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Monday, August 29, 2011

Yoandri Hernandez Garrido is the proud owner of 12 fingers and 12 toes, and is aptly nicknamed “24″ by his mates.

“Hernandez is proud of his extra digits and calls them a blessing, saying they set him apart and enable him to make a living by scrambling up palm trees to cut coconuts and posing for photographs in this eastern Cuban city popular with tourists.” - Nine News

It’s known as polydactyly, which means “many fingers”, and is caused by a genetic mutation that affects the genes related to development patterning.

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