|Devendra Suthar shows off his hands and toes|
An Indian carpenter with the world record of 28 fingers and toes says he has to be extra careful not to slice off one of his extra digits at work, Dailymail reports.
The man 43-year-old man named Devendra Suthar, from Himmatnagar in Gujarat, in western India, who is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the only person with more digits than anyone else on earth, suffers from a condition called Polydactylism.
He has seven fingers on each hand and seven toes on each foot – though two of his toes are joined. He has become some sort of celebrity as people come from far and wide along with their children to see the ‘man with seven fingers’ and Suthar says he enjoys the attention.
He said: ‘Because of my extra fingers people here treat me as a celebrity. They come to see me and the attention makes me feel special.
‘Children laugh when they see me doing funny tricks with my fingers.
‘The expression on their face when they see my toes is priceless. It is because of my fingers that I have become a famous man.
‘I consider my extra fingers and toes definitely are lucky for me and I do not want to cut them off.’
But having extra digits and working with them proves more difficult for Suthar, who admits to being cautious all the time.
Hands and toes, Devendra Suthar has become a celebrity showing off his fingers and toes.
He says: ‘The extra fingers and toes certainly trouble me at times. I am a carpenter and work mostly with saw and hammer. I have to always be careful to avoid the fingers.’