Interesting facts about the boy with 31 fingers

A six-year-old Chinese boy from Shenyang, the capital of China's northeastern Liaoning province, has extra fingers and toes. He has a total of 31 fingers and toes, 7 fingers on his left hand, 8 on his right hand and 8 toes on each foot. This child suffered from a condition known as polydactyly, in which a person has more than five fingers and toes, which can be inherited, according to the National Institutes of Health.

But thanks to a six-hour operation in a hospital in Shenyang, doctors were able to remove extra fingers, saving the child from this atavism, and at the same time ridicule of his peers.