An infant born with four legs, three hands, three kidneys and an abnormal liver to a rural Zambian woman two weeks ago, is pictured in Lusaka, July 2, 2003. Doctors at Zambia's main Lusaka University Teaching Hospital said July 3, 2003 the babies deformities were caused by incomplete growth of another fetus and multiplication of cells. They said the baby, whose is yet to be named, would be operated upon and is likely to lead a normal life. Picture taken July 2. REUTERS/Salim Henry
AvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4157 times:
Wow! Just think though, if they were to leave him as is, he'd (or she'd?) be unbeatable playing in a band. With that many appendages, he could probably BE the entire band! He could call himself, "The Octopus". (I know folks, UTTERLY tasteless, I'll probably go to Hell for posting this! Just couldn't resist!)
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4042 times:
Reading your guys' comments really turns me sick. Can you imagine what kind of problems that child will face in the future? It will suffer not only from being disabled alone, but also from being made fun of by people like you. Would you make the same kind of fun about your own child if it was born disabled?
Some poeple may be disabled physically, but I think it's much worse to be 'disabled' by a low IQ.
If there was a disrespected user list, you would find yourself there definitely.
777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4000 times:
I'm sure the kid and its parents are absolutly mortified that people on a website about aircraft are making jokes. Don't be ridiculous - it's funny.
May God have mercy.
What are you talking about Airmale? If God had mercy he wouldn't have created this kid like he did. Furthermore he might want to consider saving the hundreds of kids who die EACH DAY in the same region as this kid was born.
Silverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1060 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3981 times:
Reading the tag line i thought it was a very small horse.
Just hope all the ops are a success.but on the flipside,whilst i may not laugh at it whats been written, can appreciate the gallows hunour out there. It is an inbuilt reaction in most countires that jhave good quality humour, and i wont name those that are renown for the lack of it........
SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3931 times:
Life is simple, people make it complicated. Need I say more???
Anyway, back to the topic, I don't know why I thought of this but it reminded me of Zack Gowen's wrestling debut last thursday night. He did most of the match on one leg and was more impressive than alot of the wrestlers out there. Goes to show you, even if the baby doesn't have the most normal of bodies, they can STILL lead the most normal of lives,
Bigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3887 times:
Here is a pasting forom an article shortly after my birth:
"ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A baby has been born with an extremely flexible spine. Doctors say that by the time the boy reaches the age of nine, he will be able to orally please himself. Parents turned down corrective surrgery becuase the baby is so ugly, he will probably need such an ability."
(I think this makes me the champion with this whole "signed by" thing...hee hee)
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4164 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3835 times:
Strangely enough, it sort of looks a little natural. I mean, the limbs are all in the right places. Sort of like when people have six digits on one hand or foot. It looks natural, and you have to look a second time before you realize that there are six digits.