The supernumerary nipple, or superfluous nipple as it is referred to on The Simpsons, is a wondrously entertaining, if essentially useless thing. Especially on a man. Perhaps this humble blog will live up to those low standards.
A supernumerary nipple (also known as a third nipple, accessory nipple, polythelia or polymastia) is an additional nipple occurring in mammals including humans. Often mistaken for moles, supernumerary nipples are diagnosed at a rate of 2% in females, less in males. The nipples appear along the two vertical "milk lines" which start in the armpit on each side, run down through the typical nipples and end at the groin. They are classified into eight levels of completeness from a simple patch of hair to a milk-bearing breast in miniature. Polythelia refers to the nipple alone while polymastia denotes the presence of glandular tissue.
The List (Last updated July 13, 2007)
The following list is the working copy of my life's work: finding people with three (or more) nipples. I know - it's a weird life.
Lily Allen - Singer
Anne Boleyn - Queen of England
Jackson Browne - Musician
Chuck Cleaver - Musician (The Ass Ponys)
Scatman Crothers - Actor, Singer
John Edwards - U.S. Senator
Brian Jones - Musician (The Rolling Stones)
Frank Langella - Actor
Moms Mabley - Comedienne
Bill Paxton - Actor, Director
Mena Suvari - Actor
Mark Wahlberg - Actor
Tilda Swinton - Actor
Moirob - Blogger
Marcus - Game Show Applicant
Daniel Loew - Movie Producer
Francisco Scaramanga (from the movie The Man With The Golden Gun)
Chandler Bing (from the TV series Friends)
Krusty the Klown (from the TV show The Simpsons)
Noah Falkner (from the movie Biodome)
** Note: Some people in the list (Anne Boleyn, Mena Suvari...) may not have extra nipples but are included here because I commented on their cases in my blog. I welcome confirmations, denials, and random photos. Please send photos of your own superfluous nipple to pics [at] superfluousnipple.com and I will add you to my roll of honour.