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People Born With Extra Toes & Fingers

Polydactyly or polydactylism is the condition when a lifeform is born with extra toes or fingers and, even though most of the time this results in a useless appendage with no bones, sometimes subjects are born with fully formed extra digits. Polydactylism has been observed in mammals, reptiles, and amphibians and is thought to be caused by mutations in single genes, not heredity (meaning that anyone can give birth to a child with polydactylism). The odds of being born with the condition are only one in five-hundred meaning that everyone probably knows at least one person with a little something extra.

birth child polydactylism odds born condition five-hundred meaning person extra

birth child polydactylism odds born condition five-hundred meaning person extra

birth child polydactylism odds born condition five-hundred meaning person extra

birth child polydactylism odds born condition five-hundred meaning person extra

birth child polydactylism odds born condition five-hundred meaning person extra
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  • chezeny 2009/10/09 16:10:40
    chezeny
    +1
    your very handy today......
  • WhoaIt'sSarah. 2009/07/20 21:49:21
    WhoaIt'sSarah.
    wow.......
  • LadyKonFuze 2009/07/20 10:37:48
    LadyKonFuze
    I have extra fingers but they've been tied off, I can still see them tho. My lil sis, bro and my mom have them too.
  • mb20fan 2009/07/19 20:36:36
    mb20fan
    It happens.... Too bad you didn't post the picture of the 2 headed cow that was born near fernald in Ohio back in the 80's... And face it, when each of us are born the first things our parents did was count our fingers and toes... go figure...
  • FAN 2009/07/19 03:54:11
    FAN
    i wonder if it hurts or anything or if you just get used to it!!and you walk like anyone else walks.. im guessin maybe a wider shoe ..
  • blondie 2009/07/19 01:38:42
    blondie
    Where is the thumb on that last picture? Poor fellow or gal. That hand would be useless.
  • blahblahblah 2009/07/18 14:14:50
    blahblahblah
    interesting...
  • ray 2009/07/18 00:59:47
    ray
    it must be some kind of evolutionary left over like the apendex.
  • Made4U2Wonder 2009/07/17 11:50:00 (edited)
    Made4U2Wonder
    it is heredity. My brother had 6 fingers. It was removed. It had a bone in it meaning they were full fingers. I had a baby with a man who's brother had 6 fingers but only on one hand. Our child came out with 6 fingers (both hands like my brother) but only cartilage. Had them removed. And that child and the children I had with another man (my husband) all but one came out with small extra inverted nipples. You can't really tell that's what they are. They look like dimples on the chest but they are nipples. So yes the extra stuff is heredity. And in foreign remote places where incest is heavy whole tripes have lots of extra digits heredity foreign remote places incest heavy tripes lots extra digits
  • Kyra 2009/07/17 08:46:36
  • sweetguy45 2009/07/17 06:44:59
    sweetguy45
    Well now we have an extra Ass and he lives in the White House.
  • Diana sweetguy45 2009/07/17 20:21:26
    Diana
    You need to grow up. Let's see YOU do the job better!
  • TessIsa... Diana 2009/07/17 23:14:20
    TessIsabella
    True that Diana. Obama is a great president.
  • Uwishuc... TessIsa... 2010/02/09 15:29:03
    Uwishucould
    +3
    Well said sweetguy45. Diana and tesslsa, I think almost anyone can do better turn of the TV so you are so blinded by the media and actually learn what the hell is going on. Maybe that way more of the population can get educated and quit electing one idiot president after another.
  • jackolantyrn356 2009/07/17 06:32:27
    jackolantyrn356
    I used to date a jyoung lady wh had extra fingers and toes.
  • Noah Ga... jackola... 2012/12/06 05:10:30
    Noah Gallagher
    +4
    I bet she gave one hell of a hand-job...
  • krissy 2009/07/17 01:25:11
    krissy
    i know a girl who has 4 nipples.
  • James M... krissy 2012/11/29 02:22:59
    James Mccravy
    +12
    now that I would love to see
  • Elizabeth 2009/07/17 01:12:32
    Elizabeth
    My late mom used to say it had something to do with parental venerial disease. I have no idea if this information is correct.
  • Congrats Obama! 2009/07/16 23:42:16
    Congrats Obama!
    I have an extra stomach.

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