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Gaaga
02-05-2008
11:51 AM ET (US)
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downhill-fullthrottlePerson was signed in when posted
09-11-2003
03:31 AM ET (US)
sick minds want to know:

did he spin around as the bit went thought his head? If not, why did the doctors "unscrew" it during removal.

Now, with that said, a friend who was a marine security guard at a certain submarine base in the north west was witness to the aftermath of a self-inflicted m16 wound to the head (administered via soft palet). The guys brain apparently exited his body intact (well, minus a the brain stem) through the hole made in the top of his head. Seems the brain is a remarkably tough organ capable of surviving all maner of abuse (even if the body housing it can't).
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cbxPerson was signed in when posted
09-04-2003
03:36 AM ET (US)
trepanning requires leaving the scull section REMOVED after the procedue - i think it is all about opening the fontenelles (sp?) to simulate the blood-to-brain pressure that infants enjoy before the sealing up of the soft spot...

ALSO: as far as i know, all California workmen are potheads, drinkers and generally stoners - really.
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Rich MagahizPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2003
08:31 PM ET (US)
Doctors essentially unscrewed the bit to remove it

I can just hear the attending surgeon muttering "Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey..."
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Eli the BeardedPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2003
07:12 PM ET (US)
The Bone Room is a fun place to visit. Same founder as the
East Bay Vivarium, a seller of live reptiles and bugs. Last
time I was at the Bone Room they had a freeze dried cat for
only $25. That was about a year ago, they might have sold it
since then.
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Steve PortigalPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2003
07:11 PM ET (US)
Okay, maybe not. One might fall on a unicorn from a great height and oochhhghhhbleghh.
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Steve PortigalPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2003
07:10 PM ET (US)
Please, we need unicorns, Xeni! <shudder>
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boingboingPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2003
05:26 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the tip, Karen! Bummer though that the Bone Room no longer has "the original but commissioned this hand-painted, museum quality polyurethane cast of this one-of-a-kind specimen." Still would be a treasured item in my cabinet of curiosity though.
Edited 09-03-2003 05:26 PM
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cavalierfhPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2003
04:18 PM ET (US)
Woooooooooooooooah. And I thought my day was interesting.

Er.. how about linking the image to boingboing tho, cnn will eventually fold it in which case this link will be dead for archive surfers. really, this picture says, er, a thousand words.
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k0re
09-03-2003
04:14 PM ET (US)
hey fake skull modifications are still interesting :)
speaking off, i think there is a trepanned skull for sale at the bone room in berkeley in case anyone was interested.

http://www.boneroom.com/new.html
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Eli the BeardedPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2003
04:03 PM ET (US)
Even if the fingerhead is real, it's not opening the skull up
to expose the brain.
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boingboingPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2003
03:39 PM ET (US)
I say "fake" on that one, Ms. Karen.
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k0re
09-03-2003
02:00 PM ET (US)
http://poetry.rotten.com/fingerhead/
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KittyB
09-03-2003
01:42 PM ET (US)
I was wondering the same thing, Howard. Maybe chewing the "medicinal leaf" that "Pa" handed off to them numbed more than their tongues?
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Howard WenPerson was signed in when posted
09-03-2003
01:18 PM ET (US)
What happened to The Island Chronicles? Why hasn't it been updated? Did "Pa" kidnap the Frauenfelder clan???!
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JS
09-03-2003
01:16 PM ET (US)
I will follow up by saying my brain is OK and they did close it up properly with tiny plastic screws, and now I just have an incredibly cool scar, should I choose to shave my head.
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