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Human foot with syndactyly
Webbed toes is the common name for syndactyly. Webbed feet happens when two or more toes grow together instead of separately. This is common in many birds such as ducks. It is also common in amphibians such as frogs and mammals such as kangaroos. In humans, it is not normal. It only happens to 3-10 in 10,000 live births.
Famous people with webbed feet[change | change source]
- Dan Aykroyd – Canada, actor
- Jacqui Hurley - Ireland, sports broadcaster
- Ashton Kutcher - United States, actor
- Joseph Stalin – Soviet Union, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
References[change | change source]
- Malik, Sajid. "Syndactyly: phenotypes, genetics and current classification". Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- Saner, Emine (2007-09-19). "Soul survivor". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
- Tubridy, Ryan (31 August 2011). "Here's what happened on today's show..." Tubridy. RTÉ 2fm.
RTE's sports presenter Jacqui Hurley called in to tell Ryan that she also as webbed toes! Jacqui has two webbed toes on each foot. When Jacqui was younger she tried to cut them to make 'normal toes'! Now Jacqui has come to love her toes! Her Brother and Dad also have webbed feet.
- "Star Tracks (People magazine)". Retrieved 2008-03-27.
- ""Among the Dead", MississippiReview.com". Archived from the original on 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-27.