Check out this grisly photo of a severely frostbitten hand, if you dare

Categories: Weather, Winter
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Wear gloves or you might not have a middle finger to extend anymore.
Sure, it's fun to crack jokes about Minnesnowta's seemingly never-ending cold snap, but the frostbite that comes along with it is nothing to laugh about.

RELATED: UMD student who nearly froze to death faces amputations

You can see what I mean by clicking past the jump and checking out a photograph of a severely frostbitten hand shared by Pioneer Press photographer and beardo Ben Garvin. (Warning -- it's not for the squeamish.)

Here it is: In the accompanying piece, the PiPress reports that yesterday, all eight intensive-care unit beds in the Regions Hospital's burn center were filled with people suffering from frostbite-related conditions.

"We've had... basically a record-breaking number of frostbite cases coming into Regions," Dr. George Edmonson, an interventional radiologist at the hospital, told the PiPress.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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17 comments
Leticia Moreno
Leticia Moreno

WHO CARES how old it is?!!! It's still funny because of the extreme cold temps and it's referencing the fact that Regions Hospital had a record number of people with Frost bite go in. Lighten up people - geez!!!

Bob OB
Bob OB

I think I saw (seen for MN residents) this pic about 7 years ago.

Anne-Marie Hoskinson
Anne-Marie Hoskinson

You guys should know better than to post a pic from another source without acknowledging the original source.

Michael Marshall
Michael Marshall

Wow. Really old pic there. Way to rehash someone else's pic from 3 years ago.

Mary MacCarthy
Mary MacCarthy

LOL @ the frostbitten hand giving us the finger...

Sandy Kelly
Sandy Kelly

is that a purple hand flipping us off?

Teri Polzin
Teri Polzin

Be nice. Unless you were there you don't know what happened.

Nathan Conley
Nathan Conley

Ever heard of these things called mittens and gloves?

PowderBurns
PowderBurns

This would never happen if Ronald Reagan was president. 

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

what! this is the internet...stealing is key

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