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Serpentina (1908-?) The Serpent Lady Serpentina was born with no bones in her body besides her skull and a few in her arms.

Medusa Van Allen (1908-1943) The Sunshine Girl After she was born, Van Allens bones never grew,(only her head) making it impossible to even sit up. She exhibited with Ripleys in the 1930s (pitch booklet)

People who don't read history books are unaware that a huge number of "cowboys" driving herds to the railheads in Kansas were Indians. And many don't know that some of "Indians" who raided the drives for beef in the the "nations" were runaway slaves and ex-slaves adopted into the tribes in the Oklahoma territory. Western movies don't tell you that.

Cabinet Card Photo Sideshow Circassian Woman / Moss-Haired Girl

Cabinet Card Photo Sideshow Circassian Woman / Moss-Haired Girl./ that's it? Moss haired? Okayyy

Phineas Gage holding the railroad spike that went through his eye socket and out the back of his head in 1848. Gage survived, but with an altered personality, making this a landmark case in the history of neurology.

16 Soulful Photos That Will Make You Appreciate What You Have Sometimes pictures from the past can cultivate a sense of gratefulness. It’s a combination of nostalgia and sadness and a touch of beauty. Add to that a hint of the tragic, and you’ll find yourself connecting with these people and their stories.