Woman with THIRTY ONE fingers and toes sets new Guinness World Record for having most digits – The SunJanuary 30, 2020
A WOMAN with 31 fingers and toes has set a new Guinness World Record for having the most digits – beating the previous winning number of 28.
Kumari Nayak, 63, was born with polydactylism – a common abnormality at birth where the person has extra fingers and toes.
She has 19 toes and 12 fingers in total, beating previous record holder Devendra Suthar, who entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2014 with 14 toes and 14 fingers.
Kumari, from Odisha in India, says her condition means she is forced to stay in doors, as her superstitious neighbours brand her a witch.
She said: "The residents nearby, who are too much into blind faiths, believe that I am a witch and keep away from me. They sometimes come to see my condition – but never help.
"I am forced to stay indoors as I am being treated differently which is not a nice way of treatment from my neighbours."
One of her neighbours, who is aware of Kumari's condition, said: "This is a small village and people here are too much into blind faiths.
"I feel so sorry for her that she cannot even afford to get herself treated."
Kumari says she has no money to fund any form of treatment.
Govenment officials in India have offered her a home and a pension, while trying to spread awareness among her neighbours.
A spokesperson from the administrative department said: "We are aware of her situation and have offered all possible helps.
"We are also educating her neighbours to treat her with love and compassion and that she is not a witch."
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