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    Moderator Schmoderator Fluorescent fluorite, England PlantAKiss's Avatar
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    I was just having a conversation with one of our Forumites about stupid accidents we've had. So I was wondering...what kind of accidents have other folks which were kinda...well...stupid?

    When I was in high school, a group of us went on a trip to Natural Bridge, VA. Also at Natural Bridge was a small cave called the Saltpeter Cave (and lets not discuss the side effects of saltpeter...). Anyhoo...we all decided to go into the cave. The entrance was kinda low so we hunched down and all got in. You could stand up in there once you got in. We started walking down a little slope...it was very dark...pitch dark actually (as caves tend to be). So somebody held up a cigarette lighter so we could see. And see we did...a whole bunch of BATS. So half out of fright and half out of silliness, we all turned and ran back to the entrance of the cave. Sooo...I was running...and the next thing I know...BAMMMM! I'm knocked backwards and end up flat on my back on the cave floor...my face was totally numb. I had no idea what happened at first (knocked silly!)...but apparently I didn't realize I was at the entrance...where, if you remember, you had to DUCK to get in... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] I didn't duck...and hit the cave wall full tilt. I was bleeding...I had a big gash on my forehead and a lot of cuts around my eye. They had to take me to the main office and get me cleaned up. I wonder now if they closed the Saltpeter caves to the public after that....hehe

    Now Ozzy...I know you could fill this topic up but I think you can only have 99 pages or something so....just give us the best ones. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    I was on a little canoe trip as a kid, and we stopped by a pretty steep hill for a break. I decided to see if I could get to the top of the hill, which I did. Getting back down ended up being a little trickier.

    I was just crouched down taking slow, precise steps, when I tripped. To catch myself I took a giant step forward, which really just added momentum to the fall. I caught myself with another step, and then another, and pretty soon I was running full speed down the hill literally unable to stop and scared out of my mind.

    I yelled down for help as I was running and people just naturally looked at me with confusion ("What, is there something chasing him?").

    Finally I decided to just take a dive. It hurt. A lot.

    Probably looked pretty funny though.

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    well..when i was younger..like 5-6 or something..i was "bucked" off a stick horse as my mom puts it..in other words..i tripped and i had to get stitches in my lip.

    and..i fell of one of our farmhands..i was climbing on the arm things..and i slipped and hit my head on the lower bar..i had to get stitched in the back of my head..lol

    and well i have many more..but this one caused me the most pain and suffering..

    ok..imagine me.. 5 years old on my bike..my older brother is riding his bike down our driveway for a stretch and ramping over our "sand pile" that had a 3-4 foot drop off on the back side..well he talked me into going over it...and i did..jsut fine..but with my smaller bike i landed on my front tire and the wheel turned jabbing my right side..i cried i will admit. the next day i woke up and i could hardly move i was in the most pain i ever had been in. my mom rushes my to the er and i have a almost rupshered or rupshered apendix from the handle bar hitting my side... o did i mention my brother said.."u wont get hurt"

    lol

    thanks

    Brad
    thanks for you imput

    Brad

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    lol...OK...I'm feeling a little better now... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

    BTW...EndP's story reminds me of a video clip I saw not too long ago being passed around via email. It was an old movie of a little kid about 5 yrs old at a swimming pool. He had on one of those inflatable tubes that fit around your waist and a face mask. He was standing a-ways back from the pool...he took off running towards the pool...and gave a BIIIIG jump...only he hadn't gotten quiiiiiite to the pool yet. Soo... he went SPLAT on the cement decking. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] It was hilarious! I'll bet that kid's family STILL teases him about it.



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    i still need to recal some of mine but i have one from my dad...ahem ok when my dad was a sophmor in HS he and his friend went to a steep hill they called "devils backbone". anywho his friend dared my dad to go down this hill on his bike. being the macho man my dad was he went down and got down safely but his friend went down on his bike and he fell forward and the fender on his front wheel went under his kneecap and popped it off [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img] and it flew 6 feet away(so my dad said) the ambulance came and all they did post-leaving was plopped his kneecap back on and took him away. i saw his friend and he has a HUGE limp...HOW STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Man! The kneecap thing is gross!

    Ok, I could fill pages just with my fishing injury stories. Here's a few. They're in chronologic order!

    1) Moved into new house near good bass stream. I got a snag and decided the best course of action. Yup, take off my shoes, wade in and get the biggest flippin hook jammed into my foot.

    2) I learned not to wade in to release snags. I cast my line and snagged in a tree. Ok, I'm not so dumb to climb the tree and risk falling. So, I pull hard--owww, hook in eyebrow!

    3) The area with a dam is a good spot. The dam has a giant sign that says: "CAUTION! DO NOT ENTER DAM AREA. HIGH RISK OF FALLING AND SEVERE HEAD INJURIES" But I'm careful. Slip, fall CONCUSION!! Trip to ER. Pride hurt more than brain...

    4) I learned real good from 1, 2 and 3. I go on a Black Friday when it's unbelievably warm here (usually cold in Pennsylvania). I'm feelin good. Even have shorts on. I come home and proudly tell the wife no injuries, many fish caught. She smiles. Three days later, I'm in a local hospital. A deer tick was lodged in the back of my knee--bulls eye rash, antibiotics for 28 days and lyme disease most likely.
    My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.

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    I'm getting ready to leave for a week, so I don't have time to tell any stories. Some of the biggest "Opps" I've had was I shot myself in the chest with a 9mm, wrecked a train, caused an explosion in a Walmart store, and fell through a celing of a resturant while people was eating below me. Can anybody top that?

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    My dad had a mini-machine shop in our basement and he had an electrical sander with stone wheels. I accidently flipped the toggle switch and that got it running. Panicking, I tried to stop it with my hand. That didn't exactly work. It took out a good piece of flesh!

    Here's an experiment that you really don't want to try: I took a raw egg and tried microwaving it. After about 10 seconds, it made a squeaky sound and then promptly exploded all over the microwave.

    Also, if you happen to find a piece of wire that is bare on both ends - don't insert those ends into an outlet! Ever see Back To The Future? It had kinda the same effect as Doc Brown trying to connect the Bell Tower to the overhead wires - lotsa sparks.

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