20 Heroic Freaks of Nature

20 Heroic Freaks of Nature

Nature will always have her way, even though at times she may be wrong. As the great universal designer, she has reached the pinnacle with man, the cosmos and the earth, but it took her millions of years to get there; and sometimes with factory defects, 8 million of them a year, in fact. Decades ago, people born with rare defects were relegated to the circus, that great psychological arena of entertainment for all our collective fears. They were called “freaks”, outcasts from society, enduring the wide gapes of audiences' mouths, marvelled at, ridiculed, and forced to etch out an existence as objects of disbelief. Cruelty is certainly not in Mother Nature's lexicon. Here are some of nature’s “freaks”, or heroes, shall we say, some of them truly incredible stories…