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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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  • johnnywoo 2009/07/16 23:05:09
    johnnywoo
    I new a friend of ming,who had 2 anal holes,i didn,t see it,but his brothers said its true,to me its a freak of nature..And the guy with the 8 nipples,that looks like Dr. House,with a eye patch?
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2009/07/16 22:16:39
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +3
    I just know a guy that had 8 nipples.....All lined up like a kitty.
  • Johnny Hula gi... 2009/07/16 22:47:55
    Johnny
    +1
    This guy? xD

    guy xd
  • sarahlo... Johnny 2009/07/16 23:54:26
    sarahlovelp4eva
    hmmm..thats allitle more than 8
    lol XD
  • Hula gi... Johnny 2009/07/17 01:48:14
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    No...he wasn't British.
  • chiglet... Hula gi... 2009/07/17 03:30:12
    chiglet - Daedric Sigil Mage, Smirotiel
    The mental pic is odd, yet really cool.
  • patti 2009/07/16 21:46:10
    patti
    These folks definitely have a cross to bear as do those born with mental, emotional, and sexual, anomalies. God bless them.
  • Kimmy <3 2009/07/16 21:40:49
    Kimmy <3
    i dont know anyone with anything extra as far as I know, and if I do, they're not telling me :p
  • helenros 2009/07/16 21:38:17
    helenros
    +5
    I wonder if their manicurists charge them extra?
  • TheSara. helenros 2009/07/16 21:39:43
    TheSara.
    +1
    hahaha
  • Elizabeth helenros 2009/07/17 01:16:50
    Elizabeth
    One beauty shop owner said he told a woman with nine fingers, after she demanded a discount: "I charge by the set of hands, so the charge remains the same regardless of the number of fingers you have."
  • helenros Elizabeth 2009/07/17 16:35:01
    helenros
    My stepmom only has nine, due to a horrible accident as a child, but one would think if one only had to put on nine tips, the materials cost and time is less, so she should get a discount. I bet that same manicurist would change her "set of hands" tune if someone with 12 fingers came in.
  • Julie5002 2009/07/16 21:37:48
    Julie5002
    +1
    they all look perfectly fine to me..not such a big deal...well expect for the last picture...were is the thumb...
  • Diana Julie5002 2009/07/16 21:39:48
    Diana
    +1
    I hadn't noticed, but you're right, there is no thumb. How strange...
  • Diana 2009/07/16 21:15:15
    Diana
    I feel bad for people who are born this way. It makes me appreciate my own body even more. I know my body is a long way from perfect, but I can still appreciate what God has given me. I've never seen anyone or heard of this condition before. I'm grateful my own kids were born healthy!
  • tekay 2009/07/16 20:58:46
    tekay
    thats freaky and cool at the same time!!!!
  • Ken 2009/07/16 20:12:39
    Ken
    +1
    It's either God is not perfect - OR- Darwin nailed it & got it right.
  • Tim Ken 2009/07/16 20:37:02
    Tim
    +1
    God is right. He said that the earth would be in sin and imperfection because man disobeyed. Blame Satan and Adam, not God. We have enough cloudy buck passing in congress, let's not start it here too.
  • ««Gingey, the Master Debate... 2009/07/16 19:40:27
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +1
    that last one is trippy.
  • Rubyzandra 2009/07/16 19:38:21
    Rubyzandra
    +1
    I had an extra finger. It was removed at birth. Only the scar remains. I wish I had it now to slap somebody with!

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