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January 17, 2007 10:17 AM   Subscribe

Mum with no arms changes baby's nappy with her feet. There's something really unnerving about this (rather old) video, but it sure puts Gondry to shame.
posted by tombola (14 comments total)

 
I was just telling a friend of mine about this woman this weekend. I saw a bit about her years ago where whe was making dinner, straining a pot of boiling spaghetti with her feet. Awesome.
posted by squarehead at 10:46 AM on January 17, 2007


...And I highly doubt she's just filming in reverse :-)
posted by supercres at 10:51 AM on January 17, 2007


Stunning how exceptional cases can showcase the latent utility of our bodies. (Cue My Left Foot, of course.)
posted by cortex at 11:02 AM on January 17, 2007


And then there's this guy.
posted by rxrfrx at 11:07 AM on January 17, 2007


That baby sure is well behaved during the diaper change. My squirming/thrashing 14 month old daughter would give this woman a run for her money. (Still very impressive, though...)
posted by daveleck at 11:39 AM on January 17, 2007


She wrested victory from de feet.
posted by maryh at 12:11 PM on January 17, 2007


The distribution of brain area to body surface area is called the Homonuculus, and you can see in this illustration how it's distributed. but how the area is distributed is also somewhat defined by how it's used. So if you use a certain part of your body more then another part, that part in your homunculus will actually grow, that's one of the reasons that she's able to do so much with her feet.

(If I'm remembering this stuff correctly)
posted by delmoi at 12:11 PM on January 17, 2007


And then there's this dog.
posted by squarehead at 12:29 PM on January 17, 2007


She's got the heart of a champion!

I tried not to type this. I really did.
posted by roll truck roll at 1:43 PM on January 17, 2007


I don't know if I'm more amazed by her pedal dexterity, or by how goddamn still and cooperative her baby is. It takes two of us with two working hands each just to put my kid's trousers on.
posted by Bugbread at 3:37 PM on January 17, 2007


Holy cow, I recognize this woman! I waited on her more than once at a restaurant in AZ years ago. I wasn't sure it was her until I checked out the pics on her site to see whether her hair used to be really short and blonde.
posted by hermitosis at 3:58 PM on January 17, 2007


Delmoi: some of it is dependent on rewiring the brain, but I wouldn't be surprised if that kid grows up with at least some dexterity in his feet.
posted by spaceman_spiff at 4:03 PM on January 17, 2007


I'm not so impressed with the diaper changing as I am with her ability to close the snaps on the baby's onesie. And picking up the baby out of the crib with just her chin and shoulders...now that takes talent.
posted by echolalia67 at 5:13 PM on January 17, 2007


I wasn't sure it was her until I checked out the pics on her site to see whether her hair used to be really short and blonde.

Really, you weren't sure?
posted by justgary at 10:23 PM on January 24, 2007


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