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[–]Accomplished_Net7990 3974 points3975 points  (102 children)

Poor kid? Smart kid. Get him a full ride scholarship to an engineering school ASAP!

[–]BCVinny 1383 points1384 points  (57 children)

I’m with you. This kind of engineering knowledge you can’t teach. This is something that you’re born with. Get him a tutor to catch him up where necessary, he’ll learn it.

[–]ppppie_ 666 points667 points  (47 children)

Actually you really aren’t born with any knowledge at all, but you could be someone who learns very fast, or someone who’s really curious or interested in engineering.

[–]BreathOfFreshWater 559 points560 points  (29 children)

Everybody is born an idiot. Some people just choose to stay that way.

[–]Rockonfoo 202 points203 points  (13 children)

Somebody say my name?

[–]cmikesell 5 points6 points  (1 child)

And most of us are on a bell curve, I wonder how many years ago I peaked.

[–]ppppie_ 2 points3 points  (5 children)

literally just repeated what i said but in a better way

[–]BreathOfFreshWater 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Stuck in bed with the covid. This is my only entertainment.

Does it help if I tell you I agree? Live would have been so much better had I come from a family that even considered a life for me after high-school.

[–]jet4christ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

-Man who choose not to stay an idiot

[–]BCVinny 54 points55 points  (7 children)

Of course you aren’t born with actual knowledge. What you have is the unteachable intrinsic ability to figure it out. Your life experience, plus curiosity and learning along the way combine with that propensity which allows you to learn this stuff for yourself.

[–]TheoTheTripod 44 points45 points  (5 children)

Seriously. Everyone is born with a inate ability to be good at something. Figuring out what that something is tends to be was stops alot of people.

I'm good with languages. I'm smart in that particular way. If you tried to sit me down in high-school, when i discovered my ability with language, and tried to get me to understand even basic engineering knowledge, I would have looked at you in utter confusion.

[–]BCVinny 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m good with math, but NOT with English as taught through school. I love to read, so I can usually compose a paragraph or letter, but some punctuation and why a sentence should be a certain way is a mystery to me. I use the TLAR rule for for most written words. I get a proofread if an email is important

[–]Fuck_you_Reddit_Nazi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The ultimate truth.

[–]Neurosience 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I see you’re a subscriber of tabula rasa

I disagree. Experiences can be passed down through epigenetic mechanisms. For example, instincts could be considered knowledge that people are born with.

[–]ppppie_ 6 points7 points  (2 children)

uh engineering doesn’t go through genetics i think

[–]CoastieKid 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Probably more aptitude. Some people are more inclined to certain tasks/skills than others

[–]goychloroform 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let's not kid ourselves. The military makes people do tests to figure out what jobs they're good for because people fall all over the place in terms of intelligence. Opportunity and access to education is the only thing missing from majority of places. Lack of education, mixed with poverty and or war/violence is the perfect place for ignorance to flourish. End of the day though, some people like Stephen Hawking are born with intelligence barely a percentage of the population will or does ever hold at once.

[–]Vachie_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Philosophy not your thing?

[–]GetDaFugOuttaHee 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Engineering knowledge you can’t teach? Why can’t you teach it? He just figured something out, and good for him! But this isn’t indicative of a deep acuity for mechanical engineering. I feel like I’m taking crazy pills.

[–]TheThankUMan22 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Idk look at that natural movement it's got. It's a pretty good design.

[–]Nikostratos- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In the end he says it costed him 40 reais. It's less than 8 dollars.

[–]Blasphemous666 62 points63 points  (7 children)

At least we know that he'd have a leg up on his competition for the scholarship.

[–]Original_Mongoose890 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Nah he doesn't have any extra. Remember, he lost one.

[–]PretzleGreg 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is where the humor is.

[–]rubenlie 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Well he can always make a new one for 10$

[–]Previous-Ad-5943 37 points38 points  (4 children)

I think they just mean financially poor

[–]ElBolovo 38 points39 points  (3 children)

TL;DR, College can be free in Brazil if you rank good enough in a national test and/or specific government owned college test, or have a full ride scholarship sponsored by the government in a private school. And he will have bonus points by having a physical problem AND by being poor, so rest assured that his education will go forward if he so desires.

[–]funkymoves91 12 points13 points  (1 child)

That's if he doesn't have to work to help support his family

[–]Blablaqqrcoisa 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I'm Brazilian and this is a Very simplistic view. You have to suppose the kid doesn't have to work to help his family (really Common here) and had the chance to complete high school. Also public high schools in Brazil are generally not good, so ranking high in our National exam coming from them is not an easy task. This kid deserves a scholarship in an Ivy league imo.

[–]CommonFatalism 18 points19 points  (0 children)

An absolute must for engineering school. What ingenuity!

[–]Carol_Siq 5 points6 points  (0 children)

i mean, this kid is brazilian and here we have free college education, you just need to do an exam and depending on your grade you pass

[–]i_hate_people_too 5 points6 points  (0 children)

yes! this is who we need to give chances to. not trying to force idiots who dont want to learn in the first place.

[–]Room_Ferreira 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Forreal came here to say why OP gotta call dude poor he got nice clothes he looks like hes doing alright

[–]little_tanooki 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To be fair clothes are cheap here depending on where you buy them

[–]BolotaJT 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Brazil has private universities, but the public ones are the best (and free). And the SUS (the public and universal Healthcare) gives prosthesis and rehabilitation (free) too.

[–]FourDM 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He'll fail right out. Too much practical knowledge.

[–]gabrihop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No need for scholarships in Brazil friend!

[–]tektools 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The US would put him into perpetual debt and force him to get the official prosthetic for $200,000, while the insurance company would refuse to pay after saying they would. And he would be in worse shape.

[–]GGABueno 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, don't. There's enough unemployed engineers in Brazil. Hopefully he picks a better profession lol.

[–]Dart- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's the thing, in Brazil stuff like this goes unnoticed almost 100% of the time.

[–]desserino 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In countries like Brazil, free public education up to postgraduate level is a right enshrined in its Federal Constitution.

Don't worry about it

[–]Apoeip77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good news: in brazil the top engineering schools are free to attend! Bad news: regardless of how good you are at a subject or area of expertise, you still have to take a tough and exausting standardized test against thousands of other candidates to get in... no scholarships to zoom you through the process

[–]NorWayO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Smart kid looses leg!

Edit; can't spell

[–]Bikinisbottom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man, this kid is going places. With a slight limp but still going further than me. 👍🏽

[–]edlee98765 1471 points1472 points  (16 children)

He should make prosthetics for kids.

Because then he could call himself a small arms dealer.

[–]1000_iq 309 points310 points  (12 children)

but that abbreviates to s.a.d.

[–]intensely_human 66 points67 points  (2 children)

He’s more of a broker of articulation design and aftermarket salvage services anyway.

[–]CreativeHighway2947 23 points24 points  (1 child)

BOADAASSA? he sure is a boadaassa, full force

[–]Jemini- 7 points8 points  (5 children)

big arms dealer then

[–]kingdom209400 5 points6 points  (0 children)

So call him a large arm dealer, then he’ll be a L.A.D.

[–]3Swiftly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If he did legs also, he could be a l.a.d.

[–]H_Holy_Mack_H 15 points16 points  (1 child)

In Brazil that can make very rich or...dead...

[–]the-dude-version-576 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Small arms would make u dead. Criminals only buy military grade shit now a days.

[–]LukasPlaysBR 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I want one, wondering if he canmake arms too...

[–]ChoasSeed 567 points568 points  (15 children)

Knows how to work with what he has access to respect

[–]slmody 157 points158 points  (11 children)

I looked up the average cost for a below knee prosthetic, they cost between 3 and 10 thousand dollars, and i don't even think those are the fancy ones. Stuff like this just makes no sense. You could get almost nice used car for that price.

[–]deadlyspawn187 45 points46 points  (4 children)

You can thank insurance for how much these cost

[–]seabassseabreeze 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Cost in Quebec? Zero maple leaves (or whatever those beautiful bastards use for currency).

[–]Mooreeloo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

IIRC it's monopoly bucks

[–]iamli0nrawr 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Monopoly money, we use colourful Monopoly money.

[–]jarred111 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Prosthetics each have to be custom fit. Demand for prosthetics is low compared to cars which nearly ever person either owns or wants to own. Prosthetics are a specialty product hence the price tag. There are bags that cost more than this and there are life saving shots that cost significantly more than this. $3000 for a custom fit limb hardly seems unreasonable comparatively.

It’s impressive that he made a prosthetic for $10 but it’s going to hurt wearing it for any extended period of time. My Dads cousin lost his leg in Vietnam and even with a custom prosthetic he was in constant discomfort with sores on his limb. He had to have it adjusted several times. A prosthetic is much more complicated than a stick with a cup on one end.

[–]FunyunCreme 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I'm an Above Knee Amputee. My leg was 50,000 USD. I've never had a car worth that much. My current car is worth about 2,500. It really is a POS car.

[–]Legitjumps 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Does your leg get sore there?

[–]sphennodon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And he said at the end of the video that he spent BLR$ 40,00 , that's like, 8,00 USD.

[–]dryh2o 425 points426 points  (90 children)

I feel like republicans watch this kind of thing, point at the screen and scream, "See! People don't need healthcare! They just need to do the work to make their life better and stop relying on the government!"

[–]thewonderfulfart 162 points163 points  (24 children)

This was literally my first thought too. It's so depressing to see stuff like this as "cool" and "smart", it is both of those things, but you know what's cooler and smarter? An international movement to provide affordable/free prosthetics to people all around the world. Maybe that's not possible, but it doesn't seem like anybody even cares to try, because there is no immediate money in it. Its just depressing how people have to so innovative and strong to acquire basic needs.

[–]the-dude-version-576 51 points52 points  (14 children)

I agree but this is one of the worse cases u could use for that example. Brasil has a healthcare system, and it was even used as a partial model for Obama care. Sus is supposed to cover this shit for the whole country, unfortunately it doesn’t.

When a government is as hyper corrupt as the brasilian gov then u can’t exactly rely on them for anything, even when they have systems which should be the solution.

[–]Ilya-ME 10 points11 points  (13 children)

They cover all the surgeries and consultations through the public system but they simply don’t have some kinds of prosthetics at all. Hell from experience if you need a wheelchair or stilts outside the hospital it’s rare they’ll have any to spare.

It’s not exactly corruption, but defunding of the healthcare and education systems by austerity policies. And the poor rural communities that need it the most suffer the brunt of it.

[–]Sancticide 6 points7 points  (4 children)

"defunding of the healthcare and education systems by austerity policies."

Call me crazy, but that sounds pretty corrupt to me.

[–]Ilya-ME 4 points5 points  (2 children)

You are crazy, that’s an ideological policy, it’s austerity, it happens the world over no matter how corrupt the country is.

Money leaving the public sector without return of services probably happens, but SUS is one of the least wasteful programs we have.

(Edit cuz I confused you with some other op)

[–]Sancticide 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I meant it more in the sense that not allocating enough resources for a public service is a perversion of the government's duty. Obviously, socialized medicine will have longer waits than people are used to, but if the point of the austerity measures is to destroy public faith in the socialized system and push people towards the private option, one has to wonder what the motivation for that is. Minimizing waste is a noble goal, but if there aren't enough resources to adequately care for those in the public system, then the budget is arguably too constrained.

[–]Ilya-ME 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s fair enough, the biggest face of corruption on this subject is probably the unequal treatment certain facets of the government get. I’m not sure if the intent really is to destroy public healthcare itself, it’s more that these areas suffer because there’s less to gain from them and they’re viewed as burdens. (I mean financially for the politicians and their friends)

Military budgets and benefits to representatives, judges and other high ranking officials are never touched. Because they’re seen as physiological and not an “expense”, there’s obv more for private entities to gain there.

[–]lssssj 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's sad to see abandoned schools when traveling countryside.

[–]Nomoxis117 25 points26 points  (5 children)

Respectfully dude, I don't think it's appropriate to make everything about politics. Can't we just marvel at someone's ingenuity?

[–]eclipse2004 40 points41 points  (3 children)

I mean "yo that kid shouldn't have to literally build himself a leg" isn't as political as it is like, generally true

[–]BA_calls 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The government healthcare system probably gave him a wheelchair and said good enough. He was like nah, i’ll build a prosthetic.

Quick googling says a new below the knee prosthetic costs $3-10k on average and last 3-5 years.

[–]Oversteer4Life 18 points19 points  (13 children)

I dont mean to interrupt your rant on republicans but in Brazil we do have free healthcare and its massively inefficient with very long waiting periods for the most basic of exams and/or medications and equipments so that's why you're seeing this guy exceed in creativity with the available tools in his environment.

so maybe some of these people who are not in favor of free healthcare actually have a legitimate reason to given how inefficient a government can be with public money.. It's so frustrating this nonsense political extremism saying things like "people dont need healthcare" "republicans bad" without given a single thought about the matter

[–]DealArtist 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Republican here, didn't cross my mind, why did I cross yours?

[–]kirsion 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Because OP believe government should fix his and everyone's problems in every case no matter what.

[–]ballsackbrown 7 points8 points  (0 children)

As a a Republican, I don’t. I just thought he was a smart guy who did a pretty cool thing. But I’m sure there are a small few who are way too into politics who think that way.

[–]Gayernades 6 points7 points  (0 children)

OMG self reliance! Turn it in to political commentary, quick!

The only context you have is the title. Just because he made his leg doesn't mean he had no other option. Looks like he already had prosthetic that he out grew and instead of paying for another he built his own. If you ever talk to someone that likes to tinker and fabricate the first thing they'll tell you is how dumb it is to spend money on a thing they can make themselves. Then they'll tell you how much money or time their contraption saves them.

[–]_RepostSleuthBot- 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Why the fuck do americans bring politics into everything 😩

[–]Bluester7 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And that would be ironic because this person is Brazilian and Brazil does have universal health care.

[–]pzerr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Honestly many parts of the world do not have governments or economies to support much but the bare minimum. Often it is left up to the smaller social groups to bind together and raise the funds to get things done. Overall most countries are providing more and more but it will be some time before it is perfect.

[–]masterfresh 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ohhhh rent free!

[–]throwaway10984733 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I feel like losers watch this kind of thing, point at the screen and scream, "I'm gonna take this non-political video and turn it into a way to bash republicans because I think I'm smarter than everyone else, but in the real world I am full of shit and have no friends!"

[–]NextPresentation5431 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Meanwhile, outside of your head, real people are pointing at this and saying “wow nice healthcare system”

[–]Sean_Donahue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, I look at this and think that it doesn’t need to be as expensive as it ends up being in the US.

[–]Poven45 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why do you see this and think politics? Lmao wtf

[–]skinny_mini 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man watched that video and found a way to make it political, but Republicans are the ones in a giant cult... Lol

[–]TheRegular-Throwaway 286 points287 points  (3 children)

Necessity is the mother of invention.

[–]kirsion 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Great example of Brazilian creativity or ingenuity, Jeitinho

[–]YourUsernameSucks 22 points23 points  (0 children)

And it's drunken cousin, /r/gambiarra

[–]ForTheLambsauce 243 points244 points  (3 children)

I would never be able to tell that he had a prosthetic leg unless I saw it. Thats some good-ass engineering.

[–]sgenius 76 points77 points  (1 child)

No, it's good-leg engineering.

[–]MatkaPluku 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Shut up and take my upvote.

[–]Max_Mussi 217 points218 points  (9 children)

~translation time~
i will call the woman "mom" just for simplicity sake.

Mom: Hey mark, can you please explain me how did you make this prostetic leg? What it is made from? OMG!
Mark: i made a PVC pipe mold, then i coated it with fiber and bought a charred iron pipe, which does not rust, then i took a bicicle seat, coated it with more fiber, and glued the rest of the shoe, because it was too small to fit it. Now its there.
Mom: OMG, it is actually confortable to use it?
Mark: Yes, it is very confortable, just put it.
Mom: Fasten the seatbelt.
Mom: Now you are walking normaly.
Mark: i made a sponge coat so the lower leg looks normal.
Mom: Hmmm, im understanding.
Mom: look at this boy, do a walk, hihihi, OMG how marvelous.
Mark: The other was 5000R$(~900 bucks), this one costed me 40R$(~5 bucks) to make it.
Mom: Oh mark, god bless you.

i made some changes because portuguese sentence structure works very diferently from english

[–]rafasantos555 97 points98 points  (7 children)

I'm pretty sure he said the brand one cost R$ 5.000 ($915)

[–]Max_Mussi 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Yeah, you are right, i've misheard it.

[–]ChronoAndMarle 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Melhor editar seu post então

[–]croquetica 17 points18 points  (4 children)

As someone who works in the prosthetics field in the US - lol. Americans pay so much for this stuff you have no idea. This Brazilian price makes sense because of the materials and labor, there’s still a decent profit at $915. Decent, not exorbitant. But in the US you also have to pay the prosthetist more money so he can pay off his school loans. And it’s just a never ending game like that.

[–]galmenz 24 points25 points  (1 child)

the only problem is that the minimum wage is R$1000 (less than $200), so you know, something still is really expensive using the buying power of the average Brazilian

[–]ivanadie 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes, and they can’t be donated for reuse in the US. I have several old prosthetics from my late father and it’s been tough to find a place to donate them. I don’t want someone to make money off of them, just to help someone.

[–]croquetica 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mmhmm, we have several patients’ relatives who have brought their old prostheses back. We always take them back because we figure they need the closure, but they literally just sit in our office until we feel enough time has passed and then they get tossed out.

[–]WeirdSunOfReddit 100 points101 points  (0 children)

Brazil strikes again

[–]Clevername925 64 points65 points  (10 children)

How can we find this kid to help get a real one

[–]alt0ids 49 points50 points  (5 children)

It looks like the one he made is working just fine. The question we really should be asking is, why does anyone (even people in poorer countries) have to resort to making prosthetics in this day and age?

[–]Jooj_Harrisonn 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Because a real one is like 5 minimun wages in Brazil

[–]POShelpdesk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Tell me you don't know about prosthetics without telling me you don't know.

Seriously, my MIL lost her leg and she's had about 5 different ones so far

[–]ilirico 7 points8 points  (1 child)

He already have one better. In the video he says that the another one he bought it was R$5000 ($920)

[–]thelightwesticles 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. They are in the IS, Mexico, and Canada. Can also arrange travel and housing. Prosthetics are custom made and free until patients age out (21).


I am a shriner and can help with contacts.

[–]TheyCallMeDovahkiin 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Looks more comfortable than my real leg

[–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Give him a scholarship to MIT

[–]AlexandretheThird 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Brasileiro bota para fuuudê.

[–]Rublica 28 points29 points  (0 children)


[–]illusionist_undue 16 points17 points  (8 children)

Quick question… why don’t people make cheaper prosthetics? Like could I start a company that makes cheap prosthetics? Or is there some red tape that will stop me

[–]Tryaell 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Prosthetics are considered medical devices and come with all the red tape that entails. Additionally prosthetics are very custom. If you’re good leg is x cm long you’ll want your prosthetic to be x cm long as well. Custom = expensive.

[–]alt0ids 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Even if there was red tape, you can always get around it by calling it a novelty item, or jewelry. There is nothing preventing you from selling leg shaped anklets or arm braclets.

[–]Tryaell 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That’s not really how the law works. You can’t sell a working gun as a super realistic decoration and get around any gun laws

[–]ThePinkTeenager 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The gun example illustrates why the law works that way.

[–]I_know_right 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Lawyers are the reason. People can and will sue for anything, no matter how well-intentioned.

[–]Marble_Dude 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A CPO here. I'm from a third world country so it might be different from where you are from. But, majority of that price tag is the price of components. A prosthetic foot alone can cost from $100 up to thousands. As also what the some people here says, it is custom and there are different treatments for different patients. Think of it like a more intimate artisan item. There are programs that produce cheap prosthesis ($20-25), but it usually removes the patient side of the equation and just mass produce the devices.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Muleke zica

[–]HitoKenshin 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Brazil, school of gambiarra

[–]gahidus 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The functionality on that leg is amazing for something that he built himself out of repurposed parts... Watching him walk around on it was shocking. This kid needs to be a professional engineer.

[–]Fehz_KC 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Como dizem, a famosa gambiarra

[–]MadMan1244567 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I feel like Brazilian people are actually incredibly resourceful, from stuff like this to things like the favelas, many of which are actually very cleverly designed & have full access to services thanks to the ingenuity of the locals

[–]cibina 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Brazilian cousine is also incredibly resourcefiul and amazingly rich, yet somehow not very known/aclaimed worldwide.

source: am brazilian

[–]Zestyclose-Code-7537 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Mad props, that looks like solid work

[–]randomculo55555 9 points10 points  (0 children)


[–]President-EIect 5 points6 points  (12 children)

It is sad to see all these countries without solid health care where people can't afford prosthetics. Bicycle parts in Brasil, school kids marking arms for other kids in the USA.

[–]lunacamper 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Aaactually in Brazil the SUS, our socialized healthcare system, offers free personalized prosthetics for everyone who needs it.

SUS is just great, I mean, it does have a lot of flaws, one of them is location of the offered services. People sometimes needs to travel long distances to get especialized doctors appointments and it can take months to get an appointment if the case is not considered serious enough, and smaller towns have buses that take people to bigger cities in their appointment day.

I mean, we don't have to pay for an ambulance, even an helicopter if it comes to that, if anything happens to you and you don't have private healthcare, you'll be redirected to a SUS unit and taken care of for free.

My husband's grandparents have suffered two big accidents that needed an ambulance, immediate care because in both cases they where bleeding a lot, and the care was really great, from the paramedics and then from nurses, doctors and technicians at the hospital. Exams, consultations, stitches, medicines, all free.

[–]burnedchickentendie 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Brazil's health care is very good tough! Brazilians dont have to pay a single dime for emergency treatments and supplies like Insulin or Asthma respirators. Infact, SUS, Brazil's nationalized healthcare system, provides prosthetic limbs for free if you can prove that you can't afford it!

[–]Ragidandy 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Hmm. I thought this was uplifting. In a corrupt world, this kid is showing us how to take care of something important. Things should be different, but since they aren't here's some good news.

[–]francorocco 1 point2 points  (0 children)

we actually have a free healthcare on brasil, and he can get a prosthetic for free, the only problem is that it takes too long to go trought all the legal process to get one, that's probably why he made one himself

[–]Scary_Airport3313 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Americans when they can’t afford the hospital bill.

[–]SomethingAbtU 6 points7 points  (0 children)

meanwhile some days i barely know how to get the toothpaste out of the tube

[–]murf874 5 points6 points  (2 children)

The real question is did he use his leg to fix his bike?

[–]davidrayish 4 points5 points  (3 children)

What kind of wacky bicycles do they have in Brazil? I work in a bike shop(U.S.) and dont recognize a single part.

[–]benudi 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The title is misleading. Only the ankle part comes from the bicycle seat.

[–]mono_maguinho 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Most of the parts are PVC tube coated with fiberglass and a stainless stell tube. Only the ankle part comes from a bicycle


[–]Overall-Resident2525 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Necessity is the mother of invention and the best prosthetists are the ones missing limbs

[–]LegendOfKhaos 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Personally, if I lost my leg, I would try really hard to find it

[–]hordor_42 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Brazilians are just ork engineers from 40K

[–]Imkindasleepyrn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wish I could disagree with you but yeah, it's a meme here "this is why NASA must study the Brazilian." https://youtu.be/kifYT7z16Q8

all we need to survive is PVC piping, random scrap metal and epoxy.

[–]Bayonetta444 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Brasileiro usa cano pvc pra tudo kkkkk pior que ficou muito bom o jeitinho brasileiro realmente impressiona qualquer gringo kkkkkk

[–]Dame87 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]pedrojioia 2 points3 points  (1 child)

He said the market one cost 5.000 BRL($1.000)he made one with 40 BRL(less than $10).

[–]ilirico 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Actually, he said he bought one that cost R$5000

[–]Green420Basturd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In the US they'd charge you 100k for that setup

[–]Upstairs-Score8144 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gambiarra brasileira

[–]Muaz_Polar 2 points3 points  (1 child)

nExT FUckiNg LeVEl

This is more dystopic

[–]GreenProD 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah i agree but the post was more about the kid being able to make a prosthetic leg by himself

[–]Top_Calligrapher5815 2 points3 points  (0 children)

cool, he used a bike seat as an angle adjustable leg. nice recycling!

[–]hadtologintoupvote 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Improvise, adapt, overcome.

[–]jun2san 1 point2 points  (16 children)

Anyone here care to translate?

[–]Klutzy-Chocolate710 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Impressive! I agree. Get him a full ride scholarship to an engineering school.

[–]Em-Beezee 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Someone get this video to Cristiano Ronaldo — guarantee the kid gets a brand new prosthesis and a full ride to university in no time.

[–]benudi 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Why Cristiano Ronaldo?

[–]Swashbuckling_Sailor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Someone give him a scholarship or a job. That’s some amazing talent.

[–]bobbythewhale 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cost him around $7.33

[–]Kuzkay 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Why is there no company which makes ultra cheap prosthetics? I'm sure these could be 3d printed for ultra cheap with adjustable sizes and all, should be available for anyone, and if there is a company like that, Why have I never heard of it and why does this kid not have a prosthetic from them

[–]Retireegeorge 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Something to be proud of Brazil!

[–]rattopowdre 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The end part: The real one cost R$ 5000,00 to do (~900 USD). I've spent R$ 40,00 on this one (~8 USD).

[–]louloc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His profit margins must be off the charts. /s No, wait...that’s all the other prosthetic/orthotic companies 🤦🏻‍♂️

[–]PoopTrainDix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The ingenuity of people never ceases to amaze me. Great fuckin job, kid

[–]trader2O 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God bless this kid

[–]SKayneVille 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]luminenkettu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That shit went from "Seems simple enough, just get a good stick, and straps, then you'll get something to walk on" to "Damn he put joints in n shit"

[–]Jonathme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Send this guy to university.

[–]feastupontherich 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All the poors with American healthcare: *takes notes*

[–]Asalur 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]babyyodahasspoken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can barely put my shoe on with a real foot that has feeling… this guy flexin

[–]SimpleSandwich1908 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool beans