Many people ask me over the years what happened to my hands. I even get people searching for my name and the word hands off of Google and other search engines.
Basically I lit a bomb and was not able put the fuse out before it exploded in my hands. I was 11 years old just starting my 6th grade year in elementary school. I’ll upload more pictures as I can, but right now these two will have to suffice.
The clean picture was taken today; it’s my right hand looks like currently. The bloody messy picture is my right hand on a Wednesday afternoon after school let out in 1992. The bloody picture was taken by a police officer at McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.
The accident picture is actually a picture of a picture. That’s why it is all fuzzy, when I get my hands on a scanner I’ll upload more detailed images. I don’t actually have the negatives, just some images on photo paper and a few slides.
This post was also inspired by my coworker Dan Garfield who found a picture of an x-ray on Digg’s home page entitle "Exploded hand: Hand + Firecracker = Amazing X-RAY [pic]". Dan thought it looked exactly like my hand. But the x-ray was taken in 1997 while my accident happened in 1992.
Any way the bloody image might be what the guy in the x-ray’s hand might have looked like.
Blog post about x-ray: http://streetanatomy.com/blog/?p=201