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Mom And Her Three Daughters Are Real Life Rapunzels2m40s

Mom And Her Three Daughters Are Real Life Rapunzels

Mom Tere Lynn Svetlecich Russell, 43, and her daughters have a combined hair length of over FOUR METRES (over 13 feet) - like a family of real life Rapunzels. The mother-of-five has had flowing locks since she was a toddler and still has it today because it drives husband Chip, 47, wild. Actually that was the reason he fell in love with her when they first met in high school. Amazingly, she is forced to wash it by kneeling every time because it DRAGS her to the floor when wet. But most of the time her tresses are winning her acclaim across Illinois state where she regularly scoops first place in 'Longest Ponytail Competitions' at annual fetes and fairs - and now her girls are following in her footsteps. Tere Lynn gives #longhairdontcare a whole new meaning, since she has left her long strands untouched her entire life! Today, her tresses measure incredible 74 inches in length! Her three daughters, each following in their mother's footsteps, use a quarter of a bottle of hair conditioner with every wash. What is shocking for everyone is that neither the mother, nor her three girls have ever been to the salon. The footage shows the group of ladies going to their first ever salon, but instead of chopping their long manes off, they opted out for some pampering instead. One of her daughters still can not decide whether to cut her hair a few inches or not. So, as Tere Lynn says, she will leave her beautiful daughters to decide for themselves what to do with their long curls when they grow up enough. Hmm… We wonder how would their hair will look like when they turn 18!

A Day In The Life Of Katie, The Girl No Doctor Can Diagnose5m32s

A Day In The Life Of Katie, The Girl No Doctor Can Diagnose

Nine-year-old Katie Renfroe suffers with a condition so rare that it doesn’t even have a name. She was diagnosed with megalencephaly at birth, a growth development disorder characterised by the overgrowth of the brain. But that diagnosis does not explain the other symptoms that the little girl experiences and doctors have said her mystery condition is so rare, they are unable to identify it. Katie’s mother Angie Renfroe has been awaiting a full diagnosis of her daughter ever since her birth and doctors have started to discuss the possibility of naming the unknown condition after Katie. The Florida resident said: “Katie is very rare – she has not been diagnosed with anything and they’re still trying to find out what she has. “We found out when I was about six months pregnant with her that she was going to have megalencephaly. But I do not know why her face is the way it is - I do know that when she has surgeries the only thing they move from her face is like fatty tissue.” When Katie was first born, the family traveled to Hollywood, Florida to visit doctor Roman Yusupov – a specialist in pediatric genetics and pediatric cleft and cranio-facial disorders. But unfortunately, he was unable to diagnose Katie and has continued to monitor her progress since then. He said: “I have never seen anything like it, she is truly unique and perhaps one in a million.” Despite her disadvantage, Katie goes to a school for children with disabilities – but she is able to work on the computers and of course get involved in circle time with the help of her favorite teacher. Videographer / director: Ryan Vanderploeg Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: Jack Stevens

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Published: August 31, 2017528,250 viewsVirality: 3%
This Former Australian Model Probably Has The World's Longest Legs3m40s

This Former Australian Model Probably Has The World's Longest Legs

A long-limbed mother-of-two is challenging the current Guinness world record holder to claim the title of the world’s longest legs. Caroline Arthur, a former model who lives in Melbourne, has legs that measure a whopping 51.5 inches from hip to heel. Incredibly, Caroline’s legs account for 69% of her height and she is now seeking an official measurement to see if she can claim the world record. This is one incredible video that you do not want to miss! The dermal therapist is 6ft 2in tall, which means her legs account for around 69 per cent of her frame. The current owner of the Guinness World Record for longest legs, Svetlana Pankratova from Russia, has legs that measure 51.9 inches, so Caroline is very close! Caroline has been through challenging moments in her life but she showed that if you just power through those hard times, life tends to get a lot better. We as people are always obsessed with the way we look and focus on the unique attributes about us that we think is not normal, making is insecure. What we really should be doing is focusing on those attributes and highlighting them to show that we are unique in our own way, much like Caroline has done here! She really is a great role model! Videographer / director: Nelli Huie Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

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Published: January 23, 2017322,783 views
Dr. Pimple Popper: Dermatologist Tackles Massive Zits On Camera4m01s

Dr. Pimple Popper: Dermatologist Tackles Massive Zits On Camera

DEXTEROUS dermatologist Sandra Lee is bursting into the limelight - by popping explosive spots and blackheads on camera for thousands of fans. Better known as Dr Pimple Popper, she has amassed almost half a million fans on YouTube and Instagram combined in the last year alone. She even claims the ‘pimple porn’ is playing a positive role by bringing dermatology to the masses and encouraging people to look after their skin. Dr Lee is based at Skin Physicians and Surgeons, in Uplands, California, and has been a certified dermatologist for 10 years. But it was only a year ago that her popularity erupted when she began posting minor operations on social media.

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Published: December 16, 2016248,396 views
This Girl With Oddly Long Tongue Is A Potential Record Holder3m36s

This Girl With Oddly Long Tongue Is A Potential Record Holder

Adrianne Lewis believes she has the world’s longest tongue measuring a whopping 4 inches. Her serpent-like appendage can touch her nose, chin, elbow, and even her eye with a little help. And she is currently in talks with Guinness World Records and waiting to see if she’s the new record holder. The current record holder is Nick Stoeberl's 3.9-inch long tongue. At 4 in. long, Adrianne Lewis may just have the longest tongue in the world. The 18-year-old from Michigan has made a name for herself on social media for having a tongue that Kiss rocker Gene Simmons would be proud of. Although she has not been officially judged, Lewis believes she has what it takes to break the Guinness World Record. She created a YouTube channel two years ago and since then her long licker has gone viral with thousands of people tuning in to watch her roll and twist her extraordinarily long tongue. Adrianne Lewis isn’t the first in the family to have exceptional length in tongue. Her mother’s side of the family all had extremely long tongues as well. “I feel as though I may have inherited it, but I think with time and me being the weird kid that I was and always sticking out my tongue, it could have stretched", says Lewis. The stretched out muscle that has been gaining attention all over the internet is actually eight muscles, according to Scientific American. “The soft patty of flesh we call the tongue is not just one muscle, it’s a conglomeration of eight separate muscles. Unlike other muscles, such as the bicep, tongue muscles don’t develop around a supporting bone. “ According to a University of Delaware study, only about 65-80 percent of the population can roll their tongues, and the debate about it being genetic is ongoing.

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Published: December 23, 2016244,322 viewsVirality: 18%
Groundbreaking Surgery Helped Former Pageant Contender Get A New Knee7m02s

Groundbreaking Surgery Helped Former Pageant Contender Get A New Knee

A beauty queen has had cutting-edge surgery to allow her to use her ankle as her knee after having part of her leg amputated. Jillian Williams, 20, from Odem, Texas, was a contestant in the glamorous world of Miss Teen USA beauty pageants and a talented college volleyball player. But her world came crashing down in February last year when she was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma - a rare type of bone cancer. To minimize the possibility of relapse, she opted for a 'rotationplasty', a procedure which required surgeons to remove the middle portion of her leg. The foot, ankle and shin were then rotated 180 degrees and reattached to her upper leg to act as her knee joint - which then slips into a prosthetic lower leg. Jillian is now hopeful for the future and dreams of being the first amputee Miss Texas and representing the American national team in Paralympic volleyball. Jillian is a true inspiration. Despite the fact that her life was plagued with all these challenges that a lot of use could not even comprehend, she still pushed through with a smile on her face! She sets a great example for all of us to follow; even when life beats you down, you can always get back up and push through! Please share this video with your family and friends as it is truly amazing and one that should not be missed! Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

My Albino Children: Black Brazilian Family Have Three White-Skinned Children4m09s

My Albino Children: Black Brazilian Family Have Three White-Skinned Children

When Rosamere Fernanda de Andrade first held her newborn baby she assumed there had been a mix up.  Rosamere and ex-husband, Joao, are both black - but their daughter, Ruth, had white skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. But it was no mistake - Ruth, suffers from a rare generic condition called albinism and has no skin pigment. Since then Rosamere, 31, has had two more albino children as well as three black kids. So stark is the difference between Rosamere and three of her children, she is often mistaken for their nanny. Albinism is a condition characterized by the absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes - which leaves sufferers exposed to a range of afflictions. The youngsters are so sensitive to sunlight that they need factor 100 sun block every two hours - and only allowed to play outdoors at night.  The family's neighbors have started to avoid them, saying they were cursed. Ruth, Estefani and Kauan have all been bullied at school for their light skin, the white hair and they way they squint at the blackboard, because albinism affects their eyesight as well. The lack of pigment in the irises (the colored part of the eye) sometimes may make them look transparent, because the irises can't block light from entering the eye completely. Videographer: Laurentiu Garofeanu Producer: Jack McKay Editor: Joshua Douglas / Ian Phillips

Two Men And A Woman Share A Unique Menage A Trois2m56s

Two Men And A Woman Share A Unique Menage A Trois

Two men and one woman are tearing up relationship rules with a unique status - meet the ‘thruple.' Taking “three’s company” to a more intimate level, Cait Earnest shares an intimate one-bed apartment with her two boyfriends and their two adorable pups. Her partners Chris and Matt, 28, Brandt - who are married - have been together for eight years and were exploring an open relationship when Cait, 28, met Chris, 38, on a dating app in 2015. When they realized that they had strong feelings for each other, Chris asked Matt if he could invite Cait into their relationship. Chris explains: “Matthew had never had any experience with women before he’d met me. And before I met Matthew I had dated quite a few girls and quite a few guys. I suggested to Chris, ‘How would you feel about involving a woman in some fashion?’ At first he was completely opposed to the idea but after a while we talked about it and he warmed up to the idea.” Before long the threesome, from New York, were smitten with each other and became inseparable. Nine months into their relationship with Cait, Matt and Chris tied the knot but they made sure Cait was right there with them. While Chris and Cait are both bisexual, Matt identifies as homoflexible, meaning that he is flexible towards women, he just prefers men. Another issue the 'thruple' has faced was jealousy, because having to share Chris with Matt presented a challenge with Cait and vice versa. Now that they have been living together for two years, the 'thruple' are even discussing future children. But, as Matt says, they have two dogs for now and that is enough.

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Published: November 21, 201768,463 viewsVirality: 48%
Man Builds A $230,000 House In 700-Year-Old Cave4m42s

Man Builds A $230,000 House In 700-Year-Old Cave

The pressures of modern life mean that most of us have probably dreamt at one time or another of fleeing to the hills. But real-life caveman Angelo Mastropietro has made his hermit dream a reality - by spending over £160,000 turning a 250 million-year-old cave in the Wyre Forest into his dream home. The completed house's features are anything but stone age - it even has WiFi! The ambitious makeover captured the imagination of viewers when it was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs in September. The 38-year-old, originally from Worcestershire, was living a high-flying life as the head of a successful recruitment company in Australia when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007. The condition led to him being temporarily paralyzed - and inspired him to seek a simpler life. This has to be one of the coolest houses in the world. Another plus side is that it seems that it was relatively cheap to make! Most houses now a days are a lot more expensive than what this man put into that cave house! Who says a cool house has to be expensive? Please share this amazing video with your family and friends as it will surely interest them! This is one video that no one should miss! Videographer / Director: Jon Dean Producer: Tom Midlane, Nick Johnson Editor: Kyle Waters

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Published: December 23, 201664,959 views
Aspiring Model's Rare Condition Makes Her Leg Swell With 3 Litres Of Excess Fluid5m01s

Aspiring Model's Rare Condition Makes Her Leg Swell With 3 Litres Of Excess Fluid

An aspiring model has bared her leg for the first time in ten years after a rare condition led to it ballooning in size. Meagan Barnard’s lymphedema left her feeling suicidal and alone after she refused to talk with her family and friends about it. She hid her leg under baggy clothes and refused to wear a dress or a skirt for more than a decade when her school friends called her the Michelin Man and other cruel nicknames. Amazingly Meagan even managed to hide the condition from her boyfriend of two years, Robert Neidenfeuhr, 27. Despite her insecurities Meagan has decided to go public about the condition in the hope that other young girls do not suffer in silence like she did. Meagan’s condition began in puberty when her lymph nodes did not grow large enough to process fluid, which then remained trapped in her leg. The result was extreme swelling in her right leg with up to three liters of excess fluid being stored at any one time. She just woke up one morning with her foot swollen, but she didn’t feel any pain so she just brushed it off. Doctors have told her that it might have been caused by some injury or lack of development of the lymph nodes. Health insurance companies in the USA have denied her the treatment she needs , since they consider her condition to be cosmetic. This is why she has decided to self fund the procedure with the help of her friends and family. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Dan Howlett, Nick Johnson Editor: Kyle Waters, Ian Phillips

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Published: December 23, 201664,224 viewsVirality: 3%
Burns Survivor Mom Rebuilds Her Life5m47s

Burns Survivor Mom Rebuilds Her Life

Life is a funny thing; it can go from perfect to grim in a blink of an eye. A young mom is battling to reclaim her life after experiencing horrific burns as the result of a terrifying campfire accident. On September 30, 2016, Courtney Waldon, 27, from Tallapoosa, Georgia, went through the most excruciating pain that left her with burns over 40% of her face and body, after her husband poured gasoline into a camp fire in the hopes of keeping it alive for longer. After being through several skin grafts and being in the hospital for 51 days, Courtney and her husband separated, which left her and her daughter with no income. With medical bills over two million dollars, a local church decided to pitch in by building a new home for the loving family. Courtney wasn't left completely alone though. Her community rallied up to help the young single mother by donating their time and money and eventually built a new house for Courtney and her 5 years old daughter. “I’ve been managing to get my life back, I’m just pushing forward everyday to make myself better for myself and for my daughter,” said Courtney. She may look different on the outside, but she is just as strong as she ever was on the inside. Maybe even stronger. Videographer / director: John-Paul Steele Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Michael Muncer Editor: Sonia Estal

Boy With A Hairy Tail Worshiped As A God In India 1m57s

Boy With A Hairy Tail Worshiped As A God In India

An eight-year-old boy is being worshipped in an Indian village after growing a long hairy tail. Dulha Singh was born with a patch of hair on his lower back with locals believing that he is an incarnation of Hanuman – a monkey like God. The young boy lives with his uncle Sahib Singh and aunt Majeer Kaur in Amritsar, Punjab. Little Dulha says that he doesn’t mind the tail and that he would leave it, believing it’s a gift from God. “Some kids used to make fun of my tail. They are now my friends and do not tease me anymore.” admits Dulha, obviously feeling the burden of fame. The uncle told media that Dulha’s mother decided to cut his tail when he was younger, but unfortunately she died before she had the chance. Now that Dulha is in his custody, he decided not to cut it and people from the surrounding villages are flocking to see the incarnation of the Monkey God and pray. People used to travel hundreds of miles to seek blessings by touching his tail. It is nice to see he is happy in his own skin and doesn't care if he is different, that is what makes him special! Dulha also has a knack for climbing trees, which villagers see as further proof of being a God! Videographer / director: Rare Shot Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

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Published: June 5, 201756,481 viewsVirality: 8%
Rare Disorder Prevents Toddler Girl From Sleeping4m56s

Rare Disorder Prevents Toddler Girl From Sleeping

Meet the toddler who doesn’t need sleep! A three-year-old girl has a rare condition which means she can survive on an hour of sleep a night. Exhausted parents Robin Audette and Kirk Hisko are lucky to get between four to six hours sleep a night, but their energetic daughter Ever can survive on as little as an hour and a half – and even been known to sleep at 20 minute intervals throughout a whole night. The reason for Ever’s sporadic sleeping patterns? Angelman syndrome: a genetic and neurological disorder, which occurs in approximately 12-20,000 people. There are other symptoms besides the lack of need for sleep, such as development issues and delays in mobility, as well as lack of speech and difficulty when feeding. This list also includes symptoms like short attention span and constant unhappiness. There might still be hope for Ever, as science and medicine are constantly searching for a cure for this syndrome. Robin and Kirk are optimistic that their baby girl will utter her first word with confidence and that the world will be kind on this human. In contrast, a young mother from England has an equally rare and undiagnosed neurological disorder, which leaves her in a sleeping spell for days at a time. Jody’s episodes are so severe that she has no recollection of several Christmases and even slept through the birth of her first child. Videographer / director: Kirk and Robin Hisko Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Record Breaking Martial Artist Has Lightning Fast Punches2m53s

Record Breaking Martial Artist Has Lightning Fast Punches

Martial arts grandmaster holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest punch - performing 352 in a minute. Jayanth Reddy from Hyderabad, India has been practicing martial arts for the past 40 years and is an 8th Dan (degree) black belt Taekwondo Grand Master. Jayanth himself holds 15 Guinness World Records and 8 US Presidential Sports Awards, including breaking 34 8x4 inch cement blocks with spinning cartwheel kicks in one minute and 171 double roundhouse kicks in 60 seconds. Jayanth has trained hundreds of thousands of students across the country and many of his students are record holders themselves. He says: “It’s like internal medicine. A lot of people 60, 70-years-old are becoming so old that they can’t even walk properly. Whereas, I have seen the grandmasters who are 80, 90, 100-years-old and they are fit enough to walk, run and do all the things.” “My aim is to make everyone fit enough to be strong. As you know, the diseases are spreading and martial arts is something which we can contribute as the best fitness in the world. So I teach a lot of secrets, how to clean organs, how to strengthen your heart. This we learnt from great Grand Masters from all over the world.” finishes the grandmaster. Videographer / director: Chandra Sena Producer: Shatabdi Chakrabarti, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

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Published: March 23, 2017Updated: March 29, 201753,227 views
Storm Chaser Rescues Horse From Tornado3m50s

Storm Chaser Rescues Horse From Tornado

A heroic storm chaser has captured on film the moment he saves the life of a baby horse trapped underneath debris left from a massive tornado. Jason Weingart, his wife Savannah and their friend Matt were chasing a dramatic tornado across Van Zandt County in Eastern Texas at the end of April when he came across an exotic animal farm devastated by the tornado. This was the first time the storm chasers have witness damage so fresh after a storm. As Jason and Sally were scanning the damage, they noticed one of the young horses trapped underneath the debris. The foal must have been picked up by the tornado and thrown into the fence and with the winds gushing all around, it got stuck beneath the fence. Sally asked Jason for help to drag the trapped foal out of the mud. After helping the poor young animal from the debris, they continued helping Sally removing the other trapped animals for hours. The rest of the 50 or so animals were either injured or cut and roaming around the property. Thankfully most of Sally's animals emerged unscathed from the tornado. Jason said: “It’s not what I like to see when I’m out storm chasing but as a storm chaser you have to be prepared that you’re going to come across that. Videographer / director: Jason Weingart Producer: Crystal Chung, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

500lbs and Pregnant: HOOKED ON THE LOOK4m53s

500lbs and Pregnant: HOOKED ON THE LOOK

Morbidly obese Monica Riley once wanted to be the fattest woman in the world and would eat over 10,000 calories a day in an attempt to become immobile. The 28-year-old ballooned to 700lbs and hoped to become so large that she became bed bound under the care of her feeder fiancé, Sid. But after suffering two miscarriages, Monica, from Fort Worth, Texas, is pregnant again and now overhauling her lifestyle in a bid to ensure a healthy pregnancy and be a fit mom. Monica’s dream was to be recognized as the world’s fattest woman. She even “hired” her fiance to be her feeder, using a funnel to help her devour those insane amounts of food. But when she finally got pregnant, she decided to shed the excess weight in order to become the mom that her child will need her to be. She’s lost a whopping 196 pounds so far. Videographer / director: Ryan Barbosa Producer: Emma Pearson, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

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Published: June 13, 2017Updated: June 14, 201743,825 views
These Parents Are Intent On Raising Their Kids Free-Range, Meaning No Medicine, No Rules And No Bedtime5m13s

These Parents Are Intent On Raising Their Kids Free-Range, Meaning No Medicine, No Rules And No Bedtime

Parents Adele and Matt Allen from Brighton believe in an all-natural approach to bringing up their children - so much so they refuse modern medicine, traditional schooling and encourage full-term breastfeeding. They call their parenting style ‘Off-Grid Parenting’ and their children Ulysses, five and Ostara, one, are therefore both still breastfed, have never visited a doctor and will not attend a mainstream school. When Adele, a writer, fell pregnant with her son, the couple’s controversial methods felt completely natural to them. Adele gave birth to both her children, completely unassisted and with no medical intervention with only her husband Matt by her side. The mom said: “The thought of giving birth in a hospital just didn’t appeal to me because of many reasons - mostly the observer effect. Also, the interventions I think can be gently nudged on you when you are in a very vulnerable state.” She gave birth to both of her children at home, completely unassisted. The opted for ‘lotus births’, meaning that both the placenta and the umbilical cords were left to fall off naturally. As for the breastfeeding, the of-the-grid mom says it is just as natural as a hug, it’s a form of connecting with one’s child. She also uses her breast milk as a dietary supplement for her children, but also as a medicine; Adele squirts some of it in the children’s eyes if they have an infection, or gives them lemon juice if they are ill. Videographer / director: Jon Dean Producer: Charley Sutton, Ellie Winstanley Editor: Marcus Cooper

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Published: September 28, 201743,768 views
Woman Quits Expensive Rents To Live In A Van5m46s

Woman Quits Expensive Rents To Live In A Van

A 31-year-old woman has turned her back on expensive rents and property prices - by living full time in a van. With an interior measuring just 13ft 2in long, 5ft 8in wide and 6ft 2in high, Eileah Ohning’s home is her Freightliner Sprinter High Top van. The photographic producer from Columbus, Ohio, has lived in her compact four-wheel home since May 2017. Complete with a memory foam mattress, storage compartments, a desk and a camping stove, she even has plans to add in a shower, toilet and fridge. Eileah parks her van close enough to her workplace that she never needs to worry about the morning commute and showers at her local gym. Not many people would go for a move as bold and unusual as this one, but when faced with astronomic sums for bills and rent in total, this seems like a perfectly acceptable option. Plus, she gets to travel whenever she feels like it, and has one of the most unique homes in the world! This shows that with a bit of research in tiny houses, a small investment and a lot of creativity, you can make your dream home yourself! Would you consider doing this? Speaking of unusual homes, check out how this man turned a school into a dream home for the entire community. Spectacular! Videographer / director: Adam Lee Producer: Nathalie Bonney, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

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Published: August 22, 201743,577 viewsVirality: 1%
This Young Man Will Stop At Nothing To Look Like A Ken Doll4m42s

This Young Man Will Stop At Nothing To Look Like A Ken Doll

Self-proclaimed ‘living Ken doll’ Johnny Dylan says nothing will stand in the way of him achieving his dream of looking completely fake - even health warnings from doctors. The 27-year-old merchandiser, who was born in Hong Kong, now lives in Vancouver with his boyfriend Joel, who works as a heavy-duty mechanic. "When I was five years old, I got my first Ken doll. It was a Malibu Ken.” explains Johnny. “He had blonde highlights, blue eyes, and dark eyelashes. He was tan with good bone structure. “When I first saw the Ken doll, I knew that that was what perfection meant to me.” Johnny spends $800 every month to maintain his look. His bill includes Botox injections and lip fillers to achieve his striking plastic look. His daily routine consists of slathering himself in fake tan, always has perfectly manicured nails and contoured makeup, and uses eye-color changing contact lenses to change his brown eyes to a more Ken doll-like azure gaze. “I started getting fillers about two years ago and definitely now I am really known for my big lips.” Johnny adds. “I’m still not happy with the size though, I want them to be much bigger.” He was recently denied more lip fillers, because his lips were already too big, but that didn’t stop Johnny from getting another opinion. His boyfriend of two years, whom he met on the gay dating site Grindr, thinks that plastic surgery is a waste of money. “I’m not going to judge anyone, but personally I would never have anything done to myself. “The amount of procedures he goes through is extreme and I think it could be dangerous.” But Johnny believes that since this is how Joel met him, that he loves him for it. “He thought I was drop dead gorgeous when he met me. But he does like me a little more on a natural side. He likes how I look at home without the makeup.” The one place Johnny finds support is with his best friend Jonathan. His support goes so far, that the duo goes for their regular Botox sessions together. “I think Johnny is a real inspiration. He has shown me that being yourself is all that matters and that is true happiness.” Videographer / director: Darcy Muenchrath Producer: Katie Mercer, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Real-life Rapunzel Has 90 Inch Long Hair - Hooked On The Look3m49s

Real-life Rapunzel Has 90 Inch Long Hair - Hooked On The Look

Talk about serious commitment! Real-life Latvian Rapunzel Aliia Nasyrova has hair so long, her husband Ivan thinks of the locks as another member of the family. The 27-year -old took 20 years to grow out her 90 inch long, 4.5 pound heavy tresses. That thing is so long, it has it’s own space on the marital bed! Aliia’s hair takes a whole day to air dry and an entire hour to comb through fully. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that her mane attracts the stares of everyone in public, but her husband Ivan says he loves it and is proud of his wife for never cutting her hair. The Samara, Russia native uses about 22 pound of hair products to maintain the quality of her hair; this includes shampoos, conditioners and combs. The locks are so demanding, the couple even schedule their holidays around Aliia’s hair care regimen. Aliia got inspired to grow her hair long but her favorite female characters in fairy tales. She says: “I started to grow my hair because since childhood I liked long hair very much. And I was always attracted by long hair heroines from fairy tales.” The worst thing that has happened to the long-haired beauty was when she got chewing gum stuck in it and she had to cut off a chuck to get rid of it. Still, she dreams of getting into the Guinness Book of World Records. Best of luck, Aliia! Videographer / director: Eduard Kolik Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Nick Johnson Editor: James Thorne

Giant 8-Month-Old Baby Weighs 38lbs: BORN DIFFERENT2m49s

Giant 8-Month-Old Baby Weighs 38lbs: BORN DIFFERENT

A MORBIDLY obese baby has baffled doctors - by weighing in at a whopping 38lbs. Eight-month-old Chahat Kumar from Punjab, India was born an average weight but started ballooning in size at the age of four months. And now the bouncing baby weighs in at 2.7 stones - the same as an average four-year-old. Videographer / director: Ajay Verma Producer: Haziq Qadri, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal

Painter With No Fingers Creates Incredible Artwork3m03s

Painter With No Fingers Creates Incredible Artwork

You should never let anything get in the way of your dreams and this young man proves it! Desmond Blair in a 29-year-old young man that has been born without digits on his hands, but that has not stopped him from mastering the art of oil painting. After encountering prejudice during job interviews, the talented Texan decided to record himself painting, to prove that if he can hold a pencil and a brush, he can definitely do his job on a computer! So far, his portfolio includes portraits of President Obama and musician Andre 3000. “I am missing all ten fingers but I don’t look at it as a disability, I look at it as a difference." says the Dallas, Texas native. “You only become disabled when you stop yourself from pursuing your dreams." Desmond has been drawing since he was a kid, when he learned how to hold a pencil with both his hands. Then he began exploring different mediums, but didn’t start painting until he went to high school. Then, in college, he tried out acrylics and digital artwork. Potential employers didn’t believe him when they would see his resume, and then meet him without fingers. Now a project manager, Desmond spends almost his entire free time painting with oil paints. He hopes to use his paintings to raise money for charities that support other people with limb disabilities. Videographer / Director: Desmond Blair, Bruce August Jr. Producer: Samantha Grillo, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

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Published: December 23, 201629,138 views
This Mom Beat Cancer Twice And Became A Bounty Hunter8m57s

This Mom Beat Cancer Twice And Became A Bounty Hunter

A mother-of-four who overcame cancer is now hunting America’s most dangerous criminals - to pay off an $800,000 medical debt. Former waitress Shanda Zapata, 35, from Denver, Colorado, turned to bounty hunting three years ago after overcoming the killer disease for the second time. The self-confessed soccer mom spends her spare hours capturing fearsome fugitives, including members of motorcycle gangs and the Mexican Mafia. But with 10 percent of $1m bounties on offer - the risk is worth the reward. “I have been shot at, lunged at with a knife, attacked by pit bulls and even had drug dealers throw needles at me like darts,” the 35-year-old told Barcroft Media. “You never know what is going to be behind that door when you kick it down. Every day could be your last.” Her biggest haul so far was a 10 percent cut off a $200,000 bond for a child murderer. Shanda has a stockpile of crime-fighting gear that includes two assault rifles, a Smith & Wesson pistol with a custom grip and Kevlar vests — as well as training in various martial arts to help take down fugitives. She also uses her natural beauty — and her surgically enhanced breasts — to lure bad guys. “Once in a while, I get to dress up and meet somebody in a bar or a hotel and have a few drinks,” Zapata said. “Then once they are outside, we will take them down. It’s pretty satisfying.” “I chose this job because I get to help people and sort of be a badass.” Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: John Balson, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper

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Published: December 21, 201625,962 views
Woman With Rare Neurological Disorder Slept Through Her Son's Birth4m04s

Woman With Rare Neurological Disorder Slept Through Her Son's Birth

A mother has no recollection of the birth of her first born because she was ASLEEP. Jody Robson, 24, from Birmingham, falls asleep for up to 11 days at a time and can take weeks to emerge from her stupor. Although she has not been formally diagnosed, Jody believes she has Kleine Levin Syndrome (KLS), a rare neurological disorder that sees those afflicted unable to rouse from sleep for days or even weeks on end. Jody’s episodes are so severe that she has no recollection of several Christmases and even slept through the birth of her first child. The mom of two said: “One moment I’ve closed my eyes and the next I’ve woken up and it’s two or three weeks later. “I’ve missed holidays and my sister’s eighteenth birthday because I was in an episode." says Jody. Jody’s first experience with KLS was when she was just 12 and living in Alicante, Spain. Excited for a sleepover at a friend’s house, Jody arrived with a bag of toys, sweets and a change of clothes. But that day she fell into a deep sleep and didn’t wake up for eight days. And when she finally woke from her slumber Jody couldn’t recognize her family or surroundings. Videographer / Director: Nick Cunard, Jack Stevens Producer: Rebecca Lewis, Nick Johnson Editor: Sonia Estal

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Published: December 19, 201625,830 viewsVirality: 1%
This 26-Year-Old Model Wears Her ‘Wrinkles’ With Pride4m46s

This 26-Year-Old Model Wears Her ‘Wrinkles’ With Pride

A 26-year-old woman with a rare condition that makes her look decades older is challenging beauty standards by becoming a model. Hoping to break into the modelling industry, Sara Geurts from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is determined to carve out a successful modelling career despite battling with Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) - a genetic condition that leaves her with excessively saggy skin. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a fairly rare condition affecting only 1 in 5,000 worldwide, however only a dozen people have been diagnosed with Sara’s type of the condition, Dermatosparaxis Ehlers-Dalos syndrome. The syndrome causes Sara to have soft, doughy skin that is extremely fragile and her joints and muscles are also weak and often leave her in discomfort. At one point in her life Sara’s skin was her biggest insecurity, now she takes pride in her unique look and fully embraces it as she heads towards a career in modelling. “We are in the generation of albinism models. We have melanin models. We have vitiligo models. We have plus size models. And those are all fabulous things. But the one thing that we are really missing are people with disorders within our everyday commercials.” adds the brave young woman and we can’t help but wish her all the best in her future endeavors! Videographer / director: William McLeod Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

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Published: June 22, 2017Updated: June 24, 201723,846 views