Thumb drive? No, finger

Finnish computer programmer Jerry Jalava had his finger severed in a motorbiking accident. Turning tragedy to his advantage, he now has a removable finger end with a built-in 2GB USB drive.

Last May, Jalava was riding his brand new Ducati Monster 696 when he collided with a deer, as you do. He thought he was lucky and had escaped injury but, when he went to get a cigarette out of his pocket, he discovered that his finger end was missing. One year on and he has replaced the tip with a silicon prosthetic finger containing the USB drive.

The finger is not permanently attached so he can leave it in the computer, no doubt, when he pops out for a fag (NB to our US friends, that’s a cigarette). As far as upgrades are concerned, Jalava plans to swap the drive for a new one with an RFID tag – which will be useful if he forgets where he left it.

If he stores his MP3 catalogue on the drive, will that make it an index finger?

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The condition of the deer is not known.

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