View Full Version : The 31 Fingers and Toes of the Unnamed Chinese Boy

03-24-2010, 12:33 PM
Six-year-old Chinese boy with 31 fingers and toes has extra digits removed through surgery (http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/health/2010/03/24/2010-03-24_sixyearold_chinese_boy_with_31_fingers_and_toes _has_extra_digits_removed_through.html)


A six-year-old Chinese boy born with 31 fingers and toes has undergone an operation to remove the extra digits.

During the 6½-hour surgery in Shengjing Hospital in Shenyang, China, doctors removed 11 fingers and toes. On each hand, some of the child’s fingers were fused, according to the Daily Mail.

The unnamed boy, who according to his mother had been called a “monster” by his kindergarten classmates, may hold the world record for the greatest number of fingers and toes on a human being, according to the Daily Mail.

One of his hands had seven fingers and the other had eight. Four fingers on one hand and three on the other were fused.

The boy’s condition, polydactyly, is a relatively rare genetic disorder. Usually with this condition, the extra digits are on the little finger side of the hand. The Chinese boy seems to have central polydactyly, a rarer disorder in which the middle fingers are affected, according to the Daily Mail.

Bond girl Gemma Arterton also has the condition, according to Spike.com, which reports the British actress was born with an extra finger on each hand. A related genetic condition, brachydactyly, affects actress Megan Fox, who has clubbed thumbs.

03-24-2010, 12:35 PM
why have em removed? keep them suckers and join the carnival!

03-24-2010, 12:37 PM
Or he could have gotten into porn...

03-24-2010, 12:37 PM
I love that the eyes are obscured to protect his identity...If you know his face, I'm sure you're already aware that he had 31 fingers. I'm sure you'll also notice his 3 fingers fused into one and scary hook thumb when you first see him.

03-24-2010, 12:39 PM
Those feet are cute. The hands....ummm....not so cute.

03-24-2010, 12:41 PM
A related genetic condition, brachydactyly, affects actress Megan Fox, who has clubbed thumbs.haha I remember someone here complaining about her ugly thumbs. It's a condition.

03-24-2010, 12:42 PM
I find them both to be the stuff of nightmares.

03-24-2010, 12:44 PM
I would like extra non-fused fingers.

03-24-2010, 12:47 PM
Is it weird that I began counting the toes in that pic like, "This little piggy went to...that little piggy went...?"

Or he could have gotten into porn...
Then I went left field thinking about handjobs...Or, a career in wine making.

03-24-2010, 12:56 PM
My niece had fused fingers on both her hands. Surgery has since helped that. No extras.

And I think it's weird that they're counting that little nub as a finger. Does it even bend?

03-24-2010, 12:58 PM
When I first saw the thread title, I thought of this...