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May 15, 2019 - 5:00:42 PM

Owen

Canada

3423 posts since 6/5/2011

I suppose one never knows exactly what he/she is capable of until faced with it, but kinda hard to imagine ...

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/nebraska-farmer-amputates-leg-with-knife-to-escape-auger-1.4422892

May 15, 2019 - 5:06:40 PM

chuckv97

Canada

40104 posts since 10/5/2013

Wow... those Cornhuskers come from tough stock/stalk

May 15, 2019 - 5:16:23 PM

566 posts since 4/22/2018

I am always drawn to these stories. One thing is how someone builds up to being able to do such a thing to themselves, the other is the physical logistics of how tended is actually done. I've read of a lumberjack actually deboning his own knee and the guy who wrote the book about getting stuck whilst canyoning had to break bothe bones in his forearm indifferent places using separate pivot points before cutting through the flesh with a replica Leatherman tool. The anecdote goes that after the film was released, Leatherman sent him their ultimate multi tool as a gentle wink that if he'd had the right kit he would have had a less grim experience!

May 15, 2019 - 6:11:45 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

12274 posts since 9/27/2007

Yeowch! That guy is tough as nails! It's well known farm machinery can mess you up! 

May 16, 2019 - 2:43:43 AM
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OM45GE

USA

85166 posts since 11/7/2007

Let us not forget the doctor who removed his own appendix at the South Pole. 

 

https://www.southpolestation.com/trivia/igy1/appendix.html

May 16, 2019 - 6:00:01 AM
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wizofos

USA

5018 posts since 8/19/2012

I read that story and my immediate thought was that this could have been prevented if he just carried a cheap cell phone.

May 16, 2019 - 6:15:52 AM

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Pretty amazing. What I want to know is what kind of knife did he have? Some Swiss Army knives, and others have a saw. Trying to cut through bone with a regular knife blade is hard to imagine,granted, he was highly motivated. Try it next time you have a cut of meat with a good sized bone. Raw bone is HARD. I could see how you could disarticulate the knee at the joint, but can't imagine cutting that bone.
Oh, how the heck did he not bleed out? He had to cut through some major arteries and veins. I didn't hear any mention of a tourniquet.

May 16, 2019 - 6:16:21 AM

752 posts since 12/30/2008

I admire his attitude of get on and deal with it.

May 16, 2019 - 7:03:15 AM
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rinemb

USA

11184 posts since 5/24/2005

I cant imagine the ordeal. Yikes, for sure. But they already made the movie on the guy that had to cut his own hand/arm off. So the leg guy might be late to the $$$$.

May 16, 2019 - 9:35:55 AM

Mooooo

USA

6694 posts since 8/20/2016

I don't know Brad, they're up to Saw VII now...I think they can add another to the Saw anthology.

May 16, 2019 - 10:49:38 AM

Owen

Canada

3423 posts since 6/5/2011

Paul I'm GUESSING that both leg bones were completely broken by the auger... as for other medical factors, I'm not going to guess.

Unfortunately episodes like this occur more than we'd like, but the human will to overcome (?) never ceases to amaze me.   For some reason, this one always resurfaces in my mind:  https://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/the-kid-in-the-bathtub-twenty-years-later/article_84f9bf0c-54d8-11e1-9123-0019bb2963f4.html

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