The Man Who Grew Roots
So you cut your leg, what do you do? Pour bourbon over it and grit your teeth? Cry like a little bitch? Take a photo and upload it to College Humor like the fraternity douchebag that you are? Well if you are a poor Indonesian fisherman, you say “screw this, I am hardcore (aka poor). I will go about my daily routine.” Well that usually is the case unless you have a rare genetic fault that impedes your immune system and lets warts grow unchecked. And then you turn into a tree/Pan’s Labyrinth type freak show.
After testing samples of the lesions and Dede’s blood, Dr Anthony Gaspari of the University of Maryland concluded that his affliction is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a fairly common infection that usually causes small warts to develop on sufferers.
But then this shit went crazy.