Fingers and toes, fingers and toes.


A six year old Chinese boy from the town of Shenyang in North Eastern China is about to undergo surgery to remove a few unwanted body parts. The poor kid was born with sixteen toes and fifteen fingers (aiyee that’s thirty one in total!), which I have no doubt makes wrangling chopsticks an interesting, nightly adventure. Doctors are confident they can remove all the extra digits, though some are not completely formed, such as a finger which is protruding from the side of his hand.

On the bright side, he’s now the world record holder for most fingers and toes, previously held by a pair of Indian boys who had twelve fingers and thirteen toes respectively.

While I am sure having octopus style grappling ability would be fun for a while, the novelty would have to eventually wear off. I am curious to know if any of these three kids happen to live in the proximity of a factory – you know, the kind that secretly pump their pollution into the surrounding country-side and happen to cover the face of both countries.


Tags: , ,

2 Responses to “Fingers and toes, fingers and toes.”

  1. Anna Says:

    I want to know about the parents, perhaps they are banjo playing blood relatives…
    That poor kid is going to have a hard time buying gloves and shoes!
    Does he get to keep his record if they remove some?

  2. Marcus Says:

    I don’t know about his family history, but if that operation somehow fails, at least he’s got a shining career in finger puppet modelling ahead of him!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: