2. Lakshmi Tatma
Lakshmi Tatma is one Indian girl whose birth in 2005 became instant headlines.
Bearing the name of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, the unlucky girl was born with four legs and four arms. No, she was not the result of a horrific genetic experiment gone wrong. Her misfortune lied in the fact that she inherited limbs and other body parts from a conjoined twin who died at birth.
Lakshmi received surgery when she was just 2 years old and now looks like a typical little girl. The marathon intervention lasted 27 hours and involved 30 of the best Indian surgeons.
Fate might have screwed Lakshmi, but it left her with one lifeline. She was born into a religion whose deities are often represented with multiple sets of limbs. With some perceiving her as an incarnation, Lakshmi afforded the complicated and extensive surgery only because she became a national celeb by then.