Thursday, April 26, 2007

Candy Taken From Unusual Babies

And here (below) is an unusual baby, born last year in China. His third extremity is extremely rare, and even more rare is the fact that it is functional. I wish I had grown up with a friend so distinctive! As a child, I always found myself curious about, and drawn to, the odder-looking people I knew. I mean, attractive, plain and even homely-looking people are a common sight. WEIRD-looking folks are not. (Well, maybe more common now than when I was growing up, but still not real common. Although I did know a guy who claimed to have a third testicle!):

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