The Crazy Planet: Part 1


Do we really know the world we live in or the people living in it? I am sure we all agree that the unanimous answer to this question would be NO. But what we can’t say for sure is the extent of the craziness of our planet and especially of the people living in it. So I am starting a new series on my blog, listing the craziest things in this world. The videos are sourced from Youtube, as always. If India TV can take the “freakshows” from Youtube and make it “Breaking News” on National Television, I think I won’t do much harm by starting a competitor to India TV right here on my blog. And guess what? Unlike Mr. Rajat Sharma, I don’t pretend to run a “24X7 News Channel.” In the list today is the man who looks like lizard, the man with the longest (and the ugliest) hair, the girl who produces pearls through her eyes, the man with the biggest tongue and finally the “Tree Man.”

The Lizardman

Can you imagine spending US$ 25,000 on cosmetic surgery and tattooing so that you can look like a snake, or a lizard? That’s exactly what Eric Sprague, better known as the lizard man has done. Contrary to what people say, Eric doesn’t consider himself to be an animal. He says he is an “artist” and whatever he has done, is for creating more authenticity for his freaky side shows, through which he earns his living. Eric has been featured on Animal Planet and Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Over to Eric.

World’s Longest Hair?

Numerous poems have been penned on women’s “long and lustrous” hair. They say long hair accentuates a woman’s beauty. But what if the long hair, and I mean really long, comes out of a man’s head? And more so, if the man claims not to have washed his hair for over a decade! World’s longest hair? I am not sure. That’s Guiness World Record’s department. But what I can see with my open eyes is that this is the world’s ugliest hair.  Anyone out there inspired to write a poem on this “piece of art”?

Girl’s Eyes Produce Crystals!

Ok, this is real freaky stuff! This Lebanese girl produces an average of eight small crystals through her eyes!! Thats weird. Prima facie, I don’t believe it. But there is a live demonstration of the crystals popping out! And those little pieces are sharp! See for yourself and decide.

Man with Monster Tongue and Rubber Chin

A big tongue can be a great asset, for many reasons. But this guy has a giant frying pan size tongue and a chin that he can curl up and touch his nose!! Can you believe that? You may find his tongue disgusting and may feel like throwing up, but I am sure his girlfriend/wife must be one happy woman (a tongue like that!).

The Tree Man

This is the story of the day. It is about Dede, an Indonesian fisherman. Because of some rare condition, he has warts coming out from all over his body making his hands and feet like that of a tree root. He feared he will die of this condition. Discovery made a documentary on him and he became famous. Major newspapers like The Daily Telegraph, London carried detailed stories on him to help him find a cure. Many videos are posted on Youtube about him. Finally, after an awareness campaign through the world media, Dede got cured of his disease by a surgery and he can now lead a normal life. Though not completely absent, he is much better than he was earlier. Watch Dede’s inspiring story in the six part documentary given below.

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2 Comments to “The Crazy Planet: Part 1”

  1. How often do you write your blogs? I enjoy them a lot 2 5 4

    • Can u believe it? I hardly ever checked my spam folder and found a lot of comments there, including yours. I have been wondering why there are so few comments in my blog. Apparently the spam filter software of wordpress has deleted 60 comments already! Any I blog at least once a week. But recently have been busy with other stuff so its high time I made another post.

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