Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


- - - - -

Woman has 'phantom' third arm


  • Please log in to reply
68 replies to this topic

#61    .i.

.i.

    Extraterrestrial Entity

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 378 posts
  • Joined:29 Jan 2009

Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:32 PM

SpIdErCyDe on Apr 16 2009, 02:28 PM, said:

Brawl, just so you know,

Your = shows possession, "your hammer, your eraser, those objects are yours."

You're = you are, "you're going to the store, you're going to play a video game", etc.

Your totally right  laugh.gif

Posted Image

#62    schizoidwoman

schizoidwoman

    The roosting goose...

  • Member
  • 12,678 posts
  • Joined:03 Mar 2009
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Up a steep hill in Yorkshire

  • Much mischief is done by the misuse of mercury...

Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:37 PM

theGhost_and_theDarkness on Apr 16 2009, 05:21 AM, said:

You know. . .that'd be totally awesome. I could make all kinds of rude gestures to people and they'd never know. It'd be my own private little joke. It'd come in really handy when your boss is getting on your nerves or something. . .go up and slap them with your phantom hand. They might not feel it, but it'd relieve loads of stress on you.  grin2.gif



That's a really good idea, if everyone had a phantom hand, the world might be a calmer place.


#63    .i.

.i.

    Extraterrestrial Entity

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 378 posts
  • Joined:29 Jan 2009

Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:41 PM

schizoidwoman on Apr 16 2009, 01:37 PM, said:

That's a really good idea, if everyone had a phantom hand, the world might be a calmer place.

And I could scratch my butt all day long and no one would know it  ph34r.gif

Posted Image

#64    Resonance

Resonance

    Paranormal Investigator

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 809 posts
  • Joined:27 Oct 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:No.

Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:57 PM

Codehook on Apr 15 2009, 06:36 PM, said:

Yeah this is a common occurrence in people with missing bits on their body. Their brain still sometimes thinks that the limb is there, and sometimes 'feels' sensations (i.e. pain) coming from the non-existent location. I can't remember where I saw or read about it, but scientists did at one point do an experiment to trigger the parts of the brain that register sensations in different limbs, specifically targeting, for example, the left leg if it was missing. They found that people would report feeling sensations in that leg even when it was missing.

This seems to be a similar anomaly, and with the above example (albeit without any reference, I know!) it makes explanations involving parallel universes all the more unlikely (as if they weren't unlikely before).

In regards to an earlier comment about the arm not being able to penetrate solid objects...that is, again, psychological. This person's brain cannot comprehend the idea of a limb passing through solid material, so therefore even when there is a 'phantom' limb the brain will simply not allow it to pass through. Either that, or as SpIdErCyDe pointed out this could just be attention seeking behaviour. People have been known to make up more ridiculous things.

Yep, that's definitely a possibility.

"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance."  
- Socrates

#65    WoIverine

WoIverine

    Telekinetic

  • Member
  • 6,827 posts
  • Joined:16 Sep 2008
  • Gender:Male

  • With great power, comes great irresponsibility.

Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:00 PM

Your hopeless. lol


#66    Resonance

Resonance

    Paranormal Investigator

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 809 posts
  • Joined:27 Oct 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:No.

Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:24 PM

SpIdErCyDe on Apr 16 2009, 07:00 AM, said:

Your hopeless. lol

I very much hope that you weren't directing that towards me.
Seeing as I was the last poster, it's possible... so....
Either me or Brawl, I'm sure.


Which is it?

"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance."  
- Socrates

#67    .i.

.i.

    Extraterrestrial Entity

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 378 posts
  • Joined:29 Jan 2009

Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:29 PM

Resonance on Apr 16 2009, 03:24 PM, said:

I very much hope that you weren't directing that towards me.
Seeing as I was the last poster, it's possible... so....
Either me or Brawl, I'm sure.


Which is it?

It was for me... "I assume it was a compliment because my joke was so bad that it was funny" laugh.gif

"And if you look closely, then you'll see that he responded with the same kind of lame joke which makes it even funnier"

Edited by brawl, 16 April 2009 - 02:52 PM.

Posted Image

#68    Resonance

Resonance

    Paranormal Investigator

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 809 posts
  • Joined:27 Oct 2008
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:No.

Posted 16 April 2009 - 04:37 PM

brawl on Apr 16 2009, 07:29 AM, said:

It was for me... "I assume it was a compliment because my joke was so bad that it was funny" laugh.gif

"And if you look closely, then you'll see that he responded with the same kind of lame joke which makes it even funnier"

Quite true. original.gif

"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance."  
- Socrates

#69    WoIverine

WoIverine

    Telekinetic

  • Member
  • 6,827 posts
  • Joined:16 Sep 2008
  • Gender:Male

  • With great power, comes great irresponsibility.

Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:44 PM

brawl on Apr 16 2009, 03:29 PM, said:

It was for me... "I assume it was a compliment because my joke was so bad that it was funny" laugh.gif

"And if you look closely, then you'll see that he responded with the same kind of lame joke which makes it even funnier"


Exactly right, excellent deductive reasoning, as I was definitely unclear in my post to who was the recepient of my response joke lol. Resonance posted while I was in process of responding originally lol.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users