Defying all odds
There is nothing called the Top 1 when it comes to offbeat stories. We should treat all weird happenings alike. They all appeal to us alike and steal our attention equally.
But just to kick start our slideshow on odd news, we present a story of a woman defying all odds.
It is the story of a US woman who was born without arms or kneecaps but became a black belt in taekwondo.
Sheila Radziewicz of Salem in Massachusetts took her test successfully at Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts in Peabody in June.
The 32-year-old woman was born with thrombocytopenia-absent radius, or TAR syndrome. Despite her condition, she could use nunchucks and break boards with her kicks.
The Salem resident, who works as an advocate for victims of domestic violence, said she had never let her disability stop her.
At 23, she earned her driver's licence. She uses a car that she controls with her feet.
Text: Sify News Desk
Image: Sheila Radziewicz uses her nunchucks during taekwondo class at Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts Studio in Peabody on April 28, 2010. (Photograph copyright AP)