I'm not sure if it's the way this article is written or just the mental image one gets when they're told that an office worker in Japan was driving his motorcycle on a nice sunny day, minding his own business, then just happened to lose his leg, which prompted him to, as you'd expect, just carry on driving.
Let's break down the article:
A Japanese biker failed to notice his leg had been severed below the knee when he hit a safety barrier, and rode on for 2 km (1.2 miles), leaving a friend to pick up the missing limb.
Mental image: Friend: "What the hell is Kobayashi's leg doing in the middle of the road! I'd better hold onto this."
He felt excruciating pain, but did not notice that his right leg was missing until he stopped at the next junction, the paper quoted local police as saying.
Hmm...I'm thinking, doesn't the brain automatically direct the eyes to sources of pain?
The man and his leg were taken to hospital, but the limb had been crushed in the collision, the paper said.
Again, the mental image one gets of a man and his seperated limb walking into a hospital is a bit strange to say the least!
Read the whole thing here
. The person who wrote that story seems to have a wicked sense of humor.
Oh, and I decided to post this here because I wasn't sure how people would react to a post that finds humor in someone else's misfortune.