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This contest is fueled by the following news: A man who was on officerin the Peruvian army and whose hands were injured while handling explosives now has two new thumbs. Doctors transplanted one of his toes to one hand and turned his index finger on his other hand into a thumb. Francisco del Alamo-Beneventa, 22, arrived at the Curtis National Hand Center nearly three months ago with his medical records and requested the surgery. His Visa was set to expire Friday causing doctors at Union Memorial Hospital to make the unusual decision to perform both surgeries at one time. Normally, surgeons would operate on only one hand at a time.