It’s no stretch to say Jorge Ivan Latorre Robles has some very unusual talents.
The 25-year-old resident can stretch his skin, dislocate his joints and even pop out his eyes.
“I don’t [pop out my eyes] too often to kids because it makes them scared,” Robles tells Buck Wolf on the latest HuffPost Weird News podcast.
Robles’ skin and body are able to stretch and bend more than most humans because of a condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome that affects the body’s production of collagen, and causes loose skin.
The downside of his condition is a susceptibility to injury and sun damage.
The upside is that he’s been able to turn it into a career as “La Chicle the Clown,” and an appearance in Eye-Popping Oddities, the latest Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! book.
As “Chicle,” which is Spanish for gum, Robles has traveled the world showing off his unique abilities.
It’s easy for him to travel because he can fit into a piece of rolling luggage as he demonstrated in a special video for HuffPost Weird News.
You can hear Robles explain what life is like being a real-life Mr. Fantastic in the latest HuffPost Weird News podcast.