2. Dan Aykroyd – Webbed Toes #2
The Academy Award winning, Canadian-born actor has been a household name longer than most of us can remember. As an original cast member on Saturday Night Live, Aykroyd developed a skit with fellow cast member John Belushi that eventually became the iconic film, The Blues Brothers.
He’s further known for the Ghostbusters movies, The Great Outdoors, Coneheads, and Driving Miss Daisy, and though he’s revered as something of a comic genius, he remains humble in his roots. Further proof that he’s a mere mortal like the rest of us, however, lies in one of his unique deformities.
Both sets of his middle toes are connected, or, webbed. It’s a condition called syndactyly and is a shared feature of more than 28 different syndromes. It is considered the most common of congenital malformations, affecting one in every 2,000 to 3,000 live births. We can’t help but wonder if perhaps the condition was used as part of Beldar’s costume in the movie, Coneheads.