A computer programmer who lost half his finger after his motorbike crashed into a deer has had the finger replaced with a USB drive.
Jerry Jalava, from Finland, says the two-gigabyte prosthetic finger is not permanently attached to his hand, allowing him to leave his finger in the computer slot and "pick it up after I'm ready".
The silicon prosthetic looks like a normal finger, but can be peeled back at the tip to reveal the USB drive.
Mr Jalava uses the drive as storage for "photos, movies and other useful files", The Telegraph said.
"When Jerry told doctors what he did for a living they joked he should have a USB 'finger drive' but that was good enough for him, and he set about making one," the paper said.
Mr Jalava said he had been flooded with questions about the finger after a friend blogged about his unique prosthetic.
He set about answering some of those questions on his own blog.
"First of all it is not attached permanently in to my body, it is [a] removable prosthetic which has [a] USB memorystick inside it," he wrote.
"Secondly when I'm using the USB, I just leave my finger inside the slot and pick it up after I'm ready."
He also described the crash, which happened last July.
Source From :theage.com.au