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savafan
06-02-2006, 02:30 AM
http://www.local6.com/news/9290536/detail.html

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SHANGHAI, China -- Doctors in Shanghai on Tuesday were considering surgery options for a 2-month-old boy born with an unusually well-formed third arm.

Neither of the boy's two left arms is fully functional and tests have so far been unable to determine which was more developed, said Dr. Chen Bochang, head of the orthopedics department at Shanghai Children's Medical Center.

"His case is quite peculiar. We have no record of any child with such a complete third arm," Chen said in a telephone interview.

The boy, identified only as "Jie-jie," 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.

Chen said doctors hoped to work out a plan for surgery, but the boy's small size made it impossible to perform certain tests that would help them prepare.

Media reports said other children have been reported born with additional arms and legs, but in those cases it was clear what limb was more developed.

Chen's hospital is one of China's most experienced in dealing with unusual birth defects, including separating conjoined twins.

TeamSelig
06-02-2006, 03:22 AM
Lets sign him to a 20 year contract! As a LHP he could easily pitch 200+ pitches

cumberlandreds
06-02-2006, 07:56 AM
It's going to be tough for him to find a three sleeved shirt.;)

Steve4192
06-02-2006, 09:32 AM
Too bad this is a family-friendly site. This would be a perfect opportunity to break out the 'third leg' and 'tripod' jokes.

Blimpie
06-02-2006, 10:28 AM
Too bad this is a family-friendly site. This would be a perfect opportunity to break out the 'third leg' and 'tripod' jokes.Yep. When I opened this thread, I fully expected to read about elephants holding apples...

Matt700wlw
06-03-2006, 01:46 PM
Who says you can't drive a stick shift and talk on a cell phone at the same time?

cincinnati chili
06-04-2006, 02:27 AM
I can't believe how insensitive everyone's being.

Jeez.

But I can't help but wonder. Do you think he's going to throw "righty," "lefty," or "center."

StillFunkyB
06-04-2006, 10:08 AM
My question is, does he have two shoulders? Where do both arms attach?

KronoRed
06-04-2006, 03:35 PM
From the picture it sure seems he has 2.

Poor kid :(

max venable
06-04-2006, 03:44 PM
Now when someone says, "To your left...no, your other left..." it makes sense.

Also, I was thinking, he's going to have to spend 1.5x as much as everyone else on deodorant. Bummer.

Dom Heffner
06-04-2006, 04:50 PM
If this were a pretty blonde from the South....

max venable
06-04-2006, 04:54 PM
video link here (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2006/05/baby3armsR310506_228x281.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html%3Fin_article_id%3D388441%26in_page_ id%3D1811&h=281&w=228&sz=22&hl=en&start=7&tbnid=3exKUdlNDSdCxM:&tbnh=109&tbnw=88&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthree%2Barm%2Bbaby%26svnum%3D10%26hl% 3Den%26lr%3D).

westofyou
06-04-2006, 05:01 PM
He ain't no Frank Lentini.

cumberlandreds
06-06-2006, 08:43 AM
The third arm was removed. Link below.

http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=106&sid=812695

max venable
06-06-2006, 08:59 AM
The third arm was removed. Link below.

http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=106&sid=812695
Wonder what they're going to do with it. The Reds are always looking for extra arms.

Roy Tucker
06-06-2006, 09:04 AM
He ain't no Frank Lentini.
As a kid, I used to go to Cuyahoga County fair in the late 50's/early 60's.

In about 5th or 6th grade, I worked up enough courage to go into the Freak Show tent and see Lobster Boy, the Bearded Lady, and I think Alligator Man. Lobster Boy was a real SOB and scared the ever-luvin crap out out of me. I never went back.

max venable
06-06-2006, 09:33 AM
http://www.gamerevolution.com/oldsite/games/pc/action/postal_2_lobster.jpg

BuckWoody
06-06-2006, 09:51 AM
Wonder what they're going to do with it. The Reds are always looking for extra arms.
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saboforthird
06-07-2006, 10:44 PM
I'm not a doctor. It appears to me that the outer left arm is either swollen or mostly just fatty tissue and not much muscle, and some of the inner fingers don't appear to be of any use, while the center arm appears to be an underdeveloped arm, without benefit of a shoulder (that is connected to the outer left arm). Sad. :cry: