Toes Lei Yadi Min

Behold the many digits of Lei Yadi Min.

A one-year-old girl from China has set a new world record for having the most fingers and toes on any living person…

Lei Yadi Min, residing in the South Okkalarpa township in Yangon with her mother and sister, has seven toes on each foot and six fingers on each hand – a total of 26 in all.

The child is now awaiting official recognition of her feat (and hands) by world record authority Guinness in its 2012 Book of Records. Guinness currently recognises the record holders in this particular field as Pranamya Menaria and Devendra Harne.

The two Indian children, aged five and 15 respectively, have both developed 12 fingers and 13 toes – 25 in all – as a result of polydactyly. This condition is a congenital anomaly that occurs in one in every 500 live births, and the extra digits are usually non-functiona