Or is it like people who win the lottery – everyone knows someone who knows someone who has, but nobody’s ever actually seen it happen with their own two (or three) eyes.
I think Ross in Friends had a third nipple, didn’t he?
Being too curious for my own good, I checked it out on Wikipedia. Where it says:
‘A supernumerary nipple (also known as a third nipple, triple nipple, accessory nipple, pseudomamma or polythelia) is an additional nipple occurring in mammals, including humans. Often mistaken for moles, supernumerary nipples are diagnosed at a rate of 1 in 18 humans.‘
Damn! I know 18 humans, I wonder which one of them has a third nipple?
Hey it can’t be all bad having a third nipple. Must take the load off the other two when it comes to breast feeding.
Wikipedia (Oh how i love you Wikipedia) continues to say:
‘They are classified into eight levels of completeness from a simple patch of hair to a milk-bearing breast in miniature.’
According to Google Images it seems like an in-joke among third nipple holders to have it pierced. Kinda funny i think, although bordering on really seriously gross.
‘…Although usually presenting on the milk line, pseudomamma can appear as far away as the foot…’
What Wikipedia? A nipple on your foot? Now that’s just bizarre! Wikipedia, now you’re just writing on crack and trying to mess with us.
Here’s a list of some famous people who you may or may not know have third nipples:
– Marky Mark has one.
(So when they say Marky Mark and the funky bunch, are they referring to Marky Mark and his spare nipple?)