September 25, 2014 12:47 pm -

The Dutch amputee then tried to sell his leg/lamp on eBay for $127,000.


Before his surgery he said he had a “flash of inspiration” to turn the limb into a lamp. He would sell it and use the proceeds to pay medical bills and help other amputees.

Medical officials said the hospital had to dispose of the leg and that it would be incinerated, but Bonton fought the decision.

“My leg is my property. People keep kidney stones in a jar on the mantelpieces. Ashes of dead people are included in tattoos. I’m going to make a lamp of my leg,” he told the Dutch publication NRC Reader

Bonten listed it on eBay for €100,000, or $127,130, but it was taken down for violating a policy against the sale of human body parts. He is now looking for other ways to auction off the lamp.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to Amputee Turns Leg Into Lamp

  1. rg9rts September 25th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Should have been his penis

    • raincheck September 29th, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      So instead of a lamp…. maybe a “fleshlight” instead..

      • rg9rts September 29th, 2014 at 4:38 pm

        Low beam

  2. tiredoftea September 25th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Watched “A Christmas Story” once too often, did we?

  3. juicyfruityyy September 25th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Hope he finds a buyer. Since. the Re-thugs, took away benefits