A Hand of Corn

image Virgel Fisher owns a hand of corn. He inherited it from his grandfather. But this is the part of the story that I don't understand. He says that when his grandfather found the 'corn hand' two of its fingers were missing, "so his ancestor searched until he found them, using pins to reattach the dismembered digits". Does this mean that the fingers were an artificial add-on? Or had they simply broken off? Either way, Virgel could probably make a bundle if he sold his 'corn hand' on eBay, especially if he claimed that it was haunted. (via The Anomalist)


Posted on Thu Nov 04, 2004


They must have simply broken off, going by that description. It looks like it grew in that shape, unless he did more than just pinning on the fingers and went so far as to sculpt it somehow.
Posted by Matt  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  11:02 AM
Looks like a foot of corn to me.
Posted by jason  on  Fri Nov 05, 2004  at  01:50 PM
Weird. is there such a thing as corn thats grown so it looks like a hand? Or is it just corn that randomly grew into something that looks like a hand?
Posted by Jacob  on  Sat Nov 06, 2004  at  03:43 PM
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Posted by Jacob  on  Sat Nov 06, 2004  at  03:47 PM
I wonder if this would help Little Billy Evans somehow.

Posted by BugbearSloth  on  Sun Nov 07, 2004  at  12:33 AM
How would corn stay okay that long? Even if it were dried to preservce it...handling would cause kernals to fall out, right? It just seems weird.
Posted by Maegan  on  Mon Nov 08, 2004  at  12:50 PM
My grandma found a chunk of wood that looks like a hand. I'll try to get pictures of it.
Posted by Mr. Starbucks  on  Fri Dec 31, 2004  at  11:38 PM
Definitely looks more like a foot.
Posted by Glamcat  on  Thu Jan 27, 2005  at  05:45 AM
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