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    jugglingninja33

    8 years ago on Step 1

    Even though I have both of my hands and I'm a righty, I think I should be a lefty because my left eye, ear, and foot (no testicles to try out) are both dominant. However, my school encouraged everyone to use their right hands and so that's what I did.

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    luvit

    9 years ago on Introduction

    awe gee. i learned to swallow my whole arm. you have it easy (;

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    chainedflesh

    9 years ago on Introduction

    There is anotheer aspect to step 4. Although it is becoming lesss prevalent in this day and age. Film companies that still do practical FX often hire people with missing appendages for limb tear/cut gags. As a somewhat related side note: People missing appendages aren't limited to just those types of roles. Filmmakers are constantly on the lookout for things that make a person just right for a role. Sometimes the casting department doeesn't even know what they are looking for until they see it. People fool themselves into thinking that they can't fill roles like this because they have one less body part than other people. Yes there will be rejection when trying out for roles, but EVERYONE gets rejected... a LOT.

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    merijnvwchainedflesh

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for adding this! And I would like to add that you can also be casted for 'normal' roles, which is proved by Jamel Debbouzze: He misses his right arm but played in famous movies as Amélie and Asterix & Obelix, they just hided his handicap in a smart way. And Cerrie Burnell with one half arm got presentator of CBeebies in the UK where they don't even hide her handicap which I think is good because the little children learn to understand handicaps etc.

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    ...than "typical" people. You are exceptionally talented and way beyond mundane "normal" merijnvw. Way to go. Well done. Excellent Instructable. Thanks

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    chainedfleshmerijnvw

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Absolutely. One just has to look at people like Aimee Mullins. Not only is she an exceptional athlete but is also an actress and a highly popular model. She is of course absolutely gorgeous to boot.

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    static

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Due to a brain injury I don't have full function of my left hand. One highly recommended book is "one handed in a two handed world" by Tommy-K. Mayer www.tommyekmayer.com . Also there is software to help one learn to type one handed using a standard keyboard, that doesn't require a special layout Dvorak keyboard or drivers installed into the computer. Meaning with learning this way you can walk up to any computer and start to use it. Great instructable.

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    drewcybr

    9 years ago on Introduction

    a professor of Northland College patented a paddle for one armed use that is amazing. this is the link to her webpage. http://www.ncstaff.net/oed/CanoePaddleForOneArmUsePage.htm

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    siedpe13

    9 years ago on Introduction

    im not sure weather to say are there ways, or how, but video games with two handed controllers

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    merijnvwsiedpe13

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I don't understand you exactly but I play videogames with controllers designed for two hands. Remember I still have a stump.

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    merijnvw

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for making my Instructable useful for people!

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    got2bskilled

    9 years ago on Introduction

    YEA ! ! ! ! ! See, I knew you had it! Congratulations!!!!!~ Expect me to check up on you later.....I know you will be the next Slash.... and when you do, I will need an autograph~LOL! Good Work and Rock your Wii! My Best, Got2BSkilled

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    merijnvwgot2bskilled

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks a lot!! It's good you're still so enthousiastic while you didn't win. You were among the most popular gems, I expected you to be a runner-up at least.. Maybe I'll add a step: how to Wii with one hand, haha.

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    got2bskilledmerijnvw

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    My highest hope was for a Robot T-shirt. The one I have is too big! So, I am not too heart broken. Plus, girls dont really play video games :-) I am with you on the Wii step! Rock out with one hand out!