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Man uses severed thumb to unlock phone!

OUCH!

A man has claimed he unlocks his smartphone using his severed thumb!

After an accident involving his circular saw, Yuri Vinogradov from Belarus, apparently cut off the tip of his thumb, three months ago.

Man uses severed thumb to unlock phone
(Credit: Pavel Vinohradov)

Now the 53-year-old has revealed that he kept his thumb in the freezer, so he could still use it access his mobile.

While the frozen fingerprint didn’t work, a video posted by Yuri online shows him defrosting the frozen digit in warm water for ten minutes before being able to use the severed thumb to unlock his phone!

Man uses severed thumb to unlock phone
(Credit: Pavel Vinohradov)

In the clip, his son Pavel watched his father and says: “It worked. And it worked again!”

Yuri has originally kept his thumb in the hope that doctors would be able to reattach it, but his age and health condition meant it wasn’t possible.

Man uses severed thumb to unlock phone
(Credit: Pavel Vinohradov)

While several studies have said it’s not possible to unlock a phone using a severed finger, this father and son are claiming otherwise.

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