Extreme Wart-Off

'Didn't expect' to lose finger, says man who shot off wart
British man attempts surgery with shotgun after dealing with painful blemish for years


In a move that seems fitting of the Wild West, rather than modern England, the security guard fortified himself with a healthy dose of the local anaesthetic — in lager form, naturally — stretched out his left hand, aimed, and pulled the trigger.

Unfortunately for Murphy, the blast had collateral damage. According to The Telegraph, it blew off nearly the entire middle finger on his left hand


Defending the at-home surgery, Murphy's lawyer, Richard Haigh, told the Telegraph that Murphy had been "a victim of his own stupidity when domestic pressures got to him."

Despite all the trouble he caused, Murphy stood by his decision, telling the Yorkshire Post: "The best thing is that the wart has gone. It was giving me a lot of trouble."

Comment: I hope this guy never gets a head ache! A picture of the brainiac is here.


  1. Wow!
    I had a wart on my arm for a few years. I went to the doctor three times, and they burned it off with liquid nitrogen all three times. The fourth time it came back, I asked if there was another method. There was, and they cut it out with a scalpel and cauterized it. It never came back. :)

  2. I had problems with warts when I was younger - all over my fingers and hands. I had the liquid nitrogen treatment more times than I want to remember. Eventually they all just went away. And I still have all my fingers too.


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