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Venice Beach Freakshow

'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...

You Won't Believe This Dog's Tongue Is Real

Aimee Heckel | Posted 03.18.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Kiss was born with a rare neurological condition that makes him unable to pull his tongue into his mouth. The more relaxed and happy he is, the floppier the tongue. Think of it as his unique, silly smile.

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. ...

'Freakshow' Star Can't Find A Roommate

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.10.2014 | Weird News

Marcus Boykin is perplexed. He's a star on AMC's hit reality show "Freakshow" and, he's well known as "the Creature" -- one of the most tattooed an...

WATCH: 'Freakshow' Star Learns A Painful New Trick

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.03.2014 | Weird News

Mentors are crucial to navigating some of life's biggest challenges -- even if that challenge is sticking a mousetrap on your tongue. Conquering th...

Sideshow Artist's Trick Is Hard To Stomach

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.13.2014 | Weird News

It takes balls to do the things this performer does on camera -- big steel balls. The performer's name is Morgue and he specializes in stunts that ...

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 ...

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...

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...

David Moye

World Sword Swallowers Day Is Anything But Pointless | David Moye | Posted 02.22.2013 | Weird News

Secretaries get honored once a year, as do mothers, fathers and even people who talk like pirates, so why shouldn't sword swallowers? That's what s...

'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 | 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...

EXCLUSIVE: What Is 'Freakshow'?

Posted 02.06.2013 | TV

"Freakshow," AMC's latest unscripted series, gives viewers an inside look at one of Venice Beach, California's hottest boardwalk attractions. Todd...

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...

Not Joining the Freakshow

Jen Lee Reeves | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Jen Lee Reeves

I've been on a quest to make sure my daughter could grow up with confidence, strength and an ability to live a life without fear or embarrassment. A new show on the AMC network could make my quest and the quest of so many people more difficult.

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) | 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

DOUBLE DRAGON: LA Man Owns Two Two-Headed Bearded Dragons (PHOTOS) | David Moye | Posted 04.13.2012 | Weird News

When you're a collector of two-headed animals, you can't stop at just one. Case in point: Todd Ray owns what is believed to be the largest collecti...