haiku's inventor / must have had seven fingers / on his middle hand

"We have no record of any child with such a complete third arm," Chen said. The boy also was born with just one kidney and may have problems that could lead to curvature of the spine, local media reports said. Jie-jie cried when either of his left arms was touched, but smiled and responded normally to other stimuli, the reports said.

Update: They chopped one off. That page also claims to have video, but it won't play for me.

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35 Responses:

  1. psymbiotic says:

    Man, if he is able to grow to maturity....imagine what kind of bad ass martial artist he could make. :>

    Egan

    • xinit says:

      If only "professional porn surfer" was a real career...

      Though I suppose that heavy metal drummer might be a nice fall-back.

  2. ralesk says:

    I wonder what makes them think that removing one of the arms will make it significantly better for him. Seeing how both seem to hurt, and how both are pretty well-developed.

    What if he's left-handed? I mean, lower-left-handed? :P

  3. ioerror says:

    He's totally a ladies man.

  4. grublett says:

    see, now that's a nifty post!

  5. And thus starts the new wave of mutants. Homo Superior, here we come.

  6. trib22 says:

    What freaks me the most is not that the poor little bugger has an extra arm, but that if you think about it, the vast majority of the genetic mutation stories which hit the media seem to originate in China. My question is, "Why?" Is it simply a matter of population; the surging masses in the PRC simply produce more mutations, or is it something else...
    Y'know, Third World-ish country emerging into the 21st Century after an age of oppressive regimes... Who knows what they've been slipping to the populace? Think back to all the experiments which went on in places like East Germany and Romania.
    I don't want to sound like an anti-communist conspiracy theorist (there are already too many of those), and China is frankly, one of my favorite places ever. But it makes you think.

    • Well, if we take the logic of "Kung Fu Hustle" to heart, if one in a million are instantly born as "The One" in that they born as martial art masters of a supernatural nature, AND China is a nation of roughly a billion people, then it would be safe to assume that there about ONE THOUSAND of these superbeings running around China. Imagine that. A thousand people who have the ability of the Buddhist Palm, that loud screaming thing, leaping like frogs and that bendy rubbery thing that the Landlord did. The extra arm boy is the next level.

      China really look into this. Imagine what kind of super army of "Ones" they could create. I'm actually excited now.

  7. g_na says:

    Cool, they posted a photo with the story!

    But what I really want to see is the x-ray.

  8. telecart says:

    That Squarepusher cover is pretty nifty.

  9. sashamalchik says:

    never seen a complete arm? how about an almost-complete parasitic person, there's been multiple cases documented - http://www.phreeque.com/parasitic_twins.html - with pictures, explanations, bios...

  10. stormgren says:

    On one hand...
    On the other hand...
    But yet, on the gripping hand... *grin*

  11. 5tephe says:

    Best. Post title. Ever.

  12. In India, would he be considered a god? Or a half god? One of those many human/god matings.

  13. adaptively says:

    Dude.

    Zaphod Beeblebrox.

  14. kimberley66 says:

    I saw this online this morning. . . . .

    can you imagine how irritating it would be when 2 of the 3 arms falls asleep ;)

  15. kzinti says:

    ...welcome our new Motie overloads.

  16. laserguided says:

    Apparently a farmer in texas has captured a Cupachabra (Goat Sucker)
    Here is a picture.

    http://blogcritics.org/archives/2005/08/25/234533.php

  17. lpetrazickis says:

    Looks photoshopped to me.