There was a hipster joke here, but it got old and had to be replaced.

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"Come real close and tell me it's fake. I dare you. Did you notice what appears to be a switchblade under my lower hand?" (via redditor steamviking)

This picture was posted to reddit with the title " So my dad got his hip replaced and had the doctor save it so he could turn it into a cane." What followed next was predictable: he was told by people claiming to be doctors on the Internet that this is impossible. In light of recent studies showing that people are more likely to trust fake doctors in comment sections than real doctors in real life, I'm not inclined to believe anyone.

Related: Someone asked the Internet a question. They got what they deserved.

Before we address the controversy, let's examine what we know to be true.

  1. That is a cool cane whether or not this is true, and it makes the guy holding it seem cool.
  2. It sure as hell looks like a hip-bone cane.
  3. The hip ball (technical term) has a big hole in it that does not look right.
  4. If true, that guy has a lot of metal in his leg.
  5. If true, that guy has a lot of metal...in his heart. \m/

The arguments for this being false break down into two basic categories:

  1. Doctors are not supposed to give you your internal bits back.
  2. That's WAY too much femur (leg bone) on that cane. Hip replacements don't usually take that much out.
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Sources: redditor steamviking