Most people lead the same, standard way of life. We go to work, and in the evenings we try to rest at home. On weekends, we either sort out the accumulated cases, or we meet with relatives and friends. Our way of life is the focus of our behavior, which is embodied in everyday life.
But there are people on the planet who simply do not want to be like everyone else. They choose for themselves a life in which there is a place for new unusual friends, other time intervals and various unusual circumstances. And when everyone around is surprised, they simply continue to follow the chosen way of life. The most unusual of them will be discussed.
A woman who lives in the Victorian era.
Sarah Krisman never dreamed of a corset, but after her husband made such a gift for her 29th birthday, the woman’s life changed. She herself declares that this ancient clothing literally changed her. The pair has long been collecting historical clothing, but only a woman could not find anything that would match her forms. The fact that all the clothes were designed for women, tightened corset. Wearing a corset inspired Sarah to wear other clothes of the Victorian era. Such outfits became her everyday. Together with her husband, Sarah tried to even live in the style of those times, as far as it turned out possible. In fact, she had to wash herself with a jug, to sew her own clothes from natural materials with her own hand, not to drive a car. In his Victorian house in Port Townsend, Wash., The couple uses oil lamps for lighting. Even Sarah prepares food for a cookbook of the XIX century. As yet, the food in the house is stored in the refrigerator, but fanatical fans of this lifestyle plan to start using an ice box for this purpose. So they will be able to immerse themselves in their image. Sarah Krisman even wrote a book about giving her a corset. In this work, a 33-year-old woman explained her unusual lifestyle choices. He helps her understand the story, otherwise look at the world and people.
When talking about dog life, it means extremely bad conditions. But some want to live really like our four-legged friends. Harry Matthews had his own accounts from the world, since he decided to adopt a dog-like lifestyle. The man remembers that he always recognized himself as a part of nature and considered a dog. Now the 48-year-old former technologist wears a collar, eats dog food from a bowl and adores white bones and cookies for pets. Like any other dog, Harry even barks, chases after cars and digs bones into pits in the backyard. A man sleeps in his own kennel, considering it more comfortable than a soft bed. Now he responds to the nickname “Boomer”. And there was such a passion for the inhabitant of Pennsylvania after in childhood on the NBC channel he watched the popular show “That Boomer”. This series was about a wandering pseudo-traveler who helped people in trouble. This idea was so liked by Matthews that he transferred the image of the show star to his life, for many years, conceiving the idea of becoming a Boomer. I must say that many people associate themselves with different animals. This phenomenon is called furry, this subculture appeared in America back in the 1980s. These people consider themselves anthropomorphic animals with human characteristics – the ability to speak, walk on two legs, high intelligence, facial expressions and so on. But if for most furry dressing is just a hobby, Boomer has made it an extreme, turning into a way of life.
Life inside the ventilator.
In North Carolina, there is a woman who lived in the artificial respiration apparatus for 61 years. Marta Mason is an unusual person who spent almost all her life inside the car. And all the blame for polio, which made her paralyzed at an early age. This situation may seem hopeless, but Martha was able to lead a full life.She graduated from high school and college, attended dinner parties and even wrote the book “Breathing: The rhythm of life with iron lungs.” There Martha told what problems she had to face, and how she could find joy in life. This is the only person on our list who did not choose his own unusual way of life. Martha was born in 1937 near Charlotte. At 11, she suffered a serious illness, which shortly before she took the life of her brother Gaston. After his funeral, the girl told me that she had the same symptoms. She just kept silent about it, not wanting to disturb the already sad parents. But soon Martha discovered that it totally depends on the device, which facilitates her breathing. “Iron lungs” is a colloquial term that designates a large tank inside which such pressure is created, so that the paralyzed people have better lungs. Ms. Mason lived almost all her life in a device that helped her live. And in fact in due time doctors have told to parents, that in such condition the girl will live no more than year. She was sent home to die happy. But the love of life, curiosity and the desire to learn and to recognize the world around us helped Marta outlive the parents. She died in 2009.
Journey with a crucifix on his shoulder.
Preachers who consecrate their lives to spread their teachings, no one is surprised. But this man spent 26 years of his life spreading Christ, carrying a huge crucifix on his shoulder. The 60-year-old preacher Linsdey Hamon talks about Christianity to all who are ready to listen to him. He literally carries faith on his shoulders, having already visited 19 countries. Among them – New Zealand, India, Romania and Sri Lanka. In his unusual journey, which became a way of life, a lot of both touching and rough happened. Jamon survived the attacks and shooting in Bangladesh, he was expelled from St. Peter’s Square in Rome. But he does not plan to stop his preaching work. His mission began in 1987, putting a cross on his shoulders. Since then he practically does not remove it. The cross itself is made of cedar and has 3.6 meters in height and 1.8 meters in width. At the base there is a wheel so that the cross can be placed more easily. In fact, the preacher carries a huge symbol of faith for 12 hours a day, with no idea of where he will spend the night. A former social worker collects donations that help him fulfill his role as a Christian evangelist. Also from time to time, Hamon returns to his native Cornwall, that work by profession and pay the bills of his family.
Woman, paralyzed below the waist.
Usually paralysis of this type, in fact, ends a full life, people remain forever chained to a wheelchair. But the 57-year-old Chloe Jennings, a chemist from Salt Lake City, Utah, voluntarily agreed to turn her life into a hell. The woman imitates the paralysis of the lower extremities, which supposedly makes her body below the waist immovable. Chloe deliberately chose the way of life of a disabled person. She moves in a wheelchair, and on her knees there are grasping locks. These devices allow Chloe to move only with crutches. And when she descends or climbs the stairs, she just clings to the rail as an ordinary person. Like many other paralyzed people, Chloe loves active rest. Only she does not need special equipment for such events. The woman simply goes on a 12-hour hike into the forest, climbing the mountain peaks along dangerous slopes. Chloe lives in such a state full of life, as if she has no serious problems. In 2008, doctors diagnosed her with a serious psychological disorder, problems with a holistic perception of the body, BIID. It appears in ordinary people, giving them the illusion of a happier life from limb amputation or paralysis.To resist the desire to harm yourself, Chloe was given a wheelchair and special locks. This greatly facilitated her psychological state. But she admits that she dreams, that as a result of an automobile accident she will really hurt her limbs. Those suffering from such a syndrome are forced to put up with the angry remarks of those who consider them deceivers. But we need to make an amendment to the real psychological problems of man. Using a wheelchair, despite being able to move like a normal person, makes Chloe’s life easier.
Life with cockroaches.
For most of us, cockroaches are unpleasant insects that should not be in the house. But Kyle Kandilian, a student from Michigan, not only is not afraid of cockroaches, but is happy to live with them. According to the young man at the moment about 200 thousand representatives of this detachment live in his house. The 20-year-old man collects and breeds cockroaches not only for the sake of his pleasure, but also for earnings. With the help of such an unusual way of life, he manages to pay for his studies at the university. The cockroaches of Kyle live different – from the most common, which pond-prudi in different places, to a fairly rare species. For example, a representative of the species of the cockroach-cockroach (Macrpanestia rhinoceros) can live up to 15 years, and each such insect is estimated at $ 200. Kyle has a fairly wide range of clients, including owners of domestic animals that eat cockroaches. Collaborate with the young man and research laboratories that need insects for experiments. However, this unusual love for cockroaches has its own negative side, it’s not like Kyle’s parents. One day, his mother woke him up at 4am, showing him on an insect in the toilet. The cockroach sat peacefully on a roll of toilet paper. “Kyle, we must stop this!” – his parents tell him directly. The student’s room to the top is filled with boxes of insect colonies. In total, a fan of cockroaches grows about 130 of their species. This way of life the young man has been following for eight years, constantly increasing the number of friends and their diversity.
With a man and a lover under one roof.
When a married woman gets a lover or goes to him from a spouse, society condemns it. When Maria Butski left her husband Paul to another man, she did not think about the consequences. But soon the woman realized that she did not have enough of her husband. But even without a lover, Peter Gruman, she could not do without. In addition, the men suddenly became friends. Then Maria came up with the ideal solution for everyone – invited Peter to live in their home in east London. Now there live 33-year-old Maria, 37-year-old Paul, two of their children – 16-year-old Laura and 12-year-old Amy and 36-year-old Peter. Together they make up a big and happy family. They began to live together in 2012 after three years of throwing Mary between her husband and lover. Peter sleeps down on the couch, and Paul has his room upstairs. Maria herself divides the bedroom with her eldest daughter. The woman claims that she never had sex with her two chosen ones. Maria has an intimate relationship with each of them individually, but she keeps the secrets of her personal life. Joint life with two men, in the opinion of a woman, has great advantages. Children are comfortable to deal with three adults who can help with homework and help develop. And from the financial point of view it is convenient, since the accounts are divided into three parts.
Family living in 1986.
In order to get information about the past, thanks to the Internet, it takes seconds. But Blair Macmillan, to find out who and when was prime minister, will take at least 10 minutes. So much time is needed to flip through all his encyclopedias. It is puzzling why a 26-year-old man, the father of two children, can not connect to the Internet.In fact, Blair, like his girlfriend, 27-year-old Morgan, lives as if in 1986. This way of life was chosen by them specifically for the sake of children – 5-year-old Trey and two-year-old Denton. As a result, they will not sit up for iPhones and aipads, but will simply chase the ball in the yard. Parents refused in their home from any technology that appeared after their birth, in 1986. In the family there are no computers, no tablets, no smartphones, no coffee machines. Americans abandoned the Internet and cable. Modern people obviously will not understand them, believing that they have given up real life. But Blair and Morgan just decided to raise their children the way their parents did with them. They prefer personal contact, rather than communication on-line. The family removes all the tricks of children on film, worth $ 20, avoiding the intragram. And recently the family traveled to the United States using old paper maps. Children were entertained with talking toys and coloring books, and not with TVs in the headrests. From such cars the family immediately refused. The only exception to the lifestyle is the 2010 KIA car. Of course, GPS is not installed in it.
A woman who lives with seven cats.
Some people have unimaginable traits for cats. Linea Tayyantsio always dreamed of a four-footed friend, but her mother did not approve of the behavior of the mourning house. Now the woman was able to fully realize her dream. She lives alone in the midst of hundreds of cats on her 12-acre estate in California. There she arranged a real paradise for her pets. And it all began with the rescue of homeless animals after her divorce in 1981. In total, Linea saved more than 19 thousand representatives of felines. Despite such an environment, the woman assures that she is not crazy at all. Her “cat’s house” is the largest pet in California. And it contains the Linea of animals not for their own pleasure or for the creation of a paradise on Earth. The woman’s mission is to place the cats rescued by her in permanent homes and prevent overpopulation through castration and sterilization. Constantly in the house lives about 700 cats and 15 more dogs. And a kind animal friend survives thanks to donations and grants.
A woman living with poisonous spiders.
False black widow is a huge and dangerous spider. And although their bite is not as dangerous as that of ordinary black widows, people still feel unpleasant symptoms. In England, swept a real wave of terror from these eight-legged creatures. People even began to avoid sheds and cellars, fearing to meet with large spiders. However, one woman, Jay Reich, on the contrary, seeks to surround herself with false black widows. According to her, she does not even mind biting to prove the harmlessness of these spiders. Jay lives in Bracknell and her collection is constantly growing. Currently, she brings up three adults of a false black widow and about ten young. Spider-mother Jay called Silla. According to her, she is amazed at how such a sweet spider caused a real panic in England. For example, in Gloucestershire, even closed the school because of the invasion of false black widows. The 26-year-old woman believes that there were no reasons for this. People are afraid of spiders, as if they were wasps. As a result, the harmless, in her opinion, creatures, thanks to the press, has a negative reputation. Jay is going to publicly demonstrate that the bite of a false black widow is completely harmless.