Liberty Barros, 13 , is known for travelling the world and showing off her ability to bend and flow her body into shapes, but has decided to take on an important cause closer to home.
Smith owes his flexibility to the genetic condition hypermobile Ehlers–Danlos syndrome .
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Daniel Browning Smith has been named the most flexible man alive. Smith discovered his extreme flexibility when he was barely four years old. He could jump off a bunk bed and land in a split as a four-year-old in his home in Mississipp
Daniel Browning Smith is known as a contortionist , or a person who is much more flexible than the average human. Contortionists move their limbs and bodies in ways beyond what most people are capable of doing.
On the spectrum of human flexibility, 24-year-old Aleksei Goloborodko lies somewhere between “world-class contortionist” and “literally made of pipe cleaners.” Originally from Tula, Russia, the Bronze Clown winner—the circus world's equivalent of the Oscars—is currently crisscrossing the globe (and his body) on tour .
Julia Günthel aka Zlata has broken world records for her flexibility 27-year-old has honed her talent into a circus act.
Daniel Browning Smith , also known as The Rubberboy (bo
Liberty Barros , 13, is known for travelling the world and showing off her ability to bend and flow her body into shapes, but has decided to take on an important cause closer to home.
Contortion (sometimes contortionism) is a performance art in which performers called contortionists showcase their skills of extreme physical flexibility.
With practice, however, anyone can become more flexible. This does not mean that anyone can become a professional contortionist-- most are born with unusually flexible spines and other joints. Although often derided as natural freaks, contortionists train constantly to perfect their craft.
Dossi did start building some of her contortion skills when she trained in gymnastics and dance as a kid , but that was just the jumping off point. "I always loved gymnastics and dance and it was like combine those two together, plus my unique skill of having a flexible back," she shared in an interview with ABC News.
“ Probably one in 1,000 people have it ,” Dr. Michael Holick, a physician at Boston Medical Center and professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine, told “20/20.” “Most can show that they are double-jointed so that they could increase mobility of their joints.”