Man builds himself bionic hands...
Adam Rifkin stashed this in #health
This story demonstrates human will:
Sun Jifa, 51, lost both his hands when a bomb he was creating for blast fishing in Guanmashan, Jilin province, northern China, exploded prematurely.
Unable to afford the prosthetic limbs offered by a hospital, he created his own.
“I couldn’t afford to buy the false hand the hospital wanted me to have, so I decided to make my own,” Jifa says. He spent eight years handcrafting prototypes before finally creating metal hands that could grip and hold.
I believe in the creativity of humans.
I do wonder why he resisted the temptation to turn one of his arms into a chainsaw.
He just plays gears of war instead.
Then he should have turned one of his arms into a boomstick!
He had no hands and built this?
I know, right?
Someday, robot hands: http://pandawhale.com/convo/4831/robot-hand-could-disable-ieds-livescience
He takes handcrafting to a whole new level.
That sentence works on at least three levels: crafting something handy, crafting using hands, and crafting of hands.
Triple word score!!
And "scrabble" is perhaps THE perfect analogy in this context.