Recently, the fascinating story of the Fudgates, the 'blue-skinned' family that lived in the Kentucky hills of Troublesome Creek in the 1950s, was revisited by a the medical community. The family was afflicted by a strange condition called methemoglobinemia, which left thein skin permanently blue, and passed it on down several generations. The disease is very rare, and is among other strange medical conditions,from extremely large limbs to eccelarated aging.