The Story Of A Three-Legged Man Whose Disability Became His Ticket To Success
March 20, 2018 12:35
Three-legged man Francesco Lentini, one of 12 children, was born between July 1884 and May 1889 in Rosolino, Italy. Technically, the family had 12 and a half children, as Frank had a twin conjoined brother, who was partially absorbed by Frank's body in utero.
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In total, Lentini was born with four feet, three legs (all different in size), sixteen toes and two sets of male genitals. Though Frank was bullied throughout his childhood, he managed to beat the odds, perceiving his extra limb as a liability. Thanks to this, Frank learned how to use his unique nature for entertaining and educating others.