Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses along with specific characteristics that make them who they are.
Their backgrounds, upbringings, educations, genetics, and physical traits create a set of identity and shape personality.
Each of them has unique stories to tell, and the stories you are about to read here must be some of the most extraordinary and perhaps bizarre.
Rest assured that there will be no disturbing images here, but you may find some stories quite peculiar to say the least.
Few people in the following list are physically healthy, yet they are motivated to perform extreme body modifications and achieve dramatic changes to their appearance; case in point, Mayra Hills and Cathie Jung.
Some others have extraordinary traits such as physical strength and age-defying skin complexion.
One person suffered from a rare medical condition that rendered him almost completely incapacitate throughout life.
Let us first start with someone who almost disappears under his own tattoos and piercings.
10 Rolf Buchholz
The heavily tattooed German man, Rolf Buchholz, earned a spot in the Gunnies World Records not for the size and shape of tattoos on his body, but for the amount of piercings in his body.
As of 2010 (when he was inducted to the record), Buchholz had 453 piercings, making him the most pierced man in the world.
Of all those piercings, 278 were around his genitalia and 158 around his lips; the rest were scattered all over the body including ears, eyebrows, tongue, nose, nipples, and navel. He also has a set of devil horns now.
9 Jonathan Pitre
Also known as Butterfly Boy, the beloved Ottawa-area teenager was born with a rare genetic mutation known as recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), a painful disorder that caused his skins to easily blister and tear.
This condition is incurable. Pitre spent most of his life undergoing medical treatments including operations and experimental stem cell transfusion at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Despite the condition, Pitre always displayed inspiring outlook to everyone around him He died on April 4, 2018 at the age of 17.
8 Yazemeenah Rossi
In her early 60s, Yazemeenah Rossi is as passionate as she has ever been about her career as a photographer and even more surprisingly a model.
The grandmother also refuses to dye her hair, which have now turned entirely grey.
The hair is probably the worst of her problem; despite the age, her skin is just as smooth and vital as a girl in her 20s.
Rossi even claims that there is no secret to that apart from eating organic food, yoga, and active s*x life.
When most girls enter modeling industry in their teenage years, Rossi became a professional model at the age of 30.
7 Aneta Florczyk
Starting a career as powerlifter athlete at the age of 16, Aneta Florczyk became World’s Strongest Woman in 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008.
According to Guinness World Records, she has won the competition more than any woman in history.
Before all of those, Florczyk also came out number 1 in Polish Championships several times.
Florczyk became an online sensation when a video footage showing her rolling a frying pan surfaced online.
She is now 38 years old, and she only seems to grow even stronger.