Remember Sun Jifa? The 51-year-old man who lost both his hands when a bomb he was creating for blast fishing in Guanmashan, Jilin province, northern China, exploded? Well, his newfound fame lead him to a live television show in China, in which he was asked to demonstrate his DIY bionic creation. Continue reading for the videos and more information.

Sun spent eight years making prototypes before finally creating a pair of metal hands which can grip and hold thanks to a series of wires and pulleys inside the shell. ‘I control them with movements from my elbows and I can work, love normally and feed myself just like anyone else,’ explained the real life tin man.

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