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Two-Toed Vadoma Tribe (Ostrich People)

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posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 09:44 AM
I was born in Zimbabwe but now live in South Africa. My parents used to tell me about a tribe in Zimbabwe called the VaDoma who had only two toes. Some referred to them as the ostrich people.

I managed to find a snippet about them on Ripleys...

Also this article written by someone who was in the Zim airforce...

And of course, good old wikipedia...

Now some resources point to the reason for the two toes to be because of inbreeding, while others say a genetic anomaly.

I'm sure there are a lot of people who inbreed that don't end up with only two toes, so I'm wondering if way back when there may have been some genetic interference...probably not, but it's interesting to think about.

My parents also used to say that this particular tribe had the ability to jump meters high in the air...although I haven't found any text on that myself.

I was wondering if anyone else had any pictures or theories?

posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 10:09 AM

I dont think inbreeding would cause the same defect over and over.


posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 01:04 PM
Also I found this article
about "The lobster boy" who seems to have the same two toe thing going on, but also two fingers.

Heres an image of him...

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