20 Fun and Relaxing Activities To Do In The Summer

Cheryl Brite September 7th 2016 Travel
Summer is the time to enjoy the weather. Whether you spend your time inside or outside, this warm season is your chance to have fun. Let loose! So what are you planning to do during the summer? Well if you can't think of anything, here are some ideas to get your summer started. Have a nice summer!
1. The Beach
This is the first thing you should think about in the summer. Pack up the car with beach gear, and you'll be on your way to beach paradise. It's hot and what better way to cool off then taking a swim? Make sure you put on that sunscreen, or you will get burned. The sun is shining, the water feels great, and watch out for that shark! Just kidding.
You can lie out on the sand as the rhythm of the waves leaves you in a relaxed state. Building sand castles is another way to enjoy your time at the beach. Surfing, diving, swimming, and riding a jet ski are some of the ways you can fuel your adrenaline rush. You can't get enough of your time at the beach. So don't be a stranger. Get here when you can during the summer and have the time of your life.
2. BBQ
Set up the grill in your backyard and give your guests the food and fun times they've been craving all summer. Nothing tastes better then food right from the grill. The smell will draw you in and make your mouth water. Friends and family will be flocking to the grill to take a look at your mad grilling skills. Burgers and hotdogs are just some the things you can grill. The summer is the perfect time to BBQ outside, especially with friends and family.
When you think of a BBQ, you don't only have to use meat. There are some great fruits and vegetables that will taste delicious after they've been cooked on the grill. Pineapple and watermelon are great summertime fruits that will go well with your burger or hotdog. Peppers and corn on the cob are also desirable options to have on the grill because the char only enhances their flavor. Plus these foods are a healthier option then having a side of fries. Maybe you're not looking for healthy foods during the summer but whatever you choose to grill, you can't go wrong.
3. Music Concerts
Listening to your favorite artists, what could be better? Great music pounding through your ears sounds like a great way to spend your summer. Screaming at the top of your lungs sounds even greater. It's a time for you to let loose and leave your worries at home. Dancing and singing along with the music is a freeing experience that you can't get anywhere else. The nice summer weather doesn't hurt either.
Bring good shoes because it's practically a guarantee that you'll be standing for the majority of the concert. You'll have a transcendent moment when one of the members of the band touches your hand. Well you're never washing that hand again. Even the drunk guy throwing up next to you can't ruin your good time. What could make your summer even better? Having backstage passes to see the band!
4. Balloon Rides
Experiencing the world from high above the ground is an adrenaline rush you can't pass up. Everything looks so small that it makes you feel unreal. Summer is a perfect time to go balloon riding. With friends or family you'll have a great time in the air. The clear blue sky, the breathtaking views, and the refreshing breeze work together to make this activity something you will never forget. Especially when you've captured these moments on film.
The views seem endless from the sky. You could be seeing a forest, a field, a ocean, and other forms of land depending on where your floating over. You can be proposed to in a balloon, or you can be enjoying a romantic moment with that special someone. If you're deathly afraid of heights, this summer activity isn't for you unless you're trying to get over your fear. You know you've picked the right person to work the air balloon because you've done your research. You'll have the time of your life floating higher then you ever have in your life.
5. Winery
The vineyards are truly a beautiful sight to see in the summertime. As you taste different types of wine, you can learn how wine is made. It's also a great opportunity to spend time with your significant other in a romantic setting. Who knows, you may even be proposed to? It's even a great place to get married if you're thinking about a summer wedding. What better way to spend your summer with the drink you love the most?
Sipping wine while overlooking the winery fields, it doesn't get any better then this. Your miles away from your place of work, and you couldn't be happier. You can really find peace here as you walk through the winery. Maybe it gives you ideas to start your own winery someday. The sky's the limit. Drink wine and be merry!
6. Shopping
You need to be wearing the latest summer trends, and the mall is calling your name. Getting in the car you bring your friends along for the ride. You're ready to burn through your credit cards and go into debt but at least you're wearing the most up to date trend. If this is your idea of how to spend your summer, that's fine but you don't need to go into debt. Shopping should be fun and on a reasonable budget not a financial burden. Shop till you drop!
From Macy's to Nordstrom and Kohl's to Marshall's they are so many stores to meet your clothing needs. It's exciting when a store has that cute top you want that matches the skirt that you just have to get. You'll even throw shoes into the mix of your summer shopping experience. Don't go overboard with your shopping spree. You want to have enough money to enjoy the rest of your vacation. You can still have fun, but it's still smart to shop on a budget.
7. Museum
You want to stay cultured and educated even when school's out. The museum is the perfect place to be during the summer, and it's not because of the indoor air conditioning. Well that's a part of it. Every exhibit makes you excited to learn and be a part of the history on the walls with each room you step into. It's a great experience to enjoy with friends and family. Get your tickets today!
The tour guides are more than happy to answer any questions you have about any of the exhibits. While you like to be part of a crowd, you also like to go off on your own and discover things for yourself. It's fun and exciting to learn things you've never known before. You're only expanding your mind. It's a good thing! After you've seen the whole museum, the gift shop is calling your name.
8. Luxury Spa
You need to relax and pamper yourself. You work hard, and you need a little you time away from your family. A spa day is what you deserve to forget your stresses at home. Massages, facials, mud baths, and so much more are available to make you a whole person again. What are you waiting for? Get to your nearest spa today and take a load off!
Their spa treatments not only leave you feeling good, but you leave with your skin looking a lot healthier. With clear skin and rejuvenation you feel like you can take on the world again. Your head's on straight, and you're more relaxed then you've ever been. Especially when you bring your friends with you. You can even bring home a part of the spa with you as you purchase the spa's creams, facial moisturizer, and other products. It's the perfect place to take care of yourself and enjoy your summer.
9. Family Vacation
Family vacation is always a must in the summer. It's a way for family members to reconnect with each other. You're spending time with the ones that know you best. Yes, it's your family. You can go on a cruise, a theme park, a ski resort, or anywhere else in the world. It's not about the place so much, but it's about being with your family.
Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and more are perfect places to spend with your family. You can rediscover the kid in you and give your children the time of their lives. A cruise is also the perfect vacation because they have kid as well as adult activities on the boat. You can all go on your separate adventures and come back together as a family. This is your chance to learn more about the members of your family and have a good time. You'll only become stronger as a family and come back from vacation a stronger unit.
10. Out To Eat
It's nice when you don't feel obligated to cook. The pressure can be overwhelming. Going out to eat is a great way to experience different foods and enjoy the company of your friends and family. You can enjoy your food outside as well as the views. It's a time to kick back, relax, and eat food that you could never dream of making at home. Your taste buds will enjoy the experience.
Burgers, BBQ, Chinese, Italian, desserts, and other places in your area are available to just go wild. You're not concerned with healthy food but the satisfaction of your taste buds. Eating out ranges from cheap to expensive, and that's the best part. You have so many choices to choose from. Your head will spin. Throw your diet out the window just this once and live a little!
11. Clubbing
You love to party. You can let off some steam and dance to the beat of the music. You're getting lost in the beat of the music. You can forget for a moment about going back to work the next day. Alcohol will do that to you. For now you're having the time of your life with your friends and drinking like you don't have work the next day.
Beer to fruit drinks you have an array of alcohol to try. Clubbing isn't all about getting drunk. You may find that person your destined to spend the rest of your life with. Well maybe you'll just find someone to have a good time with. Anything can happen! That's what makes partying fun.
12. Picnic
The great outdoors, a blanket, and a picnic basket is a great way to spend your summer. You can relax and enjoy the food you prepared. You're one with nature and the ants that are trying to get into your basket. You don't care because the weather is is just wonderful. The sun is shinning, the sky is blue, and the food you prepared is perfect for a picnic. Nothing can go wrong with summer weather!
There are a plethora of activities you can fun playing as well. Frisbee, kite flying, or just walking are great ways to enjoy the summer. After you have worked up an appetite, you take out your picnic basket. Sandwiches, salad, fruit, chips, soda, and other foods are an options on this nice summer day. Bring whatever suits your needs. All that matters is that you're having fun.
13. Golf
You get to wear cute, summer outfits on the green as you prepare yourself to get a hole in one. Whether your professional or just starting out, there's no reason you can't have fun on the green in the summertime. There's a peace you get from this environment that you can't get anywhere else. You also get to ride those cool golf carts around the green to each hole. You not only get to practice your game, but you can enjoy the weather. What a great way to spend your summer!
You have to get up early to get the best spot, but you don't mind. If golf on the green is too much for you, miniature golf is a great way to have fun with friends and family. There are so many different creative themes for each golfing hole you approach. You have to use strategy to win the game because each hole has its challenge. Be careful not to get your ball in the water! You'll be looking for it the whole day, but you'll be having fun doing it.
14. The Movies
A cool, air conditioned sanctuary is where you can watch movies to escape the blistering heat. What a relief! You can enjoy snacks, relax, and watch movies previews. Sure there maybe not be much talking in the theatre but you can be entertained by the film you paid to see. You can also snuggle up to that special someone as they put their arm around you. Sinking back into your comfortable seat, you're glad you're not spending your summer in the heat.
Action, adventure, comedy, horror, romance, and everything under the sun are available for you to watch at the movies. You can try and sneak in your snacks, but you will get caught. Popcorn, candy, soda, and more are at the concession stands for you to purchase. You're definitely not looking to be healthy this time around. Junk food rules! Once you sit in your seat, put your drink in the cup holder, and settle down with your snack, you're ready for the movie to begin.
15. Watching Shark Week
Sharks and the Discovery Channel is your life. You put that together, and shark week was born. You get to watch one week of horrific shark attack stories, experts wanting to learn more about these cold blooded animals, and so much more stuff that will make your head spin. It's a can't miss week that will make you learn things about sharks that you never knew before. They're not monsters. They're amazing sea creatures that deserve to exist in the sea without worrying about being captured for meat.
There are more than 365 species of shark in the world. You may never see all of them, but shark week is a way for you to learn about species you have never been aware of. Whether they live in the clear water or in the darker, deeper parts of the ocean, every shark has a story and a history. See how man and animals exist together under the sea. The great white shark is your favorite. Sharks may have been given a bad rap, but shark week sets out to dispel those myths, so we can see sharks for the majestic creatures they truly are.
16. Hiking
Nature is like home to you. Anytime you can be one with nature is a worthwhile experience. You leave your electronics behind as well as your life back home and enjoy all the earth has to offer. Just make sure you're well prepared for anything that comes your way because nature can be unpredictable. Mountains, waterfalls, wild animals, and so much more make this adventure something you will never ever forget. Take a hike!
Places like Redwood National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Yosemite National Park are iconic parks where you can enjoy time with your friends and family. When you hike the trails, you should wear comfortable shoes so you don't have to worry about your feet hurting. Even take a hiking stick to seem more rugged. Bring a hat to hide your face from the sun and some sunscreen wouldn't hurt either. You love the sun, but the sun isn't your friend. Don't let this opportunity pass you by in the summer because you'll have the time of your life when you reconnect with mother earth.
17. Camp
Summer camp is fun for kids. Boating, horseback riding, swimming, and so many more activities make kids excited every time summer rolls around. It's about camp spirit and making memories. Don't forget the smores! It's an experience that every kid should have growing up. Camp spirit!
Camp Yomechas, the YMCA, and Maplewood are some of the camps you can send your kids to during the summer. They'll learn about camp and team spirit. They'll make new friendships that will last a lifetime. They will also learn survival skills in the wild. You'll learn all about your kids' fun adventures at camp and send them back next year. Your kids not only have fun, but you get some time to yourself to enjoy the summer.
18. Visit Relatives
You haven't seen your family in a long time. The summer is the perfect time to spend with loved ones. You laugh, reminisce, and enjoy each other's company. What could be better then that? Your kids being spoiled by your relatives sounds great to them. You hope you can visit more often in the future but for now you're glad to be home.
You'll learn new things about your relatives from the stories they tell. It's a great way to reconnect with family that you haven't seen for some time. Sure it's expensive to bring the whole family together but if you want it badly enough, you can make it happen. There's nothing better then having family around you that cares about you. It's important to make time when you can because you don't know what can happen in the next few months or years. Family spirit!
19. A Nice Drive
Let the top down on your convertible and drive with the summer wind in your hair. It will feel good in the moment. Sometimes you just need to get away in your car and drive. Far, far away is preferable. The views aren't half bad either. Sure you may need more gas after your trip but it was so worth the drive.
Make sure you fill up your tank before you take a drive. The last thing you want is to be stuck on the side of the road. Sure the weather is warm but when night falls, the creeps come out. You don't want to be picked up by a stranger. With a full tank you're ready to take on the open road with some good friends riding in the back. You are the warrior of the road!
20. Watching the Sunset
At the end of the day nothing beats seeing the sunset. The sky shows its colors, and you are there to see how amazing the sky is. You can't take your eyes off of it. It's the ending of the day, and you want to be there to see it end. You know the summer season can't last forever, but the sunset will always be something you want to watch. It's so beautiful!
Having patience is crucial when you're waiting for the sun to set. You may become restless and bored, but it's so worth the wait. Sit back, relax and enjoy the other views around you while you wait. Talk to the people around you and have a beer. Just chill! The sun finally begins to set and you're at peace even when you know summertime is coming to an end.

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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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