Growing up, Albert Torres said he always had one way to obtain attention during show & tell in class by revealing his â€œbisectedâ€ uvula.
Also called the palatine uvula, the uvula is part of the soft palate & more widely known as the dangly thing in the back of your throat.
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Torres, 26, was born with a â€œbisectedâ€ uvula, or, as he called it, a â€œdouble uvula.â€ His mother initially thought she had injured him when she was feeding him, Torres said.
â€œBasically it was just something my mom noticed when I was a little kid,â€ said Torres. â€œMy mom was feeding me & I was crying & as I was yelling … she saw down my throat.â€
Torres said the doctor assured his mother she did nothing wrong, & Torres ended up with a comical party trick.
However, Torresâ€™s party trick ended up going viral after he posted a picture of his uvula to Reddit earlier this week. The response was instant, dozens of people commented on the picture trying to figure out just what had happened to Torresâ€™ throat.
â€œA bunch of dentists [told me] itâ€™s a bisected uvula,â€ & not a â€œdoubleâ€ uvula said Torres.
In spite of his oddly-shaped uvula, Torres said he hasnâ€™t noticed anything problematic like snoring or coughing.
The doctor said "itâ€™s relatively common, almost like being born left-handed,â€ said Torres of his odd-shaped uvula.
It turns out, Torres is moreover a lefty.
Source: “ABC News”