What does a normal person do when they can’t step away from the computer? Going out with friends, to the gym or just for a walk around the neighborhood all sound reasonable, but a 19-year-old from the city of Nantong, in Jiangsu province, China decided to take things to the next level. In a nutshell, he left a handwritten note on his bed stating “Mum, I have gone to the hospital for a while. Don’t worry, I will definitely come back this evening,” snuck out of his home with a kitchen knife and then proceeded to sever his left hand in a public park. Next, a taxi was called to take him to a nearby Emergency Room, with the hand still lying on the ground. His mother said: “We cannot accept what has happened. It was completely out of the blue. He was a smart boy.” Continue reading for the news report and more information.
Fortunately, the hand was later retrieved by the police, and surgeons at a local university hospital were able to reattach it, though the limb may never be fully-functional again. Local TV stations paid a visit to the bench where the boy had cut off his hand to snap photos of the scene, which were broadcasted on the nightly news.