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Old 12-31-2019, 04:08 AM
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Default Bro Turns Amputated Arm Into A Unique Memento

Twenty years ago, Mark lost the use of his arm in an accident. Last week, it came back from a taxidermist.

This is definitely one of those stories that the faint of heart may want to think twice about reading. But honestly, if you’re a regular ClashDaily reader, it’s no worse than some other stories we’ve had to cover over the years.

This story began 20 years ago when a 17-year-old Mark Holmgren borrowed his brother’s motorbike. It was more than he could manage, he lost control and wiped out.
“I was just driving too fast, turned the corner and I wiped out. I tore the nerves in my shoulder. It was a brachial plexus injury and from that day I could never use it. Couldn’t move it, couldn’t feel it.”
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Nerve damage in the shoulder cost him the use of his arm. He just left it there thinking that one day, medical science would be able to do something to salvage some kind of use out of it through medicine, robotics or … whatever.

Twenty years later, he’s no longer holding his breath for science to solve his problem. In April, he decided to cut loose the dead weight.

But he wasn’t about to simply consign his useless arm to oblivion. He put it to use.
About a month after the surgery, Holmgren got a call from the lab saying his arm was ready to be picked up.

“I carried it out of the hospital in a garbage bag,” said Holmgren. “I actually kept it in my freezer for about a month.”

He admits that shopping around and asking taxidermy businesses to clean a human arm was a bit of a challenge.
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You can imagine. But he kept shopping around until he found someone willing to take on the work.


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Nothing new here. Civil War Union General Daniel Sickles was struck in the leg by a cannonball at the Battle of Gettyburg. The leg was amputated and Sickles donated the amputated limb to the Army Medical Museum. The bones are now on display at Fort Dietrich. Daniels would "visit his leg" on each anniversary of the amputation. Looks like Mr. Holmgren has sort of the same idea.
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What am I missing here? All I see is bones. Any large pot of boiling water could have done that. When I read taxidermist I was expecting a stuffed arm on the mantle or turned into a lamp or something. Thumb down. (pun intended)
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Don't waste resources boiling water, just toss it onto any good sized ant hill and come back next week...
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Should have curved the fingers and used it as a back scratcher.

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Gotta hand it to him, he's armed with some interesting ideas.

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The hand is huge. That can't be real.
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Originally Posted by debugger View Post
The hand is huge. That can't be real.

I think you’re forgetting that the fingers extend into the hand. The size looks right.
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Originally Posted by aczaplicki View Post
I think you’re forgetting that the fingers extend into the hand. The size looks right.
true.
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Just damn...it's all I've got!
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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
Gotta hand it to him, he's armed with some interesting ideas.

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He solved his problem single-handed.
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... And in other news. Doctors have discovered a way to repair nerve damage in the shoulders.
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If he needs something off the top shelf that'll come in handy.
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He must have been a huge fan of "Skeletor" when he was a kid
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Am I the only one who thought this would be the "fixed" position . . . ?

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Why does he have wires hanging below his wall mounted tv?

theres a solution to that.

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Not sure if this is more or less creepy than my buddy who asked the vet for his dogs balls after he had him snipped.
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Hands down the craziest thing I’ve read today
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Originally Posted by Gabbygirl99 View Post
Why does he have wires hanging below his wall mounted tv?

theres a solution to that.

Geesh
You try doing that with one hand ...
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Originally Posted by Gabbygirl99 View Post
Why does he have wires hanging below his wall mounted tv?

theres a solution to that.

Geesh
I don't think it's a tv. I think it's one of those backlit glass pictures, usually a scene of mountains, a forest, or a waterfall.

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