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Old 08-11-04, 01:04 AM
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Otter Roll Call: How Much Of You Is Artificial?

I got to thinking today about how medical technology has turned most of us into something less than 100% human. Many of us have pins, plates, fillings, and other permanent additions/replacements in our bodies.

Ironically, I have only a golf ball sized lump of surgical foamy stuff in my noggin, as a result of an operation.
Other than that, I'm all man.



So, let's hear it. How much of a cyborg are you?




P.S. Temporary and/or cosmetic items do not count (piercings, tattoos, contact lenses, etc.)
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I USED to have a 6 inch pin and 9 staples in my left arm when I was 7, but they got taken out. So 100% human.
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My love is real, but I am not.
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I have a few fillings. But that's about it.
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Originally posted by Otto
I have a few fillings. But that's about it.
Old 08-11-04, 01:16 AM
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Originally posted by BizRodian
My love is real, but I am not.


Nothing yet, for me. *knock on wood* No fillings, contact lenses, pins, screws, plates, bolts, wires, joints, heart valves, etc. Yet.
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I am 100% percent man, baby, yeah!
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A few fillings.
In/on my right femur, a (i assume) titanium rod and 2 pins.
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Just a couple fillings...as far as i know.
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I'm about 94% artificial.

Titanium bones, bionic muscles and eyes, Skin is coated with the same material as the stealth bomber. Or not.
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Hmm, you belong in my sig link :P
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Originally posted by Otto
I have a few fillings. But that's about it.
ditto
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I AM JACK BOT. 90% PADBOT.
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I have a plate and 5 screws in my left elbow. When I was a junior in high school I crushed my elbow rollerblading. I tried to stop myself from falling, locked my arm straight, and when I hit the ground the impact broke 2 different bones in 2 places each. It is the only time I have ever broken a bone.

Other than that I have a few capped teeth and a few fillings.
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A bunch of fillings and a few crowns. Some of my thoughts are artificial though...
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Lots of fillings but that's it.
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100% human being here. Well, I lost part of my finger and 2 wisdom teeth, but all that's left is pure human.
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Two springs in my left shoulder from rotator-cuff surgery. Fun stuff, dislocated my shoulder 3 times in about 6 months.
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just some fillings and I usually have on contact lenses (and if they count, a few piercings so some little bits of metal)
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Originally posted by Thor Simpson
100% human being here. Well, I lost part of my finger and 2 wisdom teeth....
Damn_that hippo!

i just remembered something else, although i don't know if it counts: i use a ring splint to keep my left pinky straight. i can now properly drink tea! Woo-hoo.
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I have a capped tooth and some fillings.

I have a bunch of tattoos and a pierced ear; I guess they would count.
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A couple of fillings and contact lenses.



Oh, and a baboon spleen, but that's not artificial is it?
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Just fillings.
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One filling that I got last year.
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i have a artificial radial head in my left elbow. A 6" plate on my left ulna (in my arm) with lots of screws. I also have a screw holding together my scaphoid bone in my right wrist.

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