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  • Amputee Marny Cringle 'growing' new leg

    02/12/2012 10:50:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 2/12/12 | Neil Keene
    For the medical fraternity it is a world-first operation, but for Marny Cringle it is more about the simple things in life. After years of talks with specialists about the practicalities of a prosthetic limb, the 42-year-old has been chosen for a remarkable bionic leg which will fuse on to living muscle and bone to become a natural extension of her body. (Snip) The next step is for surgeons at the Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney to anchor the top part of the bionic leg into her femur, where muscle and bone will gradually grow around it. It will be
  • State forest ranger shot himself in the leg during training at a firing range

    11/03/2011 8:14:39 PM PDT · by GJ15 · 22 replies
    The Post Star ^ | November 2, 2011 | Don Lehman
    The state forest ranger who shot himself in the leg during training at a firing range in Lake George last week is out of the hospital, officials said. Ranger Jim Giglinto was at the state Department of Environmental Conservation's regional headquarters in Ray Brook earlier this week, officials said. DEC spokesman Michael Bopp said it was unclear when Giglinto would return to work, and a DEC investigation into the incident was ongoing. Giglinto suffered a wound to a leg when a bullet grazed him late Friday afternoon. The gun was triggered by a cord that was on a windbreaker jacket...
  • Now I have two right feet: Chinese man has left foot attached to other leg in bid to save it

    02/08/2011 6:17:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 26, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A hospital in China has sewn the left foot of a patient on to his right leg in a bid to save both the foot itself and his left limb. The patient, named as Mr Ma, had the surgery in Zhengzhou, in central China, following a work accident two weeks ago which badly damaged his left leg. It appears that doctors felt that the infected wound in the leg would have ultimately led to amputating the foot and leaving the limb 7in shorter - so decided to make their radical decision. They decided to attach the left foot to the...
  • Jonas, 32, sewed up his own leg after ER wait (Sweden)

    08/03/2010 10:48:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies · 26+ views
    the local ^ | 8/3/10 | cet
    A 32-year-old took the needle into his hands when he tired of the wait at Sundsvall hospital in northern Sweden and sewed up the cut in his leg himself. The man was later reported to the police for his impromptu handiwork. "It took such a long time," the man told the local Sundsvall Tidning daily. The man incurred the deep cut when he sliced his leg on the sharp edge of a kitchen stove while he was renovating at home. "I first went to the health clinic, but it was closed. So I rang the medical help line and they...
  • Why flamingoes stand on one leg

    08/17/2009 9:50:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 33 replies · 1,310+ views
    bbc ^ | 13 August 2009 | Matt Walker
    It is one of the simplest, but most enigmatic mysteries of nature: just why do flamingoes like to stand on one leg? The question is asked by zoo visitors and biologists alike, but while numerous theories abound, no-one has yet provided a definitive explanation. Now after conducting an exhaustive study of captive Caribbean flamingoes, two scientists believe they finally have the answer. Flamingoes stand on one leg to regulate their body temperature, they say.
  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Breaks Leg Playing Softball (Will She Go To A Public Clinic?)

    07/16/2009 6:53:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies · 737+ views
    CBS 4 ^ | 07/15/09
    U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be on crutches for the next couple of weeks after fracturing her right leg and spraining her ankle during a charity softball game in Washington DC Tuesday night.
  • Police: Suspect treated for gunshot wound then jailed

    06/19/2009 5:56:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 275+ views
    Times Record News ^ | 10 June, 2009 | na
    A man was treated for a gunshot wound to his leg then taken to the Wichita County Jail on assault charges in connection with an incident Monday, said Officer Harold McClure, public information officer with the Wichita Falls Police Department. Perrion Lavell Warrior, 46, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault family violence in connection with the incident. His bond was set at $60,000 and he was being held Tuesday in the Wichita County Jail. According to reports: Police were called to the 500 block of Marconi to check on reports of shots fired about 10 p.m. Officers talked...
  • One Artificial Leg/Lamp?

    03/29/2009 3:34:05 PM PDT · by day10 · 11 replies · 736+ views
    Craigslist ^ | 2009-03-29 | Unknown
    WOW !!!One left artificial leg......
  • Iran: What is wrong with marching N. Korean female soldiers? (Hilarious photo)

    09/21/2008 9:42:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 43 replies · 1,836+ views
    Gooya ^ | Sept. 2008
    Legs of marching N. Korean female soldiers were covered with stockings using Photoshop techniques, in order to conform to Islamic teaching. The top one is the photoshopped version, the second is the original photo
  • Woman injured in fox attack (then shot by husband)

    07/26/2008 10:46:23 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies · 444+ views
    Gainesville Sun ^ | 7/25/08 | Lise Fisher
    A Levy County man accidentally shot his wife Friday morning when he tried to fend off a fox that had attacked the woman, deputies reported. The animal was killed and will be tested for rabies due to its unusual behavior, said Levy County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Evan Sullivan. Test results won’t be available until next week, but authorities are advising anyone who comes in contact with a wild animal exhibiting strange behavior to leave it alone and contact law enforcement. Officers were called to an accidental shooting in the 3000 block of SE 18th Ave. in the Morriston area...
  • Man Accused Of Stealing Wife's Leg

    05/07/2008 6:08:45 PM PDT · by highimpact · 37 replies · 188+ views
    Local6.com ^ | 5/7/08 | Staff
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A Florida man is accused of ripping off his wife's prosthetic leg during a fight after leaving a sports bar. Officers in Port St. Lucie said they found a 29-year-old woman in a sport utility vehicle Tuesday night with a bruised eye and missing a leg and pants. "He ripped my leg off," the woman told police. Police then questioned the woman's husband, Luis Ramirez, 35, who said he was arguing with his wife after leaving a bar, TCPalm reported. He denied stealing her leg. The woman told police that Ramirez became possessed and started...
  • Ex-Homecoming Queen Accused Of Beating Sister With Leg In Trailer Sent To Rehab

    03/21/2008 7:16:33 AM PDT · by Cagey · 91 replies · 1,889+ views
    WTAE TV NEWS ^ | 3-19-2008
    NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- A former Norwin homecoming queen accused of attacking her sister with a prosthetic leg and threatening to burn down a neighbor's trailer was ordered on Wednesday to go to rehab. Donna Sturkie-Anthony showed up for her preliminary hearing before District Judge Douglas Weimer, but the 41-year-old woman's hearing was continued so she can go to Greenbriar Treatment Center. Police said Sturkie-Anthony's sister came to visit her at Lincoln Mobile Home Park on Route 30 in January, and the two started arguing about her alcohol abuse. Then, police said Sturkie-Anthony pulled off her sister's prosthetic leg and...
  • Matthews: Obama Speech Caused 'Thrill Going Up My Leg'

    02/13/2008 5:50:31 AM PST · by notbuyingit2 · 117 replies · 832+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Feb. 13, 2008 | Brad Wilmouth
    During MSNBC's live coverage of Tuesday's presidential primary elections, after the speeches of Barack Obama and John McCain had aired, Chris Matthews expressed his latest over the top admiration for Obama's speaking skills as the MSNBC anchor admitted that Obama's speech created a "thrill" in his leg: "It's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often." Minutes later, Brian Williams poked fun at Matthews' confession: "Let's talk about that feeling Chris gets up...
  • Man's Leg Found In Smoker To Be Returned

    10/04/2007 8:51:42 PM PDT · by Westlander · 37 replies · 1,192+ views
    MAIDEN, N.C. -- A South Carolina man who mistakenly lost his amputated leg when it was sold in a barbecue smoker at a public auction will get the appendage back, authorities said Wednesday. John Wood, of Simpsonville, S.C., had been battling to regain custody of the leg from Shannon Whisnant, who found the leg in the smoker he purchased at an auction of Wood's belongings last week, WXII-TV in Greenville, N.C., reported Whisnant had said he wanted to keep the leg if Wood wasn't willing to pay to get it back. The leg was being kept at a funeral home,...
  • Police: Man Loses Leg, Roommate Cons Him

    06/30/2007 4:29:53 AM PDT · by HEY4QDEMS · 7 replies · 647+ views
    Comcast News ^ | 6/30/2007 | AP
    NEW YORK - With his roommate still unconscious from a car crash, Anthony Giordano told officers he was the injured man's brother and took his wallet before embarking on a $22,000 spending spree, police said. Giordano, a former Long Island resident, was extradited to New York from South Carolina on Friday, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. He was facing charges of identity theft and grand larceny. Authorities said Giordano, 47, was already lying to his roommate at the time of the crash, telling Geoffrey MacMurdo he was a Sept. 11 victim and New York firefighter.
  • Duck loses fourth leg

    04/20/2007 8:09:26 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 249+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 4-20-2007 | staff writer
    A four-legged duck known around the world as "Stumpy" has lost one of its limbs in a farmyard accident. The duck's fourth leg was severed after it became caught in the its pen, news agency PA reported. Born in February this year on a farm in Hampshire, England, the owners said that Stumpy suffered no ill effects after being patched up by a vet.
  • Robbery Suspect Arrested When His Leg Falls Off (police say he doesn't have a leg to stand on)

    04/11/2007 7:45:53 AM PDT · by bedolido · 12 replies · 424+ views
    keyetv.com ^ | 4-10-2007 | staff writer
    (CBS) POMONA, Calif. A man with a prosthetic leg that fell off while he tried to flee from police was arrested Tuesday a short time after he allegedly burglarized a market in Pomona, Calif. with an accomplice, who escaped, police said. Gregory Daniels, 48, was booked for burglary following the crime, which occurred about 3:10 a.m. PDT at the Pomona Ranch Market, Pomona police Sgt. E. Vazquez said.
  • Burglar captured after losing leg

    04/10/2007 6:51:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies · 1,225+ views
    POMONA -- A suspected burglar using a chain and pickup truck to steal an ATM from a market this morning failed to escape capture when his prosthetic leg fell off. Gregory Daniels, 48, was arrested on suspicion of burglary. A second man fled the scene and was not in custody. The pair smashed a large glass window of the Pomona Ranch Market at 2277 N. Garey Ave. about 3 a.m., police said. They used a chain and a truck to yank a bolted-down ATM from a concrete floor. Police came to the area and spotted the getaway car. Officers followed...
  • Web site takes bets on fate of Heather Mills' leg on dance show

    03/13/2007 12:26:25 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 4 replies · 223+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 12, 2007 3:48PM EDT | staff
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An online gambling site is taking bets on whether Heather Mills' artificial leg will fall off during her upcoming appearance on "Dancing with the Stars." Mills, 39, the estranged wife of Beatle Paul McCartney, lost her left leg below the knee in a traffic accident in 1993. She is the first contestant on the hit ABC television show to compete with an artificial limb. A week before Mills' March 19 debut, Antigua-based gaming site http://www.bodog.com opened bets on whether her prosthetic leg would fly off during a dance routine -- and made "no" a heavy favorite....
  • King Tut Died From Broken Leg, Not Murder, Scientists Conclude

    12/04/2006 6:31:46 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 2,532+ views
    National Geographic Society ^ | 12-1-2006 | Stefan Lovgren
    King Tut Died From Broken Leg, Not Murder, Scientists Conclude Stefan Lovgren for National Geographic News December 1, 2006 King Tut probably died from a broken leg, scientists say, possibly closing one of history's most famous cold cases. A CT scan of King Tutankhamun's mummy has disproved a popular theory that the Egyptian pharaoh was murdered by a blow to the head more than 3,300 years ago. Instead the most likely explanation for the boy king's death at 19 is a thigh fracture that became infected and ultimately fatal, according to an international team of scientists. The team presented its...
  • Dad Breaks Leg Trying to Cure Phobia

    09/14/2006 7:14:47 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 34 replies · 668+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sep 13, 2006 | AP
    LANTANA, Fla. Sep 13, 2006 (AP)— It seems a father's plan to cure his daughter's fear of heights fell short. Troy Stewart and his 10-year-old daughter were on their daily bike ride about 7:45 p.m. Monday when Stewart, 31, suggested they jump off a 15 foot bridge. Stewart held his daughter Meagan Stewart's hand as they jumped off the bridge into the Intracoastal Waterway, authorities said. "At first he said, `Do you want to do it or not?'" Meagan said. "I thought, `It's kind of high,' and then he's like, `Trust me.'" Meagan made the jump safely, but her father...
  • Ancient Islanders Get A Leg Up ('Hobbits')

    05/16/2006 12:45:36 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 882+ views
    Science News ^ | 5-16-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Ancient islanders get a leg up Bruce Bower From San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Paleoanthropology Society and Society for American Archaeology meeting Fossils of a humanlike species dubbed Homo floresiensis that lived on the Pacific island of Flores between 18,000 and 12,000 years ago recently grabbed headlines because scientists deduced that this creature stood no more than 1 meter tall and possessed a surprisingly small brain. Nonetheless, H. floresiensis packed considerable weight on its diminutive frame and possessed far stronger legs than people do today, says William L. Jungers of the State University of New York at Stony Brook....
  • Marine Continues To March Forward Despite Loss of Left Leg (MEGA TISSUE ALERT!!!)

    03/06/2006 3:59:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 636+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2006 – Cpl. Jordan S. Pierson, 22, is an unquestionably loyal and determined Marine. Despite the loss of his left leg due to combat injuries sustained in Iraq Dec. 7, Pierson is set upon returning to active duty. As first lady Laura Bush looks on, President Bush hugs Candace Pierson of Auburndale, Fla., after her son, Marine Cpl. Jordan S. Pierson, was presented the Purple Heart for injuries suffered while serving in Iraq. The ceremony took place Dec. 21, 2005, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Also in the room are Cpl. Pierson's...
  • Teen athlete's prosthetic leg stolen (police hopping to find suspect)

    11/04/2005 4:18:20 AM PST · by Gordon Pym · 19 replies · 809+ views
    AP ^ | Wednesday, November 2, 2005 | AP
    11-02) 22:37 PST Temple City, Calif. (AP) -- A thief walked off with 16-year-old Melissa Huff's prosthetic leg, sidelining the high school softball player from the game she loves. Such a leg costs about $5,000 to $7,000, said Huff's father, David, but can't really be used by anyone else because it was custom made. "It's not something you can just sell on the street. Something like that, it's just cruel," Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Tim Phillips said of the theft. The leg was taken sometime Tuesday afternoon by a thief who cut a hole in a window screen, entered...
  • Corpsman continues to care for Marines after losing leg

    11/03/2005 3:33:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies · 1,119+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Nov 3, 2005 | Cpl. Shane Suzuki
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Nov. 3, 2005) -- It is unadulterated courage in the face of horrifying danger and risk. It is being able to perform under fire while knowing you are probably going to lose a leg. It is taking care of your Marines when everything is on the line. It is duty, courage and love all together. It is what Nathaniel Leoncio showed the Marines of Company L the morning of Oct. 4. The mission was to patrol the southern part of Ar Ramadi in support of Operation Bowie, capturing or destroying insurgents and their weapons. However, when the...
  • Iowa Man Walks Off Without Paying for Leg

    08/26/2005 7:00:48 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 20 replies · 646+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 8/28/05
    Iowa Man Walks Off Without Paying for Leg DES MOINES, Iowa - A man test-fitting a $17,000 artificial leg ran off without paying the bill, police said. Spectrum Prosthetics and Orthotics reported the theft of the specially designed leg this week. Police said the crime happened after the man came in on Aug. 19 to be fitted for the prosthetic. He "was allowed to take it for a couple hours to ensure that the fit was proper," a police report said. Sgt. David Murillo said the man didn't come back. Todd Schweizer, one of the owners of the company, said...
  • Man beaten with his own leg -- Says he couldn't get away

    08/07/2005 2:57:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 42 replies · 749+ views
    ABC Inc., WJRT-TV Inc. ^ | 08/05/05 | Jennifer Borrasso
    Midland — (08/05/05)-- A Midland man talks is talking for the first time about his unusual attack. He was severely beaten with his own prosthetic leg. Greg Gale has had some rough times. He lost his leg in a train accident twenty years ago, and now, he's been beaten by his own prosthetic leg. Gale tells abc12's Jennifer Borrasso he and his girlfriend, Tammy Johnson, got into an argument at his Midland apartment this past Wednesday night. He says she started beating him in the face and head several times with one of his spare prosthetic legs. He tried to...
  • Six-legged puppy dumped at temple

    06/19/2005 4:28:20 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 40 replies · 1,613+ views
    The Start Online ^ | 19JUNE05 | N/A
    PORT KLANG: A puppy with two extra legs and a second penis is drawing curious stares at a temple in Pandamaran town near here. The puppy, found by a temple caretaker at the entrance on Thursday morning, is being cared for by the temple committee. Kwang Sung Temple committee member Tee Kim Huat said the caretaker saw the white puppy with dark brown patches sleeping at the temple entrance at 7am. “He lifted the canine to place it elsewhere and was shocked to see that the puppy had six legs! Not only that, the male puppy also had an extra...
  • Man's Leg Lands in Yard

    06/09/2005 2:17:46 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 66 replies · 1,297+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 6/8/05 | unknown
    FLORAL PARK, New York (AP) -- The body of an apparent stowaway was ripped in half during flight Tuesday and his leg crashed into a suburban neighborhood, where a homeowner found the severed limb in the middle of her lawn, authorities said. Pam Hearne heard "a loud crash" and later was stunned to see a foot clad in an Adidas sneaker and a sock in her yard, said Officer Thomas Blanchard. The leg, with hip and spine attached, dented the shingled roof of her garage before bouncing into the lawn. Police suspect the remains are from a stowaway who may...
  • Dog Drags Human Leg From Abandoned Factory

    02/23/2005 11:09:24 AM PST · by holymoly · 15 replies · 911+ views
    WMTW ^ | February 23, 2005 | n/a
    DETROIT -- A stray dog was found with a human leg in its mouth on Detroit's east side Tuesday afternoon. The remains may belong to Jalona Stafford, 19, whose body was found burned and dismembered inside an abandoned pickle factory last week, WDIV-TV reported. Neighbors said the dog was carrying a leg with the thigh attached to it, the station reported. "A dog was carrying the leg. He had to be chased," said Thelma Davis, who witnessed the animal coming from the building. Stafford was last seen by her family on the morning of Feb. 13 as she prepared to...
  • Manitoba drivers to stand on one leg, count out loud in roadside drug tests

    12/13/2004 3:27:24 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 34 replies · 980+ views
    canada.com ^ | 12 12 04 | Steve Lambert
    WINNIPEG (CP) -- Manitoba drivers suspected of being high on drugs will be asked to perform a specific series of tasks, including standing on one leg while counting out loud, under new regulations approved by the NDP government. "The tests are, by nature, divided attention tests," David Greening, a senior Justice Department policy analyst, said in an interview. "(Police) can determine if a person is impaired by how they perform on the tests." The new regulations stem from amendments to the provincial Highway Traffic Act approved by the legislature last spring which are intended to crack down on motorists who...
  • AUCTION: left leg of the famous Saddam Hussein statue!

    11/08/2004 2:12:24 PM PST · by red_is_beautiful · 7 replies · 224+ views
    Secure yourselves a piece of world history: The left leg of the world-well-known Saddam Hussein statue. It was Wednesday 9th April 2003 when everybody, who strove for peace and justice, got the pictures, the world was waiting for since the begin of war. Bagdad, the last center of the Iraqi military, was conquered by American and English Soldiers.
  • Theme park ends search for man's leg

    08/20/2003 7:45:01 AM PDT · by SLB · 50 replies · 691+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 19 Aug 03 | ALEX LEARY, Times Staff Writer
    A New Port Richey man's prosthetic leg flew off while he rode a roller coaster. Universal Orlando will replace it. They searched for hours, in trees, behind shrubs and flowers. When night fell, they combed through mud with shovels and metal detectors. When it was over, workers at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure amassed an impressive pile of loot. Cell phones, scores of them, and lots of hats. What they didn't find was Hawley "Todd" Webb's leg. "We have searched every possible inch of ground that there is," said Universal spokeswoman Susan Lomax. The leg might never be found. On...
  • Officer cleared of wrongdoing

    08/14/2003 10:53:54 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 67 replies · 460+ views
    www.wndu.com ^ | 8.14.03 | Reporter Mark
    Officer cleared of wrongdoing Video from surveillance cameras showed the jury the incident exactly as it happened   Posted: 08/13/2003 06:16 pm Story filed by NewsCenter16 Reporter Mark Peterson Today former inmate George Staggs, who suffered injuries while in custody at the St. Joseph County Jail, asked for $330,000 in damages. Staggs alleged that a member of the Mishawaka Police force used excessive force against him when he was an inmate at the jail. Much of the treatment of Staggs while he was an inmate was captured on videotape by the jail surveillance cameras in October of 2000. The video shows Staggs...
  • Abandoned Chinese toddler to undergo surgery to remove third leg

    08/07/2003 12:40:23 PM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 323+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/07/03 | Staff Writer
    <p>BEIJING (AP) A 1-year-old girl who was born with three legs and abandoned by her parents on a Beijing street is to undergo surgery to remove the extra limb, state media and a doctor said Thursday.</p> <p>Doctors at Dongzhimen Hospital in the Chinese capital plan to study the limb for 20 days before operating, a doctor in the hospital's orthopedics department told The Associated Press.</p>
  • Juvenile who shot at robbers arrested and charged (CA)(Clerk shot in leg at local store)

    06/23/2003 1:55:18 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 322+ views
    the porterville recorder ^ | 6 22 03 | John Young
    PORTERVILLE - It was business as usual this morning at Sherwood Handy Market, even though just hours earlier a shooting occurred during a robbery attempt. Tulare County sheriff's detectives said on Monday night a clerk was shot in the leg and there was an exchange of gunfire outside the store as the would-be robbers fled, empty-handed. Detectives said they received reports at about 9:30 p.m. of a shoot-out at the store at 1907 W. Morton Avenue in Porterville. Deputies were told two men wearing red clothing walked into the market and demanded money from the clerk. When he did not...