You think youve been eating healthy, well think again. Next time you think about putting something into your body, ask yourself if what youre eating is really good for you. There are foods out there that you should really avoid if you want to stay healthy. Put your health first and avoid these foods at all costs, as some of these can raise the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and other diseases. Beware the unhealthy foods! #18 will SHOCK you!
1. Veggie Patties
They're called veggie patties. How can they possibly be bad for you? Are they really veggie patties or processed and frozen patties with questionable ingredients? Check the ingredients on the patties to make sure they are legit because most of these burgers are made with processed soy instead of vegetables. Vegetables should be listed first on the ingredient list. You might as well be having a fake patty if you dont bother to check the label to see what youre really putting into your body.
Hexane is an ingredient that has been found in a soy burger that is unhealthy for you as well as the planet. This substance is involved with the excess of the ozone and is a dangerous air pollutant. It can lead to nerve problems that can give you pain, numbness, muscle problems, and digestive issues. Look for the USDA's organic seal on your veggie patties in brands like Helen's Kitchen and Wildwood for veggie burgers that are hexane free. Its excess in sodium (400 mg/patty), over processed ingredients, and toxins makes this food hazardous to your health. High blood pressure and kidney disease are just some of the health conditions you can get from this burger.
2. Packaged Turkey
Its delicious meat for your sandwich, right? It looks harmless to you. Well theres a reason for its taste and it lies within the sodium. Did you know that two ounces of this lunchmeat contains as much as 1/3 of your recommended limit? Thats a lot of sodium that goes into your body so avoid this unhealthy food by at least buying a low sodium turkey or roast and slice your own turkey. Your body will be a lot happier you did.
Processed meat like packaged turkey has been linked to premature death. Eating more than 160 grams of this turkey could potentially lead to cardiovascular disease and cancer. Its saturated fat raises your blood cholesterol, and its sodium nitrate is bad for your heart. Turn to healthier options in your sandwich besides packaged turkey. Foods like tuna, salmon, hummus, veggies, and fresh poultry are some of the more healthier options. Packaged turkey should be a thing of the past.
3. Energy Bars
They keep you going during your workouts at the gym but what are they really doing to your body? On the outside they look pretty harmless. Its a bar full of processed chemicals on the inside. You were so hoping that this food was healthy. If you must have your energy bar, you should pick one that is less than 200 calories, 20 grams of sugar, and one with the least amount of ingredients. Also, look for an organic energy bar so you know what you're eating is all natural.
Clif is one energy bar you should never have because it has teaspoons of sugar on one bar, and it's empty calories. Green Superfood Berry Whole Foods Energy Bar is another bar you should stay away from because of it 26 grams of fructose as well as sugar that will make you hungry for other unhealthy foods. These bars are essentially candy bars. In order to select the right energy bar you have to look for bars that are for fueling your body for exercise, replace your meals, and are healthy for you. Power Bar Performance, Nature's Best & Bear Valley Bars, and Larabar are the energy bars you are looking for to stay healthy. Energy bars can trick you by saying "fat free" or "all natural" on the label but in reality they're are filled with harmful chemicals that are bad for your health so find out what ingredients are good for you and select an energy bar that will work for you and not against you.
4. Bran Muffins
Who finds this appealing in the first place? Bran is healthy all by itself but when you add it into a muffin, it becomes unhealthy because of the sugar, flour, and fat baked into the muffin. Did you know that a bran muffin has the ability to have even more calories than a donut depending on its size? When you look at the muffin you dont think much of it but looks can be deceiving. If you're determined to stick with the bran muffin, there is a solution. To make a healthier muffin make them and replace flour with whole wheat flour and replace butter with applesauce.
At bakeries bran muffins are made bigger in size and can be as high as 350 calories per muffin or even 600 calories. Have this muffin in moderation if you can't see yourself giving it up. They're extremely high in fat that can put you at risk for diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. You're eating sugar, flour, saturated oils, corn syrup, and other unnatural ingredients. The corn syrup can lead to anemia, high cholesterol, and heart disease. You're best option is to make bran muffins from scratch and if you don't want to do this, then you have to give up the bran muffin for the sake of your health.
5. Multi-grain Bread
You love bread. You thought that just because multi-grain was in front of the word bread that it was a healthy substitute for the other unhealthy breads out there but boy were you wrong. In reality this bread could be mislabeled and contain refined grains, which lack the fiber of whole grains, resulting in a blood sugar spike after you eat this bread that can lead to cravings. This is not a good habit to get into because if you give into your cravings, then you gain weight. Look at your labels, this cannot be stressed enough. If you see the word bleached on multi-grain bread, walk away and never look back.
It's like any other bread in the fact that it has carbs. The bread could be dyed to look like multi-grain bread but really it contains white flour and no fiber. Make sure when you're looking for real multi-grain bread, that the label says "whole grain" because it is the healthier choice. Ezekiel bread, pitas, cereal, and pasta are health alternatives to this bread. This bread may have all the grains in the world but if it the grains have been refined and the bran and germ of the grain have been taken out, you are not getting the right nutrients. Whole wheat bread is a better alternative to losing weight and building muscle then multi-grain because its nutritional value is healthier.
6. Flavored Instant Oatmeal
The word instant should give you a clue. The flavored packets are full of more sugar and sodium than the regular oat. The chemicals in the packet is enough to kill your health. Your only solution is to buy regular oatmeal and add fruit or honey to your bowl of oats. You'll be better off in the long run. Or you could just not eat oatmeal all together.
The additives inside the flavored packets make the flavor what it is when you add it to the oats. The high content of salt as well as the artificial coloring is another ingredient that can contribute to high cholesterol. Oatmeal unflavored is healthier for you. Only when you add things like sugar, and milk does this breakfast become more like a dessert. The high glycemic index of instant oats is 83 and this is especially worrisome to diabetics and people with low blood sugar. To have healthier oatmeal you need to soak your oats, add oat and/or wheat flour, combine with good protein, and add spices or fresh fruit.
7. Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
You're happy to see reduced fat peanut butter when you go shopping. You figure it's much healthier than the original. Reduced fat does not mean a thing. These words are misleading. Its actually very close in calories to regular peanut butter. The slight difference is that reduced fat peanut butter adds sugar to make up for the lack of fat, so youre better off with sticking to the regular 1-2 tablespoons per serving of peanut butter.
You may think it's a great source of protein, but it has twice as more fat then it has protein. Have it in its most natural form and in moderation if you feel you can't give it up completely. Your body fat will increase if you're not aware of how much peanut butter you are ingesting. Smuckers organic is an ideal choice for your nutritional plan because it just has peanuts and salt. Its soybean oil and high sugar make this food hazardous to your health. Peanut butter is susceptible to aflatoxins and are the most contaminated food as a crop and when you have large amounts of this toxin, it is associated with high blood levels and stunted growth in children.
You love to have it vegetables and a delicious protein. It looks pretty harmless to you. Its not what it seems at all. Couscous is nothing but tiny looking pasta with refined grains. The best option is to look for whole-wheat couscous or switch to quinoa, a healthier whole grain. Well, so much for being an exotic looking dish?
It's high in carbohydrates and if you're not much of an active person, the couscous will just settle in your stomach and cause weight gain. Farro, brown rice, bulgur, and amaranth are just some of the ingredients that couscous lacks in order to make it a healthy food. If you don't portion out this food, you calorie intake may be higher then it should be. It's glycemic index is higher then most whole grains at 65. This can negatively effect diabetics maintaining their blood sugar levels. You can still have couscous in moderation, but you need another ingredient that has some whole grains so you get the nutrients that your body needs.
Sushi looks harmless to the human eye. It appears to be fresh food with fresh, healthy ingredients rolled up in one. In reality a California roll equals eating two sandwiches with imitation crab inside the bread. Wow, thats unbelievable! It may look pretty harmless, but sushi definitely packs a wallop when it comes to the ingredients wrapped in its evil clutches. To save yourself have sushi wrapped in cucumber and go easy on the rice.
Sushi is high in calories, salt, sugar, low in fiber, protein and vitamins. When it is eaten in large quantities, it has hazardous effects on the growth of the fetus and babies. It can range from 290 to 350 calories, and the white rice is the majority of the dish and along with soy sauce you not only increase your carb consumption but your salt intake as well. So don't have more than four portions per week. The tuna inside your sushi roll has mercury that can effect the kidneys as well as the nervous system. Viruses and bacteria are likely when the fish isn't cleaned or prepared properly.
10. Rice Crackers
This is the epitome of foods that look harmless to the eye. What can they possibly do to effect your health? They lack fiber, and this food apparently has a lot of sodium. Wow, who saw that coming? It also is high on carbohydrates, which changes the balance in your gut, causing inflammation. So think twice before toy buy rice crackers.
A whole wheat cracker is healthier then this rice cracker. During the process of making the rice for the cracker, the nutrients in the rice are stripped away. Salt, sugar, and chili paste are just some of the ingredients added to this cracker to give it taste. If there's hydrated oil in your bag of rice crackers, then you know you should stay away from them. The good news is that they're low in calories. If you eat them in moderation, you should be ok.
11. Rice Milk
You drink it, use it in your cereal, and other meals. It looks harmful at first glance so what makes rice milk so unhealthy? You better have fortified rice milk or else this food is just plain unhealthy. You might as well be consuming the fluid from rice that is high in carbohydrates and low in protein. Your best option is to switch out this milk for soymilk or fat free organic milk. Again, read the label on your milk to understand the health risks of selecting rice milk.
Rice milk has polysaturated vegetable oils that has something to do to the imbalance of fatty acids in the body. It is also a major cause of cardiovascular disease. Rice syrup and evaporated cane juice are ingredients within some rice milks that effect the pancreas and liver. Your insulin levels can increase to dangerous levels. Weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, and premature aging are some of the risks to having rice milk. You're better off turning to more healthy choices like miso, tempeh, and natto fermented soy foods.
12. Trail Mix
Raisins, nuts, candy, and pretzels oh my! There are many combinations of trail mix to choose from. Store bought trail mix is not the best option for your snacking needs. The typical add-ons to the trail mix are not healthy like banana chips and yogurt covered raisins. Make your own healthy choices when it comes to creating your own trail mix. In the end your body will thank you.
People on the go and live most of their life outdoors love this snack because it's light, portable, and blocks hunger. At the same time it's not so good for you because it has a lot of sugar, oils, and preservatives. It started with ingredients that were healthy for the heart like dried fruits, granola, and nuts, but it has now become a mix that is high in calories. They have added more unhealthy ingredients to the mix. Salty nuts, sugared fruits, and chocolate make this snack more like a dessert. In the long run the chemicals in the trail mix could lead to high cholesterol, diabetes, and so many more detrimental health conditions.
It's another snack food that doesn't seem harmful. This snack food is far from healthy. Although it seems healthier than chips, its ingredients, white flour, fiber, yeast, sea salt, and possibly vegetable oil or corn syrup make this snack food devoid of any nutriton whatsoever. It doesnt look like much to the human eye, but these ingredients can do some real damage to your body if you dont replace it with a healthier option like soy crisps and popcorn. Another healthier option is to buy pretzels with no salt on them. Youre disappointed, but youll be healthier in the long run.
They're high in sodium, saturated fat, and calories. The salt's serving and fat alone are enough to bring up your cholesterol as well as your weight. Pretzels don't give you the energy boosting protein you need to get through the day. Because it is a snack that doesn't fill your stomach, you are more likely to eat more than you should. Any food in excess is bad for you. In moderation and with no salt, this food will still not be healthy but you can have a little bit and not worry too much.
14. Spinach Wraps and Pasta
You didnt like spinach and pasta anyway. They're carbs and if you eat them in excess, you will gain weight. It turns out that not much spinach is added to any of these dishes. How disappointing? Choose whole wheat wraps instead and add spinach leaves to this dish as a health alternative. Youll be much better off.
They only add decoration to your meal. You think they're healthy because the food says it has spinach in it, but that is far from the truth. These artificial spinach foods lack the nutrition of real spinach. Spinach leaves contain B vitamins, fiber, iron, and calcium. If there is no whole grain in the wraps as well as the pasta, you shouldn't even bother with these foods. Putting carbs with vegetables is never a good idea unless you know they will work for your health and not against it.
15. Banana Chips
Its a fruit. No problem, right? These chips are fried and have more calories than a regular banana. The frying component of this food has a lot of hazardous chemicals that can potentially make you diabetic, develop heart disease, and cancer. The solution seems simple here. Dont waste your time with these fruit chips and buy a bundle of bananas.
The preparation of these chips differs in just eating a raw banana. Banana chips contain saturated fat, and the potassium and fiber within a banana is destroyed once it's fried. Its saturated fats increase your cholesterol and make sure you make it an occasional snack, so you're not at risk for serious medical conditions in your future. Its high calories can range anywhere from 265 to 441, depending on how they are made. It also contains fiber and potassium that you should have in moderation. Don't have them more than once or twice a month, if you love them so much.
16. Baked Beans
The word baked means nothing. Beans are healthy. Baked beans are not. Its a high calorie food dripped in sugar, syrup, molasses, and pinto that can give a person diabetes. The serving of sodium is through the roof and can lead to high cholesterol. Eat regular pinto beans and your body will thank you.
Store bought baked beans are far from healthy. The amount of sugar in one can is more than the 25% of the total carbohydrate intake that your body requires. Regular beans have the fiber and protein you need. The baked beans added fat will only make you gain weight in your stomach. If you eat them in moderation, you will unlikely gain weight. These beans are fattening if you don't eat them with foods that are fewer in calories.
17. Bottle Green Tea
Green Tea is typically good for you, right? It burns the fat in your body, so you can lose weight. Not bottled green tea because it contains some ingredients that are missing like an antioxidant that prevents cancer and weight loss. You can have the occasional bottled green tea but if youre trying to lessen your chance of getting conditions like cancer and osteoporosis, you better make your own tea. Its all most always better to make your own food. You'll live a much healthier lifestyle if you do.
The sugar and other additives in this drink have more health effects than regular green tea. Check the ingredient list on the back of your bottle to determine what exactly you are putting into your body. Water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, green tea, sodium hexametaphosate, ascorbic acid are just some of the ingredient in a bottle of green tea you need to stay away from. When you don't know what most of the ingredients are on the label, it's most likely unhealthy for you. It causes obesity because of its high fructose corn syrup as well as diabetes. You're better off sticking to green tea because of all the nutrients and health benefits it can offer you in the long run.
You love it fried, baked, and a part of your daily meal. It all depends on how the chicken is raised in order to determine if its healthy. Genetically modified feed and antibiotics have been shown to be harmful in animal studies. Some chickens can contain high levels of arsenic. Your solution is to select organic pasture-raised chicken instead of the harmful, genetically modified chicken. Know what chicken you're about to eat before you eat it.
When chicken is fried, the chemicals contain so much fat that you're are likely to develop diabetes and heart disease if you eat it in excess. Some viruses occur in chickens that can spread to humans if they eat the infected chicken. Cancerous tumors are possible for people to develop because of ingesting hazardous chicken. Salmonella is a serious thing when the bugs infect the chickens. After you handle chickens, it's important to wash your hands so you don't spread the infection. How professionals handle your chicken can determine the outcome of your health.
19. Store Bought Salad Dressing
It goes perfectly with your salad. The sugar contained in store bought dressing takes away vitamin C, decreases immunity, and creates an obstacle for calcium and magnesium by blocking these important ingredients. If it was not obvious, youll also gain weight from this dressing. You can use salad dressing in moderation. Youre only hope for healthy salvation is to make your own dressing. Use organic and healthy ingredients to make your dressing nutritious for your salad.
The trans fats are deadly in the dressing as well as on your salad. It also has sugar that if you have this salad dressing in excess, you are more likely to develop diabetes. Canola, corn oil, sunflower oil, soy oil, cottonseed oil, and vegetable oil are some of the ingredients in the dressing that are far from healthy. How the oils are prepared make the salad dressing a hazard to your health. Store bought salad dressing prevents your body from absorbing all the good fats that you require like cholesterol, vitamin A, E, and K. You need nutrients like lecithin, phospholipids, and choline in order to be healthy and store bought salad dressing doesn't give you these nutrients.
20. Flavored Coffee Creamer
It's the best thing you've ever had in your coffee. Some creamers dont include actual dairy. What, how is this possible? Ingredients like partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, corn syrup, sugar, and other artificial flavors make this creamer extremely unhealthy. Real cream is the smart way to go for your coffee. Adding a few drops of Stevia wouldnt hurt either.
The people who make your creamer may be misleading you. When it says 0 grams of trans fat, they're just putting that on the label because they know this is what consumers want to hear. Its trans fat increases the level of LDL cholesterol in your body. It also increases blood pressure, causing your heart to beat faster then it needs to. Replace your coffee creamer with alternative healthy choices like soy milk, almond milk, half and half, Lucerne sugar, coconut milk powder, and organic choices. They may not seem appetizing, but you'll be healthy and in the end that's all that matters.
Its 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!
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.
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.
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 toand was victorious inprofessional 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
World's Largest Fake Breasts
Mayra Hills also known as Beshine measures at 59-28-36 and says shes the proud owner of the worlds largest fake breasts. And its 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, its 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 isnt her only woe. She can no longer tie her own shoes and has run into trouble when shes knocked things over with her chest but it appears shes 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.
Real Life Anime Girl
Its official, this real-life anime trend has gotten completely out of hand. Hardly a day goes by that we dont stumble upon some photos of girls going to any lengths in order to look like real live anime characters. Todays 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 shes 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 wasnt 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.
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. Ive never had a problem with having a long tongue, its just fun." Chanel now has set her sights set on Hollywood after finishing her studies. She said: "Id love to be in a movie. Im certainly pretty dramatic, so I think I could have the acting gift. "Really, Id love to meet Adam Sandler, hes my favorite."
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."
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 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.
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.
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.
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."
World's Longest Neck
Lyudmila Titchenkova is a 16-year-old living in the city of Nikolaev, Ukraine. After she turned 10, Lyudmilas parents noticed that their daughters 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 Lyudmilas 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 peoples 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 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.
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.
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."
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."
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 (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.