When Francesco Lentini was born in 1889, in Rosolini, in the vicinity of Syracuse, Sicily he had no knowledge that he would one day become a celebrity. On the contrary in fact, his early childhood was far from easy and amusing. His parents who had 11 children refused to recognize him and he was sent to be raised by his aunt. Francesco Lentini was born with three legs, four feet, 16 toes and two sets of genitals. His physical abnormality was caused by a parasitic twin.