Sean Murphy of England is without a finger today thanks to his original home-crafted wart cure: The barrel of a 12-gauge shotgun.
The wart on his left middle finger wouldn’t go away despite doctors and creams, so he did a little drinking, a little thinking, and settled on the home remedy. Not anticipating the powerful blowback (especially powerful since he was pointing the shotgun single-handedly), Murphy pulled the trigger, and once the dust had settled, his entire middle finger was gone.
He was handed a sixteen-week prison sentence and 100 hours of community service for illegal possession of a firearm, though England’s strict firearm laws would have likely landed him a fifteen year sentence if not for the court’s pity. [Source; Image]