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This article was published on March 18, 2009

    True Geek: Man Replaces Finger Lost in Accident with USB Drive

    True Geek: Man Replaces Finger Lost in Accident with USB Drive
    Zee
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    Zee

    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    Finnish computer programmer, Jerry Jalava, lost his finger last summer after crashing his Ducati Monster 696 motorbike.

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    After being rushed to hospital and examined, he was told that he would have to have half of one of his fingers amputated. Jalava, decided to make the most of a bad situation and replaced the finger with a…USB Drive!

    The prosthetic finger  looks and feels like a real finger, however peel back the top and voia, 2 gigabyte worth of portable storage!

    “When I’m using the USB, I just leave my finger inside the slot and pick it up after I’m ready.” Jalava says

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    You can read Jerry’s blog here or visit his Flickr page, with photos galore, here.