The two-toed syndrome exhibited by some members of the Wadomo tribe of the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe, and the Kalanga tribe if the eastern Kalahari Desert, Botswana is hereditary, via a single mutated gene.
Most Fingers & Toes
an inquest held on a baby boy on Sept 16 1921 in London, UK, reported that he had 14 fingers and 15 toes. This condition known as polydactylism, can be caused by any one of over 30 rare congenital medical syndromes. The condition is relatively common, with as many as two in 1000 birth affected. These extra digits are most commonly fleshy bumps without bones but can be complete toes and fingers.
Longest Bearded Man Ever
The beard of Hans Langseth [Norway] measured 17ft 6 in at the time of his burial as Kensett Iowa, in 1927. He started growing his beard at the age of 30 and it took him 51 years to grow to this length. It grew at an average rate of 0.007 in per week, and was presented to the Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C, in 1967.
Longest Beard - Living Male
|Living Person with the most Fingers.
Godfrey Hill [UK] has 10 fingers and two thumbs. born in 1928, when 12 pennies equal a shilling, his extra fingers were an advantage at school where he topped the class at adding. His condition has won him attention around the world, especially in Tunisia, where he was mistaken for a descendant of Allah.
Most Developed third Foot
Jose Lopez [originally Mexico, now USA] has a third foot, consisting of and ankle and four toes, growing out from the ankle of his left leg.
The world's longest documented hair belongs to Ho Sateow, a tribal medicine man from Chiang Mai, Thailand. On Nov 21 1997 his hair was unraveled and it was officially measured at 16 ft 11 in long. He had not had a hair cut in over 70 years. He fell sick after cutting his hair when he was age 18 and vowed never to cut it again. The hair is washed annually with detergent and worn wound up in a fashionable beehive.
The heaviest brain ever recorded weighed 5 lb 1.1 in. It belonged to a 30 year old male, and was reported by Dr. T. Mandybur of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, in Dec 1992. An average-size brain for an adult would weigh 2..8 to 3 lb.
There are historical accounts that Thomas Wedders, who lived in the UK during the 1770s and was a member of a traveling freak circus, had a nose measuring 7.5 in ling
Longest Fingernails On A Female
The world's lightest normal brain weighed just 1 lb 8 oz. It belonged to Daniel Lyon [Ireland] who died in New York, in 1907, age 46. He was just over 5 ft tall and weighed 145 lb.
Most Valuable Tooth
In 1816 a tooth belonging to scientist Sir Isaac Newton [UK 1642-1727] was sold in Londo for $3,633. This is approximately $35,700 in today's terms. It was purchased by an aristocrat who had it set in a ring
The mustache of Kalyan Ramji sain [India] spanned 133.4 in. In July 1993 the right side measured 67.7 in and the left measured 65.7 in. The mustache has been growing since 1976.
Longest Female Legs
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