Guy’s Hospital, in London, has a unique fundraising collection box in the form of a mechanical nurse, who rotates with an outstretched begging cup into which visitors try to drop coins as it goes by. The payoff is both spectacular and disturbing.
Installed by the incredible Tim Hunkin, cartoonist, engineer and creator of amazing automata like this, the nurse has been coining it in since 2003, but she was a new experience for Jessica Crisp, who was a bit freaked out.
Saw a terrifying mechanical display at Guy’s Hospital today. I’ve been thinking about it all day & will most likely be thinking about it all night pic.twitter.com/Msx6pTvh4F
— Jessica Crisp (@crispjessica) June 21, 2019
Her post has had a lot of attention – much of it from people who may have trouble sleeping tonight, and who now have a phobia of hospitals.
Oh good Lord. https://t.co/R0DEStUBin
— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) June 23, 2019
I’m sure this is the creepiest thing I have ever seen! 😬 #studentnurse https://t.co/cp2o4BtrHb
— Becca (@Becca5492) June 22, 2019
Thanx for the nightmare fuel, lady I don’t know. Seriously, that was cold blooded.
— theGodKiller27 (@thegodkiller27) June 23, 2019
Imagine this at 3am, mid night shift, end of a dimly lit corridor … https://t.co/WmRnhN7hwb
— Dr Charley Baker (@CharleyBaker1) June 23, 2019
This is not the face of a patient who has consented… 👀 https://t.co/HGKjiyqa6e
— Alice (@notquitealice) June 23, 2019
To some, she seemed familiar …
Did Jim Broadbent get commissioned for this? pic.twitter.com/LgBNAugxUe
— Ryan Holloway (@RyanHolloway75) June 23, 2019
— Anil Tailor (@AniltailorT) June 22, 2019
The remake of Misery looks sick! https://t.co/6Eo986yvuj
— WayneDavid81 (@WayneDavid81) June 24, 2019
Twitter user, @odtaa had a major concern.
The NHS in five years time under the Tories https://t.co/4MbzLOFUlB
— Paul Odtaa #FBPE (@odtaa) June 24, 2019
Let’s face it, that wouldn’t be the worst thing Jeremy Hunt’s ever done to the NHS.
H/T: Jessica Crisp
Images courtesy of Tim Hunkin
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