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WATCH: Brazilian family with 12 fingers, toes putting them to good use

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Flexible fingers are essential to play music and sports and perform other activities, so what if you have 12 fully functional fingers?

This is the case with the Da Silva family from Brazil as 14 of its members, including a newborn, were all born with six fingers and toes thanks to the genetic syndrome polydactyly which is relatively common as it happens in about 1 in 1,000 babies.

The family has made use of this mutation to play music and sports, particularly as football keepers.

The mother only has five fingers and toes which means there was 50% chance that the children will inherit the syndrome from their father.