When people have unique characteristics, like having an extra finger or toe, they may feel embarrassed that others will make fun of them. However, a family in Brazil has embraced this rare genetic illness and has put the condition to good use – as pianists and goalkeepers.
The family Da Silva is proud of the fact that fourteen members of their 23-member clan are living with all six fingers and toes each. The new addition to the family, Vinicius, has the same deformity.
However, his parents are hoping that he would also put his extra digits to good use just like his older siblings.
His older brother, Joao Assis is a goalkeeper.
On the other hand, his sister, Maria Morena, is a good pianist.
A brother can also play the guitar.
The family members have a genetic syndrome polydactyly. Also dubbed as hyperdactyly, it’s a condition that can affect humans and other animals. It’s a condition when a person may have an extra digit as a result of a genetic mutation. This means that it can run in families.
Approximately one out 3,000 people is born with the condition.
Joao Assis said in a statement:
“I’m able to reach some balls when people can’t. For me it’s easier to hold the ball, I have more grip and my hands covers more, so it’s difficult for the ball to escape.”
The family Da Silva's story is featured in the latest episode of Body Bizarre.
Their story shows how deformities can be used in various ways and how being different doesn’t mean people should be ashamed or embarrassed. Everybody is unique in his or her own way and having a unique quality does not mean being less than others.
Guy Quits Job and Sells Everything He Owns Just to Travel With His Cat
He just can’t leave her unattended and thus decided to bring her along.
Everyone in this world hopes to be successful one day. Hence we try to make the best out of our careers. Sometimes, however, the motivation to achieve success takes a toll on us and we’re already spending a ridiculous amount of hours working too hard.
Rich East is different. He decided to quit his job and sell everything he had just to travel. And the best part here? He’s accompanied by the cutest of creatures: a cat named Willow. Now that’s something you don’t usually see on everyday papers, right?
Rich and Willow have been travelling around Australia for two and a half years already.
Hot Australian Firefighters Pose With Animals For Charity Calendar
These pictures are seriously hot, hot, hot!
The 2018 Australian Firefighters Calendar is out, and now we are confused as to how men who fight fires can actually be the source of scorching heat themselves. What made these men more attractive is that they are doing all the posing for charity.
The calendars feature gorgeous six-packs and marvelous biceps, and come in three different themes. People can choose to get a calendar with firefighters cuddling with puppies, firefighters smiling with zoo animals, and firefighters just being themselves - hot, hot, hot!
The price of each calendar starts from $19.73 plus $5.86 postage. And for those outside Australia, don't fret. They ship worldwide! The proceeds will be donated to the Children's Hospital Foundation, so ladies (and some gents) will not find it too hard to buy all three. It is all for the benefit of the children, after all....
Guy Gets Hailed ‘Boyfriend of the Year’ After Swapping Shoes With His Girlfriend
What do you think, guys: Is this romantic or ridiculous?
First off, I just got to admit this: some supposedly sweet acts done by some couples simply leave me feeling confused. Remember that Chinese girl who went viral after carrying her boyfriend through the flood to save his precious leather shoes? I wasn’t sure if that was sweet or ridiculous when I first heard about it.
Well another couple from China has made waves on social media and, as with the story above, their tale involves some footwear.
This couple has sparked a heated debate among netizens on social media.
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