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  • Why Did McCain's Boot Flip Yesterday?

    11/23/2017 2:04:26 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/23/17
    Before   Boot now on the right leg.  Yesterday on Twitter
  • ‘No other choice’: Dad caught family members as they jumped from fire, but pregnant wife landed hard

    03/18/2017 8:39:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 3/17/17 | Annie Zak
    <p>Andrew Engelking doesn't know exactly how he was able to catch his kids and break the fall of his pregnant wife as they leapt from their third-floor Spenard apartment to escape a deadly fire that destroyed the building a month ago.</p>
  • Human leg stolen from van outside Los Angeles restaurant

    10/24/2015 8:12:46 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 23, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    LOS ANGELES, An organ donation organization confirmed a human leg was stolen from one of its tissue transport vans while it was parked outside a Los Angeles restaurant. OneLegacy, a nonprofit that provides organ transportation for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, confirmed the cooler containing the leg was stolen from the unmarked van about 5 a.m. Monday while employees of the organization dined at the Original Pantry Cafe. "OneLegacy regrets the loss of the opportunity to fulfill the donor family's wish to heal and save lives with this donation," OneLegacy Chief Executive Tom Mone said in a...
  • Franklin County couple injured after woman's Glock goes off in purse

    03/08/2015 1:22:30 PM PDT · by csvset · 50 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | March 7, 2015 | Tiffany Stevens
    Franklin County Sheriff’s Office officials say a woman was shot in both legs and her boyfriend shot through his hand after her gun went off in her purse Saturday afternoon. Lt. Phillip Young said the woman’s Glock went off while the couple sat in a vehicle outside a residence in the 1400 block of Virgil H. Goode Highway in Bassett about 3:30 p.m. The man, who was in the driver’s seat, put a drink can in the woman’s purse before putting his hand on her leg . “[The bullet] went through his hand, through one of her legs near the...
  • S.F. police looking for owner of abandoned prosthetic leg

    03/02/2015 3:24:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2015 | Steve Rubenstein
    Someone in San Francisco is missing a leg, and the cops have it. It’s worth $7,000, and probably a lot more to the person it belongs to. It’s a prosthetic right leg, and it comes with a man’s brown shoe, in good repair. Officer Julio Bandoni found the leg last week at Eighth and Market streets. It was leaning against a tree trunk, in front of a mobile-phone store.
  • Wisconsin pursuit ends when suspect loses prosthetic leg in fence

    01/15/2015 8:40:44 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-15-15 | Anne Jungen
    Fuselier continued into Trempealeau County at speeds that reached 80 mph until officers lost him on Gilmeister Road and found his car in a ditch, the complaint stated. Authorities from both counties followed footprints into a wooded area for more than one mile and across a creek before a deputy found Fuselier on the ground unable to get up because his prosthetic leg was stuck in a fence, according to the complaint. Police found meth and a pipe in his car.
  • 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 ^ | 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,...