Recently, scientists have claimed that they were able to re-grow a mans severed finger by applying an experimental powder. Known as 'pixie dust', this miracle powder apparently caused the finger to grow back to its original size and shape in 4 weeks and gave the finger nails and finger prints in just 4 months.

UPDATED The Bad Science blog has debunked this story in vivid detail

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An analysis of this amazing story can be found at Plasmetic's blog. The original Daily Mail (UK) news report is here.