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Check out this grisly photo of a severely frostbitten hand, if you dare

Wear gloves or you might not have a middle finger to extend anymore.
Wear gloves or you might not have a middle finger to extend anymore.

Sure, it's fun to crack jokes about Minnesnowta's seemingly never-ending cold snap, but the frostbite that comes along with it is nothing to laugh about.

RELATED: UMD student who nearly froze to death faces amputations

You can see what I mean by clicking past the jump and checking out a photograph of a severely frostbitten hand shared by Pioneer Press photographer and beardo Ben Garvin. (Warning -- it's not for the squeamish.)

Here it is:

In the accompanying piece, the PiPress reports that yesterday, all eight intensive-care unit beds in the Regions Hospital's burn center were filled with people suffering from frostbite-related conditions.

"We've had... basically a record-breaking number of frostbite cases coming into Regions," Dr. George Edmonson, an interventional radiologist at the hospital, told the PiPress.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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