Your worst screw-up injury?

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  1. Shelbo

    Shelbo Hur hur

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    Lulz, Guess what? I'm so awesome that I decided to mess around with my Dad's wood carving tools and ended up stabbing myself in the hand. I had to go to the ER and now I have 6 stitches and a sore right hand. I guess it's a good thing I write with my left...

    So I was wondering, what is your worst injury due to you being oh-so incredibly smart and awesome?

    I am in need of some Transfomers Band-Aids....
     
  2. thecollector

    thecollector Fluffernutter Admirer

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    My worst screw up injury...I forgot how old i was when it happened, I was probably 10 or 11. My friend had a go kart that he "modified"(Stuck a piece of cardboard on the back) for two people, even though its meant to hold one. So I didnt know any better and hopped on. Next thing i know my foot it being dragged under the go kart along the side walk at about 12 MPH. I didnt feel it until i looked back. I freaked out, hopped off, fell onto the grass. I then got up and hopped on one foot into my house, to my kitchen. My mom was freaking out but calmed down and tried to put pressure on the tear in my foot. Eventually it slowed down, but the floor was covered in blood. My mom took me to the ER and I got a few stitches on my foot.
     
  3. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Was driving a work van too fast on an exit ramp in the rain. Wen't flying off the side :lol 
     
  4. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    I think I was three years old or so when I decided it would be a great idea to play around in an alley, where I subsequently tripped and faceplanted on a broken beer bottle.
     
  5. Yoakem

    Yoakem Well-Known Member

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    Thought I could fly like Peter Pan and jumped off my dresser. Had an old-style bed with the big bedknobs. Landed on bedknob. My stomach took the whole blow. Knocked the wind out of myself; don't know how I didn't get any internal bleeding or broken ribs since I was so young.

    Not the worst, but one of my most vivid and painful screw-ups.
     
  6. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    I was in a Judo tournament and tried to throw a guy that outweighed me by a good 100lbs! He blocked and I pivoted to throw him overhead. I nailed the throw but dislocated my elbow and shoulder in the process...when they re-set my elbow they set it WRONG and had to RE-dislocate it and set it again.
     
  7. Big Dawg

    Big Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Oh god let's see

    age 5- stuck a small jewel from a toy (those cheap little stone animals from the 80s that had jewels for eyes) in my ear for "safekeeping"- trip to the ER and inexperienced intern=blown eardrum (still can't hear out of it to this day and I'm 30)

    age 6- giving the old st bernard on family friends farm a hug goodnight, by myself... older sister came outside to find me with my head in it's mouth doing the "death shake"- still have visible scars on my face from that one (almost 100 stitches total)

    age 7- visiting my parents hometown in Wales for the 1st time and decided to run up super steep cement stairs in the back garden... only to trip and gash my forehead and get knocked out and fall back down the steps (my parents found me ten minutes later in a pool of blood at the bottom of the stairs). 30 stitches and still have the reminder above my eye

    so yeah, take your pick lol (no wonder my parents always called me accident prone)
     
  8. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    for some reason when I was real little I stuck my finger in one of those car lighters to see if it was hot. oh it was hot alright and I lost like 5 layers of skin on my finger too
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    When I was much younger I went too fast down a hill on my bike and broke both the bones (or whatever I ain't a doctor) in my lower arm.

    A year later I had another bike accident, again stupidly going too fast. This time I landed on a rock. Punched right into my stomach.

    Year or two later I tried to 'ride' my bike down some stairs in a part, hit my waist off the rail.

    Then a year later I did it again, skidded and the handlebar hit me just above crotch.

    I no longer ride the bicycle.
     
  10. TfAnimatedfan

    TfAnimatedfan Five. Dollar. Headband.

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    Ooh! I remember being thirst one night. I grabbed one of those convinience store/fast food cups (You know, the ones with the lid and straw). The way I saw it was pretty much "Fuck yeah, convenience!". Since I don't do tap water, and didn't have a working water purification system at the time, I usually had jugs filled with water. So I grabbed a jug off the counter, filled the cup, then put the lid and straw on it. Being thirsty, the first thing I did was take a huge gulp of it. Then I realized how bad it tasted. Then I realized it burned the inside of my mouth and throat. Then I realized I had just taken a big gulp of a bleach/soap/water mix.(used for cleaning).

    I wasn't hit by the smell because of the lid. I also hadn't flipped on the kitchen lights. So I completely blinded myself to the fact that it was bleach.

    I decided to was it down with some milk. The amount of bleach was large enough to give me a bad time, but too small to do any real damage.

    Not only does bleach burn, it tastes like shit. That taste stayed with me all night.


    That night I learned the value of proper household chemical storage.

    It wasn't exactly a blood and guts type injury, but stuff like that freaks me out way more than any type of cut or break.
     
  11. Jetcracker54

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    crashing my bike in the woods face planting into a creek on rocks
     
  12. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Cutting my finger in half vertically with an electric bush trimmer. It was my middle finger to. Than later that week same hand stabbed my self with a pocket knife while cutting the ties on newspaper bundle. Did not go to the hospital for that one even though i could see the bone bleed to small degree for like 24 hours. Left a helluva scar. As for the finger that was 4 stitches because i did not cut to deep into the finger and the doctor did not want to run stitches through my nail. Both were a result of my own carelessness.
     
  13. EvaUnit13

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    followed my uncle out the door when i was 1 and in one of those baby seat things that looks like a ufo with wheels. fell down the stairs and my left cheek exploded, apparently not from hitting an edge but from the impact. i still have the scar and i think it looks cool.
     
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    Kicked a durian out of curiosity at the age of two or three. Boy, was I dumb back then.
     
  15. Silk Spectre

    Silk Spectre The Evil Queen

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    I've been lucky to have not been injured badly, but I remember when I was little and carrying a truck load of barbies in my arms I tripped over our black lab who was laying in the middle of the hallway in the house and fell onto a huge floor vent. It took a chunk out of my elbow. I remember going into the bathroom and putting band aids on it like it was nothing but a minor scrape and my mom finding me and freaking out. I was like "what?" :) 

    I still have a scar from where it was stitched and the skin feels stretched and thin there.
     
  16. joebot.

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    I was in a pit seeing one of my favorite bands and I broke my wrist when I hit it on someone's head. I was put in a cast for four weeks and I was taken out of it too early. I went to a Terror show the night after it was cut off so I duct taped it back on for the show, cast swinging and all.

    Not one of my best ideas but it certainly was a good time.
     
  17. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    When I was 6, I used to pull my shorts down while running to the bathroom. You see where this is going, right?

    One day I tripped, slid a few feet into the bathroom door frame, and busted my forehead open. I had to get stitches(not sure how many, but I suppose I could count on the scar).
     
  18. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    My skates were hurting my feet, so I told my brother(a doctor) I had got hit with a puck and it hurt so he would give me a steroid shot. He gave me the steriod shot and I had a really bad reaction to it, my whole body became inflammed and 8 months later my internal organs still haven't healed because they just keep setting one another off and no doctor can figure out what's wrong. It's very painful and I can barely eat anything. Every week I have to go to a different specialist for more testing. Moral of story, drugs are bad and getting injections when you don't need them is a bad idea. You are as invincible as you think you are. :cry 
     
  19. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    Well, hmmm...

    Well, mom told me to be careful with my Xacto knife...

    Lol, fuck that. I cut my leg pretty good, as I was opening a figure in my lap.
     
  20. G1Wheeljack

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    Think the worst I've had it is falling off a desk I was sitting on in high school and breaking my arm, either that or when I was much younger I leaned to far to the ground while riding my bike making a turn and got a nasty gash on my knee.

    My friend however, recently decided to "wrestle"(that's the official story, I found out the truth later) with another one of my friends and ended up having his pinky finger break and go sideways. He had to get surgery to have needles put in it so it heals correctly. It's kind of his own fault, as the person he was wrestling with is very volatile(carries a knife with him at all times to, makes me worried) and I try to avoid him as much as possible, so this result didn't surprise me too much.
     

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