August 30, 2007

Daddy Gives Kid The Fast Typing Gene


You know what they say about a guy with big hands and big feet: he must've gotten it from his father.

And in the case of Jeshua Fuller, born Tuesday in Brooklyn, they'd be right. Jeshua was born with two extra fingers and two extra toes, a genetic condition called polydactyly. When he was born, Jeshua's father had an extra finger, too. So mom Quana Morris wasn't too shocked when the fingers showed up the 19-week ultrasound, the toes were a surprise.

From the NY Daily News:

"I was like, wow, I gave him the finger," said the 29-year-old dad, who asked to remain anonymous.

"I couldn't believe it when I saw them on his feet," added the currency trader, who lives in Highbridge, the Bronx. "I was like, whoa, he has them on all fours."

Wait, they name the baby and the mom, but the dad gets to remain anonymous?

The fact that he lives in the Bronx and the baby was born in Brooklyn makes me wonder if there's a bit more to this anonymity plea than just not wanting people to know he had a finger bud removed when he was a baby.

Anyway, the parents have apparently never seen Gattaca, because they're having all four digits surgically removed.

Baby boy born with twelve tiny fingers, twelve tiny toes [ via boingboing]


Did you mean Gattaca? That's the movie with the six fingered pianist.

[d'oh, I meant Galaga, which you need six fingers to work all the buttons on. thanks. some Uma fan I turn out to be. -ed.]

They should leave just one finger on one hand, if only so he can grow up to be the six-fingered man. But then I guess he'd forever be on the lookout for little kids named Inigo on the playground who want to beat the stuffing out of him, so maybe not.

Leave it to a New Yorker to give his baby son the finger.

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