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INXS Guitarist Severs Finger, May Not Play Again

Tim Farriss calls it a 'horrific' boat accident

(Newser) - INXS guitarist Tim Farriss severed his finger in what he calls a "horrific" accident. Farriss was working on his boat in Sydney on Jan. 24 when he injured his left hand and severed the ring finger after getting his hand caught in an electric anchor winch. He's now... More »

Macabre Clue Leads Police to Suspected Thief

A severed finger, which police fingerprinted using Popsicle stick

(Newser) - This month's entry in the annals of truly stupid criminals: Police in Arizona say they found a would-be thief thanks to the suspect's own severed finger, the Arizona Republic reports. Joshua Allen Goverman, 29, allegedly tried to steal copper wiring (value: $300) from an air conditioning truck Oct.... More »

Finger in Trout Belongs to Guy Who Lost it Months Ago

Wakeboarder lost four fingers in an accident at Idaho's Priest Lake

(Newser) - A human finger found inside a fish at Idaho's Priest Lake has been traced to a wakeboarder who lost four fingers in an accident more than two months earlier. Fisherman Nolan Calvin found the finger while he was cleaning the trout he caught Sept. 11. He put it on... More »

Guy's Thumb Saved After 80-Foot Yosemite Drop

Rangers rescue man in time for appendage to be reattached

(Newser) - After a season of untimely deaths at Yosemite comes an amazing survival story—starring a thumb. A climber was scaling the park's El Capitan granite monolith Monday afternoon when he fell, causing a climbing rope to sever his right thumb and send it bouncing down the rock face, the... More »

Galileo's Missing Fingers Found

Jar of astronomer's digits donated to Italian museum

(Newser) - Two fingers and a tooth removed from Galileo's corpse by the astronomer's 18th-century admirers have resurfaced for the first time in a century. The digits, preserved in an unmarked glass jar, were bought at auction by a man who realized who they belonged to; he donated them to Museum of... More »

Now Who Needs Health Care?

SoCal rally turns ugly when reform opponent has finger bitten off; perp on the lam

(Newser) - A pro-health care reform event in southern California turned surreally bloody last night, NBC Los Angeles reports. Opponents of the effort turned out to oppose supporters organized by MoveOn.org, and when a supporter crossed the street to challenge the other group, a brawl ensued. During the fisticuffs, a 65-year-old... More »

Regrown Finger Called 'Absurd'

Scientist blast man's claim that pig-bladder 'pixie dust' restored digit

(Newser) - A UK plastic surgeon repudiated claims by an American company that a powder made from a pig’s bladder spurred regrowth of a man’s severed fingertip, the Guardian reports. Stories circulated this week of Lee Spievack’s “miraculous” recovery thanks to what he called “pixie dust,”... More »

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