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   Undertoad  Thursday Jul 6 10:11 AM

7/6/2006: Guy's skull falls off



Hat's off to electrician Sambhu Roy, who is holding part of his head.

And you thought you had a bad day. According to this BBC story, Roy was repairing high-voltage wires when he suffered a massive shock and electrical burn. His scalp was so heavily burnt that it had no blood supply, and so it slowly decayed and fell off.



Well it sure looks like his skull bone, but maybe not. An Indian doctor says it is, thinking that maybe "the skull's inner covering and the membrane which helps produce bone were 'miraculously unaffected', allowing fresh bone to grow." The alternate theory is that the "hard outer portion of the scalp came off" and "If the skull itself came off with the brain of the patient being exposed, the patient wouldn't have survived." Whichever explanation is right, the guy has to consider himself extremely lucky and he is busy basking in the excitement.




Trilby  Thursday Jul 6 10:23 AM

numbskull.



floatingk  Thursday Jul 6 10:50 AM

does that look chunk look like africa to you? I guess what you dont use you lose...



Sundae  Thursday Jul 6 12:02 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
"...allowing fresh bone to grow."
It looks like a manky piece of towel on his head to me. Still, I guess you can't be too fussy when you're a medical miracle & all that.


Shawnee123  Thursday Jul 6 12:16 PM

Hats off to that guy for trying to get ahead in the world.
(Groan)



TropicFever  Thursday Jul 6 12:43 PM

Maybe I'm just naturally skeptical, but that rag on his head appears to be digitally superimposed. This guy may be the Indian version of finger-in-my-chili.



Tse Moana  Thursday Jul 6 01:48 PM

Nah, don't think so. You can see a dip in the gauze where the hole in his head is and around the gauze you can see the stripy edge of where I think the rest was attached. Amazing he survived.



Elspode  Thursday Jul 6 02:16 PM

Dude needs the Skull Club for Men...

Can you imagine how it must have smelled while the top of his head rotted off?



rkzenrage  Thursday Jul 6 02:20 PM

Mmmmm.... rotten noggin'.



bbro  Thursday Jul 6 02:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
Can you imagine how it must have smelled while the top of his head rotted off?
Wouldn't you have done something before it rotted off? Wonder how it was in the shower? Hunks of rotting off skin in your hands while you try to lather. EW!

Quote:
He said that he intended to keep his prized possession for life and not hand it over to the hospital when he left.
well, at least he got a souvenir!


milkfish  Thursday Jul 6 03:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad
According to this BBC story, Roy was repairing high-voltage wires when he suffered a massive shock and electrical burn.
I would find this easier to believe if his last name were Simpson.


capnhowdy  Thursday Jul 6 05:42 PM

the luckiest unlucky dude I've ever seen.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jul 6 07:04 PM

The part of his head without hair looks smaller than that thing in his hand.
What in hell is the "hard outer portion of the scalp"?
Is it a giant scab?



dar512  Thursday Jul 6 08:44 PM

It'd make a heck of a conversation piece, though. Wouldn't it? "Yeah, my head fell off a couple of years ago. Don't you hate it when that happens?"



Nothing But Net  Thursday Jul 6 11:56 PM

Hannibal Lecter has developed a taste for Indian?



Sperlock  Friday Jul 7 12:10 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by floatingk
does that look chunk look like africa to you? I guess what you dont use you lose...
I was thinking exactly the same thing. On both parts.


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