Man Cuts Arm Off with Guillotine


“I tried to think of a witty comment to this story … but I was stumped.” So begins the comments section to the story about a Washington man who was rushed to the emergency department after cutting off his arm with a homemade guillotine. While the story is sad, many of the comments are amusing … in a morbid kind of way.
A picture of the actual guillotine is here.
Then there’s this article about whether the patient may have Body Integrity Identity Disorder. A related story describes a man who wanted to cut his arm off with a table saw but who lost his … nerve.
Aaaaugh. Make it stop.


  1. Maybe I missed something …but, why did he build a guillotine? I’m sorry it happened to him, but what a SEVER ely dangerous thing to do. That would be one relationship I’d be ready to sever.

  2. I once met Jeff Foxworthy and asked him what’s the last thing a Redneck says before he goes to the ER ?
    “Hey Ya’ll ! Watch THIS !”

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