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10 reasons why having a real bionic arm would be the best thing ever

It extends. It retracts. It spins. It grips. It pulls. Bionic Arm is without doubt a very cool appendage. The bionically enhanced commando uses it to deflect bullets, swing like a baboon, toss exploding barrels about and, er, unscrew things. But if by some miracle of modern science or Frankensteinian butchery Bionic Arm could be grafted on to our own body, how would we utilize the magical telescopic limb?

That's the exact question we asked ourselves recently and it didn't take us long to arrive at the unanimous conclusion that having a real Bionic Arm would probably be the Best Thing Ever. Don't believe us? Here's 10 barely serviceable pictures crudely illustrating our reasoning...

Sept 18, 2008


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36 comments

  • D0CCON - February 19, 2010 7:07 p.m.

    was hoping for a doc ock reference
  • RadicalVoodoo - September 22, 2008 7:25 p.m.

    All for not getting up to change game disc. I never look forward to that moment...
  • Swamp7hing - September 21, 2008 9:05 p.m.

    Win. I signed up so I could post that. I actually laughed out loud, great stuff!
  • crazyqazqaz - September 21, 2008 6:26 p.m.

    A bionic arm would be super cool!! I could even switch off a light witout moving my legs!! The possibilities are endless!!
  • Shellghost - September 20, 2008 1:53 a.m.

    i'd so rather Doc Ocks tentacles to a boinic arm anyday, like SpikeDelight said, it would be incredibly impractible unlike those kickass tentacles
  • bron1417 - September 19, 2008 8 p.m.

    HAHA WOW. great drawings.
  • ELpork - September 19, 2008 1:31 p.m.

    How can you sit on it if its an arm?
  • Matt Cundy - September 19, 2008 12:39 p.m.

    @SpikeDelight Obviously you'd have to make a few technical adjustments before having Bionic Arm fused to your body. It'd be a pretty big commitment and having an arm that couldn't bend would probably be quite annoying I'd imagine.
  • ALF - September 19, 2008 10:17 a.m.

    The things I could do with that arm.....
  • SpikeDelight - September 19, 2008 5:33 a.m.

    All this is well and good but you forgot this isn't a Doc Ock tentacle it's a Bionic Arm that can only go up, diagonal or forwards, and you can't control how far it goes out or keep it there without latching onto something so it would probably be impractical in everyday life. :D
  • londonjack - September 18, 2008 11:58 p.m.

    right on about the not getting up to change game discs, i dread that moment.
  • Tasty_Pasta - September 18, 2008 8:23 p.m.

    Lol, arm wrestling Doc Ock!
  • frmonth - September 18, 2008 7:42 p.m.

    lol the drawing and ideas are great i like the placard one the best lol
  • Amnesiac - September 18, 2008 7:24 p.m.

    It's okay, my ass is numb too.
  • Juriasu - September 18, 2008 7:21 p.m.

    Great. And I do want a chicken!
  • KHfan - September 18, 2008 4:27 p.m.

    lol love the drawings
  • Z-man427 - September 18, 2008 4:16 p.m.

    I'd rather have a prehensile tail
  • lewis42025 - September 18, 2008 4:04 p.m.

    hilarious
  • burningmunkey - September 18, 2008 11:46 a.m.

    LOVE the art style! No really - its awesome! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
  • FancyRat - November 7, 2008 10:52 p.m.

    Fairy cakes? Oh England...

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