10. Roy Sullivan
Roy Sullivan was a former park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia who died at age of 71 on 1983 from self-inflicted gunshot wound, reportedly rejected in love. Until here nothing is unusual, rare or bizarre about Sullivan's life, but here's the thing: he holds the Guiness World Record as the person struck by lightning more recorded times than any other human being in his history. The first of these strikes occurred in 1942, then resumed in 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1976 and the last one came on 1977. This case is more bizarre if we consider that the odds of being struck by lightning are of 4.15 in 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Sullivan himself recalled that the first time he was struck by lightning not in 1942 but much earlier. When he was a child, he was helping his father to cut wheat in a field, but because he could not prove the fact later, he never claimed it.
9. Norton I
Joshua Norton was a citizen from San Francisco, CA. who in 1859 proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States of America and protector of Mexico. In July 1860 he dissolved the United States of America and in 1861 he forbade the Congress from meeting in Washington Norton was also accompanied by dogs, one of them name Lazarus, dead in 1863 and Bummer died two years later. In January 1867, a civic tumult occurred when a Patrol Special Officer arrested His Majesty for involuntary treatment of a mental disorder. Police Chiefreleased the Emperor and apologized to him. In 1869 Norton abolished both Democratic and Republican parties. In 1872 he ordered that a suspension bridge be built as soon as possible between Oakland and San Francisco. May be he was crazy but he had good ideas once in a while. The 1870 U.S. census shows Norton as 50 years old and his occupation was listed as Emperor Besides all this he also collected taxes, attended sessions of governmentand sold his own currency.
8. Adam Rainer
Rainer is the only person recorded history to have been both a dwarf and a giant. He was born in Austria. In 1917 he was tested to join the army, but he was too short to join. During these tests his height was measured at 4 feet 6.3 inches at 18 years and 4 feet 8.3 inches at 19 years of age. Then, likely as a result of a pituitary tumor, he had a dramatic growth. On 1930 Adam Rainer was operated and few months after the operation he was measured again. His standing height was 6 feet 9.1 inches but his spinal curvature was more severe, indicating that he was still growing and the operation to halt his growth had failed. When he died in 1950 he had reached a height of 7 ft 8 in. His feet measured 13.1 inches, his hands 9.4 inches and he weighed 241 pounds. Indeed, he was a little giant.
7. Lina Medina
In 1939 a poor country man in Peru brought her 5 year old daughter to the Hospital in the city, she had grown a strange tumor since months ago. The superstition of the place suggested the evil god of the region had made a long snake grow inside her; that's why her parents treated her with shamans first. But since they could not find cure, they decided to see a real doctor. Gonzalo Lozada was the doctor who attend her and performed a cesarean. The doctor examined her with X Rays and found out the little girl was pregnant. The doctor called the authorities and her father was imprisoned under the charge of child abuse but released soon after due to lack of evidence. 75 years after, the name of father remains unknown. That little girl's name is Lina Medina and on May 14th, 1939, she became at age of five years, sever months and 21 days, the youngest mother in history. Her kid was named after the doctor who attended her and died at age of 40 to a bone marrow disease.
6. Julia Pastrana
Famous naturalist Charles Darwin said that she was a "remarkably fine woman". She suffered a genetic disorder called hypertrichosisterminalis, due to that her face and body were covered with straight black hair. Her ears and nose were unusually large, and her teeth were irregular. The latter condition was caused by a rare disease called gingival hyperplasia. Julia was born in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, in 1834. Later, Theodore Lent, discovered her in United States and convinced her to marry him. Lent toured her on freakshows through USA and Europe. She was dubbed the "Ugliest woman on the world".But despite that, she had a sweet singing voice, have good taste for music and dance and spoke three languages. Julia became pregnant of Lent at 25 years old. The child was born hairy like her mother but died few hours later. Due to labor complications of the pregnancy Julia died 5 days later. Her husband's greed did not end there. He made Julia and her kid's bodies to be embalmed and dress them elegantly to show them in a tour through Europe. The bodies went through different owners until 2013 when she finally was buried in Sinaloa.