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Todd Ray

'Bubble Boy' Finally Comfortable In His Own Skin

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.13.2015 | Weird News

It took a performance in a freak show for Bob Heslip to truly feel normal. Heslip, 50, suffers from an extreme case of Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF...

Two-Headed Black Pine Snake Needs Two Names

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.31.2014 | Weird News

It's not easy owning the world's largest collection of two-headed animals. Besides feeding them and keeping them healthy comes the struggle of comi...

A World Where "Normal" Is Freaky: Freakshow Redefines "Normal"

Joanne Dagonese | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Joanne Dagonese

My seventeen-year-old Olivia is to be thanked for this piece. Last week she was checking out some back episodes of AMC's TV series "Venice Beach Fr...

This May Be The Most Disgusting Thing You'll See All Week (We Warned You)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.15.2014 | Weird News

Think twice about watching this video if you've just eaten. A sideshow performer on the reality series "Freakshow" performs a regurgitation stunt ...

WATCH: 'Freakshow' Star Attempts Life-threatening Stunt

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.31.2014 | Weird News

As if sword swallowing wasn't challenging enough, try having someone attack the blade with a whip. That was the extremely dangerous idea behind a c...

Son Of Lobster Boy Discusses Dad's Grisly Murder

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.17.2014 | Weird News

The son of one of the 20th century's most famous freak show attractions is coming to terms with his dad's legacy and the man's infamous 1992 murder. ...

LOOK: You Won't Believe How Many Tails This Iguana Has

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.23.2014 | Weird News

You'd might expect the man with the world's largest collection of two-headed animals hears a lot of tales about strange creatures. So Todd Ray, who...

WATCH: Two-Headed Snapping Turtle Attacks 'Freakshow' Star

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.12.2013 | Weird News

For Todd Ray, it was a snap decision to own a two-headed snapping turtle. Keeping both heads happy, healthy and content isn't easy. Ray owns the wo...

LOOK: The Tallest American Meets The Smallest

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.28.2013 | Weird News

It's safe to say that niether George Bell and Gabriel Pimentel can walk around in public without getting noticed. So put the two of them together and ...

Is This The Tiniest Two-Headed Turtle Ever?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.04.2013 | Weird News

What do you name a two-headed turtle that is barely the size of a quarter? For Todd Ray, owner of the Venice Beach Freakshow in Los Angeles, the an...

WATCH: Man Of Two Minds About Surgically Separating His Conjoined Twin Lizards

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.27.2013 | Weird News

When you have the world's largest collection of two-headed animals in the world, the care and feeding can be double the trouble. Then there's the l...

David Moye

AMAZING PHOTOS: Man Can Stick Finger Through Eye Socket

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 03.30.2013 | Weird News

Billy Owen says he started seeing things in a new light back in February, 2009. Losing your entire right eyeball will do that to you. Back then,...

David Moye

Five-legged Frog Found In Christmas Tree Becomes Part Of Freakshow Collection

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 03.21.2013 | Weird News

Seeing a five-legged frog might make some people jumpy, but not Todd Ray, star of the AMC reality program "Freakshow." Ray runs the Venice Beach Fr...

Tiny Woman Has A Big Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.14.2013 | Weird News

Any wedding is a big deal for the participants, but preparing a wedding for two little people was no small order. When 4-foot, 2-inch Matt McCarthy...

Two-Headed Lamb Born In Ghana

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.12.2013 | Weird News

Unless someone is pulling the wool over the eyes of Internet users around the world, a two-headed lamb was born Monday afternoon near Tarkwa, Ghana. ...

WATCH: Tattooed Man Admits His Own Daughter Is Scared Of Him

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.05.2013 | Weird News

Marcus Boykin doesn't look like anyone else on this planet. That's by design: Boykin, who is known professionally as "The Creature," is a tattoo ar...

She Can't Drink Legally, But She Can Swallow Swords

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.17.2013 | Weird News

Asia Ray isn't old enough to drink legally, but she can already swallow something more lethal: swords. Just 20 years old, Ray is not only an accomp...

'Freakshow' Premiere: Exploitation Or Celebration?

Posted 02.15.2013 | TV

AMC's latest foray into reality is "Freakshow," which sums up what it is pretty well. There was a time when freak shows were as common as the travelin...

David Moye

One Big Freakish Family Coming To Your Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 02.13.2013 | Weird News

Todd Ray is a collector of both unusual animals and unusual friends -- and he's turned that into an even more unusual career. Ray owns the Venice B...

WATCH: Walking Chihuahua Struts Her Stuff

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.22.2012 | Weird News

In life, we're all dealt a hand. For a chihuahua in Los Angeles, it was hand without front legs. "Usually, when an animal is born like this, the...

David Moye

'Normal' Is The New N-Word, Freaks Say

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.14.2012 | Weird News

Todd Ray has a beef against a certain word that begins with "N" and wants to eliminate it from the English language. That word, of course, is "norm...

This Two-headed Snake Needs A Name, Er, Names (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.04.2012 | Weird News

What's in a name? A big brain scratcher for a man who is trying to name a two-headed snake. Todd Ray owns the world's largest collection of two-hea...

David Moye

TWICE THE FUN: This Two-Headed Bearded Dragon Is Partying (PHOTOS)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 07.06.2012 | Weird News

Two years ago, when Todd Ray first got Pancho and Lefty -- his two-headed, six-legged bearded dragon -- the pet wasn't expected to survive long. "P...

David Moye

PHOTOS: Two-headed Turtle Believed To Be World's Smallest

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 11.17.2011 | Weird News

Good things come in small packages -- if you happen to be a collector of two-headed animals. Todd Ray, who runs the Venice Beach Freakshow in Los A...

David Moye

WATCH: Two-Headed Turtle's Owner Divided Over Surgical Separation

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.06.2011 | Weird News

The owner of what is believed to be the largest collection of two-headed animals in the world is of two minds over what to do with the latest member o...