Shark bites off boy's arm
July 8, 2001 9:16 PM   Subscribe

Shark bites off boy's arm and it's reattached! I know it's a Yahoo! link, but this seems incredible. The boy's uncle wrestled the shark to the beach where it was shot and the limb was retrieved from the shark's mouth. Is there anything science and strong uncles can't do?
posted by megnut (18 comments total)

 
Apparently science can't stop double-posts.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 9:20 PM on July 8, 2001


No, sadly, it cannot. Nor can it help me follow every link on Metafilter. Stupid science, what good are you at all?!
posted by megnut at 9:25 PM on July 8, 2001


science can be wonderful indeed! just think:
his love is real... but he is not

and now, a reattached arm.
posted by moz at 9:32 PM on July 8, 2001


Sad to say, it's not going well. His kidneys have failed. They've moved him to another hospital for dialysis treatment. It's not looking good. (Sometimes that's temporary, but it might also be permanent.)

It's also possible that he suffered brain damage. His heart was stopped for a long time. That may also be why his kidneys failed, and if so, then there's probably other organic damage.

(Meg, sorry about that. I'm not one who ordinarily jumps on double posts, but the question just begged for that answer.)
posted by Steven Den Beste at 9:49 PM on July 8, 2001


Since this post is likely to get deleted by Matt anyway, I'd just like to take this temporary opportunity to remind everyone that you're all going to die.
Most likely, it will sooner than you think.

Also, the silken caress of women's patties are a fine way to get through a hard day, and aren't anything to be ashamed off.
posted by dong_resin at 10:03 PM on July 8, 2001


Er, of.
posted by dong_resin at 10:04 PM on July 8, 2001


women's patties

Is that a body part, a food, a garment, or some combination?
posted by rodii at 10:08 PM on July 8, 2001


I think it's a synonym for pancakes...
posted by JDC8 at 10:13 PM on July 8, 2001


mmmmm..... i like synonym on my pancakes. with real maple syrup. none of that faux stuff.
posted by heather at 10:23 PM on July 8, 2001


Clearly, I need sleep.
posted by dong_resin at 10:23 PM on July 8, 2001


Doesn't everyone!

(Oh. I thought you said sheep.)
posted by kindall at 10:28 PM on July 8, 2001


Dammit.
posted by kindall at 10:28 PM on July 8, 2001


Crepe or pancake?
posted by davehat at 3:04 AM on July 9, 2001


Have you guys heard a shark bit off some kids arm?
posted by Doug at 3:44 AM on July 9, 2001


That's an urban legend.
posted by rodii at 4:35 AM on July 9, 2001


The way I heard it, a boy bit a shark's fin off...
posted by davidmsc at 6:24 AM on July 9, 2001


Is there anything science and strong uncles can't do?

Depends on the size of the shark.
posted by daveadams at 8:23 AM on July 9, 2001


They should sue Red Lobster for that stupid commercial where people on the beach spot a shark, and then charge into the water to get it ...

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posted by blackholebrain at 8:33 PM on July 9, 2001



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