How Un­usual

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Folks with fic­tional pe­cu­liar­i­ties fill Miss Pere­grine’s Home for Peculiar Chil­dren, but here are 10 real-life odd­i­ties.

Bee Care­ful

Most peo­ple steer clear of things that might sting them, but Ruan Liang­ming of China cov­ered his body with ap­prox­i­mately 637,000 bees in 2014 when he set the Guin­ness World Record for heav­i­est man­tle of bees (140 pounds, 6.95 ounces) and long­est du­ra­tion with head cov­ered by bees (53 min­utes, 34 sec­onds).

Furby Meets Gar­goyle

The poo­dle moth, a tiny mem­ber of the Arc­ti­idae fam­ily, has bushy fur like a poo­dle and a 1-inch wing­span. Zo­ol­o­gist Arthur Anker of Brazil’s Federal Univer­sity of Ceará dis­cov­ered the new species in 2009.

Lego My Leg

When oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pist Christina Stephens of St. Louis lost her leg in a car ac­ci­dent, she put her child­hood love of plas­tic build­ing blocks and clin­i­cal train­ing to use to cre­ate a nearly func­tional pros­thetic made en­tirely of Lego bricks. Mil­lions have viewed a video de­tail­ing the process on her YouTube chan­nel, Am­puteeOT.

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