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Posted by abeodbart August 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

Ten fingers. Ten toes. And another 14 tossed in for good measure. A one-year old boy in India is now a record holder as Guinness has recognized his 34 fingers and toes as the most belonging to anyone in the world.

This young man born with 34 fingers and toes set a Guinness World Record for most digits.

Akshat Saxena had seven fingers on each hand and 10 toes on each foot when he was born in India in 2010., a Guinness spokeswoman told The Huffington Post.

“I was so happy to see my baby as it was our first child,” his mother Amrita Saxena told NDTV. “But later, when I saw his fingers, I was shocked and surprised,” Doctors recently amputated the excess appendages in a series of surgeries and now Saxena has the typical five digits per limb, the Guinness spokeswoman said.

This prodigious polydactyl wasn’t born with thumbs, but doctors planned to create them with pieces of the extra fingers.

Via Hindustan Times


August 2, 2011 at 11:01 am
Carol Bradshaw says:

Wowzers! I hope his fingers and thumbs work properly for him during his lifetime.

August 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm
Slugsie says:

That’s kind of amazing, even more so that even with all the extra digits this child still had no thumbs.

However one thing intrigues me. Whenever you see such a story it seems to always come from India. I wonder why this is? Several possibilities spring to mind:
a) Indian children have more mutations for some reason
b) There are simply so many Indian children that they are statistically more likely to experience these problems
c) When it happens in the west it’s hidden away and dealt with
d) Something else

It’s probably a combination of two or more of them.

August 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm
roz says:

jeez! 34 fingers & toes, but no thumbs? mother nature really screwed up this time.

August 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm
Mike B says:

What a good find …. Pity he had the op tho’ ( I gotta say this , so here goes .. ! ) ~~

Hwe would have been a hell of a piano player ….. ( There …I said it ! …… )

August 7, 2011 at 10:09 am
Flapjack says:

Just as well they amputated a few, finding the right shoes can be a nightmare even if you’re an average size 9, let alone feet as wide as they’re long. You’d soon get tired of forking out for bespoke footwear.

August 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm
Don says:

Playing ‘This little piggy…’ must have taken ages.

August 13, 2011 at 4:12 am
Will says:

Looks like a chimeras type set of siblings in one body with sloppy alignment at the extremities.


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