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Jojo the Dog Boy
Image credit: (PD) Charles Eisenmann

Uploader comment: Famous 'werewolf' side show attraction, Jojo had hair all over his body, including his face.

Image status: EXPLAINED Fedor Jeftichew or "Jo Jo the Dog-Faced Boy" toured in the 19th and early 20th century with a condition that saw his face covered in thick hair.


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Comment icon #37 Posted by Rakulla on 6 November, 2012, 8:51
i wonder if this is where the idea of Chewbacca came from o.O
Comment icon #36 Posted by Raquel H. the Pumpkin on 7 November, 2011, 5:22
awwww. it's very messed up that there were attractions that made money off people's genetics mutations and mishaps. Jojo was a person just like us, he just had hair everywhere. He may have looked like one because of all the hair, but he wasn't a dog! but then as I look at it, he has no hair on his hands..... weird mutation or hoax?
Comment icon #35 Posted by PeacefulAnarchy on 6 November, 2011, 15:43
How sad. I hate shaving as it is. It would drive me barking mad...
Comment icon #34 Posted by Damian Bâthory on 6 November, 2011, 7:19
This is real and is a known condition....lately in Asia many kids were born with this condition making some scientist think that we might be heading toward a new Ice age, and that evolution was taking a step in that direction....
Comment icon #33 Posted by AngelinaM on 18 September, 2011, 8:56
Why is everything a "disease" to the human culture. What because he doesn't look like the mejority of the human race. Do some research guys would being light skin or dark skin a disease as well. Because One person has a skin pigmintation and the other doesn't. Oh and our children have ADD, come on what child do you know can fouces for long periods of time, and doean't want to run around a play all day. they are children thats what they do, but everything now is some sort of disease. The rest of you who are making jokes about the man it's childish, and your being a bul...
Comment icon #32 Posted by mauthe doog on 29 April, 2007, 7:52
sadly, the words "down boy" doesnt mean a thing to Jojo
Comment icon #31 Posted by big pete on 26 March, 2007, 15:14
Hmmm.....someone thought it was a good idea to "arm" Dog Boy. Put down the rifle....GOOD BOY!!!
Comment icon #30 Posted by mauthe doog on 18 December, 2006, 0:41
i saw that episode, since my family is CSI addicted ;)
Comment icon #29 Posted by trulyyours. on 10 August, 2006, 17:23
There was a CSI episode dedicated to this disease... it was really sad. I think they must feel ashamed of the way they look, because they're not the same... I have a kidney condition that disables me from drinking alcohol, and I feel really weird. Wonder what that guy goes through...
Comment icon #28 Posted by greendayfan101 on 30 July, 2006, 1:51
There's a family in Mexico(I think)that are like that, but they don't have as much hair.
Comment icon #27 Posted by mpeacock on 23 June, 2006, 3:30
the condition is real, unfortuniatly this is an obvious fake. I work in graphic design, and photo editing, i can see a fake a mile away, this one is fake. Whoever did it did a good job though!
Comment icon #26 Posted by chicken_lord 420 on 30 April, 2006, 3:04
Look sir a wookie!
Comment icon #25 Posted by bigjim on 21 March, 2006, 21:15
Thankyou carrieann26. It's a 'disorder', Hypertrichosis. And it's not exclusively a nineteenth century European infliction based on legend. It has nothing to do with 'werewolves'. But I must admit, the moon is bright tonight. Aaawooooh!!
Comment icon #24 Posted by crypto900 on 20 January, 2006, 3:37
i like this guy. i know why the Elephant man and Jojo got strange diseases like that. John Merricks mother had a fear of elephants and her son developed that disease. Jojos mother was scared of wolves and her son developed that disease. i wonder what would happen if him and the Elephant man met?
Comment icon #23 Posted by crazy_kangaroo on 16 January, 2006, 3:29
yeah he does look like chewbacca
Comment icon #22 Posted by spork13 on 20 December, 2005, 11:42
Nice that he shaved his hands for the photo. Obviously people it does NOT grow everywhere, just LOOK at the hands.
Comment icon #21 Posted by mezziah on 27 September, 2005, 21:38
whoa...that dog has human hands, wearing a suit and it's armed!!
Comment icon #20 Posted by after_life_solja on 7 September, 2005, 18:31
its a disease to do wid systs in the overy or kidneys causing the hair glands to grow every where... ithink
Comment icon #19 Posted by tears_of_sadness on 3 September, 2005, 21:21
oh i saw this guy in a book called Freaks
Comment icon #18 Posted by mgblueyes on 29 August, 2005, 2:58
my fullest sympathy. does hypertrichosis cause the hair to be like body hair or head hair as there is difference or is the condition not that predictable. and forgive please but would laser removal have any effect?
Comment icon #17 Posted by carrieann26 on 26 August, 2005, 18:24
His disease is actually called Hypertrichosis, which causes hair to grow uncontrollably all over the body. Lycanthropy is a mental disorder which causes one to believe they are a wolf. Imagine if somene suffered from both...???
Comment icon #16 Posted by cryptosporidium137 on 18 August, 2005, 7:38
I hope he doesn't get angered easily by him looking like a Chewbaca cause he has a gun in his hands. lol: ) He does look like Chewbaca *BLAM*
Comment icon #15 Posted by nessieman23 on 21 July, 2005, 23:52
Looks like Chewbacca...YAY!
Comment icon #14 Posted by harunmustang on 21 July, 2005, 18:03
Ther are some kids from east europe, actually a whole family that has this. Some extremly strong and the offspring or somthing has it weakly growning on the face.
Comment icon #13 Posted by damn_rogue on 24 June, 2005, 14:24
That is great picture. I would love to meet him one day. I'm sure there's a reason why he was born that way. Everything happens with a reason.
Comment icon #12 Posted by egerren on 11 June, 2005, 7:19
Yea, I just saw that on Ripley's. 1 of those guys turned down about a dozen proprosals.(Did I spell that right?)
Comment icon #11 Posted by smeghead on 27 May, 2005, 21:42
If seen pics of whole families with this condition, its sad
Comment icon #10 Posted by egerren on 26 April, 2005, 18:34
poor guy. i bet he didn't have any friends cuzza that fuzzy stuff.
Comment icon #9 Posted by gabe on 11 April, 2005, 20:57
did we ever say it wasent a real deformation?
Comment icon #8 Posted by notinek on 1 April, 2005, 8:13
It's called lycanthropy, actually. But there was also some problem with them shaving, as I recall. I think they're skin was too sensitive or something. I Don't remember :P
Comment icon #7 Posted by continanza on 7 March, 2005, 9:23
yeah..they were in mexico..i think
Comment icon #6 Posted by aravyndra on 6 March, 2005, 1:15
This is a real deformation like Delve said. a set of twins who had the disease should be like 20 by now.
Comment icon #5 Posted by delvedeeper on 16 February, 2005, 5:48
Wow your morons..this is a real deformation where the gene that grows hair on certain places, like your face doesn't turn off causing this.
Comment icon #4 Posted by horrification on 27 January, 2005, 3:25
u'd think he wud shave once in a while
Comment icon #3 Posted by saidrubio on 8 January, 2005, 8:23
Chewbacca's ancestor? did he shave his hands?
Comment icon #2 Posted by gabe on 30 November, 2004, 22:40
this guy's responsible for all the bigfoot reports
Comment icon #1 Posted by shadowlands_guide on 4 October, 2004, 3:14
his hands don't have any hair?
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