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(Some Guy)   Cure for no-fingerprint-disease may be on way despite efforts of anonymous evil criminal masterminds   (news.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 53
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2006-09-22 06:09:28 PM
www.totalfilm.com
 
2006-09-22 07:06:15 PM
Maynard has normal feeling in her fingers, though the lack of fingerprints deprives her of some grip, which makes dealing cards or turning pages more difficult.

Yeah, that's rough.
 
2006-09-22 07:06:54 PM
If there was ever a sign that you should live a life of crime, being born without finger prints is definitely it.
 
2006-09-22 07:08:33 PM
OK... a story about people with no fingerprints. So logically they have a photo of normal fingerprints. How interesting.
 
2006-09-22 07:08:49 PM
You know, I was going to say, who cares about not having fingerprints? And then I RTFA. Turns out not having fingerprints comes with all sort of other issues.
 
2006-09-22 07:09:46 PM
It's mutation, baby, evolution. Of course the master breed of criminal will be born without DNA. Then they'll be impossible to trace.
 
2006-09-22 07:10:39 PM
photo.sing365.com

there's no doubt about it
It was the myth of fingerprints
I've seen them all and man
They're all the same
 
2006-09-22 07:11:25 PM
Do they still rely on finger prints in crime solving? (I hear there's an upcoming episode of CSI where Warwick catches the killer using a Turin-Shroud-esque "cock print" left on some crusty denims.)
 
2006-09-22 07:13:13 PM
Mugato
It's mutation, baby, evolution. Of course the master breed of criminal will be born without DNA. Then they'll be impossible to trace.

That remind anyone of that episode of CSI with the chimera guy?
 
2006-09-22 07:14:24 PM
Mugato
It's mutation, baby, evolution. Of course the master breed of criminal will be born without DNA. Then they'll be impossible to trace.

Well, I guess if you were born without DNA then yeah, you'd be pretty set. You'd have some minor problems but your crime spree would be unstoppable.
 
2006-09-22 07:14:52 PM
You'd think, though, that if one were born with no fingerprints, that one *might* wish to apply for jobs that are somewhat *less* likely to require them as a condition of employment, hmmm?
 
2006-09-22 07:16:51 PM
Oznog

My favorite track on my favorite album of all time. YOU ARE AWESOME.
 
2006-09-22 07:23:59 PM
waste301

Yes they do my friend, yes they do...
 
2006-09-22 07:38:57 PM
 
2006-09-22 07:38:58 PM
Assgasket
You'd think, though, that if one were born with no fingerprints, that one *might* wish to apply for jobs that are somewhat *less* likely to require them as a condition of employment, hmmm?

That was my thought exactly. The majority of Americans will never be fingerprinted for anything (and I don't think that'll change, in spite of the interest in biometrics.) How do these people keep getting hit with the fingerprint stick?
 
2006-09-22 07:41:15 PM
detectives. detectives. DEE-TECT-IVES!
Is there anything that there isn't a disease for? How come there are never epidemics of shiat like this???
Plus, anybody see the new Domino's promotion? With the fudge cubes w/ fudge dipping sauce?
I'm totally freaked out by the the furry fudge. Plus, I'm sure they're trying to kill us. Drive up the prices of healthy food? Poisoning our spinach? Then the spring crap like the BK Quad, KFC Bowl 'O Chickflesh, and now fudge cubes to chase the 'za. With dipping sauce.
 
2006-09-22 07:45:18 PM
moohawk That remind anyone of that episode of CSI with the chimera guy?


gawd...everyone's doing a Chimaeras now. there was one on house last week, and before that, there was another 'look at this freak' documentary.

/question:
//why have pics of fingerprints
///in an article about the lack thereof?
//kinda very cool though
 
2006-09-22 07:46:04 PM
How is this a defect?
 
2006-09-22 07:46:08 PM
Hey swiftheart, do you have a drivers license or passsport? Most states get at least a thumb print for DL. Police state and all that.
 
2006-09-22 07:51:35 PM
dadio86 want's brap's crown.
 
2006-09-22 07:56:17 PM
thatguyfred How is this a defect?


somebody didn't rtfa, huh?
 
2006-09-22 08:05:28 PM
emerson7: somebody didn't rtfa, huh?

What? You expect me to do that when someone easily answer my question here? Hah..
 
2006-09-22 08:06:40 PM
Vexing social problems.. right
 
2006-09-22 08:26:27 PM
I first saw this reported on "That's Incredible" in the seventies. The Pitsburg family was interviewed and the man's signoff from the story was somting along the lines of "Dad told me if your down on your luck and need money STEAL. I did like he told me I've been in steel for 30 years."
 
2006-09-22 08:32:59 PM
Freaks.

/this coming from someone born with 6 fingers on his left hand
 
2006-09-22 08:34:34 PM
BulletTooth_Toeknee
Hey swiftheart, do you have a drivers license or passsport? Most states get at least a thumb print for DL. Police state and all that.

I have both and don't think I've been fingerprinted for either, actually. Maybe for the passport, but that was long ago.

/All I remember was being pissed off about having to pay so much
 
2006-09-22 08:41:39 PM
BulletTooth_Toeknee: Hey swiftheart, do you have a drivers license or passsport? Most states get at least a thumb print for DL. Police state and all that.

I have both, and was printed for neither. I promise you, there would be a significant amount of public outcry should they start demanding finger prints for drivers licenses and passports.
 
2006-09-22 08:46:00 PM
Penis-Melting Zionist Robot Combs: this coming from someone born with 6 fingers on his left hand


You must play a mad guitar!
 
2006-09-22 08:46:07 PM
It must be horrible not to be able to use one of these.
 
2006-09-22 08:52:44 PM
Penis-Melting Zionist Robot Combs this coming from someone born with 6 fingers on his left hand

YOU KILLED MY FATHER!

/prepare to die
 
2006-09-22 08:53:20 PM
This sounds related to what my wife has -- Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis, a form of Ichthyosis. It's a defect in the keratin genes which makes the protein clump instead of being formed properly, and her skin cells take four days to slough off instead of the 3 weeks or so it takes for the rest of us. She doesn't have fingerprints - on top - they're under a thick layer of stuff that comes off in chunks. She overheats, too. And, gets serious skin infections pretty easily.

On my list of things I'd love to change about her, this is ... maybe 12 on the list.
 
2006-09-22 08:57:25 PM
So you can't be printed for crimes and you have a mild lack of grip that never affected you anyways because you adapted to it during your childhood? Who has the huge manatee picture?
 
2006-09-22 08:57:36 PM
Entropy I have both, and was printed for neither. I promise you, there would be a significant amount of public outcry should they start demanding finger prints for drivers licenses and passports.

They require thumbprints for California driver's licenses.
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm
 
2006-09-22 08:58:28 PM
phaseolus: This sounds related to what my wife has -- Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis, a form of Ichthyosis. It's a defect in the keratin genes which makes the protein clump instead of being formed properly, and her skin cells take four days to slough off instead of the 3 weeks or so it takes for the rest of us. She doesn't have fingerprints - on top - they're under a thick layer of stuff that comes off in chunks. She overheats, too. And, gets serious skin infections pretty easily.

On my list of things I'd love to change about her, this is ... maybe 12 on the list.


Ugh, is that as gruesome as it sounds?
 
2006-09-22 09:00:28 PM
Ugh, is that as gruesome as it sounds?

having your wife overheat must be terrible, i would imagine it would be alot like your car overheating, and then spraying you with radiator fluid when you remove the cap.
 
2006-09-22 09:02:34 PM
phaseolus: On my list of things I'd love to change about her, this is ... maybe 12 on the list.

Well...um...you haven't put a shotgun in your mouth yet. Be proud of that.
 
2006-09-22 09:14:06 PM
I think there are a bunch of people in the tropics (Hawaii included) that harvest pineapples and other citrus foods. The citric acid supposedly eats through the skin on the fingers and removes fingerprints.

Thats why footprints are used for identification.

Anyone want to correct me?
 
2006-09-22 09:24:22 PM
BulletTooth_Toeknee
Hey swiftheart, do you have a drivers license or passsport? Most states get at least a thumb print for DL. Police state and all that.

I have both in fact, and was fingerprinted for neither.

Fingerprints are not collected for US Passports.

Only California, Colorado, Hawaii and Texas require a fingerprint for a driver's license. West Virginia collects them, but it is optional (and for those who care, the refusal rate is about 20%.) (You might need to add DC to the required list, but I never bothered to confirm that.)

From 1996 to June 2006 Georgia collected fingerprints for their driver's license, but public outcry over the practice finally reached the legislature, and this summer the fingerprinting was ended, and the fingerprint database destroyed.
 
2006-09-22 09:48:09 PM
I love when articles use snafu or fubar.
 
2006-09-22 09:52:37 PM
Katastrfee I think there are a bunch of people in the tropics (Hawaii included) that harvest pineapples and other citrus foods. The citric acid supposedly eats through the skin on the fingers and removes fingerprints.

Pineapples are not citrus fruit... how's that as a correction?

Actually Pineapples produce a substance called bromelain, and it's a protease. It's an enzyme that eats proteins. Theoretically if you bathed in bromelain, some of your skin would be digested by the proetease. So I suppose if you pick pineapples all day long, you'd lose some of the top layer of skin on your fingers.

Bromelain is used along with papayein (a protease from papayas) as a meat tenderizer for those same protein-digesting properties.

I'd like to get some of the pure stuff since I hate all the salt they throw in those commercial meat tenderizers. Hey I like salt, but they over do it.

I was thinking, If they want fingerprints on my drivers license, maybe I should show them my butt prints?
 
2006-09-22 10:06:13 PM
There was a guy-with-no-sweat-glands at the junior high school I went to. He was on the wrestling team. He had an assistant that covered him in ice bags between wrestling each time to keep him from getting heat stroke. Crazy.

Speaking of a person without fingerprints, no one's mentioned this guy yet?

i83.photobucket.com
 
2006-09-22 10:36:06 PM
As a teenager, my first job was washing dishes in a restaurant. After a couple weeks, you lose your fingerprints, and it lasts for a while after you stop doing that for a living.
 
2006-09-22 10:59:11 PM
Here's what I want to know: Supposedly, the evolutionary benefit to fingerprints is that they help you grip stuff better. The rough surface provides a bit of extra traction.

Do these people actually have a problem with picking stuff up with their fingers?
 
2006-09-22 10:59:47 PM
Oh, yeah, Weeners answers my question. Duh.
 
2006-09-22 11:43:15 PM
They should have prosthetic fingerprint coatings made up so they can better hide among us.
 
2006-09-22 11:50:47 PM
Oklahoma now requires an index finger print for driver's licenses.

Hello Big Brother - how long have you been here?
 
2006-09-23 01:26:00 AM
Bo 'n Luke
If there was ever a sign that you should live a life of crime, being born without finger prints is definitely it.

No way, man. Think about it: Every time a crime is committed and there're no prints, you'd be arrested....

/it's obvious
 
2006-09-23 01:44:31 AM
CNichols

Oklahoma. I'll be damned. Didn't think another state would attempt it.
 
2006-09-23 01:46:41 AM
Man that inability to shed heat thing would suck.
 
2006-09-23 01:53:49 AM
The actor Michael Berryman has this same condition.
 
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