I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but actress Megan Fox basically has toes for thumbs; seems everything is beautiful on her except her opposable appendages.
Admit it – knowing of her imperfection makes you feel better.
Motorola noticed Megan’s funny little thumbs but must not have thought we all already knew about them, because they clearly used a thumb double in their Super Bowl commercial.
So. Not. Stubble.
After Fox’s promotional movie photos surfaced last summer, revealing a candid look at her abnormally shaped thumbs, the Daily News learned that the 23-year-old actress has a hereditary defect known as brachydactyly.
“Literally, what it means is short finger,” Dr. Steven Bendner, a hand surgeon at Beth Israel Medical Center, told us. “The nail of the thumb in this condition is often very short and wide.
“It is usually hereditary. Although it could also have been caused by frostbite, or it could have been an injury to the growth plate in childhood.”
But don’t expect Fox’s so-called clubbed thumbs to stand in the way of her career anytime soon.
“In Megan Fox’s case, it appears that only the last bone of the thumb is affected and that it does not involve the joint,” says Dr. Richard Kim, director of congenital hand surgery at Hackensack Medical Center. “For her, it looks like it’s just a cosmetic deficit.”
In other interesting medical condition news, there’s a 15-year-old girl named Louisa Ball who doctors have dubbed a real-life Sleeping Beauty. She suffers from Kleine-Levin Syndrome, and from the sound of things, it’s a real pain in the butt. Oh, and the only treatment is basically for her to out-grow it. Lovely.