The unusual and mysterious on ‘Body Bizarre’ at Discovery Channel
MANILA, Philippines – Body Bizarre, a brand new eye-opening series, criss-crosses the globe in search of extraordinary individuals living with some of the planet’s most mysterious, unusual and thought-provoking medical anomalies that have even puzzled the world’s best doctors and experts. From India to Indonesia, China to Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic, Hawaii, the United Kingdom, Texas and more, BODY BIZARRE uncovers the real human stories behind the headlines and brings to light what life is genuinely like for these remarkable people whose lives have been afflicted by physically and emotionally horrifying syndromes. Is it possible to sweat and cry blood? What is it like to have a hole in your face? How do you play football without feet? Six-part series BODY BIZARRE premieres Thursday at 8:00 p.m., starting April 25. Encores every Friday at midnight and 1:00 p.m., Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
A woman who constantly cries and sweats blood, Indonesia’s infamous cigarette-smoking toddler, a human octopus in India, a werewolf girl in Thailand, a 31 year old woman trapped in the body of a baby, a footless football sensation, a furry monkey girl in China, an Indonesian boy with snake-like skin, a man with a hole in his face, an Ethiopian girl born with an extra body and many more, these are the astonishingly courageous individuals whose curio predicaments have made them shy away from human contact. BODY BIZARRE features stripped down interviews with these individuals, their family, friends and doctors who diagnosis and attempt to treat their rare conditions. Sometimes, they require surgery so intricate and demanding that the odds of survival are stacked against them.
Despite the massive challenges they face, with modern medicine, the dedication of medical teams, the love of their family and friends and most importantly, their powerful passion for life, these strong individuals push themselves not solely for the purpose of survival, but to shine and inspire as well. Witness an unquenchable desire to flourish against all odds in the following episodes of BODY BIZARRE:
31 year old baby, human octopus and a child’s battle for survival
American doctors battle to keep a Mexican boy alive when an enormous neck growth threatens to crush his windpipe. Discover the simple treatment that could have saved a woman who, for 31 years, has been trapped inside the body of a toddler. In India, a groundbreaking surgery gives a glimpse of normal life to a child born with eight limbs.
Cigarette-smoking toddler, man with a hanging face and conjoined twins
In India, a young man suffers from a facial tumour so severe that doctors are unsure whether he will survive the surgery required to remove it. Meanwhile, across the globe, seven year old twins, Tatiana and Anastasia, enjoy life despite being attached at the head and never having seen each other. Finally, we see whether quitting is an option for a two year old Indonesian chain smoker.
Tree man, Thumbelina and born with an extra body
A teenage girl, haunted by a secret deformity, seeks aid from a doctor who may be able to help. Watch Charlotte, a real world Thumbelina with a tiny body but a huge heart, charm everyone around her. Meanwhile, the famous “Tree Man” has newfound hope for treatment and goes under the knife. Despite fighting a vicious face cancer, an American man, Donnie, stays strong because of his wife’s unfailing love.
Footless footballer, world’s oldest man and a family plague
Impossible is nothing for the inspirational child football sensation – recently scouted by FC Barcelona – who is entirely unfazed by his lack of feet. Three triplets born with Crouzon’s syndrome fight for their lives before they are even able to walk. Also, meet the woman who defied biology by giving birth at 66.
World’s fattest child, a human werewolf and the girl who cries blood
Mysteries abound for Delfina, a young Dominican woman who cries blood. In hopes of curing her condition, she travels the country far and wide searching for answers. Meanwhile, the world’s fattest child weighs in on the pains of an insatiable appetite and the struggle of weighing as much as a heavyweight boxer. Lastly, meet the young girl who is trapped behind a werewolf’s face.
Sleeping beauty, bubble man and the world’s smallest woman
In India, the world’s smallest woman – standing at two feet tall – struggles to take control of her life as a normal teen. Meanwhile in Hawaii, live out the nightmare of a real-life Sleeping Beauty, who becomes a totally different person at night. Finally, peer into the secret, isolated world of Indonesia’s “Bubble Man.”