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(BBC)   Weird Prosthetics through time. (Bonus: It's not a slide show)   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 46
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2012-03-07 01:55:31 PM  
www.nada.kth.se

How can a list of weird prosthetic not include Tycho Brahe's prosthetic tin nose?
 
2012-03-07 03:30:51 PM  
How is this piece not a slide show?
 
2012-03-07 03:34:15 PM  
War was once the leading cause of amputations. Who would have guessed?

My mother would answer "No shiat, Sherlock."
 
2012-03-07 03:36:46 PM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Never asked for this slidshow
 
2012-03-07 03:39:08 PM  
What about Captain Knuckles' sittin' muscle?
images.wikia.com
 
2012-03-07 03:39:53 PM  
It's not one of the slideshows where each slide is its own page replete with ads which takes a few seconds to load, but it is a slideshow.
 
2012-03-07 03:42:01 PM  
grr.

The slide show isn't loading on my work computer.

/Call a duck a duck.
 
2012-03-07 03:46:50 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

This is relevant to his interests...
 
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2012-03-07 03:56:02 PM  
armchairanglophile.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-03-07 03:58:10 PM  
We've come a long way!
 
2012-03-07 03:58:12 PM  

the_sidewinder: Never asked for this slidshow


First thing I thought of when I saw the metal forearm was David Sarif...
 
2012-03-07 04:00:28 PM  
Why is this same article linked to every couple of months!?
 
2012-03-07 04:06:12 PM  
news.bbcimg.co.uk


Do they have one that comes with a spoon too ?

//Laughed my ass off at this one... sorry...
 
2012-03-07 04:06:59 PM  
"Warfare was the most common reason for amputation at the time."

That and the occasional Frankenstein rampage.
www.gonemovies.com
 
2012-03-07 04:07:02 PM  
www.filminglocationsdetectives.com

Do leg braces count?

/Momma said these shoes would take me anywhere!
 
2012-03-07 04:13:14 PM  
Perhaps you meant: It's not a slide toe. It's a lace up.
 
2012-03-07 04:15:23 PM  
I used to be an admirer of slide shows, then I took an arrow to the C-Leg knee prosthesis.
 
2012-03-07 04:34:51 PM  
ts3.mm.bing.net
The slip on foot reminds me of these.
 
2012-03-07 04:46:27 PM  
better prosthetics:

beautydelux.com
 
2012-03-07 04:47:31 PM  
My company helps make parts for this prosthetic
img.timeinc.net
 
2012-03-07 04:51:03 PM  
what designer in his/her right mind thought slideshows were a good idea? it only fills people with rage.
 
2012-03-07 05:02:16 PM  

Lunaville: How is this piece not a slide show?


this
 
2012-03-07 05:08:24 PM  
There's some Terminator shiat up in there.
 
2012-03-07 05:26:29 PM  
I read that as "Weird Prostitutes through time." Am somewhat disappointed.
 
2012-03-07 05:36:51 PM  
Is this some kind of riddle subby?

"When is a slideshow not a slideshow?"
 
2012-03-07 05:37:29 PM  

mantidor: what designer in his/her right mind thought slideshows were a good idea? it only fills people with rage.


www.buzzflash.com
 
2012-03-07 05:44:41 PM  
/came to complain that the not-a-slide-show was a slideshow, sees that's been covered.

//Also thought of this, too:

RexTalionis: How can a list of weird prosthetic not include Tycho Brahe's prosthetic tin nose?


Word. Needs to be on there. (How was it held on? I think the metal is still debated also since there's conflicted evidence, else he had several he swapped around)

///can someone explain why they bother putting to make [aesthetic] toes on a prosthetic foot? I can understand why some try to make hands look like real since those are usually bare and we use them to interact with other people regularly and it might make people more comfortable socially but... how often are we running around barefoot? Especially if we're missin' part of a leg? Probably never. There's going to be a shoe on there. Save some time, fark adding toes.

////feet are ugly anyway
 
2012-03-07 05:53:01 PM  
I'm a monster! video (new window)
 
2012-03-07 06:02:59 PM  

Tziva: /came to complain that the not-a-slide-show was a slideshow, sees that's been covered.

//Also thought of this, too: RexTalionis: How can a list of weird prosthetic not include Tycho Brahe's prosthetic tin nose?

Word. Needs to be on there. (How was it held on? I think the metal is still debated also since there's conflicted evidence, else he had several he swapped around)

///can someone explain why they bother putting to make [aesthetic] toes on a prosthetic foot? I can understand why some try to make hands look like real since those are usually bare and we use them to interact with other people regularly and it might make people more comfortable socially but... how often are we running around barefoot? Especially if we're missin' part of a leg? Probably never. There's going to be a shoe on there. Save some time, fark adding toes.

////feet are ugly anyway


Like this one?
www.utaharm.com
 
2012-03-07 06:04:14 PM  
While it is a slideshow, it is a slideshow I can get behind.

Large-format images, minimal advertising that also doesn't load each time, the way God intended.

yes, God did intend slideshows to be formatted a certain way. That is His one true purpose.
 
2012-03-07 06:09:21 PM  

Tziva: //Also thought of this, too: RexTalionis: How can a list of weird prosthetic not include Tycho Brahe's prosthetic tin nose?

Word. Needs to be on there. (How was it held on? I think the metal is still debated also since there's conflicted evidence, else he had several he swapped around)


According to a Swedish webpage I found:

"Tycho had an artificial nose made, not from wax, but from an alloy of gold and silver and put it on so skillfully, that it looked like a real nose Wilhelm Janszoon Blaeu, who spent time with Tycho for nearly two years, also said that Tycho used to carry a small box with a paste or glue, with which he often would put on the nose." "
 
2012-03-07 06:18:37 PM  
jgtwo.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-03-07 06:23:27 PM  
media.comicvine.com
 
2012-03-07 06:46:50 PM  

weiserfireman: Like this one?


I think most modern ones, like that one, don't have toes or even really resemble feet, because people realise functionality is more important than looks.

But it wasn't that long enough that many of them did. And I think all the leg/feet ones in the linked slideshow did.

It just seems like a weird design decision, especially if they are handmade. Someone had to spend time carving and painting details on a foot no one would likely see.
 
2012-03-07 06:48:17 PM  

Tziva: /came to complain that the not-a-slide-show was a slideshow, sees that's been covered.

//Also thought of this, too: RexTalionis: How can a list of weird prosthetic not include Tycho Brahe's prosthetic tin nose?

Word. Needs to be on there. (How was it held on? I think the metal is still debated also since there's conflicted evidence, else he had several he swapped around)

///can someone explain why they bother putting to make [aesthetic] toes on a prosthetic foot? I can understand why some try to make hands look like real since those are usually bare and we use them to interact with other people regularly and it might make people more comfortable socially but... how often are we running around barefoot? Especially if we're missin' part of a leg? Probably never. There's going to be a shoe on there. Save some time, fark adding toes.

////feet are ugly anyway


It's Egyptian. They were big on sandals.
 
2012-03-07 07:06:51 PM  
I'm a MONSTER!!!
thedefeatists.typepad.com

/hot like an Operation Hot Mother
 
2012-03-07 07:14:03 PM  

Tziva: I think most modern ones, like that one, don't have toes or even really resemble feet, because people realise functionality is more important than looks.


Actually these days the insides of the feet are roughly like what's in the posted pic, and the foot as such is just a cover. And people get them because they do sometimes go barefoot or wear sandals and such.
 
2012-03-07 07:17:16 PM  
Of course. Im a Terminator
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-03-07 07:32:10 PM  
cdn.gs.uproxx.com

i164.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-07 07:46:44 PM  
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-03-07 08:28:11 PM  

RatMaster999: [media.comicvine.com image 400x417]


WHERE IS NEXT CHAPTER! WHERE?
grrrrr.....

Also, quit the sea demon BS and get back to Griffin.
 
2012-03-07 08:53:00 PM  
http://www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/cartoons/fullmetalalchemist/fu llmetal_alchemist_2.jpg
 
2012-03-07 09:11:02 PM  

Tziva: weiserfireman: Like this one?

I think most modern ones, like that one, don't have toes or even really resemble feet, because people realise functionality is more important than looks.

But it wasn't that long enough that many of them did. And I think all the leg/feet ones in the linked slideshow did.

It just seems like a weird design decision, especially if they are handmade. Someone had to spend time carving and painting details on a foot no one would likely see.


Like most realistic prosthesis, they are more for the observer than the wearer. And toes are a lot more important than a lot of people think, especially the big toe, it's very important to balance. A big way to punish run away slaves in the south was to hobble them, cutting off the big toe, They were no longer able to run with a hobbled foot. But that particualr prosthetic would be visually acceptable to a sandle wearing society, and might even have provided the wearer with a little bit of added balance.

While the terminator looking arm was awesome, and I'd like a better pic to see how it worked better, My favorite one was the Oak leg.

it was made for a P.O.W. by the enemies ships carpenter. That right there was a nice touch of good will.
 
2012-03-07 09:46:57 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: It's Egyptian. They were big on sandals.


Not to mention all the standing around with their feet sideways.
 
2012-03-08 01:42:04 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

This is the Iron hand of Götz von Berlichingen (new window). Here's a snippet of his wiki:

In 1504, Berlichingen and his company fought for Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria. During the siege of the city of Landshut, he lost his right arm when enemy cannon fire forced his sword against him. He had a mechanical prosthetic iron replacement made, which is today on display at the Jagsthausen Castle. This prosthetic hand was ahead of its time, being capable of holding objects from a sword to a feather pen. In spite of this injury, Berlichingen continued his military activities. In the subsequent years he was involved in numerous feuds, both of his own and in support of friends and employers.
 
2012-03-08 02:54:19 AM  
That articulated hand is pretty cool. It'd probably win a steampunk competition today.
 
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