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Seven of the World’s Most Unbelievable Genetic Accidents

Published by Hannahgirl in Offbeat
October 25th, 2008

These people have overcome great obstacles in their lives just because they were born differently than everyone else. Some sought medical help, some did not, and others died from their condition.

Frog-Like Baby in Nepal

Doctors believe the baby had a condition called anencephaly (Cyclops baby) which is a neural birth defect that prevents the brain from normal development. The baby died half and hour after birth and attracted a large crowd of curious on-lookers.

World’s Largest Hands in China

A man in China suffers from a rare condition known as macro dactyl which is caused by enlarged limbs and causes the body parts to grow out of control. The condition is extremely rare and there have only been about 20 documented cases reported in the last century.

Baby with 3 Arms Born in China

The 2 month old baby boy who was born in 2006 in China was born with an extremely rare and very well developed third arm. The medical mystery is unknown to doctors and the baby will require long term physical therapy to gain function in his remaining hand.

Woman with Feet Facing Backward in China

A 27-year-old woman in Chonqing City, China was born with her feet facing in the wrong direction. She has lived with this condition for her entire life and refuses to be classified as disabled. The cause of her medical problem is unknown.

Tailed Man in India

This Indian man believes that his tail can bring good to all the people in his village and chose not to have it medically removed. People all around the country have come to pray that his tail cures their illnesses.

One Eyed Baby Born in India

Doctors believe this baby’s condition was caused by either an experimental cancer drug or the result or a chromosomal disorder known as cyclopia. The baby was born with a single eye in the center of the forehead, no nose and her brain fused in a single hemisphere. The baby sadly died a few days after birth.

Nipple on Woman’s Foot in Brazil

This is the first supernumerary breast tissue found on the foot in Brazil. A close medical examination revealed that the area was surrounded by hair and developed a visible areola. The cause of this rare occurrence is widely unknown to medical professionals.

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  1. David irvine
    Posted October 26, 2008 at 9:18 am

    great article. keep em comming.

  2. Joseph Shin
    Posted October 26, 2008 at 10:50 am

    kinda disgusting but great! keep em coming

  3. Gon Pincha
    Posted October 26, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    I have never heard of those accidents.
    Great article!

  4. Anne Lyken-Garner
    Posted October 26, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    These are all very sad, especially when it was said that people are praying to a tail in belief that it will cure their illnesses.

  5. nobert soloria bermosa
    Posted October 26, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    i agree with Anne,good find

  6. Carolyn Cordon
    Posted October 27, 2008 at 2:02 am

    So, does this mean there is a definitely is a God, or that there isn’t. I’m confused.

  7. RJ Chamberlain
    Posted October 27, 2008 at 3:54 am

    Wow this is some crazy stuff. Um do you know if the photographs are authentic? Very cool piece though. Well done.

  8. Melody Arcamo Lagrimas
    Posted October 27, 2008 at 4:55 am

    Great info.

  9. Kim Buck
    Posted October 27, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Bizarrely interesting read.

    Thanks for sharing.

  10. vinder125
    Posted October 27, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I believe it’s dormant genes reimposing themselves from time to time.

  11. brando10
    Posted October 28, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Oh. something a bit weird. good find though.

  12. Textual feast
    Posted October 28, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Wow! Stunning article. Great job done.

  13. C. Jordan
    Posted October 28, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Uncomfortable to look at but interesting

  14. julia
    Posted October 28, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Some of the photos were uncomfortable to look at. How were these bizarre incidents documented?

  15. Posted October 30, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Great Article, Very interesting

  16. Posted October 31, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Weird and sad. May God bless them.

  17. Posted November 4, 2008 at 1:48 am

    This 1 broke my heart than i saw the nipple and laughed very good read thank you

  18. brooke
    Posted October 12, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    have you knowdest all of them were in ether china brizil or india conrtrys that have lots of cemicles in the air and water

  19. Babe'
    Posted December 18, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    ive seen a few 8 armed babies when i looked it up!
    kinda really weird,but this baby is so cute!!

  20. Posted December 22, 2009 at 3:50 am

    nice article very interesting.

  21. Charlotte
    Posted January 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Very bizarre Great article

  22. Posted February 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Crazy but interesting !

  23. Michael Luntsford
    Posted February 21, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    For those of you that make stupid remarks regaurding GOD(if he exsists) how about researching the causes for the genetic problems in the world. You will find that they are MAN MADE( such as lead, alcohol, etc…) These are very difficult lives these people live based on limited knowledge of what went wrong. We have been given the power to research and find cures and ways of stopping these types of genetic alterations. Yes there is a GOD he gave us what we need to stop our own destruction.

  24. azlynn
    Posted February 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    cool and yecko

  25. Evan
    Posted May 21, 2010 at 4:30 am


  26. hjyiyu
    Posted October 15, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Wierd that is not a tale

  27. Posted December 29, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Wouldn’t it be obvious why there are mainly these kinds of things occuring in china? Because China is the country that is the most over-populated resulting in more people which means MORE genetic defects.

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  29. Posted February 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Good job…

  30. Posted April 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    disturbing yet very cool! Great article

  31. Posted June 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Good write and very informative.

  32. Posted November 4, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Thanks for making such a killer article . I arrive on here all the time and am floored with the fresh information here! You are great! Very nice article. Congrats, to you *

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