The man with the largest hand...

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  1. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    .. is in Shanghai for surgery.

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    High Five, Dog.
     
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    Wow....as soon as I saw the picture, I wanted to make a pimp hand joke.



    Glad they can help him with it.
     
  4. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Amazing, the size of the forefinger and thumb boggles the mind. I wonder if they were actually movable...obviously the middle finger was useless.
     
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    urm which way to surgery???

    (someone had to....)
     
  8. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    When I saw this at first it looked like a baby was growing out of his wrist (think South Park and Congenital Twin Syndrome). That is so strange....

    I wonder if he's ever slapped... err, kill somebody.:p
     
  9. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Liu has localised gigantism --specifically macrodactyly -- the most famous case of which was the "Elephant Man" Joseph Merrick, who had proteus syndrome*. Gigantism is often confused with elephantitis, which has similar effects but is caused by lymphatic vessel obstruction, most commonly caused by a parasitic disease. Elephantitis has several effective treatments, whereas the type of gigantism Merrick and Liu have (had) can only be treated by directly removing tumors and growths.

    Andre the Giant also had (pituitary, I believe) gigantism, which eventually resulted in his untimely death.

    *He was called "Elephant Man" as it was believed at the time that he had severe elephentitis, if I recall correctly.
     
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    why is it that people with massive tumors and things like that always live in china
     
  11. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Massive population pool from which to draw anomalies?
     
  12. iBlue macrumors Core

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    WOW :eek:


    Indeed. I also imagine it's a bigger ordeal to get sorted out when there's likely less access to the kinds of surgeons who can (or will) handle this sort of thing. no pun intended.
     
  13. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    This pretty much sums up what I was thinking.
     
  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    I hope the surgery was all done in the best possible taste :)
     
  15. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    my thoughts exactly. can't have been easy living like that.

    thank you for that. i was going to ask just what caused the growth.
     
  16. CortexRock macrumors 6502

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    Must be awesome at sporting events - no need to spend cash on a big foam hand! :D

    </insensitive b*stard>
     
  17. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    thank you sir for making my day.

    now back on topic, i hope everything works out for him.

    "high five..." - borat
     
  18. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    :p I'm sure he's also quite handy with the ladies.
     
  19. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Yeah, big hands mean big feet!























    Get your mind outta the gutter! :D
     
  20. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Wow, I honestly laughed when I saw that, although I feel bad for him.


    It looks like the roots to something.
     
  21. fanbrain macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying not to laugh while imagining being flipped off by that middle finger. He would cause a wreck. :)
     
  22. obeygiant thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Those purple marks on his hand may be where they're going to cut him.
     
  23. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think if he did kill somebody and left a finger print, would the police have to run it through a computer to verify it was him, or could they eyeball it? I am justing thinking about equality here.
     
  24. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    The sad thing is that he can't hide that thing whenever he goes out. With certain abnormalities, I'm sure you can hide them under clothes and such. In his situation, this isn't the case. Everywhere he goes, people will stare at him. At least in my situation, I can just hide my gigantic features in my pants. What's he supposed to do? :(
     
  25. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Wow, that is disgusting looking. :eek:

    I am glad that the surgeon(s) are going to help him out. :)
     

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