Why Are Chains Growing Out Of This Man's Skin?

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Apparently, a man in China had his arms chained so tightly in an illegal prison that his flesh and skin began growing over the shackles. It's really gross and if you have a weak stomach, don't click through. No, seriously.

Zhang Chuanqiu, a 27-year-old man, was locked to a cowshed by village officials over a loan dispute. Predictably, it hurts like hell. Zhang says:

"They are always inflamed and ooze pus all the time. But we have no money so I have to rely on charity or the good heart of a hospital or doctor to save my hands"


The incident happened in 2005. Here's to hoping Zhang and doctors figured a way to fix him by now. [Austrian Times via Geekosystem]