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13 People with Extra Body Parts


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Betty Lou Williams

Born in 1932 to a poor farming family in Georgia, Betty Lou Williams was the youngest of 12 children. Doctors claimed she was a healthy child -- except for the two extra arms and legs emerging from the side of her body. From the age of 2, Williams worked for Ripley's Believe It Or Not and earned quite a living on the sideshow circuit. She put her siblings through college and bought her parents a large farm. She grew up to be a lovely and generous young lady, but when she was jilted by her fiance at age 23, she died from an asthma attack exacerbated by the head of the parasitic twin lodged in her abdomen.