Meet the man with the World’s Stretchiest Skin!
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Yep, he is real and his name is Gary ‘Stretch’ Turner... I wonder why?
This rather unusual guy is part of the Royal Family of Strange People, who are a unique collective of fascinating individuals currently performing in London.
The story behind the stretchiest man in the world is that he actually suffers from an extreme case of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which is a rare genetic disorder that has weakened his skin.
In most cases the disorder weakens people’s joints and blood vessels and affects around one in 10,000 people.
In an interview for ABC News he said: If you ‘look at your own skin cells under a microscope, they’d be nice and round and lock in many places. But my skin cells tend to be more jagged, and don’t fit together quite so well.
‘The best way to describe it is I’m built rather like a badly woven basket, if you can imagine that, which will pull apart.’
He added his skin was ‘actually twice as thin as regular skin. Although you wouldn’t believe it to look at it. it is actually quite paper thin.’
Mr Turner said he first noticed his stretchy skin when he was around three or four years old.
He told AOL: ‘I had an uncle who was about 10 years old. He used to pull my skin and show his friends. I knew by their reactions I had something strange.’
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