Julia Pastrana was born in the 1830s in Mexico, severely deformed and covered in hair, then became an international sensation. After she died in 1860, her mummified remains became an equally public curiosity, and only now, 153 years later, is she finally resting in peace.
Oh how far we’ve fallen. If you hadn’t told me how old this picture was, I’d think it was a vacation novelty photo.
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After “sticking a hanger in [her] vagina and “losing a baby” (like she was at the grocery store), crazy, crazy mother of two Gwen picked up HIV through a blood transfusion (or, in her words, “poison blood”), and is intent on spreading on to as many men as possible, which already includes “half of the New Orleans Police Department.” This clip is just one in a series of Ricki Lake Minisodes, which trims full episodes down to under five minutes, making them ripe for both cultural theorists and people who like their freak shows “fun-sized.”
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The latest viral buzz from asylum.com is about twin town, quite possibly one of the strangest and creepiest places in the world.