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Johnny Eck Baltimore Reviews
The Most Remarkable Man Jun 23, 2012
I had to review this independently because it touched me deeply. It is not everyday that you walk through a museum and see on display, someone of Johnny Eck's experience. Located inside the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, on display is this incredibly remarkable man, Johnny Eck.
Born in 1910, he had a twin brother who was healthy and perfect, while Johnny ended up with his torso where his hips should have been. Doctors were not sure he would live past his baby years, but Johnny surprised then and went on to pass every milestone a normal child does.
He was Baltimore's sideshow legend, and has a huge photo archive at the museum. He went to school and became an honor student, an artist, a musician, movie actor, composer and a band leader. He also successfully swam, dived and juggled, he was an illusionist, a train conductor, and wood carver. He danced and walked ropes for the entertainment of others. It is said he run as well as any normal person, but only on his hands. He did all these amazing things on his hands. Is that not incredible?
If you find yourself in Baltimore, at the harbor, go visit the Ripley's Believe It or Not, you will not believe what you see!
PS: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
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