If You Want To Stop Your Husband From Using The Internet, Chopping Off His Hand Seems A Little Extreme

from the next-time-maybe-pull-the-plug dept

We've certainly heard of family members growing frustrated over the amount of time a spouse or a child was spending on the internet, but you have to admit that it's on the fairly extreme side of the spectrum of responses to deal with this by chopping off the person's hand. However, according to some news reports, that's exactly what one woman in China did to her husband after she felt he wasn't paying enough attention to her. As he sat at the computer in an internet cafe she chopped off his hand. Oddly (and somewhat unbelievably) the guy claims he only noticed when the pointer on the screen stopped moving and he felt a numbness in his hand that had been on the mouse (and then he noticed the blood). It's not clear how he didn't notice his hand being chopped off -- or even how it was chopped off. So, perhaps the story is simply urban legend, but there appear to be a fair number of news organizations reporting that same story. We're hoping that at least one bothered to fact check to find out that it really happened.

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  • identicon
    dorpus, 6 Sep 2007 @ 3:56am

    Techtoics Tabloid

    According to Techtoics Tabloid, a Japanese tech news site, mechanical troubles developed on one of the two Boeing 757's owned by Royal Nepalese Airlines. As a response, the airline sacrificed two goats to appease Garuda, the Hindu god of the sky.

    According to airline officials, Garuda is very angry, which caused the airline to cancel several flights. The goats were sacrificed on the runway of Kathmandu Airport, the country's only international airport. The number of Hindu priests who build the airplane's engines have been increased from four to six.

    http://d.hatena.ne.jp/textoyx4/20070905

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    Ricky @ MWIR.net, 6 Sep 2007 @ 5:01am

    wtf?

    wimminz is crazy.

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  • identicon
    Peter, 6 Sep 2007 @ 5:30am

    Why would techdirt report on an obviously story?

    Must be a slow news day, eh?

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    Skeptical Suzie, 6 Sep 2007 @ 5:40am

    I'll wait for the Snopes article before I believe this.

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    RandomThoughts, 6 Sep 2007 @ 6:08am

    Good thing the guy wasn't doing cybersex, the wife probably would have chopped something else off.

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Sep 2007 @ 7:00am

    Ooooh... Snopes, the disinformation dissemination arm of the NSA?

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    Overcast, 6 Sep 2007 @ 7:26am

    Yeah, you would think divorce would be both more effective and less messy.

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    Java, 6 Sep 2007 @ 9:27am

    Anyone else find it ironic that Techdirt is complaining about these other journalistic sites not doing the research, yet they are reporting the same thing and have not done their own research either.

    Isn't this artcile just further perpetuating the possible myth?

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    barren, 6 Sep 2007 @ 9:28am

    It's possible....

    Well, it is entirely possible to lose a limb or appendage without noticing. Shock. Also, people go crazy over things that make the rest of us just scratch our heads in wonder. So, the story is possible in all particulars, did it happen...who knows. I'm sure it was printed as news somewhere, and whether it happened or not, it will now...that's just people for you.

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    JC, 6 Sep 2007 @ 9:29am

    Hand chopped off...

    I'm thinking the internet wasn't the only thing he was on at the time.

    and there goes dorpass again, off-topic as ever. do you just sit on the homepage and hit refresh?

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      Anonymous Coward, 6 Sep 2007 @ 10:09am

      Re: Hand chopped off...

      huh, not to be a jackass or even trying to defend dorpus, but you're overeacting a little?
      I mean it's not like he only posted "First" or anything, he didn't even criticize anyone here either!
      Cut him some slack already?

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Sep 2007 @ 9:34am

    "We're hoping that at least one bothered to fact check to find out that it really happened."

    So we finally have in writing the Techdirt process for checking out stories.

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    satan, 6 Sep 2007 @ 9:34am

    women...

    are all bitches

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    JS Beckerist (profile), 6 Sep 2007 @ 9:36am

    re: Java

    Just an FYI Java: you're reading the "Techdirt Blog." This isn't a "news source" so far as "Mike's interpretation of some other news source."

    If you want to believe slashdot, then the answer to your question is "absolutely yes!" : http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/05/0220212

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    Jacob, 6 Sep 2007 @ 10:33am

    i would kill the bitch in return

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    OneLove, 6 Sep 2007 @ 12:00pm

    My girlfreind -

    has been expressing a similar reaction lately. I am hacking away on a new laptop right now cause she decided that my Toshiba was not sweet enough ! (she poured honey all over the keys) I guess it may be time to start scheduling some free time for her...

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    DS, 6 Sep 2007 @ 12:17pm

    I'd believe he didn't notice...

    I was at a outdoor camp chopping a tree with me and a friend taking wacks at it. And well My hand got in the way I didn't feel a thing or even know right away. I just felt like I didnt want to do it anymore and we started wlking back to base when I felt odd and went to feel my head then I noticed that There was blood all over then I almost past out... so I could believe that he would not notice.

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