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Claim: Photograph shows fingers damaged from too much mouse and keyboard use.
Examples: [Collected via e-mail, January 2007]
Origins: According to numerous inquiries we've received from readers, the above-displayed photograph has generated queasy feelings in quite a few viewers. They can take comfort in knowing that this image not only doesn't depict a finger condition resulting from too much mouse and keyboard use, it isn't even real.
Like the infamous "breast rash" image, this picture melds a human body part with something else found in nature (but not in humans), producing a bizarre and unsettling result. In this case the body parts involved are fingers, and the natural objects grafted onto them are pictures of the mouths of lampreys:
Last updated: 26 June 2007
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