The family of six

*** VIDEO AVAILABLE ***    **CONDITION OF USAGE** Body Bizarre is on Thursdays at 10pm on TLC UK.**    BRASILICA, BRAZIL - UNDATED: Seven-year-old Guilherme holding up his hands with six fingers.    A FAMILY of fourteen who were born with six fingers and six toes celebrate a new addition to the family - a baby boy with same genetic abnormality. Most would find having an extra digit a distressing deficiency, but the extraordinary De Silva, from Brazil, family have turned it to their advantage.    **CONDITION OF USAGE** Body Bizarre is on Thursdays at 10pm on TLC UK.**    PHOTOGRAPHY: Discovery / Barcroft Productions

On the first of my bonus shows this week we uncovered the bizarre story of the 14-strong Brazilian family who all have 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot.

Yes it’s all perfectly true, members of the De Silva family believe that the extra fingers have made them better musicians and competitive goalkeepers.

They weren’t sure if the latest addition to the family, Vinicius would have 6 fingers as his mother only has the usual 5 – but no he has been born with 6 fully function fingers.

Not surprisingly the family are known fondly as THE FAMILY OF SIX.

Must make buying gloves a bit tricky though!

Later in the show we reported on the 46-year old can of soup and 35-year old tin of sweetcorn just donated to a food bank in Cardiff. The products still bore their original price tags.

Cardiff Foodbank undated handout photo of out of date tins of food, including a tin of Heinz kidney soup dating back at least 46 years, that has been handed into the charity. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday October 5, 2017. See PA story SOCIAL Soup. Photo credit should read: Cardiff Foodbank/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Apparently the charity which costs between £80 and !00,000 a year to run experiences, a lot of wastage due to out of date donations , but hopefully, rarely as out of date as this lot!

Green Giant

See you again tomorrow, hopefully before I pass my sell-by date,


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About Scott Ross

A lifelong passion for radio, love of music and a belief in the importance of real local radio! These are the reasons why I joined Phoenix FM, where I've been presenting a regular show since August 2010. My regular weekday midday shows are shared with other presenters and include funny stories and a wide variety of guests. When I'm not on Phoenix FM you can catch me on other radio bands as I am also a licenced radio amateur - 2E0ESX. Radio is supposed to be a “fun’” industry so it’s really great to be part of a real local station offering the freedom to be ourselves and have fun on air.