The 15 fingers + 16 toes of a Chinese boy!

Last year (2010) another report was made about an unnamed 6-year-old Chinese boy who had 16 toes and 15 fingers.

The boy had unprecented 31 digits, which included 15 fingers and 16 toes! But I am not sure that it would have been recognized as a world record because obviously in the fingers there is ‘syndactly’ involved, which implicates that not all fingers would have been counted – just like in the case of Heramb Ashok Kumthekar:

Anyway, the Chinese boy’s family did not go to apply for a Guinness World Record, rather sent him to Shengjing Hospital affiliated with China Medical University in Shenyang recently to undergo a surgery to remove the extras because he suffered from the inconvenience in the daily life and also being ridiculed from peers of the same age at his school. So appearantly the parents made a very sensible decision.

Participate in the discussion about these RECORD fingers & toes:
http://www.modernhandreadingforum.com/t605-girl-from-myanmar-burma-has-12-fingers-14-toes-a-brand-new-guinness-world-record

 Almost two years ago, we reported the case of Heramb Ashok Kumthekar, a Marketing student from India who has 12 fingers + 14 toes. While the current ‘polydactyly‘ Guinness World Record of having 25 fingers & toes is still in the hands of a boy named Devendra Harne & a girl named Pranamya Menaria – who are both living in India, Kumthekar’s case was not officially recognized because some of his fingers were webbed (syndactyly). But earlier this week a new case of 26 fingers & toes was reported in Myanmar (former Burma).

YANGON, Myanmar — A 16-month-old girl has been recognized as the world record holder for total fingers and toes – 26!

Le Yati Min was born with 12 fingers and 14 toes. Her family has already coined and copyrighted the phrase, “Give me a high-six!” in both Burmese and English.

A neighbor and friend of the family spoke to reporters outside the girl’s small wooden home, “She already counts higher than all the other kids. She got lucky, I guess. We’re just waiting to see what she can do with a typewriter. We’re guessing she’ll be up to 90 or 100 words per minute by the time she’s five, I mean, six.”

Her mother, Phyo Min Min Soe, also told reporters that Le has not been bothered by the extra digits and has “a good grip on things.”

A neighbor and friend of the family spoke to reporters outside the girl’s small wooden home, “She already counts higher than all the other kids. She got lucky, I guess. We’re just waiting to see what she can do with a typewriter. We’re guessing she’ll be up to 90 or 100 words per minute by the time she’s five, I mean, six.”

Her mother, Phyo Min Min Soe, also told reporters that Le has not been bothered by the extra digits and has “a good grip on things.”

A Valentine’s Day gift idea: surprize your love a hand-massage!

Trouble is, massage, as simple as it sounds, can be fraught with expectation. How to get it just right for your Valentine love? Massage therapist Rekha Von Ehren provided easy reflexology massage tips, and you can learn them by heart today!

VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 1:

Be inconsistent. Touch your partner with your fingertips, knuckles, elbows, the full palm and the heel of your palm. Likewise, while touching, use a variety of strokes – from deep rubbing and kneading to tickling and light scratching. And feel free to lean in close, using your body weight to add force.

VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 2:

Reflexology says that the hands and feet are microcosms of the body. When tenderly caressed, hands and feet can signal the interior of the body. So, in theory, you can touch a person’s heart by massaging the ball of the left foot, or tap into your beloved’s brain by massaging the big toes.

VALENTINE MASSAGE TIP 3:

Hands, full of nerve endings, are incredibly sensitive. So massage each finger along the joint to the tip with your fingertips or, perhaps, lips and mouth.

MORE ABOUT PALM THERAPY & HAND REFLEXOLOGY :
Valentine’s Day idea: give your love a massage!
The benefits of hand & foot reflexology!
The basics of palm therapy & reflexology!

Another Mubarak hand-cartoon – suggestion for a new flag for Egypt with the motto:

‘Egypt send it’s last dictator away!’

 

MORE MUBARAK HAND CARTOONS:

Mubarak & Obama try to jumpstart the Middle East peace process

Hosni Mubarak - former president of Egypt (1981-2011)

MORE DISCUSSION: Into the hands of Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt (1981-2011)

– 11-02-2011: Mubarak stepped down –

HISTORY WAS WRITTEN A FEW MINUTES AGO:

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — President Hosni Mubarak has decided to stand down as president of Egypt, Vice President Omar Suleiman announced on state television Friday.

Suleiman said the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will “run the affairs of the country”.

A timeline of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak’s presidency (including a few other photos featuring his hands):
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/02/01/world/middleeast/mubarak-timeline.html

MORE ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL HANDS:
Time presents: the hands of the last 10 US presidents

Grauman's Chinese Theatre handprints

A large collection of celebrity handprints is available at Hollywood Boulevard in Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Since 1927 this theatre has been drawing crowds in Hollywood with their unusual handprint collection. Over four million tourists flock to the location each year. The Walk of Fame stars passes right in front (see the first photo below), and the famed forecourt features handprints from stars ranging from Sophia Loren (see photo above) and Doris Day (see 2nd photo below) to Brad Pitt & Arnold Schwarzenegger. Just be prepared to rub elbows with other onlookers, as the entrance can get awfully crowded.

STARS INCLUDED (1927-2010):

– A few of the males are: Nicolas Cage, George Clooney, Sean Connery (James Bond), Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks, Eddie Murphy, Al Pacino, Brad Pitt, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Christopher Walken, Denzel Washington, and so many more;

– A few of the females are: Julie Andrews, Cher, Doris Day, Rhonda Fleming, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherry Lansing, Sophia Loren, Ali McGraw, Marilyn Monroe, Debbie Reynolds, Susan Saradon, Meryl Streep, Elizabeth Taylor, Emma Watson, and so many more.

An overview of the 200+ stars is available at Wikipedia.

Find more examples of celebrity hands & handprints:

MOVIESTARS HANDSARTISTS HANDS – MUSICIANS HANDS

SPORTS LEGENDS HANDS – POLITICIANS HANDS


 
 

 

Doris Day’s handprint was made in 1961.

While the crisis in Egypt continues, this cartoon from Kuwait illustrates how international politics used to work: a US financed dictator got the honour to play a ‘media-designed role’ as a Middle East peace pigeon.

Meanwhile the chaos in Egypt continues: the first talks with the Egyptian oposition have results in a new round of protests, and the US continues to struggle with it’s role as a major financer of one of the world’s long lasting dictatorships today – in 1981 Hosny Mubarak became President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Cartoonist: James (Al-Jarida, Kuwait, August 19, 2009)

Map of freedom 2011:
http://www.planetrulers.com/map-of-freedom-2011.pdf

Map of Freedom 2011

Denzel Washington showing his 'freaky' pinky finger

Top actor Denzel Washington probably developed his early acting skills with the help of his ‘trick pinky’. Manchurian Candidate co-star Kimberly Elise described in 2004 (quoted from People):

“He has this pinkie that goes out of joint” — Washington says he’ll soon have surgery on it — “and he’d freak you out with it. He’ll tell a child, ‘come and touch my pinkie,’ and it will collapse.”

Denzel Washington described once that he broke his pinky finger in an accident during his childhood, and never had it fixed.
Many sources on the internet – including IMDB – laimed that his pinkie is in a permanent state bent at the bottom knuckle a full 45 degrees outward from his other fingers. But that is not the case: it’s just that basically the problem of concern is that his pinky only sometimes gets dislocated from it’s proximal joint – see pictures below!

Obviously, Denzel Washington liked to fool-around a lot with his ‘freaky’ pinkie – and one could imagine that his minor handicap even played a significant role in how he developed his early skills as an actor!!!

Discover more about Denzel Washington’s hands at the Modern Hand Reading Forum

Read more about the unusual hand characteristics of other celebrities:

Actress Megan Fox has a clubbed thumb
• Actor Hrithik Roshan has a double thumb
More stories about the hands of 20+ movie stars

Denzel Washington’s handprint at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre:

Hrithik Roshan is not afraid to show his unusual double thumb.

Hrithik Roshan - the Bollywood actor has a double thumb!

On january 22, 2011 Madame Tussauds (London) presented it’s very first celebrity who has an inborn hand condition: the Indian Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has a double thumb on his right hand. In medical science this hand abnormality is known as: ‘polydactyly’.

Hrithik Roshan became the fifth Bollywood star to have his wax statue unveiled at the world-famous Madame Tussauds museum in London. Hrithik Roshan spoke during an interview in London, January 20, 2011 after he unveiled his wax double at Madame Tussauds museum there – see the video below (including impressions of his extra thumb).

Just like Megan Fox’s clubbed thumb, Roshan’s double thumb has never really been a handicap for his acting career.

  A photo tribute to Hrithik Roshan’s double thumb
  Modern hand reading: the hands of Hrithik Roshan

 

Chinese girl has six identical fingers on one hand!

 Xiao Qian – a 4-year-old girl from China (Wuhan, Hubei province) – has five fingers on her left hand and six fingers on her right hand – see photo.

At Pu’ai Hospital, Doctor Xin Danmo operates on Qian, removing her left-most finger and attempts to fashion the end finger into a thumb.

The cause of the extra finger (polydactyly) is attributed to radiation or chemical exposure to the mother during pregnancy.

But why remove the extra finger? The child at the very least could be used to sell rings, type, pick things up and play the recorder. Will she thank her parents when she’s older?

But bigger than any of that, Qian is a sign that the rush to do way with imperial measures, the adoption of the metric system – because the French mostly have ten fingers – is hasty.

Anorak News suggests:

“We say stick another finger on Qian’s left hand and make her patron saint of the Metric martyrs. We march on Paris – on our hands!”

What advice would Hrithik Roshan (the famous Bollywood actor who’s double thumb was presented last month at Madame Tussauds) provide the partents of this girl…?

MORE STORIES ABOUT UNUSUAL FINGERS:
  The Five Digits News

Hrithik Roshan's double thumb on his right hand.