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