15 Reasons Why You Should Travel To Universal Orlando Resort For a Vacation

Cheryl Brite April 20th 2016 Travel
Don’t think of any other place but Universal Orlando Resort for any occasion. It's the perfect place for all kinds of people. It's not just a theme park to bring kids. I’ve traveled and vacationed four times at Universal, and I would go more if I could. No other place can compare to thrill and adventure that awaits you as you enter this place I call home. Read on and book a flight to Orlando for a vacation today!
1. Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
Nothing gets your stomach growling and eyes wandering like this relaxing, paradise themed environment. The music along with the lyrics of Jimmy Buffet will really make you feel like your vacation has truly begun. Every inch of this restaurant was inspired by this musician. Sure they have plastic fish on the walls, a plane, and many other accessories that make this place unique but don’t let this fool you; their food is the best your mouth will ever taste. Their burgers are to die for. In City Walk you will find island like environment where your taste bud's dreams will come true.
At Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville there is outdoor seating for you as well to enjoy the views of the park and the people passing by. It's called the Porch of Indecision where you can listen to live music from their very own guitarist. They're open from 11:30AM-2AM, so you can come anytime of the day or night. They call their food "Floribbean Cuisine" because it combines the food of Key West with Caribbean food. You have to admit that's clever. From Jamaican Wings, to Grilled Fish Tacos, and Key Lime Pie Margaritaville has everything you will ever need to make your stomach happy when you leave.
2. AMC Universal Cineplex 20
In City Walk you will see this spectacular cinematic greatness that is a movie theatre. A movie theatre included in a theme park, what other place on earth offers this? Well I don’t know but this huge Cineplex has twenty movie screens with IMAX and comfortable seats that will make you never want to leave this place. Their stadium like environment is the perfect way to view movies. Not to mention the variety of snack that will keep you entertained in the theatre during the coming attractions. Set back, relax, and enjoy the show!
The AMC Universal Cineplex serve different foods from your ordinary theatre. Pizza, fries, and liquor make this theatre the place to be. There's even a meal and movie deal where you can enjoy City Walk's plethora of restaurants, pick one, and enjoy your meal with a movie for just $21.95! You can purchase this deal at the ticket window. If you're not attracted by this deal, then you're crazy. You'll enjoy great cinematic performances on their big screens while your taste buds enjoy a meal or snacks.
3. Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando
In City Walk you will find Emeril. No not Emeril himself but his restaurant. A classy environment awaits you as you sink your teeth into Emeril’s masterful dishes. He really "kicks it up a notch" with his use of diverse flavors. Of course you’ll need a reservation but it’s a reservation you’ll never regret or forget. Especially since you get to watch the chefs cook the dish your ordered.
Emeril's Restaurant Orlando has only the best service provided for you that is also top notch because your needs are the most important. Creole gourmet is at the center of this celebrity Food Network Star's inspiration. Roasted Texas Redfish, Crawfish, and many more delectable dishes are available to try at Emeril's. They offer a lunch, dinner, kids, and happy hour menu to attract every kind of person. Entrees may range in price from $21.00 to $42.00 and may seem expensive, but it's so worth the money. How often do you treat yourself to something this good?
4. Loews Royal Pacific Hotel
A tropical, beach themed paradise greets your eyes as you take your bags inside and relax in your room with a view of the pool. The front desk employees will check you in, help you with your bags, and answer any question you have about the hotel as well as the park. Taste the island cuisine because your mouth craves it. When you walk into the lobby, their beautiful zen like fountains will catch your eye. Oh, did I mention it’s an onsite hotel where a water taxi takes you directly to the theme park? Yes, dreams do really come true at your stay at this hotel.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort's environment draws you in with the South Seas. As a guest at this magnificent hotel you can skip the long lines with the Universal Express Pass in both Universal Studios as well as Islands of Adventure. You also receive early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You'll be there a whole hour before guests who decided to stay at off site hotels. How cool is that? Now you have no reason to say no to this on site hotel.
5. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
Harry Potter fans will be amazed when they step into Hogwarts castle and ride along with Harry and his friends in this highflying virtual adventure. You will enjoy the journey inside the castle as well as its impressive features even before you reach your destination. The classrooms and corridors are so well constructed that you feel like you're actually a part of something magical. Once you follow Harry and his friends around Hogwarts, your life will never be the same as you see all the magical creatures that surround the castle. The technology of this ride is truly something to marvel at. People of every age can enjoy this thrilling ride.
To enjoy Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey you have to be 48 inches tall. Dumbledore's Office, the Defense Against the Arts Classroom, and the Gryffindor Common Room are just some of the place you will see on your way to your forbidden journey. You'll really feel like you're flying high above the ground as Harry and his friends defeat the forces of evil. It's something you'll never forget. You'll have the time of your life in Hogwarts. Don't be a stranger and come back to this ride as often as possible.
6. Jurassic Park River Adventure
You loved the movie now enjoy the ride come to life. Standing in line, the anticipation is just too much to bare. Once you get into the raft like ride, your life will truly begin. Jurassic Park fans and Paleontologists alike won’t believe their eyes as they sail along in this thrilling water ride and meet the dinosaurs, especially the T-rex, roaring ferociously at the end before the thrilling drop. Yes, you will be drenched in water. If you don't want to get wet, you're on the wrong ride.
Located at Islands of Adventure the Jurassic Park River Ride Adventure lets you experience the world of dinosaurs like you never have before. It's up close and personal that's for sure. You have to be at least 42 inches to ride this water ride and if you have a child between 42-48 inches, you must ride with them. It takes 1.5 million gallons of water to fill up the ride. It also has an 85 foot plunge down, which is the largest constructed drop for a theme park. So bring on the dinosaurs and the water, you're ready!
7. Dudley Do-Rights Ripsaw Falls
This well constructed water ride brings this old cartoon back to life. You're in the Canadian North Woods. Snidely Whiplash, the villian, has take the fair maiden Nell Fenwick, and it's up to the hero, Dudley Do-Right to save her from the saw mill she is tied to. You will see how this story unfolds as you ride this water ride. It is the most thrilling water ride you’ll ever go on as every twist and turn makes you wonder when you’ll drop. The suspense gets me every time! Don't let it get you!
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, located at Islands of Adventure, is where adults and kids alike will have the time of their lives down a 75 foot drop. If you're child is between 44-48 inches tall, you must accompany them on this ride no matter how scared you are. Into the log you sit as you wait for the ride to begin. You wonder if you'll get wet and if Dudley can save Nell. Well you'll find out very soon. In the end you're soaking and Nell has been saved and so it's a great day on both ends.
8. Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges
This bumpy, Popeye the sailor man rapids ride is fun for friends and family alike. You never know who will get wet but when it happens, you can’t help but laugh at the person who’s soaked to the bone, hoping you’re not next on the water ride’s hit list. You're on a rescue mission along with Popeye to save Olive from the evil Bluto, who has captured her. You'll risk life and limb, or in this case stomach, to bring Olive back safely. The white water rapids will keep you on your toes until the very end. If you didn't bring a poncho, you're out of luck because the water will get you.
Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges is a ride where you must be 42 inches tall to ride. Sweet Haven is where you are as you spin your way through comic scenes of this old cartoon. They are so many ways to get wet that you won't know where to look before it's too late. The water will refresh you on a sunny day. They'll be so much action on the ride that you'll scream in excitement. Enjoy this time with your family or people you just met because you can all agree that this is a ride that you'll never forget.
9. The Amazing Adventures Of Spiderman
You love 3D. What a coincidence this ride has 3D t0o? Superhero fans will love this virtual reality ride with Spiderman as he fights the forces of evil and gets you back home safe and sound. What a relief! Every villain he faces will make you feel like you’re right there with him as you go up, down, and around trying to dodge every attack while Spiderman saves your life. He truly is earth's greatest comic hero.
The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman is a ride that once you step into it, you'll never be the same. Given 3-D classes, you're ready to be a part of something amazing. The classes are in high definition that enhance the audio, lighting, and so much more. You're on a rescue mission to help Spiderman rescue the Statue of liberty from the Sinister Syndicate. Along the way there will be danger but you're willing to follow Spiderman to any lengths to save the day. You will be amazed by Islands of Adventure's Spiderman.
10. The Incredible Hulk Coaster
You can tell a lot of rage went into building this mean green hulking machine roller coaster. Thrill seekers worship this ride of loop de loops and apparently this ride is very angry with the amount of times you go upside down. It won't stop you from enjoying the rush this coaster gives you every time you come back. You're in the laboratory of Dr. Bruce Banner before you take off into the unknown. You become the Incredible Hulk as you shoot of the ride. You are unstoppable as you go through the loops of life.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster lives in the world of Islands of Adventure. From 0 to 40 mph you're practically in a jet that takes off of a aircraft carrier. When you're upside down, you feel weightless and free as you pick up speed. The power and rage is clearly expressed in this ride and within you as you have no choice but to go through the chaos and coming out the other side. When you're going up, you'll reach 150 ft and the speed of the ride is up to 67 mph. The inversions and subterranean trenches will give you the adrenaline rush you've always craved at 2 minutes and 15 seconds.
11. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
This is where the "sweet life" truly begins. If you love Italy, this onsite, colorful hotel has the environment you’re looking for. It has a romantic air that you can’t ignore and a huge pool you can dive right into. Its luxurious environment by the man made sea side recreates the village of Portofino, Italy in every inch of its design. Guest can hangout in the lobby, rely on quality customer service, relax in their spa, swim in the pool, and eat delicious Italian food. you need to book this hotel today!
Loews Portofino Hotel offers you a great opportunity to skip the lines of the theme park. The Universal Express Pass will get you to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure lines first. This experience is $89.00 per person, per day. It's worth the extra expense to beat the long lines. You'll also be the first in line at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter a whole hour before anyone else. You can't beat this kind of deal!
12. Hard Rock Hotel
The rocker in you just can't deny staying at the Hard Rock Hotel. Rock and Roll! With the guitar fountain outside this onsite hotel and rock music playing 24/7, musicians will bang their heads to great music all day long as they enjoy the history of rock and roll musicians. You'll never get sick of the music, that's for sure. You'll be treated like a rock and roll star by employees of the hotel. Relax and live the life as a rock star.
The Hard Rock Hotel's environment is laid back and relaxed because that's how rock stars live. It classy and at the same time casual as you immerse yourself in their beach like pool. You can even have a high quality meal at The Palm. Their steak is to die for. It's so delicious that other places with steak are put to shame. This onsite hotel shares in the same theme park benefits of the other onsite hotels so rock and roll your way over to the Hard Rock Hotel.
13. Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket
This thriller ride was in the third installment of Sharknado 3 Hell No! It's a very high thriller ride where the speed makes you scream your lungs out. At 65 mph and 17 stories high you'll have the time of your life. By the time you get your bearings, you’ll want to come back until you lose your voice. The adrenaline junkie in you will be glad you came. The pulsating music will get you into the mood to ride this monster of a coaster.
You have to be 51 inches and taller to ride the Hollywood Rip Ride Rocket. Being strapped in can be nerve wracking but once you know you're secure, it's time to shoot out like a rocket. Its innovative audio as well as special effects will give you a one of a kind roller coaster experience. It's Orlando's tallest roller coaster in Universal Studios, which should excite and intimidate you at the same time. There's so much entertainment on this ride that you won't know what to do with yourself accept hanging onto your seat. Its record breaking loop will impress people of all ages.
14. Revenge Of The Mummy
The Mummy movie has come to life in this fast pace, thriller ride. Escaping Imhotep’s wrath is no easy task as this coaster ride takes you inside his lair where you never know where he’ll take his revenge with every twist and turn of the ride. You've escaped. You've survived another day at Universal Studios. By the end it will all be worth it when you get back in line again and again and again. It's just so addicting that you can't get enough.
Revenge of the Mummy will plague you with darkness, fireballs, beetles, and warrior mummies. That's enough to scare you the first time. It's you versus Imhotep in the battle of survival to the end. Who will win? You, that's who. By the end of the ride Brendan Fraser meets you on a screen to tell you that you've made it through the other side.
15. Men In Black Alien Attack
You've been waiting for the Men in Black film to become a ride and now it has. All your dreams have come true. You can finally kill aliens! You are officially a part of the Men and Black team as you take down aliens, threatening to take over the Earth. The scum of the earth better watch out for you! Be competitive with friends and family as you wrack up points and make the world safe again.
In Men in Black Alien Attack you are the rookie in the black and white suit fighting aliens. In the streets of New York you are king as you send that alien scum back to where they belong. Watch your back because they will fight back, causing your car like ride into a spinning frenzy. You'll go through Men in Black headquarters before you make your way to the mean streets of NY where the aliens have escaped transport and are running wild. The ride is unpredictable based on the points your wrack up. You may become a full fledged member of the Men in Black team.

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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.
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