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The foot, in a size 8.5 white Nike running shoe, was discovered on Tuesday by two men walking on a beach in a suburb of Vancouver, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement.
The British Columbia coroners’ office is conducting a forensic autopsy and other tests to try to match it to missing persons, police said.
Seven feet were previously found along the rugged coast of British Columbia province and the neighbouring US state of Washington, including one later determined to have belonged to a missing man who was depressed. The other feet discovered include a female pair, a male pair and a male right foot.
DNA testing has not yet determined the identities of the others, said police.
Scientists say the feet could have drifted dozens or thousands of miles because human body parts can remain intact in water for years when protected by shoes or sturdy clothing.
“There has been no evidence to date to support foul play in relation to these discoveries and it appears that all remains separated from the body, disarticulated, through a natural process,” police said.
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A radiologist has turned scans of his patients’ hearts, teeth and other body parts into works of art.
Kai-hung Fung maps various organs using 3D computed tomography (CT) scans.
After feeding the data into a computer, he adds colour to his works using a method he invented called the ‘rainbow technique’. But he makes no other alterations, preferring a pure picture of what body parts really look like.
He said: “The pictures I create are generated directly from the medical 3D workstation, representing what I see on it. I do not use software such as Adobe Photoshop to further change the image.
“My aim is to preserve the direct relationship between the data and the artwork.
“It is a true integration of art, science and technology and can be studied both scientifically and enjoyed as a visual art.
“The imagery is packed with information. Each line or point represents specific anatomical structures in the body in normal or diseased state. It creates an unusual perspective.”
Since he started producing his works at Pamela Youde Nethersole Easter Hospital in Hong Kong they have been shown in galleries across the world.
Proceeds from sales of his pieces are donated to charity.
Telegraph (thanks, KirstyJ)