12 FINGERS & 14 TOES: The new Guinness World Record moves to Myanmar (Burma)!

February 20, 2011

 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.”

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