With over 7 billion people on this planet it’s hard to really stand out from the crowd. However, a select few don’t have to worry about blending in. Whether by chance or by choice, there are people who are truly exceptional specimens of the human race, and we’ve gathered them all into one place for you to meet! Some of these ladies and gentlemen are clearly dedicated to making others wonder, while others were simply born with their incredible qualities. Either way, we promise you’ll be shocked that these people actually exist in real life.
The Pierced Man
German native Rolf Buchholz is really just a normal 55 year old man, except for the fact he holds the world record for the most piercings on a body. Whatever floats your boat, Rolf!
Paul Karason’s skin turned blue 17 years ago after he used colloidal silver to treat a skin condition. The FDA banned silver in over-the-counter meds as it causes argyria, which causes the silver to react with sunlight turning skin a dark blue. Karason passed away from a heart attack, unrelated to his condition, in 2013.
My Size Barbie
29-year-old Valeria Lukyanova was the first to start the “Human Barbie” craze when she began posting photos of herself on the internet and shot to fame. The Ukrainian model insists her looks are 100% natural, except for breast implants. Valerie’s look requires plenty of upkeep including daily gym sessions and special diets. In 2014 she began practicing Breatharianism which, supposedly, allows the individual to live on light and air alone. It did not work.
The world is full of fascinating people. Take a closer look at some of the characters you may not believe are walking on the same planet as you!