Niccolo Paganini – the virtuoso violinist that many people believed sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his extraordinary talent.

Fiorini Fake Daguerreotype of Violinist Niccolò Paganini

Born in 1782, Niccolo Paganini was an expert Italian violinist, guitarist, and composer. The most celebrated virtuoso violinist of his time, his technique and abilities were thought to be “beyond a human’s capabilities”. His concerts left attendees entranced and wondering, “Did Paganini make a deal with the devil, or had Satan taken a human form?”

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“Bionic girl”, incapable of tiring, feeling hunger, pain, nor fear, has no sense of danger to warn her when something is about to turn bad.

Bionic girl Olivia Farnsworth of Huddersfield, England feels no pain

Doctors have dubbed 7-year-old Olivia Farnsworth the “bionic girl” because a rare chromosome condition (chromosome 6 deletion) renders her incapable of feeling pain, hunger, exhaustion, or fear. Geneticists have said they have never come across the disorder before and it is believed Olivia is the only person in the world with these unusual characteristics.

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