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Think you’re a pretty good do-it-yourself-er? Think again. The Daily Mail reports that after losing both of his hands and forearms in an explosion (he created a homemade bomb that detonated prematurely), 51 year-old Sun Jifa decided he wasn’t done building stuff. Instead of feeling discouraged when the hospital suggested prosthetic arms he couldn’t afford, Jifa set to work assembling his own. Eight long years later, he completed the ultimate DIY project by building a working pair of prosthetic hands without the aid of fingers.

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5 Comments

  1. Vincent Goh February 2, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Wow, amazing. How did he do it? Any further interview on this one?

  2. Paul Prasil November 4, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Umm, why was he making homemade bombs in the first place?

  3. Dr.Fiero August 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Guy did a great job. Ya gotta hand it to him! 😀

    (and on another note… the “captcha” word below was “sever” – sure he lost them in an explosion, but still…)

  4. sforzam August 24, 2012 at 7:42 am

    NO OTHER COMMENTS!
    HOLY COW THIS GUY IS BRILLANT AND A TESTAMENT TO HUMAN INGENUITY AND FORTITUDE!
    What a kick in the ass to the medical industrial complex!!

  5. Eletruk August 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Dumb question, but how do you build hands, if you don’t have any hands? That’s what makes this story really impressive.

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