A Wooden Hand

Back in November I posted something about a guy who claimed to have a 'hand of corn' (i.e. an ear of corn shaped like a hand). This struck a chord with Mr. Starbucks (that's his screen name) who remembered that his Grandmother claimed to have once found a piece of wood naturally shaped like a hand. He's now found his Grandma's wooden hand and sent me some pictures of it. He says that, "In my opinion, I think it's a hoax. How would a piece of wood form into that shape?" But, come on, Mr. Starbucks! It's your Grandma. If she says that's how she found it, then as her grandson it's your duty to believe her. Anyway, it'll sell better on eBay if you describe it as the demonic wooden hand of an evil tree spirit that's cursed your family for three generations.

Folklore/Tall Tales

Posted on Thu Jan 27, 2005


Alex, Alex, Alex. You unbeliever you. Obviously, this is not just any ordinary wooden hand. It's JESUS' hand! Duh. Because the best possible way for an almighty deity to communicate with his creations is via objects which have ambiguous markings or shapes which can be interpreted by the faithful as somehow resembling his son. Besides, wasn't Jesus a CARPENTER? And don't carpenters work with WOOD??? What could be clearer than that? I rest my case.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Thu Jan 27, 2005  at  02:19 AM
That's not an Ear of corn. That's the lowest part of the stalk before it goes underground. The stalk will break off after it dries, and those rootclumps will stay on the ground. It gets that open hand look because corn is planted on a raised row of dirt. When that aboveground rootclump dries further, it will break away from the underground roots, leaving these "hands" all about the field. Farm livin' is the life for me.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Jan 27, 2005  at  07:51 AM
Forget everything I just posted above. I mistakenly looked at the pics of the wooden hand and thought that was what was being referred to as an Ear of Corn Hand. The link to the corn hand does look like it's from an ear. I apologize for any confusion, mistakes were made. Blame in on a lack of good intellingence.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Jan 27, 2005  at  07:54 AM
Hairy your a man. You have problems paying attention. That's what happened.
Posted by Dany  in  Texas  on  Fri Jan 28, 2005  at  12:23 PM
I'm not just A Man, Dany- I'm DA Man. I multi-task. Now, what's this about me having a short attent- "short"... now that's a weird word, eh? sounds like a noise a duck makes when it falls on the ice... "Quack. quack. quaaa-k! SHORT... quaaaaa-aakkkkkkkkkk..."
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Fri Jan 28, 2005  at  01:11 PM
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