TikTok star stuns internet with ‘weird’ thumb

by San Eli News

We all have features that make us special but Jacob Pina’s unusual trait makes him stick out like a sore thumb.

The 21-year-old man from the United States has posted dozens of videos showing off his right thumb, which measures a whopping 13.97 centimetres in length.

More than 1.1 million people have given Mr Pina’s unusually-long digit the thumbs up by following him on TikTok, where he posts videos about his long-fingered life.

He discovered he could extend his right thumb from its normal five centimetre length to new heights as a teenager.

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“I just dislocate my thumb, by forcing it out of its socket, to make it appear longer,” Mr Pina told Buzzfeed.

“My doctor says it’s abnormal but can’t officially link it to any known medical conditions.”

He already has unusually long fingers, so when he extends his thumb it “looks crazy” to others.

“It’s weird on my hand,” Mr Pina told Boston.com. “It’s out of place. All my fingers are long, so when I stretch out my hand it kind of looks normal. But when I stick it up, it looks crazy.”

Extending his thumb is painless, and has earnt him millions of views on TikTok, where he shares video of his unusual trait.

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“When I posted my first video to TikTok, I had no clue I’d get this sort of attention from it. People have mixed reactions, like disgusted, freaked out, or curious,” Mr Pina told Buzzfeed.

He jokes that it’s his “useless superpower” and uses TikTok to answers questions like: “Why are you not the world thumb wrestling champion???”

WARNING: Videos have bone cracking sounds, in case you’re like me and they give you the heebie-jeebies.

Mr Pina also shows off his green thumb:

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His videos have attracted thousands of comments, with people mystified by his thumb, which many believe “can’t be real”.

“How is this guy mutating his thumb to become longer and scientists are not taking his DNA,” one person wrote, while another added: “It is weird that I want to see his thumb grow while under an X-ray or something.”

“But like how does your finger fix itself,” another asked.