Student with 5-inch Thumb List Benefits of the Oddity

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Student with 5-inch Thumb List Benefits of the Oddity


The internet will never run out of weird things to show, and the latest oddity that has gone viral is a 20-year-old TikTok user who has a five-inch thumb.

Jacob Pina's followers on the video-sharing app noticed how massive his right thumb is and although there were doubts about its actual size, the internet has since baptized him as "Thumb Boy." Speaking with the 20-year-old Massachusetts student, the Daily Mail confirmed that Pina's thumb is massive and was not digitally enhanced.

Pina said his right opposable is closer to 4.5 inches long than his initial claim of 5 inches. Still, the size is pretty big for the common thumb and gives him the upper hand (or finger) in thumb wars, for instance. 


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"And I'm pretty good with Xbox," he told the Daily Mail when asked about the advantages of having a finger that big. "I'm really good at Rainbow Six Siege. I was like top ten in the world for probably 10 seasons straight."

His TikTok video not only fascinated the public but also increased Pina's likes and followers on the app—amassing nearly 150,000 followers and reaching two million likes on one of his videos.

He first realized the oddity while he was a freshman at Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, Massachusetts when students began pointing it out.

"I was sitting with my friend Alec and this kid named Cameron and he said: ‘Wow, look at this kid’s thumb.’ I said: ‘What do you mean, my thumb?’ And he called over his friends and they were like ‘whoa, whoa, whoa’ and basically that’s when I realized," Pina explained.


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He clarified that he was not bullied and that people were just fascinated since "they'd never seen anything like it before."

Pina isn't insecure about the oddity of his thumb. In fact, he "feels great" when people see the length of it and "freak out and measure it next to their own thumb."

"It’s always great to be different and embrace your own essence," he said.



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