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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Jie-Jie of the Three Arms 

Meet Jie-jie. He was born two months ago in Shanghai, and he has three arms. Both of his left arms are so well developed that doctors are having trouble figuring out what to do - usually, when a baby is born with extra limbs, one is essentially vestigial, and marked for removal.

This is really, really cool. Ignoring all the realities of how awful it could be growing up with an extra arm, when he's a grown-up he may well wish he still had it - I mean, how often do you wish you had an extra hand to carry things??

(via Graham)

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