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Twelve-year-old Shane Bowman juggles his old heart in Edmonton, B.C., after getting a new one. The hospital allowed him to play with the organ, which weighs 555 grams, almost three times the size of a normal heart.

How did it feel? 'It's slimy,' he said.

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15 Responses:

  1. down8 says:

    Wonder if he has a girlfriend? That would make one hella of a Valentine's Date gift.


  2. ivorjawa says:

    I've been watching too much of le Tour.

    What's coming immediately to mind is "well, that's a hell of a way to shave off 300 grams."

    Given the choice between that and one of my balls, I'd probably go for the balls.

  3. sw00p says:

    Western Canadians are known for their great barbecues ...

  4. vxo says:

    I can't wait until they figure out how to do human head transplants... refer to comic for silliness.

  5. spendocrat says:

    Edmonton is in Alberta (AB).

  6. nrr says:

    I'm not all too surprised that this is in Canada; hospitals in the United States would make up some excuse to keep old, defective organs trapped in jars of <insert preservative agent here> in a ploy to prevent the spread of <insert disease here>.

    Either way, juggling one's heart would be an interesting experience, eh? :)

    • vxo says:

      Actually, they ditch 'em in an incinerator. Pretty sad, considering all the room-filled-with-jars-of-random-organs scenes they're depriving people of.

  7. baconmonkey says:

    friend of mine got to poke aroudn a morgure once. with gloves on, was handed a brain "here, squeeze it".
    She gets the biggest grin and squeals while recounting that story to people.

  8. baconmonkey says:

    also joke, especially for Jess, sho might not get the geekig part, but will get the joke

    |sed 's/heart/cock/'

  9. kyronfive says:

    that's really disturbing.

  10. srcosmo says:

    From whence did you find that Autechre tune?
    I try to call myself a fan, but I've never heard of it.