This one is disturbingly fascinating. Taryn Eason from Springhill, Louisiana has a condition that allows her body to contort. Her joint hyper mobility actually helps her perform a really neat trick. Watch as she escapes a pair of handcuffs without the key.
The 21-year-old has a genetic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which enables her to dislocate the joints in her body. Determined to make the most of her condition, she has posted numerous videos demonstrating the flexibility of her hands.
In her latest clip, she shows how she can miraculously get out of police-grade handcuffs in mere seconds. She does it with unbelievable ease, despite being doubted by the officer who allowed her to borrow the cuffs. Taryn said, “My mother’s boyfriend borrowed some handcuffs from his friend, a sheriff, and let me use them for the video.”
Taryn starts by dislocating her shoulders in order to bring her hands, which are behind her back, around in front of her. Whoa! Then she gets to work by pushing her knuckles in to make them smaller than her wrist to allow for the handcuffs to slide right off. The video concludes with Taryn removing the handcuffs in a remarkable time of just 30 seconds and, what’s more, she does so without seemingly causing herself any pain.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders that affect your connective tissues — primarily your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. Connective tissue is a complex mixture of proteins and other substances that provide strength and elasticity to the underlying structures in your body. People who have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome usually have overly flexible joints and stretchy, fragile skin. This can become a problem if you have a wound that requires stitches, because the skin often isn’t strong enough to hold them.