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Old 04-23-06, 05:06 PM
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The stupid injury thead!

I just shot a peice of my foot off with the pressure washer. It hurts really bad and it's starting to seep blood.

What stupid injurys have you had?
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Originally Posted by wethepeople
I just shot a peice of my foot off with the pressure washer. It hurts really bad and it's starting to seep blood.

What stupid injurys have you had?
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Old 04-23-06, 05:47 PM
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I shot off a piece of my finger with pressure washer too. Didn't bleed, but burned like all hell.
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Scraped a 2 inch long strip of skin off my ankle when my bike fell and the pedal clawed my leg. It looked like I had been attacked by a very narrow potato peeler. Took forever to heal as well, and there's still a nice red scar.
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Old 04-23-06, 05:57 PM
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I was shooting rubber bands at my bro, and was lining them up with my eye to get a perfect shot. The rubberband broke and nailed me right in the eye. 15 minutes later (when I could see out of that eye again), I lined up another rubber band with my eye, only to have the same exact thing happen again.
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I cut my left index finger tip off with a tablesaw...
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Lets see:
1) I was a teenager working at Wendys for a few years. I made the mistake of saying "I've never had an on the job injury since I started here". 2 days later I was cutting lettuce and unkowingly set the knife down blade up over the edge of the sink. Slammed my hand down on the knife on the soft part between 2 fingers. My manager got to hear "hey! guess what color my ligaments are!" I drove myself to the hospital.
2) One week later I tried to slice off a fingertip with a box cutter. Thus, I had parts of both of my hands bandaged and was banned from using sharp instruments.
3) At mcd's I tried to cut a fingertip off with another box cutter.
4) I have a weak ankle and after jogging it was even worse. After arriving at work on the bus I crossed the street and it collapsed when I was stepping up onto a sidewalk. The end result was road rash all over my left calf.
5) Numerous pedals meeting the calf minor injuries.
6) A week and a half ago I was not paying attention and ran into a curb tossing me to my left. The end result was a sprained wrist and roadrash. The bike was fine.

I'm quite the klutz. Surely I have more when I remember them.
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Old 04-23-06, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie
Lets see:
1) I was a teenager working at Wendys for a few years. I made the mistake of saying "I've never had an on the job injury since I started here". 2 days later I was cutting lettuce and unkowingly set the knife down blade up over the edge of the sink. Slammed my hand down on the knife on the soft part between 2 fingers. My manager got to hear "hey! guess what color my ligaments are!" I drove myself to the hospital.
2) One week later I tried to slice off a fingertip with a box cutter. Thus, I had parts of both of my hands bandaged and was banned from using sharp instruments.
3) At mcd's I tried to cut a fingertip off with another box cutter.
4) I have a weak ankle and after jogging it was even worse. After arriving at work on the bus I crossed the street and it collapsed when I was stepping up onto a sidewalk. The end result was road rash all over my left calf.
5) Numerous pedals meeting the calf minor injuries.
6) A week and a half ago I was not paying attention and ran into a curb tossing me to my left. The end result was a sprained wrist and roadrash. The bike was fine.

I'm quite the klutz. Surely I have more when I remember them.
Uhhhh..why exactly were you trying to cut the tips of your fingers off?
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Old 04-23-06, 07:51 PM
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Oh man, i have a ton of stupid scars:

1) Basket weaving. I have a divot taken out of my ankle, i was cutting a reed and sliced myself

2) Pool cleaning. I was carrying a pool vacuum back to be put away and stepped right into an open bug trap on the side of the pool. Massive divot taken out of my shin, this was 16 years ago and it still sometimes breaks open.

3) Opening a door. Not once, but twice i caught my left hand on a loose nail at my ex's house while opening the front door. They're all right handed so never even noticed it, never had a problem. Bah, people say i'm paranoid when i tell them lefties die young.

4) Cat scratch. New cat was sitting on my belly. Big brother walks up and scares the hellout of it, actually dug so deep as to scratch my large intestine. Good times, let me tell ya.

5) Staple gun. Roofing for a guy, almost fell off a 28' roof, he dove at me with the gun in his hand, caught me with it between thumb and forefinger, kept me from falling off the roof.

I can go on like this all day...
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When I was a kid, I used to rollerblade up to the top of a really big hill, then go down really fast, repeating ad nauseum. A guy on a bike got in my way once, and I woke up in the hospital three days later with a fractured skull. Doctors said I can expect a seizure sometime before I die.

As a teenager, I got a severe concussion from getting really stoned and slamming into a tree from a rope swing on the one of the lawns at school. THey took that down quick.

I've sprained my left wrist three times, and it'll probably keep hurting for the rest of my life.

I once broke a collarbone when I stupidly let some kids roll me down a hill--picking me up by my arms and legs and flinging me. Everyone was doing it...

I've been good recently. The last two head injuries were prevented by bicycle helmets
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scooping ice from an ice box i think i ripped a nice piece of skin off of my bird giving finger. Nice lovely little scar still to this day.

Going down a hill and around a curve too fast on a heavy bike and not cornering hard enough and stopping on a dime on a barbed fence pole. Dislocated right shoulder. Still hurrts alot and is numb a year later.
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Old 04-23-06, 08:47 PM
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I heart the dislocated shoulder. I dislocated my shoulder in a nasty fall in a steeplechase race. It still dislocates if I do something stupid like kayak, at which point I put it back in the socket myself, causing my friends to vomit. That's kind of fun, actually.
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Originally Posted by Flippin Sweet
I heart the dislocated shoulder. I dislocated my shoulder in a nasty fall in a steeplechase race. It still dislocates if I do something stupid like kayak, at which point I put it back in the socket myself, causing my friends to vomit. That's kind of fun, actually.
I can dislocate mine simply by buttoning a tuxedo. At my eldest bro's wedding we were all inthe chapel. There was 5-6 of us talking. And they noticed that either one of my button's was wrong or something on my tie was wrong. It involved me having to rebutton the tux though. I promptly startled everybody when i let out a slight shriek because i somehow managed to partially dislocate my shoulder while buttoning it.
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Nearly severed my thumb, right through the nail and bone, in a mishap involving a meat cleaver and a frozen roast.

Odd part was I was perfectly calm through the entire thing, even at the ER. The triage nurse wasn't though....she was freaking out.

I have slight nerve damage, and a callous where the nailbed never reformed...but it looks perfectly normal for the most part.
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy
I can dislocate mine simply by buttoning a tuxedo. At my eldest bro's wedding we were all inthe chapel. There was 5-6 of us talking. And they noticed that either one of my button's was wrong or something on my tie was wrong. It involved me having to rebutton the tux though. I promptly startled everybody when i let out a slight shriek because i somehow managed to partially dislocate my shoulder while buttoning it.
Oh, man. I did that once taking off a sweater.
When I first got the injury, I sat up quickly and did the whole initial 'how bad did I screw myself up this time' mental check. My teammate went 'oh my god! look at your shoulder!' and I said 'oh, wow. That doesn't look right, does it?' Then the pain hit, and I promptly passed out. Amusing, if I do say so myself.
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i had a fight with a hedge trimmer it won
only a few stiches though
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I have scars on both wrists that look like failed suicide attempts from really poor attempts at cutting bagels...
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Originally Posted by Eatadonut
I have scars on both wrists that look like failed suicide attempts from really poor attempts at cutting bagels...
Eat A donut next time.
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Originally Posted by wethepeople
Eat A donut next time.
Hmmm... donuts!

One time when I was working for jack in the box the box of hamburger patties (100% REAL BEEF!) broke and fell on my foot breaking it...

One time I fell off my bike trying to clip in... there was no pedal!

One time I full off the side of an suv...

And more...
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My brother and I used to play this game where we'd stand at opposite ends of the long hallway at my parents' house and throw darts at each other. We'd then slam the door shut before the dart arrives and it'd go >THUNK< into the door. Then toss it back the other way. One time I slammed the door and the >THUNK< didn't happen, so I opend the door to take a look and I saw the dart about 4ft away! It went >THUNK< right into my face and embedded itself just above my eyebrow... we didn't play that game anymore after that...

One time, I tried to bunny-hop over a traffic cone. My front-wheel cleared, but I didn't have enough speed, so I came down on the cone with my crank. Got tangled up and fell and jabbed my thumb into the ground. A couple days later it turned black & blue and I went to the health-centre on campus. They X-rayed and say, "Yep, you broke your thumb". It had already set and was in the correct position, so they didn't have to break it again. Put a splint on and I was fine a week later...

Oh, I also shot myself once too....
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I hit my little toe on a a shoe and broke it.
I hit my little toe on a high chair at work and broke it.
I hit my little toe on my friend's suitcase and broke it.
I hit my little toe on my night stand and broke it.
Someone stepped on my little toe and broke it.
My little toe is not so little anymore.
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Why do you guys have to hurt yourselves?

Stop it.
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Originally Posted by Flippin Sweet
Oh, man. I did that once taking off a sweater.
When I first got the injury, I sat up quickly and did the whole initial 'how bad did I screw myself up this time' mental check. My teammate went 'oh my god! look at your shoulder!' and I said 'oh, wow. That doesn't look right, does it?' Then the pain hit, and I promptly passed out. Amusing, if I do say so myself.
heh. When I first purchased my Bianchi they presured me get a small sized cycling jersey. I got it on. Needless to say, getting it off nearly resulted in dislocating my shoulder. I somehow managed to get it off after 10-15 minutes, without ripping it and without dislocating it.
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Originally Posted by my58vw
Hmmm... donuts!

One time when I was working for jack in the box the box of hamburger patties (100% REAL BEEF!) broke and fell on my foot breaking it...

One time I fell off my bike trying to clip in... there was no pedal!

One time I full off the side of an suv...

And more...
Were you the kid sgetting out of the SUV that got hit by the vehicle in that one video that is passed around like a bad cold?
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I tried to drive my non-locking swiss army knife into a piece of wood and the blad snapped back and cut my finger......

My brother and I were playing RISK; he got mad at me for creaming him and thre his pieces everywhere. I jumped over the board to pick them up, and in the act of doing so I cut a gash on my knee from a clipboard, while in the air.
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