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.

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Matthew Scott received in 1999 the world's first hand transplantation.Matthew Scott demonstrating his hand transplantation.

BIONIC HANDS – 1999: Matthew Scott got the first hand transplant!

On january 24, 1999 Matthew Scott became the first man who received successful hand transplant. In 2009 Matthew was able to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his hand transplant. It was performed in Kentucky by a team of doctors from Jewish Hospital, the University of Louisville and Kleinert Kutz & Associates.

Mr. Scott lost his dominant left hand on December 23, 1985 in a blast from an M80 firecracker.

He is now independent in his activities of daily living, although admits that he had to relearn everything necessary with a prosthetic device to achieve independence. Before the hand transplant, Mr. Scott was using an Otto Bach myoelectric prosthetic device.


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Zhao Liang has very large hands - about twice as long as the hand of his doctor!

The large hand of Zhao Liang – unofficially he was measured as the tallest man in the world!

In april (2009) Mister Zhao Liang from China entered the Tianjin hospital for an operation to relieve pain from an old muscle tendon injury on his left foot. His height caused a stir among hospital staff who urged him to get measured properly in order to establish a new Guinness World Record! Zhao Liang’s length was measured at 2.46m (8.07 ft. tall), making him 10cm (3.9 inches) taller than Bao Xishun, the current tallest man, who is 2.36m (7.9ft).

Rather remarkable, contrary to many other rather exceptionally long people in the world, Zhao Liang’s remarkable body seize is not caused by a medical problem. Zhao Liang’s parents are of a more usual height:

– his father measuring 1.8m (5.9 ft.) – which is quite long, for the average length for chinese men is 1.73m;
– and his mother measures 1.68m (5.5 ft.).

Though the seize of his hands may not be as large as the hands of Leonid Stadnyk from Ukraine (who appears to have the largest ‘normal’ male hands in the world) and Duangjai Samaksamarn from Thailand (who appears to have the largest ‘abnormal’ females hands in the world), the hand of Zhao Liang look very impressive compared to the hand of one of the doctors of the Tianjin hospital – see the photo above.

Nevertheless, Zhao Liang’s mother is quite a bit concerned about the health of her son:

“He [Zhao Liang] has a big appetite and can easily eat eight hamburger-sized steamed buns and three dishes for dinner. But I am so worried about his marriage, job and his health that my hair has turned white.”


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