Girl with multiple digits seeks record

Posted by Shazy on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A one-year-old Chinese girl has apparently set a new world record for having the most fingers and toes on any living person. Lei Yadi Min has seven toes on each foot and six fingers on each hand for a total of 26 digits. Min is now waiting for official recognition. The current record holders are two children in India, one who is five-years-old and the other is 15. Both have 12 fingers and 13 toes. All of the extra digits are a result of polydactyly, a congenital anomaly that occurs in one in every 500 live births with the extra digits usually non-functional. Although quite a large number, the children still are short of the all-time number of 15 fingers and 16 toes that an anonymous child, also in China, was born with. That child didn't make the record books however because the extra digits were removed shortly after birth by doctors