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Missing parts? Salamander regeneration secret revealed
Live science ^ | 5-20-2013 | Tanya Lewis

Posted on 05/20/2013 7:20:34 PM PDT by Redcitizen

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Interesting if it can be applied to humans.
1 posted on 05/20/2013 7:20:34 PM PDT by Redcitizen
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To: Salamander

Courtesy ping. :)


2 posted on 05/20/2013 7:21:12 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Redcitizen; Salamander

Beat me to it!


3 posted on 05/20/2013 7:24:21 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Redcitizen

My brother had his thumb cut off from an accident at a construction site. He was up on a ladder handling some cables (he’s an electrician) and, due to someone dropping something, the cables sped loose and took his thumb right with it.

I gave him the thumbs up when I saw him that day.


4 posted on 05/20/2013 7:24:55 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

i saw a thing where a guy lost his thumb in an accident then lost his foot in another but they put his big toe where his thumb used to be


5 posted on 05/20/2013 7:27:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Redcitizen

6 posted on 05/20/2013 7:29:56 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: bigheadfred

“i saw a thing where a guy lost his thumb in an accident then lost his foot in another but they put his big toe where his thumb used to be”


I seem to remember something like that. I told him that was the solution to his missing-thumb problem too.


7 posted on 05/20/2013 7:32:27 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: LyinLibs

Me and my man...atee.


8 posted on 05/20/2013 7:32:59 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: LyinLibs

are you saying it would save huge manatee and whales all in one breath


9 posted on 05/20/2013 7:33:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: LyinLibs

I see a family resemblance...


10 posted on 05/20/2013 7:33:49 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Was his name... Tony?


11 posted on 05/20/2013 7:36:17 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

So did he get his thumb reattached? LOL at giving him thumbs up.


12 posted on 05/20/2013 7:37:07 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: null and void

By a nose!


13 posted on 05/20/2013 7:40:40 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: bigheadfred

A friend of mines nephew was working on a cat and ended up sticking his hand in the fan. They are going to put his big toe where his thumb was.


14 posted on 05/20/2013 7:42:18 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (President Obma; The Slumlord of the Rentseekers)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin; Redcitizen

Maybe this information can be combined with scaffolding technology.


15 posted on 05/20/2013 7:46:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
LOL!

Reminds. Me of when my friend (and employer) got in an awful motorcycle wreck. He didn’t know what from where for an extended period.

Anyway, they had a wax board in his room “ your nurses name is ______’ your doctors name is ______”.

The fun was Today’s date is______”

One of his daughters, , to my chagrin at the time, used to wait until he nodded off for a few minutes, then change the date. .....

It took me awhile to see the humor, but damn...that was LOL stuff.

16 posted on 05/20/2013 7:47:11 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Redcitizen

Nah, his name is Larry. They couldn’t reattach the thumb. It was too messed up. He’s still working though. He had previously just gotten a promotion, and so now they sit him at a desk organizing and planning, and when he goes out he still manages to make it work. He didn’t sue.

His boss later told him “Well, at least now you can’t sit around with your thumb up your ***”! A friend of his also said “Hey, man, I wanna play thumb war with you!” The thumb incident led to great fun!


17 posted on 05/20/2013 7:47:17 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: KittenClaws

LOL, that does sound fun!


18 posted on 05/20/2013 7:48:56 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
.. working on a cat and ended up sticking his hand in the fan ..


19 posted on 05/20/2013 7:51:06 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
I’ve learned that humor truly is a great medicine.

I’ve since thought, who would I rather have visit me in the hospital—the dour serious relative, or one that will screw with my mind a bit....

20 posted on 05/20/2013 7:54:22 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

shoulda gave him a hand...


21 posted on 05/20/2013 8:14:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

In other news his hands finally fit real nice in oven mitts...


22 posted on 05/20/2013 8:16:23 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: KittenClaws

I’ll take the one that will screw with my mind.

I can’t stand dour people in a hospital setting.


23 posted on 05/20/2013 8:17:33 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

“In other news his hands finally fit real nice in oven mitts...”


LOL I am going to tell him that!


24 posted on 05/20/2013 8:21:53 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Vendome

A few years after my mom died, I went through a box she had in her closet (yes, it took a few years) anyway, I found a hand-made card from a 8 year old me that I made for her when she was in the hospital with ovarian cancer back in the sixties.

It said “ Have A Happy Operation”. LOL!

I had no idea back then. But she kept it.


25 posted on 05/20/2013 8:28:24 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Vendome
Beats the first emergency doc that did my initial endoscope after my accident, and I heard him say as they were putting my out "Oy, he's f****d."

/johnny

26 posted on 05/20/2013 8:33:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: KittenClaws
After my accident, and the 2 days in a coma, they moved me to regular ICU out of trauma care and I was alert and mentally functional until they mashed that little button.

Nurse came in and said my Mom had driven all the way to New Mexico because they were told I was going to die. And Mom wanted to see me.

I told the nurse to give me a minute, rolled my head to the side, crossed my eyes, and started drooling.

The nurse actually slapped my shoulder and called me an unkind name as she was laughing.

Hey. Being serious or whiney doesn't change the outcome. That's in God's Hands.

And laughter is the best medicine.

/johnny

27 posted on 05/20/2013 8:37:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL!

I never thought about it from the patients angle.

That was hilarious!

If, may God Forbid, am ever in the hospital, I’m doing something just like that!


28 posted on 05/20/2013 8:41:33 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws
During that event and aftermath, the only unkind thing I did was when they had me strapped down and tubes down my throat and I was just coming out of the coma, and I woke up to CNN on the television.

I thought I had missed my destination and gone to Hell for a confused moment.

When I finally got their attention, I signalled that I wanted a pencil and they held a pad and I scrawled "TV EVIL!!!!" and the doc looked weird at me and told the nurse to turn off the TV. My brother laughed when the doc told him about it.

Otherwise, I tried to take as good care of the care staff as they took care of me. Being a problem patient wasn't going to get me better care, and they didn't deserve to get lashed at because I didn't feel well.

It worked for me.

/johnny

29 posted on 05/20/2013 8:50:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Redcitizen
Interesting if it can be applied to humans.

I wouldn't mind having a set of teef, a kidney and my spleen back, if they can make it work.

/johnny

30 posted on 05/20/2013 8:51:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Tv Evil! LOL.

Jokes aside, you don’t sound like a problem patient at all. It seemed to me the staff already knew you a bit before you joked around..


31 posted on 05/20/2013 9:01:06 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

I remember seeing stories about this but think it was the toe next to the big toe.

If you take the big toe there is serious implications to mobility/walking gate. Now if they took it off what used to be your foot, then mobility is probably already affected.


32 posted on 05/20/2013 9:01:36 PM PDT by BookaT
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To: null and void; Redcitizen

Bizarrely, I have ‘regrown’ finger tips, a frontal lobe, an entire ankle bone and whole top of my hand which were sheared off by a horse’s hooves.

There are virtually no scars anywhere that indicate I’ve ever been injured.

And you thought my user name was just “cute”.

8:)


33 posted on 05/20/2013 9:01:59 PM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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To: bigheadfred

One of my snake acquaintances lost his thumb to a Rattler bite and now has a big toe where it used to be.

If he’d bother to keep the nail trimmed, it might not look so freaky.


34 posted on 05/20/2013 9:04:03 PM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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To: Salamander

Yes, I’ve always thought your user name was cute,
but no, I never thought it was just cute.


35 posted on 05/20/2013 9:13:28 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You’d think he’d leave your personal life out of it and fix your medical problem...


36 posted on 05/20/2013 9:15:47 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL

Geeze..


37 posted on 05/20/2013 9:16:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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There are virtually no scars anywhere that indicate I’ve ever been injured.

I'm jealous. I've live an... 'exciting' life in a lot of ways, and I'm a virtual canvas of abstract art done in scar tissue.

Some folks look away when I take off my shirt.

/johnny

38 posted on 05/20/2013 9:18:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void

;]


39 posted on 05/20/2013 9:28:46 PM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Scars are interesting.

You must run into a lot of sissies.


40 posted on 05/20/2013 9:29:50 PM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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To: bigheadfred
i saw a thing where a guy lost his thumb in an accident then lost his foot in another but they put his big toe where his thumb used to be

Anything is possible, but without your big toe you cannot walk with that foot.

I cannot imagine giving up the ability to walk unaided for a missing thumb.

But then, I've seen just about everything lately, so...

41 posted on 05/20/2013 9:41:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: LyinLibs
"Hear me good. You and Beyonce show up for my party, or I'll have my husband sick the IRS on you."


42 posted on 05/20/2013 9:44:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans; bigheadfred

I know a guy who put his head where his ass is, and became President.


43 posted on 05/20/2013 9:45:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Redcitizen

Regeneration? That axolotl one’s immune system...


44 posted on 05/20/2013 9:49:23 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: Salamander

I’ve regrown my brain, twice.


45 posted on 05/20/2013 9:50:30 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Some folks look away when I take off my shirt.

And some cannot look away.


46 posted on 05/20/2013 9:54:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: tomkat; Lurkina.n.Learnin
.. working on a cat and ended up sticking his hand in the fan ..

Or vice versa.

47 posted on 05/20/2013 9:55:41 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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Mine aren't like that. More like glow-in-the-dark white on fish-belly white.

/johnny

48 posted on 05/20/2013 9:55:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Redcitizen
All the hilarious, typical Freeper gallows humor in the following threads. Outsatnding fun.

I live in a world full of geckos, who constantly lose tails to each other, my cats, doors, whatever.

Since a lot of them prefer to stay in their own little patch of turf, it is fascinating to see the tails grow back. They start out very stubby, but extend out and eventually achieve the same shape as the original. Only the coloring often does not match. Maybe they lost the color chip?

49 posted on 05/20/2013 11:20:59 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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I know a guy who put his head where his ass is, and became President.

that happens a lot

50 posted on 05/21/2013 4:37:50 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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