Due to an extremely rare development in the womb, Wang Fang, born in China, has feet that are turned a hundred and eighty degrees on her ankles. However, she refuses to call it a disability. She can run just as fast as her friends and hold a regular job as a waitress.
Other than putting her shoes on backward, there’s really nothing wrong with her. It was feared she wouldn’t be able to walk properly when she was born, but it turns out she doesn’t have any other side effects, which must be a one-in-a-trillion chance.
Kinda Like Something out of a Lovecraft Story
Ectrodactyly is famously known as “lobster claw hand” or “split hand malformation,” and we bet you can figure out why. Individuals with this disorder have a cleft where their middle toes or fingers should be, meaning they'll only have the outermost toes or fingers, though there is some variance in how it manifests.
There are a number of ways for this disorder to appear, though it's always through some change in chromosome seven. While the disorder will likely affect people their entire lives unless they undergo many surgeries, there are some people who have not only prospered but become famous, such as chess players, actresses, and athletes.
More Limbs Than Normal
For a really high percentage of people, the number of limbs is four. Two arms, two legs. That's pretty much how it goes with mammals. Polymelia, however, bucks the trend and can add more. It's a birth defect that is said to be the result of an improperly-absorbed twin.
It's often found in animals, and conjoined twins are a form of this defect, which results from an absorption that is even less complete. The additional limbs are often shrunken, deformed, and unable to be of use. It's also possible that one or more genes have gone through a mutation, resulting in an additional limb.
Walking on All Fours
It's possible that only one family in the entire world suffers from this peculiar disorder. Uner Tan syndrome is named after the evolutionary biologist who first studied it, finding it in a single-family in rural Turkey.
The condition is, even by neurological conditions, quite strange. Individuals who suffer from it walk like quadrupeds – on all fours. They also use primitive speech and have a congenital brain impairment, which includes something called “disturbed conscious experience.” Tan believes that the condition is due to some sort of backward stage of human evolution, but other experts aren't convinced that genetics has everything to do with it.
Hey, No Clipping Needed
Anonychia congenita is a rare disorder that takes place during formation, in which a person's toes or fingers don't develop nails at the end. It's such a small change, but just imagine having toes or fingers that don't have nails. You'll feel so strange.
It doesn't seem too bad all things considered, and as far as we can tell it doesn't come with any other effects. It could be due to a number of things, including infection, trauma, skin diseases, and even plain old genetics. Not only can people have no nail, but they can also have just part of a nail.