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Collapsed Face Man



This 26-year-old man who suffered a syndrome of collapsed face is found living in a village in Anhui Province. According to him, he was suffering from this strange disease 20 years ago. This disease has damaged his facial appearance and cruelly deforming his appearance. Because of his looks people shun him and are fearful of talking to him. As he is a poor farmer who lacks the financial support, he is unable to bear the cost of medical treatment at the hospital and thus he has to leave the fate to others to decide whether he can receive life saving treatments.
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At first, you see these deformed faces and the natural reaction is to cringe.

Then you look at the pain in the eyes... and I don't know about anyone else, but I would really like to talk to these people.

I understand in some countries being deformed means you are cursed and people avoid you like a leper... imagine how much it would mean to have someone talk nicely to them for a few hours.
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Baby Two-Heads



A baby boy called Kiron weighing 12lbs 1oz was a son of a farmer's wife, Putul Biswas. Kiron was born by Cesarean section on August 25, 2008 in Keshobpur, 85 miles from Dhaka. Kiron was unusual as he had one body conjoined with two complete heads, together with his double pair of ears, mouths and eyes. Even though he was able to eat through both mouths, he had only owned one stomach.

KS Alam, one of the doctors who treated the baby said, "We wanted to refer him to a hospital in Dhaka but the family was so poor that they could not afford to take him there, so they took him home where he died."

Kiron, however, passed away after being born two days due to a fever and breathing difficulties. Both of his Bangladeshi parents were unable to afford treatments that could prolong his life due to a financial constrain. More than 150,000 people gathered outside the clinic which is located in the town of Keshobpur to witness this tragic sight. Some of them had left his family money. One Hindu worshipper said, "Kiron is not a medical curiosity, but was sent from heaven as blessings from the Gods."

As in a case of Kiron, one baby girl weighing 2.8kg was born with two complete heads (that are similar to those of two normal identical [monozygotic] twins with noses, eyes, ears and mouths) at 11a.m., May 9, 2007 by cesarean operation at Ninh Giang District General Hospital. Besides the two heads, she also had two separate distinct necks, two backbones, two legs, two hands, two kidneys, one liver, one spleen, two lungs, one heart, one bladder and one female genitalia.
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At first, you see these deformed faces and the natural reaction is to cringe.

Then you look at the pain in the eyes... and I don't know about anyone else, but I would really like to talk to these people.

I understand in some countries being deformed means you are cursed and people avoid you like a leper... imagine how much it would mean to have someone talk nicely to them for a few hours.
I understand how you feel. Most people would prefer to think that people like this don't exist.
There is a great moment in the movie 'The Motorcycle Diaries' when a young Che Guevara and his friend go to a leper colony and shake hands with the lepers there (and basically treat them like human beings apposed to an outcast of society). Very moving.
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Snake-faced Baby

This snake baby was born in October, 2008 by a woman from Makkah (Arab) who was given birth to her third child. This is a real story, it was not invented instead. This baby whose name called Yiran Babek had a snake-looking face. She was believed to suffer from a genetic disease called Harlequin Ichthyosis (as mentioned earlier under the subtitle "alien-looking babies"). Nevertheless, experts believed that this baby was a result of the exposure of radiations and chemicals. Looking at this innocent baby, my heart felt broken. There must be a great deal of pain and suffering that this innocent child has to go through!

Alien-looking Babies


Harlequin babies (also called harlequins, or harlequin fetuses) are referred to those suffering from a type of skin disease called Harlequin-type ichthyosis (Ichthyosis fetalis, keratosis diffusa fetalis, harlequin ichthyosis, Harlequin fetus or ichthyosis congenita). There're very rare cases of them that can hardly survive to adulthoods. Every one out of 300,000 babies may be born with such horrible birth defect. It's by far regarded as the most serious form of congenital ichthyosis which causes the hardening of the keratin layer in human skin. The skin appears as diamond-shaped scales (resemble the coustume of Arlecchino) due to severe hyperkeratosis, reddish in color and the cracked skin may also expose the baby to other pathogenic infections.

Their mouths are round, large and open; their skins are seen to crack elsewhere just like scales of a fish. Their eyes are stuffed with lumps of coagulated blood, and popped out. In addition to these external features, they've no external ears but two holes and back part of their heads is seen much open; they've a strange low nose, and their limbs appear to be cramped up and swollen.

Another similar case was the baby born in 1735 by a 28-year-old German woman, Johanna Sophia Schmied, who came from a village near Leipzig. This deformed baby resembles the alien that is usually depicted in the alien autopsy movies. Certain individuals perceived that this deformity was due to the genetic manipulation by extraterrestrials. The baby didn't have a human feature because the bone structure deviated in many characteristics from a normal human being. One of the obvious examples is that there seemed none of two bones (such as radius and ulna) found in the lower arms as they're commonly seen in a normal human structure. In addition to this, the caps or patella were also not present in the knees. Nonetheless, the tumor-like growth was seen to completely fill with brain matter.

Whatever its source turns out to be, this alien-looking baby, undoubtedly, has raised a controversy debate while resulting in endless doubts. Nonetheless, this baby was not created by the scientists themselves, as it was preserved in formaldehyde, pressed into a 16-inch-high glass and is kept in a little museum in Waldenburg, a small city in the Germany region of Saxonia. Indeed, it's a fact that beyond the thinking of the human. What do you think then?

Baby Born with a Tail



More people crowded the temples throughout India just to witness a baby born with a 10-cm-long tail (due to genetic mutations during the development of the fetus) in 2001. The local believed that the baby was a reincarnated Hindu God. He was named Balaji or Bajrangbali, a name given to a monkey-faced god, Lord Hanuman. His grandfather even showed the Indian newspaper, Tribune, nine spots of Balaji, evidence to which is what Lord Hanuman supposedly had. Some enquire whether this human "tail" is indeed an evidence of evolution and this issue seems to debut controversy among the communities.
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Frog Baby




From the headquarters of Dolakha district in Charikot in Nepal, a neck-less baby was born by his mother, Suntali Karki,. Shortly after its birth, the baby died due to severe congenital complications.. The condition of the baby was attributed to a rare condition called anencephaly, which is a cephalic disorder resulted by a neural tube's closure defect. The notable feature of this congenital complication is the absence of the largest part of the brain - the forebrain.
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There is a great moment in the movie 'The Motorcycle Diaries' when a young Che Guevara and his friend go to a leper colony and shake hands with the lepers there (and basically treat them like human beings apposed to an outcast of society). Very moving.
A little guy named 'Jesus' supposedly did the same thing

Touching untouchables as well... very powerful form of energy-work that can undo karmic debts. Those in India who avoid untouchables are actually incurring debt upon themself.
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Strange Animals

Two-Headed Calf



Eight-Legged Cat



Kitty Two-Face


Frog-And-A-Half


Two-Body Fish


Six-Legged Calf


Two-Faced Lamb


Puppy with Six Legs



Six-Legged Lamb



Headless Horse

(This is the reported results of electromagnetic exposure such as used by mobile phones)
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A little guy named 'Jesus' supposedly did the same thing

Touching untouchables as well... very powerful form of energy-work that can undo karmic debts. Those in India who avoid untouchables are actually incurring debt upon themself.
Princess Diana also made a big impression shaking hands with people who had AIDS when little was known about the disease.
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Results of the Chernobyl Fallout




Yeah, these ones aren't real.
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Kitty Two-Face
I hate that cat, it's always one way or the other





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HairBoy



Hair covers 96 percent of Yu's body. He may be surpassed only by a pair of Mexican brothers: Victor "Larry" and Gabriel "Danny" Ramos Gomez, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having 98 percent hair cover.

The 26-year-old Yu is candid and unembarrassed about a condition that has made him a phenomenon in China since he was born.

A stringy black fuzz matts every inch of his lanky frame, save for the palms of his hands and the soles of his feet.

And Yu has chosen to make use of his unique physical appearance, placing photos of himself on his Web site www.maohai.com + or Hairboy.com + as part of a drive to land a recording contract and become China's newest rock star.

But he recalls a time when he preferred not to face the music. Born in Shenyang in the frozen northeastern province of Liaoning, Yu spent a tough childhood amid much finger-pointing.

"People laughed at me and called me 'caveman'. I used to throw stones back and fight them as a kid, but now I've grown up and learnt how to endure it," he said as he recuperated in a hospital ward from ear surgery.

He had the operation in Shanghai recently to remove hair that was impeding his hearing, doctors said.

"I hope to prove myself and others wrong in singing some day. Of course, in the beginning, people will say, that's just "hairboy" singing''.
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World's Fattest Woman... Ever

Carol Yager (1960-1994) holds the distinction of having been one of the most obese people in medical history.
Yager is perhaps more notable for having lost the most weight by natural (non-surgical) means, in the shortest documented time (521 lbs. in three months).[1] While others have registered larger total weight loss, some were assisted by bariatric surgery and/or cosmetic procedures to remove excess tissues, and all were over longer periods of time; 19 months (with surgical assistance) in the case of Guinness' record holder, Michael Hebranko, and 16 months for John Brower Minnoch, (said to be the heaviest man ever recorded). Guinness' female record holder, Rosalie Bradford's weight loss took over 1 year (420 lbs. in the first year), and she underwent at least five surgical sessions to remove tissue during that time.

When Yager died in 1994 at the age of 34, she weighed about 1200 lbs (544 kg), and was 5' 7" (170 cm) in height. Bizarre magazine reported that she was estimated to have been more than 5' wide (152 cm),[2] although this measurement has not been verified by Yager's medical team or family members. Shortly before her death, however, she was able to fit through her custom-built 48" (121 cm) wide front door.[3] Published reports quoted her then-boyfriend as stating that he estimated her peak weight at about 1600 pounds (727kg),[1] but when questioned about this estimate, Yager's doctor declined comment.

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The Man With No Face



For the past 35 years, 51 year-old Jose Mestre, from Lisbon, has been losing his face to a massive growth, distorting it out of all recognition – and it's still growing.

The tumour on Jose's face is a vascular malformation, a collection of blood vessels that have expanded, producing a raised red area on the skin. Jose was born with a strawberry-coloured birth mark on his upper lip; at puberty his face started growing, eventually smothering his lips, nose and one of his eyes. It's now about 33cm long and weighs around 3kg.

The Man with No Face meets the man behind the 'mask' and attempts to understand what it is like to have such an affliction. How does he cope with day to day life - with the stares, the ridicule and people taking photographs?

Surrounded by a loving family, it seems incredible that he has not been treated and his face was allowed to grow so big. However, through years of medical misinformation, some misdiagnosis, lack of finances, and reluctance to undergo treatment due to religious beliefs, the growth has continued to obliterate his face.

My Shocking Story follows Jose on a journey through Europe to seek medical advice for one last chance to stop his face from suffocating him. In this journey of a lifetime he will discover the truth about his condition, as he travels by train, via Paris, to Britain, to meet the top experts in London. He will go through a series of tests, consultations, and meet other patients with a similar affliction. Here he will also spend time with his brother and the rest of his family, enjoy being a tourist in London, while making the biggest decision of his life:

Jose's dream is to live a long and normal life. Will he decide to change his religious beliefs, and risk an operation to remove his malformation, or will he decide against surgery and accept that he will continue living the rest of his life without a face?
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Smallest man... Ever



Gul Mohammed (February 15, 1957 – October 1, 1997) of New Delhi, India, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, is the shortest adult human being whose existence and height has been independently verified.[1]

On July 19, 1990, he was examined by Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India and he stood 57 cm (1 foot 10.5 inches) tall and weighed 17.0 kg (37.5 pounds). He died on October 1, 1997, from respiratory complications and after a long struggle with asthma and bronchitis, acquired due to heavy smoking.
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World's Biggest Biceps



Greg Valentino has the world's biggest biceps! Greg Valentino has been bodybuilding since the age of 14. One day Greg Valentino said to himself "Well I'm not going to get any taller so I'm going to get wider". That's when Greg started out his quest for the biggest bicep muscles in the world. Greg Valentino has been working his huge bicep muscle for over 30 years now! So how much can Greg bicep curl? A whopping 300 pounds!

The last measurement of Greg Valentino's arms put them at over 28 inches...and still growing! Greg trains heavy. Not only does he focus on his biceps and triceps but he can bench 550lbs on a decline. Greg Valentino is certainly a strong man all over. Obviously Greg has been taking steriods for quite some time. He admits this in his regular column in the Muscle development magazine. His column is called "Ramblin Freak, the biggest bicep muscles in the world".
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Bigmouth Strikes Again



You might know a few chatty girls that never seem to shut up, but I doubt you’ve seen a mouth this big. Literally.

This African man’s mouth is so big, he can fit an entire soda can in his mouth.

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, he stretches his cheeks back and reveals all of his teeth. Freaky, I know, especially since they’re pearly white. I bet he gets a kick out of dentists when they say “Open wide!”

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The Human Pinhead




Although Schlitzie was rightly classifed as microcephalic due to the shape and circumference of his head and his below average intelligence, it must be remembered that quality of the brain is an important factor as well as quantity. And in Schlitzie's case what little he had was very active.
Little Schlitzie, who was only about four feet tall, walked with a stoop which made his arms appear to be too long. Also when walking you can notice a looseness in his joints and that when standing his knees are slightly bent. He was probably nearsighted which, like everybody else, only got worse with age.
Although Schlitzie could only speak a few monosyllabic words or formulate only simple phrases it is believed he understood most of what was said to him.
Some people thought Schlitzie was more intelligent than he was given credit for because of the quickness in his reactions, in his powers of observation and his ability to mimic but in fact these are traits shared by others with his condition.
Schlitzie must have been raised from infancy by someone who loved him. It can be difficult to raise a person with microcephaly not just because of the lower than average intelligence but also because of their limited attention span and high distractibility. Somebody with a lot of love and the patience of Job trained Schlitzie through constant repetition to form good behavioral habits and to do simple tasks such as washing, dressing and feeding himself. This would later prove to make him attractive to showmen as he was for the most part well-behaved on stage although he was known to get angry when he was abused and taunted by the patrons. But then who wouldn't?
At times Schlitzie could be restless and at other times he would get tired and run out of energy. He had an excitable and vivacious personality and loved to laugh. This along with the quickness in his reactions to the people or things around him amused and endeared him to his audience.
Many children born with microcephaly die young and in a sense this was true of Schlitzie too. You see, Schlitzie was a three-year-old child who never grew up - even after 70 years of life on this earth. He is missed by all those who knew him and by all those who have come to know him since his passing in 1971.
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9 Most Bizarre People on Earth


1. Ngoc: three decades without sleep

Sixty-four-year-old Thai Ngoc, known as Hai Ngoc, said he could not sleep at night after getting a fever in 1973, and has counted infinite numbers of sheep during more than 11,700 consecutive sleepless nights. "I don't know whether the insomnia has impacted my health or not. But I'm still healthy and can farm normally like others," Ngoc said. Proving his health, the elderly resident of Que Trung commune, Que Son district said he can carry two 50kg bags of fertilizer down 4km of road to return home every day. His wife said, "My husband used to sleep well, but these days, even liquor cannot put him down." She said when Ngoc went to Da Nang for a medical examination, doctors gave him a clean bill of health, except a minor decline in liver function. Ngoc currently lives on his 5ha farm at the foot of a mountain busy with farming and taking care of pigs and chickens all day. His six children live at their house in Que Trung. Ngoc often does extra farm work or guards his farm at night to prevent theft, saying he used three months of sleepless nights to dig two large ponds to raise fish.

2. Bhagat: had his twin


Sanju Bhagat's stomach was once so swollen he looked nine months pregnant and could barely breathe. iving in the city of Nagpur, India, Bhagat said he'd felt self-conscious his whole life about his big belly. But one night in June 1999, his problem erupted into something much larger than cosmetic worry. Mehta said that he can usually spot a tumor just after he begins an operation. But while operating on Bhagat, Mehta saw something he had never encountered. As he cut deeper into Bhagat's stomach, gallons of fluid spilled out — and then something extraordinary happened. "First, one limb came out, then another limb came out. Then some part of genitalia, then some part of hair, some limbs, jaws, limbs, hair."
At first glance, it may look as if Bhagat had given birth. Actually, Mehta had removed the mutated body of Bhagat's twin brother from his stomach. Bhagat, they discovered, had one of the world's most bizarre medical conditions — fetus in fetu. It is an extremely rare abnormality that occurs when a fetus gets trapped inside its twin. The trapped fetus can survive as a parasite even past birth by forming an umbilical cordlike structure that leaches its twin's blood supply until it grows so large that it starts to harm the host, at which point doctors usually intervene.

3. Yokoi: spent 28 years hidden after WWII

Shoichi Yokoi was a soldier, conscripted into the Imperial Japanese Army in 1941 and sent to Guam shortly thereafter. In 1944, as American forces reconquered the island, Yokoi went into hiding.
On January 24, 1972, Yokoi was discovered in a remote section of Guam by two of the island's inhabitants. For 28 years he had been hiding in an underground jungle cave, fearing to come out of hiding even after finding leaflets declaring that World War II had ended. "It is with much embarrassment that I have returned alive," he said upon his return to Japan, carrying his rusted rifle at his side.

4. Mehran: lives at the Airport since 1988


Mehran Karimi Nasseri, also known as Sir, Alfred Mehran (yes, including the comma), is an Iranian refugee who has been living in the departure lounge of Terminal One in Charles de Gaulle Airport since August 8, 1988. After he was later imprisoned, tortured and expelled from his country, he applied for asylum in many European countries without luck.

When he decided to go to the United Kingdom, he claimed that he was mugged, and his shoulder bag stolen while waiting at the RER platform to go to Charles de Gaulle Airport to take a flight to Heathrow. Nasseri managed to board the plane, but when he arrived at Heathrow without the necessary documentation, Heathrow officials sent him back to Charles de Gaulle. Nasseri was unable to prove his identity or his refugee status to the French officials and so he was moved to the Zone d'attente (waiting zone), a holding area for travellers without papers.
Nasseri was reportedly the inspiration behind the 2004 movie The Terminal. Unlike Tom Hanks' character in the movie, and since at least 1994, Nasseri does not live in the duty-free transit area but simply in the departure hall, in the circular boutiques and restaurants passage on the lowest floor. He can at least theoretically leave the terminal at any moment, although, since everyone knows him, his departure might not remain unnoticed. He does not seem to speak with anyone normally. With his cart and bags, he almost looks like a traveler, so people either do not notice him or ignore him as if he were a homeless person.

5. Mitsuo: a japanese Jesus Christ

Matayoshi Mitsuo is an eccentric Japanese politician with the conviction that he is the God and Christ.According to his program, he will do the Last Judgement as the Christ but the way to do this is totally within the current political system and its legitimacy. His first step as the Savior is to be appointed the prime minister of Japan. Then he will reform Japanese society and then the United Nations should offer him the honor of its General Secretary. Then Matayoshi Jesus will reign over the whole world with two legitimate authorities, not only religious but also political.
He has presented himself in many elections but he has not won yet. He has become well-known for his eccentric campaigns where he urges opponents to commit suicide by hara-kiri.

6. Bihari: most officially dead person

Lal Bihari (born 1961) is a farmer from Uttar Pradesh, India who was officially dead from 1976 to 1994. He founded Mritak Sangh or the Association of the Dead in Uttar Pradesh, India. He fought Indian government bureaucracy for 18 years to prove that he is alive.
When Lal Bihari tried to apply for a bank loan in 1976, he found out that he was officially dead. His uncle had bribed a government official to register him as dead so he would get the ownership of Bihari's land.
Bihari discovered at least 100 other people in a similar situation, being officially dead. He formed Mritak Sangh in the Azamgarh district. He and many other members were in danger of being killed by those who had appropriated their property. Nowadays the association has over 20,000 members all over India. By 2004 they had managed to declare four of their members alive. In 2004 he ran for a seat in the parliament of Lal Ganj.

7. Bawden: the self-elected Pope Michael I, from Kansas


David Allen Bawden (born 1959), is an American citizen who was elected "Pope Michael I" by a group of six Conclavist or post-Sedevacantist Catholics, arguing that the elections of the last 6 popes were invalid because they are all modernists.
Sedevacantists argue that if the College of Cardinals will not or cannot elect a valid pope, ordinary Catholics can do so, under the principle of "Epikeia" (Equity). Acting on the basis of this, David Bawden was elected Pope by six people on 1990 (including himself and his parents). He is still on the job to this day.

8. Nakamatsu: photographed and analyzed every meal for 34 years

Yoshiro Nakamatsu (born June 26, 1928), a.k.a. Dr. NakaMats, is the Japanese inventor claiming to hold the world record for number of inventions with over 3,000, including the floppy disk and "PyonPyon" spring shoes. He has being photographing and retrospectively analyzing every meal he has consumed during a period of 34 years (and counting). The goal of Nakamatsu is to live over 140 years old.

[B]9. Lotito: mister eat-it-all[/B

Michel Lotito (born June 15, 1950) is a French entertainer. Lotito, who was born in Grenoble, is famous as the consumer of undigestables, and is known as Monsieur Mangetout (Mister Eat-it-all). Lotito's performances are the consumption of metal, glass, rubber and so on in items such as bicycles, televisions, a Cessna 150, and smaller items which are disassembled, cut-up and swallowed. The aircraft took roughly two years to be 'eaten' from 1978 to 1980. He began eating unusual material while a child and has been performing publicly since 1966.
Lotito does not often suffer from ill-effects due to his diet, even after the consumption of materials usually considered poisonous. When performing he consumes around a kilogram of material daily, preceding it with mineral oil and drinking considerable quantities of water during the 'meal'. He apparently possesses a stomach and intestine with walls of twice the expected thickness, and his digestive acids are, allegedly, unusually powerful, allowing him to digest a certain portion of his metallic meals.
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10 of the World's Smallest Animals

1. World’s Smallest Dog: 12.4 cm (4.9-inch) tall

At 1.4 pounds and 4.9 inches tall, Ducky, a yappy short-coat Chihuahua from Charlton (Massachusetts, USA), holds the Guinness World Record for the world's smallest living dog (by height). Ducky succeeds Danka Kordak of Slovakia, a Chihuahua who measured 5.4 inches tall. The smallest dog ever, according to Guinness, was a dwarf Yorkshire terrier who stood 2.8 inches tall.

2. World's Smallest Snake: 10.1 cm (4-inch) long


Leptotyphlops carlae is the world's smallest species of snake, with adults averaging just under four inches in length. Found on the Caribbean island of Barbados, the species --which is as thin as a spaghetti noodle and small enough to rest comfortably on a U.S. quarter-- was discovered by Blair Hedges.

3. World’s Smallest Fish: 7.9 mm (0.3-inch) long

On January 2006, the world's smallest fish was discovered on the Indonesian island of Sumatra: a member of the carp family of fish, the Paedocypris progenetica. It is the world's smallest vertebrate or backboned animal; only 7.9 mm (0.3 inches) long.

The title, however, is contested by 6.2 mm (0.2 in) long male anglerfish Photocorynus spiniceps (not technically a fish but a sexual parasite) and the 7 mm (0.27 in) long male stout infantfish Schindleria brevipinguis.

4. World’s Smallest Horse: 43.18 cm (17-inch) tall

The little horse was born to Paul and Kay Goessling, who specialize in breeding miniature horses, but even for the breed Thumbelina is particularly small: she is thought to be a dwarf-version of the breed. At just 60 lb and 17-inch tall, the five-year-old Thumbelina is the world’s smallest horse.

5. World’s Smallest Cat: 15.5 cm (6.1-inch) high and 49 cm (19.2-inch) long

Meet Mr. Peebles. He lives in central Illinois, is two years old, weighs about three pounds and is the world's smallest cat! The cat's small stature was verified by the Guinness Book of World Records on 2004.

6. World's Smallest Hamster: 2.5 cm (0.9-inch) tall

Only slightly bigger than a 50p piece, PeeWee is the smallest hamster in the world. Weighing less than an ounce, the golden hamster stopped growing when he was three weeks old - his five brothers and sisters went on to measure between 4in and 5in.

7. World's Smallest Chameleon: 1.2 cm (0.5-inch) long

The Brookesia Minima is the world's smallest species of chameleon. This one is just half an inch. Found on the rainforest floor of Nosy Be Island off the north-west coast of Madagascar, females tend to be larger than males.

8. World's Smallest Lizard: 16 mm (0.6-inch) long

So small it can curl up on a dime or stretch out on a quarter, a typical adult of the species, whose scientific name is Sphaerodactylus ariasae is only about 16 millimeters long, or about three quarters of an inch, from the tip of the snout to the base of the tail. It shares the title of "smallest" with another lizard species named Sphaerodactylus parthenopion, discovered in 1965 in the British Virgin Islands.

9. World’s Smallest Cattle: 81 cm (31-inch) height

The world’s smallest cattle is a rare breed of an Indian zebu called the Vechur cow. The average height of this breed of cattle is 31 to 35 inches (81 to 91 cm). The photo above shows a 16 year old Vechur cattle as compared to a 6 year old HF cross-breed cow.

10. World's Smallest Seahorse: 16 mm (0.6-inch) long

The creature, known as Hippocampus denise, is typically just 16 millimetres long - smaller than most fingernails. Some were found to be just 13 mm long. H. denise lives in the tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean, between 13 and 90 metres beneath the surface.
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