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Video: People with extra body parts

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This video is pretty interesting. How many are of these are true? I checked into one. Was there really a 27-year-old law student rugby captain named Brigham Nordstrom who was born with five kidneys? 

The story with this photo first appeared November 27, 2007 on news.empas.com which is now news.nate.com, an Asian web site. I was suspicious, but it does appear he’s a real person who became a lawyer and is now practicing family law in New Zealand. 

Definitely the same guy.

After a routine scan for a kidney infection doctors have discovered that 28-year-old law student Brigham Nordstrom likely has 5 kidneys instead of the usual two. … Mr Nordstrom has a duplex kidney on the left and a triplex kidney on the right. In all five ureters go from his kidneys to his bladder. … Doctors don’t expect the extra organs to be problematic.


Awesome. Having a few extra healthy functioning kidneys would be great.

They filter the blood in order to make urine, to release and retain water, and to remove waste…. They also control the ion concentrations and acid-base balance of the blood. Each kidney feeds urine into the bladder by means of a tube known as the ureter. They are roughly 11 centimetres (4.3 in) in length.
The kidneys regulate the balance of ions known as electrolytes in the blood, along with maintaining acid base homeostasis. They also move waste products out of the blood and into the urine, such as nitrogen-containing urea and ammonium. Kidneys also regulate fluid balance and blood pressure. They are also responsible for the reabsorption of water, glucose, and amino acids. The kidneys also produce hormones including calcitriol and erythropoietin. The kidneys also make an important enzyme, renin, which affects blood pressure through negative feedback.


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