15 FINGERS & 16 TOES – A polydactyly report from China!
February 24, 2011
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: