YouTube Adam Rainer. When World War I broke out, he enlisted in the army. Since he was just 4 feet 6 inches tall, doctors administered a series of tests.
But in an incredible criminal case gripping the United States, a mum says she took in a girl believing she was an eight-year-old from the Ukraine in need of a home — when she was in fact a woman who threatened to kill the family. Kristine Barnett, 45, started to suspect Natalia was no innocent orphan after she adopted her in They are accused of neglect of a dependent after leaving Natalia to fend for herself in a rented apartment in the US state of Indiana, while they moved to Canada.
There comes a time when an urban legend becomes interpreted as cold, hard truth. No one took these stories, ghostly or otherwise, all that seriously. Time passes, of course, and as it does so too do those elaborately spun tales.
Published inMemoirs of a Midget is a surrealistic novel, told in the first person, by English poet, anthologist, and short story writer Walter de la Marebest known for his tales of the uncanny and poetry for children. We never learn her name, but the protagonist and principle narrator "Miss M. Hers is the story of a person who, though at home in nature and literature, is physically, spiritually, and intellectually out of place in the world. Her exact size is never made clear and seems to shift throughout the story.
The Chirurgeon's Apprentice I often write about rare medical disorders, but there is one extraordinary case which is so strange, that there is only one documented instance of it in medical history. When WW1 broke out, Rainer tried to enlist in the army, but at 4'6. A year later, Rainer tried again, and although he had grown a full 2 inches, the army rejected him once more on the basis of his height.
In the midst of declining ratings over the past 15 seasons of So You Think You Can Dance, producer Jessica Lively confirmed today that the show has been picked up for an additional season to premier in Despite the dwindling viewership, she Is the pen mightier than the sword?
The Native peoples of North America told legends of a race of "little people" who lived in the woods near sandy hills and sometimes near rocks located along large bodies of water, such as the Great Lakes. Often described as "hairy-faced dwarfs" in stories, petroglyph illustrations show them with horns on their head and traveling in a group of 5 to 7 per canoe. Native legends often talk of the little people playing pranks on people, such as singing and then hiding when an inquisitive person searches for the music.
Anna Volodymyrivna Gava, from Ukraine, says her daughter Natalia Barnett - who suffers from Spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia - is still just a teenager. The biological mum of "abandoned dwarf" Natalia Barnett claims she is still a child despite her adoptive parents claims she is a year-old "sociopath". The woman who gave her up for adoption, Anna Volodymyrivna Gava, 40, has now come forward and maintains Natalia has a rare form of dwarfism and is still just a teenager.
The revelation that year-old Judy Garland was constantly groped by some of the Munchkins will come as no surprise to those who witnessed their wild antics. They were the residents of the surreal world of Munchkinland in The Wizard of Ozbut behind the scenes the adult dwarf actors were hard-drinking, sex-mad hellraisers. But the Hollywood legend appears to have taken their advances in her stride, even when they were at their most brazen.