Most people can touch their elbows, but hardly anyone can rotate their arms nearly 360 degrees. This is Wangchu, an extremely flexible 22 year old from from China’s Shandong, and can bend in ways which will make your jaw drop.
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She demonstrated her unbelievable capability to twist her limbs in all directions for Ruptly from her own home. Wangchu is capable of bending her elastic body to uncanny degrees, stretching her limbs and twisting her elbows, wrists and legs in positions beyond the reach of most human beings.
Extreme flexibility like Wangchu’s is very rare in humans. Performance of extreme bending of the joints is called contortion, and it’s been practiced in different forms for thousands of years.
Contortion acts are mainstay features of circuses and other live performance collectives.Performers are usually born with an ability to push their joints much farther than average humans, which is what makes contortion so shocking.