"I thought it was candy because they put candy in your ice cream ... to make it a treat. So I said, 'OK, well, I'll just put it in my mouth and get the ice cream off of it and see what it is.'" -Clarence Stowers (finger finder) [CNN]
UPDATE: May 6, 2005: The man who found the finger refused it return it to the owner so that it could be reattached.
UPDATE: May 12, 2005: And now, finally, he offers to return it.