Top 10 Bizarre Birth Defects

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Siamese Twins

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We’re all knowledgeable about the stories of Siamese twins (named for the state of arrival of the first known conjoined twins). It’s, needless to say, a rare illness in. In the most infrequent instances, kids can be born joined on top of their head. Occasionally Siamese twins can be separated, enabling both to live lives that are full, but more often, this is impossible.

Ambras Syndrome


Ambras Syndrome is. This is luckily an extremely uncommon disorder; in fact, there are just 40 people at present on the planet with it. As they’re frequently rejected by their peers, the disorder is incredibly debilitating for kids.

Fused Limbs

Limbs that are fused are. This sometimes happens in some instances with fingers or toes, but in a recent instance in Peru, a young girl was born with her legs fully fused, giving her the look of a mermaid. One in every 70,000 infants has this illness.



Cyclopia is named for the well-known mythical creature the Cyclops. Kids have one eye in the centre of their head. It’s considered the cause may be related to specific cancer treatment drugs taken by pregnant girls.

Craniopagus parasiticus


Craniopagus parasiticus is a condition in which a kid is born with a parasitic additional head from their unborn twin. There have just been ten instances of it in history that was official, with just three living arrival. In one outrageous case, the second head managed to blink, smile, weep, and suckle.

Foetus in Foetu

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Foetus in foetu is when a kid is born with his twin inside him, giving the look of pregnancy. Both twins are typically formed from one egg, but during the pregnancy, the other absorbs one and it starts to live off it like a parasite. Operation can generally remove the undeveloped twin from the more powerful one with no bad effects.

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva


Kids who are born with this disorder grow bone in places that are damage. Where a child is injured and would usually scar or have their skin grow back, the kid suffering from fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva grows bone in amounts that are large that it can become debilitating, with the extra bone fusing joints. The bone cannot be removed in operation because it’d cause more bone to develop in the operation wounds.



Progeria happens in one in eight million arrivals. It causes a kid to appear aged beyond their years. Kids with progeria develop wrinkles, lose their hair, and take on the facial features of the really old. Acute arterial damage due to the disorder means that sufferers perish by the time they reach adolescence.

Vestigial Tail

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Vestigial tail is when a kid is born with a semi-practical tail, complete with blood vessels, and muscles, nerves, skin. It’s considered to result from a mutation of the genes that exist in babies to cause the cellular passing of body parts that aren’t wanted.



Anencephaly is the lack of a brain and spinal chord. There’s absolutely no treatment and anencephalic infants die during childbirth. Based on the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, β€œan infant born with anencephaly is generally blind, deaf, unconscious, and unable to sense pain. Although some individuals with anencephaly may be born with a brain stem that is primary, the lack of a functioning cerebrum permanently rules out the chance of ever gaining consciousness. Reflex actions for example respiration and responses to touch or sound happen.”


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Pictured above is the stimulus thing – a giant infant born to a mom who was an only 5 foot tall! The infant weighed in at 400 short tons. In the image you’ll be able to see a team of family members preparing the infant to go to hospital for its shots. This thing is the incentive because it’s clearly not real πŸ™‚

Jamie Frater

Jamie is the creator of Listverse. He spends his time cooking, doing research for new lists, and working on the website. He’s fascinated with all things weird and morbid.

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