North Denver News reported that Thomas Martel, 28, had his thumbs surgically altered so he could better use his iPhone. A new surgical technique called "whittling" involves making a small incision into both thumbs and shaving down the bones, followed by careful muscular alteration and modification of the fingernails.
Mr Martel reportedly said, "Sure, the procedure was expensive, but when I think of all the time I save by being able to use modern handhelds so much faster, I really think the surgery will pay for itself in ten to fifteen years. And what it's saving me in frustration - that's priceless."
InformationWeek claims the story is false - the doctor who developed the procedure is not listed in the Denver phone directory and writer of the story hasn't returned any of their calls.
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