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Old 08-29-2011, 11:25 PM
 
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BARACOA, Cuba (AP) - They call him "Twenty-Four." Yoandri Hernandez Garrido's nickname comes from the six perfectly formed fingers on each of his hands and the six impeccable toes on each foot.

Hernandez is proud of his extra digits and calls them a blessing, saying they set him apart and enable him to make a living by scrambling up palm trees to cut coconuts and posing for photographs in this eastern Cuban city popular with tourists.

My Way News - Cuban man '24' proud of his 4 extra fingers, toes
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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That's my grandparents' home town. I hope that guy's not related to me.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I think they look kind of cool since they are well proportioned and even sized. I hope he can make some money off of the article since harvesting coconuts seems like a tough way to have to make a living. This guy has such a great attitude about life.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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There's a baseball player with the same condition, although he is now retired. His nickname?

"El Pulpo" -The Octopus.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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24, such a curious name!
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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BARACOA, Cuba (AP) - They call him "Twenty-Four." Yoandri Hernandez Garrido's nickname comes from the six perfectly formed fingers on each of his hands and the six impeccable toes on each foot.

Hernandez is proud of his extra digits and calls them a blessing, saying they set him apart and enable him to make a living by scrambling up palm trees to cut coconuts and posing for photographs in this eastern Cuban city popular with tourists.

My Way News - Cuban man '24' proud of his 4 extra fingers, toes
That's pretty neat. As the article says, it's not really noticeable right away.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:01 PM
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i bet he'd make a mean piano/guitar player
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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Best damn shadow puppet maker in the universe!!
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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i bet he'd make a mean piano/guitar player
How about sign language...
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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"One day when I was in primary school, a teacher asked me how much was five plus five?" Hernandez recalled. "I was very young, kind of shy, and I didn't say anything. She told me to count how many fingers I had, so I answered, "12!"
Lol.
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