Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Biggest albino family: Indian Albino Family sets world record (Video)
DELHI, India--The ten members of the Pullan family, headed by Rosetauri, 50, and his wife Mani, 45, all have the extremely pale skin and near-white hair of albinos
- setting the new world record for the Biggest albino family, according to World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Rose Durai with his wife Mani and daughters Deepa (in black) and Pooja (in orange) at their house in Delhi.
Photo: Jasjeet Plaha
The Guinness world record for the Most albino siblings was set by a six-strong family who live in the U.S. and Canada.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest albino plants, set by the albino coastal redwood trees (Sequoia sempervirens), presently numbering between 25 and 60 in total that exist in secret sites within four separate localities in California.
The Pullan's sons Shankar, 24, Vijay, 25 and Ramkishan, 19, and daughters Renu, 23, Deepa, 21 and Pooja, 18, inherited their albinism, according to The Sun.
Renu married a man who also had albinism, Rosheh, 27, and the couple's son Dharamraj, 2, also inherited the condition from his parents.
The family live in a one-bedroom flat in Delhi, and say many fellow Indians find it hard to believe they were born and bred in the country.
Roseturai Pullan told The Sun: 'I've heard people call us 'angrez', which means 'English'.
'All we know is that we can't see properly, and we can't sit under the sun for long, but we live the best we can.
'People in Delhi are a little more open-minded, but many think we're foreigners.'
Video: The World's Biggest Albino Family
Albinism affects around one in 17,000 people.
Those with the condition do not produce enough melanin pigment, which gives colour to the skin, hair and eyes and protects the body from the sun's rays.
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Most fingers and toes: Akshat Saxena (Video)
Most children conceived through egg donation: Faith Haugh
Most living generations: Gladys Sweeting's family
Loudest duet: Tracy Hart and Claire Gibbons
Hairiest Girl: Thai girl Supatra Sasuphan
Most fingers and toes: Lei Yadi Min
Most kidney stones removed from a patient: Dr. Ashish Rawandale
Heaviest cancerous kidney ever removed: Eugene Tyner
Widest mouth: Francisco Domingo Joaquim
Tattooed Woman: Julia Gnuse
kidney stones produced and passed: Don Winfield
Living Mother: Chinese schoolgir
Fingers and Toes: Haramb Ashok Kumthekar
prolific surrogate mother: Carole Horlock
talking female: Fran Capo
Ear: Lasha Pataraia
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