger. It's an uncomfortable experience that a man doesn't want to think about or even go through. It has to do with giving their power away to someone else. That's never a great feeling. It may be an unpleasant procedure to go through, but it could make a big difference in their lives when it comes to their health.
If a man is 50 years old and older, he should get a prostate exam. The exam only takes a minute or two. It's over before you know it, and it's a painless procedure. The doctor will tell you when they are starting the exam, so there are no surprises. You'll stand feet apart in a hospital gown, bend over, and with a surgical glove, the doctor will insert his or her finger inside you, feeling for anything unusual. This may seem like the most degrading thing a man can do but if there's something wrong with your prostate, this is the best procedure to find out.
2. Examine Balls
What an uncomfortable experience this must be for a man. The doctor's examination of your balls makes you feel nervous and exposed. It also makes you feel vulnerable and powerless. It's for your own good, but you don't see it at the time. This procedure could save your life one day. Man up and got to the doctor's.
The reason doctors feel your balls is to make sure you don't have cancer or a hernia. They're here to help you. The last thing they want you to feel is uncomfortable. Your health is the most important priority to them. It should be to you. The last thing you should do is walk around with a medical condition that can be treated right away because it will only get worse the more time you don't go to the doctor's.
3. Believe Their Fine
There's nothing wrong. You don't need to go to the doctor. You feel fine. You say this as you throw your back out again. You'd rather try and walk it off then admit that you're in terrible agony, which can be dangerous in the long run if you're not treated for the pain. That makes no sense at all!
Most men say they won't go to the doctor unless they're really sick. As a man your health conditions won't be spotted until it's too late. Don't ignore things like high cholesterol or high blood pressure because you might just find out too late that you have heart disease. You could have done something about it, but you were too much of a coward to go to the doctor. It's even worse if you don't go to the doctor for your sexual health. You may have contracted an STD and not know it for a long time.
4. Going To The Doctor Is Showing Weakness
Your body is falling apart before you and your family's very eyes. You can't show how vulnerable you are, so you keep it all inside. You can deal with it all on your own. When someone even suggests you going to the doctor, you say that's for weaklings. You're a strong man, nothing can hurt you, right? WRONG!
You won't feel so strong when you find yourself in the emergency room. A doctor reveals to you that you have something devastating. You're putting your life at risk by not admitting when you need help. It's not weak! It's the smart thing to do to go to the doctor's. You've only got one life, and it's a waste to prevent your body the care it needs to survive because you're afraid you'll be judged by your male friends that you go to the doctor.
5. Embarrassed To Talk About What Going On With You
The last thing you want your doctor or loved ones to know is something is wrong with you. You're invulnerable! If you don't talk about your condition, it's like it doesn't exist. What kind of logic is that? Eventually it will catch up with you and you will have nowhere to hide. You can be responsible for your own death but do you every think about that, no?
You don't like to talk about your feelings. Talking about your medical problems is just plain embarrassing. You're leaving yourself open to judgement and ridicule. You're left feeling vulnerable. It's important that your loved ones know as well as your doctor, so you can have the support and healthcare you need to live a happy and healthy life. Doctor's have come across almost any kind of medical condition in their profession and now all they want to do is help and the first step is letting them.
6. Office Hours Are Not Convenient
Office hours are always inconvenient. This is just an excuse to avoid going to the doctor. You could make time if you really wanted to, but the truth is that you don't. Just admit that you're scared of going to the doctor. It's not like you're the only one. Time may be running out for you, and you don't even know it.
You spend most of your time doing pointless things in your life. Spending your life in front of a TV for hours on end won't improve your health. The best way to spend your time is going to the doctor's on a regular basis. The office might not be close by and the hours may feel inconvenient to you, but your health should be your number one priority. It shouldn't matter how far you go. Get up and go all ready!
7. Going To The Doctor Means Your Wife Is Right
You hate when your wife is right. It's the last thing you want to admit to yourself and your friends who make fun of you. She is saving your life. She only wants what is best for you, and she wants you to be around for a long time. Your wife is always right so man up and go to the doctor. It will all be over before you know it.
You're always right. She can't be right about this. You won't go to the doctor's because your pride will be hurt that your wife cares about your health. When you can put this petty idea to the side, you may be able to realize that it doesn't matter who was right. The only thing that matters is that you're around, so you can be with your wife for years to come. Doesn't that sound nice?
8. Doctors Available To Help You And You Don't Realize This
Your doctor is here for you. They want to help you get better no matter what you're going through. They only have the best intentions, yet you don't realize everything they've done for you. You're just making up excuses not go to the doctor. Please let your doctor take care of you. They're trying to prolong your life.
The prevention of sickness is why doctors got into this field of work. Don't mistake their behavior as not caring about what you're going through. They take the time to talk to you about your condition and how to manage it. They're also there for you if you have any questions. Their job is to keep you healthy by the time you leave their office. You're alive because of them.
9. Relationship With Physician Is Non-existent
Well whose fault is that? You're just not feeling the relationship with your doctor. It's important to find a doctor you can build a relationship with, so there's trust that can be built. You may feel like it will take a lot of work to find the perfect match for you but in the end the only thing that matters is maintaining your health. Find a doctor! Get your health back!
Friends and family can help you find the doctor for you. You want someone who has a great education and a lot of years experience as a doctor. If you don't form a relationship with your doctor by 40 years old, you're in trouble. Maybe you don't want to form a relationship with a doctor. You want to be in and out of the doctor's office as quickly as you can. This is not a great attitude to have because it will deter you from finding someone you can be comfortable with to make your experience at the doctor's a little bit more pleasant.
10. Afraid You Will Be Judged
People can be judgmental and if you're doctor is this way when it comes to your health, maybe they're not the doctor for you. You know it won't help you if your doctor is constantly putting you down for doing the wrong thing. It may make you feel like you never want to go back to the doctor's. If you're doctor is doing their job right, they know how to encourage you instead of insult you. It will make your experience at the doctor's much more easier. The judgement will just melt away.
The last thing you want is judgmental eyes on you. You're looking for understanding and support. You want your doctor to say cut back on that 12 pack on the weekends. You don't want your doctor to say you're getting fat so drop that 12 pack. From your family it can't be easy to be judged. They're constant belittling your weight and the way you're not taking care of yourself, and it's not helping you want to get healthy because it just hurts your feelings, making you want to eat more.
11. No Doctor
You don't have a doctor. Yet another excuse in your book of excuses not to go to the doctor. You're only hurting yourself. You do realize that, right? Get up and go find a doctor! You will not only live longer, but your body will be happy as well that you're finally giving it the care it deserves.
You're only shortening your life by not having a doctor. How do you think that makes your friends and family feel? Ignoring all your problems won't make them go away. Having a doctor is probably one of the most important people you will ever have in your life. They are looking out for YOU! Listen to your body and get your butt to a doctor, pronto!
12. No Insurance
Get insurance and get your butt to the doctor. No more excuses because I'm sure your friends and family are sick of them by now. If they haven't bound and gagged you into the car and drove you to the doctor's office by now, you should make your way to the doctors before this traumatic event happens. Insurance will lower how much you have to spend on your health, so it's worth investing your time into. Your body will feel better and so will your wallet. What are you waiting for?
Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shields, and other health insurance companies will work for you to get the best plan for you when it comes to your health. You can go onto their websites and find out more information about what best fits your health needs. Despite what you think, not all health insurance plans are expensive. Your health bill will be if you just continue to pay out of pocket. You may not like spending money, but there's not better way to spend money then on your well being. You won't have money to spend if you're dead.
13. Don't Want to Spend Your Money
You're cheap. You're afraid the doctor will take all your money, and you'll never see it again. You think your money could be used for more important things. Your health is important and if you have to spend some money to stay in good health, then it will all be worth it. Plus your insurance will help you out with your expenses. Your health is on the line, and you can't afford to be hesitant with your money.
The way you spend your money is important. Material things may seem important to you but in the long run they can't help your health. You need to get your priorities straightened out. Money keeps you alive and on the right track when it comes to your health. It should take priority above everything else. Everything else is just insignificant.
14. You Feel Like Doctors Don't Do A Thing
You feel the same whether you go to the doctor's or not. You don't want to spend your money on your health if you feel like your doctor is doing nothing to improve it. You think they're cold and uncaring as they move onto the next patient. You think they only want your money. It's a big waste of time, and you feel like you can take care of yourself better then any doctor can because you know you're body. Again, make sure you find a reputable doctor.
They read your chart, hand you pills, and send you on your way. You feel like they're trying to get rid of you. To you they're a waste of a white lab coat and a degree. You throw your money at them, and you get nothing back. Despite what you've heard about doctors, they're not all the same. They are doctors out there that are passionate about their job and want to help you get the best care possible.
15. You Don't Want To Know If Something's Wrong
Living blissfully unaware sounds good to you. You'd rather be in the dark then know if there's something wrong with you. It's scary to know that your life is about to change. Isn't it more frightening not knowing if there's something wrong with you? Trust me you're better off knowing so you can be given treatment. Your life is important.
It's like living your life as a ticking time bomb. You never know when you're going to go off and hurt the people around because you couldn't face up to your demons. Not knowing if you're sick is dangerous. You could spend the rest of your life in the hospital and wonder why you got there. You'll be kicking yourself that you didn't find out sooner rather then later. You've probably cut your quality of life short because you think it's better not to know anything bad about your health.
16. You Just Don't Want To Go
You don't feel like it. It's a simple explanation, but it is an unsatisfactory answer for your wife. What a stupid reason not to go? You couldn't think of anything better? It's like saying you could care less about your health. Quit making up excuses and go to the doctor!
This excuse is how you get out of everything you don't want to do. This isn't just anything you make an excuse to get out of. Your life may depend on going to the doctor's. Not wanting to go to the doctor's is not good enough anymore. What is it going to take to get you to the doctor? You may end up in a body bag before you can even answer the question.
17. Doctor's Office Makes You Feel Uncomfortable
The atmosphere feels constricting, and you feel like you can't breathe. Your nerves are getting the best of you, and you haven't even seen the doctor yet. Try to calm down and realize that this is what is best for your health. Trust in your doctor and the process. You can't go wrong! You may never like the doctor's office, but you'll be grateful that you know that you're in good health.
You hate feeling uncomfortable, but you need to put this feeling aside for your health. Let your doctor know how you're feeling. They will be understanding and make you feel as comfortable as possible. You feel more at ease the next time you come in. The doctor's office won't seem so menacing anymore. You'll find it's not so bad after all.
18. Lack of Encouragement
You're from a family who fears doctor, so you've never been encouraged to go to the doctor's. This could be very dangerous. One day you could drop dead and never know why. What a frightening thought? So disregard your family's beliefs and if you think something is wrong, go to the doctor. Trust your body to tell you what's wrong.
The worst thing that can happen is not getting the encouragement you need to get your health back on track. You feel alone and that no one cares about you. As a result you don't get the care you need to live a long life. This is no way to live. Realize you're worth saving and that your life has meaning. Be your own encouragement and live long and happy.
19. Have Had Bad Experiences In The Past
You've had cold, incompetent doctors and procedures gone wrong. You're afraid to open yourself up to that kind of pain again. How do you ever trust a doctor ever again? Research is the best way to find a good doctor for you. It wouldn't hurt for you to also look around your local area and visit some doctor's office to get a better idea of what they represent when it comes to health. Friends and family are another great source.
Bad experiences at the doctor's office are unfortunate. The way you see doctors, nurses, and other staff has ruined your for life. You want to be treated like you matter. Your health should be top priority to your medical team. You'll feel more at ease when it comes to your health and going to the doctor's on a regular basis. No one should have a horrible experience at the doctor's so avoid it if you can and find health professionals who care about your well being.
20. Tough It Out
You don't need a doctor. You know yourself better then any doctor ever will, so you'll just tough it out. Hopefully your pride won't lead to your downfall. Don't let your pride get in the way of what's best for your health. Now what your body needs. Go to the doctor's today.
As a result of being tough your kidney could burst, you could get a heart attack, or you could just drop dead. A doctor could tell you to get checked out regularly, eat right, and exercise. You may never get this worth while health advice as you suffer in silence with your sickness. You're not so tough when you're dead. What point are you truly trying to make by ignoring the problem and thinking you know better than a trained professional? Don't be stupid and see a doctor before death happens to 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.