This man, living in Jakarta, Indonesia, has hands and feet that appear as twisted tree branches. For two decades, he has lived like this. The Tree Man’s real name is Dede Koswara, and unfortunately, also has warts all over his body that look like the moss growing on trees as you can see in the odd photo below.
The growths weigh over twelve pounds, and he only weighs 100 pounds. After only a few steps he would become tired because of the density of the growths, so he stays “rooted” in his bungalow.
Scientists say this defect was caused by an HPV virus. There are two types of HPV: the first one can cause cervical cancer, and the second can cause warts on the skin. The warts started to appear after he received a cut on his skin as a teenager. It has become out of control since then. His skin is infected, with bugs living in his skin. His immune system became weak, and the disease spread rampantly throughout his body.