Randian came to the America from British Guiana in 1889. He was a
attraction for 45 years, married and had five children. He died at age
He got along by doing everything with his lips. He could build things, shave, and even roll a cigarette. His method of ambulation consisted of wiggling his hips and shoulders in a sort of rolling, caterpillar-like movement. If you would like to see him in action, rent the 1932 Tod Browning movie, Freaks.
Johnny Eckhardt was born August 27, 1910 along with his twin brother Robert, who had a "normal" body. They were great co-conspirators and spent almost their entire lives together. Johnny was incredibly agile just getting around on his hands. Also see Freaks to see him in motion—he was wonderfully graceful & fast. Johnny was also cheerful & had quite a good sense of humor. Johnny died in 1991. In later years he was a recluse in his Baltimore home and became a painter.