Monthly Archives: May 2003

Hiker cuts off his own arm!?

For some reason, this story is really high there on the list of “Important news that Americans should know about.” So anyway, the story goes that this hiker cut off his own arm to escape a boulder. That’s almost as hard as ripping off your arm with the same arm! Anyway, they found the arm. The only thing that confuses me about this is that the story reports that

“The lower portion of Ralston’s right arm was recovered Sunday and taken to a mortuary, said Young, who helped move the boulder. ”

Mortuary!? Are they gonna have an “arm funeral?” What’s the deal!? Perhaps I am just ignorant of other cultures. Anyway, I hope the arm made it to arm heaven, and my thoughts are with the surviving extremeties.