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Old January 28 2013, 07:45 PM   #46
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I bit a chunk of my tongue off while chewing gum, proving once and for all that I can't walk and chew gum at the same time. My tongue still has a little divot in the front.
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Old January 28 2013, 08:51 PM   #47
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You Tube is full of them. It's really quite astounding what some people are willing to risk for just a little bit of a joy fling. Very serious injuries too.

The worst "stupid" injury I've ever seen anybody do in person was when this kid in gym class shouted out "hey, watch this!" and proceeded to allow himself to slide down from the top of a long rope rope as if it were a fireman's pole. Well, the blood curling scream that he made caught everyone's attention, followed up by his bloody hands after having shredded the skin off during that ridiculously dumb stunt.
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Old January 28 2013, 08:55 PM   #48
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I still have a piece of graphite in my thumb from when I stabbed myself with a pencil when I was about 8 years old.

Ooh, here's a weird one. I used to be tongue-tied. The little piece of tissue underneath my tongue extended all the way to the end, and as a result, I couldn't stick my tongue out past my teeth. Due to a crazy teeth-brushing mishap, I ended up slicing that piece of tissue (I believe it's called the "frenulum") in half! Lots of blood and a few days of pain later, I was no longer tongue-tied.
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Old January 28 2013, 09:35 PM   #49
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^I have a piece of graphite in my forefinger from where I stabbed myself too!
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Old January 28 2013, 09:45 PM   #50
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Here's another one. Not really "ridiculous," but it still confuses me.

Back in my super rebellious teenage days, I got my ear pierced. It lasted for about a month before I decided I hated it, so I took it out. The hole got infected. Okay, fine, no big deal. Shit heals.

Except that it never did. I haven't had an earring in there in roughly 14 years, and the hole is still open, and it still occasionally gets inflamed. You'd think it would have healed by now, right?
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Old January 28 2013, 10:26 PM   #51
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This is a little bit ridiculous, because I should have been wearing a cap anyway:

A few years ago when I was visiting New York City, I happened across the filming of Spider-Man 3. I stayed - too long, it turned out - to watch them rehearse, and I got one hell of a sunburn. On my bald head. (And worse yet, I haven't even seen the film, so I have no idea what the scene in question was about! All I know is that Spidey was being lowered, upside down, onto a stage where there were a lot of cops.)

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^I have a piece of graphite in my forefinger from where I stabbed myself too!
It's still in there? Isn't that poisonous?
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Old January 28 2013, 10:40 PM   #52
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^Yeah, it's still in there. No, it's not poisonous. Pencils aren't poisonous -- they are not, nor have they ever been made of lead. It's just a bit of graphite resulting in an almost imperceptible grey spot on my finger.
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Old January 28 2013, 10:41 PM   #53
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^Yeah, it's still in there. No, it's not poisonous. Pencils aren't poisonous -- they are not, nor have they ever been made of lead. It's just a bit of graphite resulting in an almost imperceptible grey spot on my finger.
Yep. It fades more and more with each passing year. I think my body is slowly eating it.
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Old January 28 2013, 10:57 PM   #54
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Oh. Alrighty then. There's no possibility of getting it out, I take it? Even if it's not poisonous I would think it would hurt...
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Old January 28 2013, 11:00 PM   #55
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^Yeah, it's still in there. No, it's not poisonous. Pencils aren't poisonous -- they are not, nor have they ever been made of lead. It's just a bit of graphite resulting in an almost imperceptible grey spot on my finger.
Yep. It fades more and more with each passing year. I think my body is slowly eating it.
Yeah, got stabbed in the jaw with one by someone in primary school, there's a small darkish spot on my jawline from where it used to be.
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Old January 28 2013, 11:01 PM   #56
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Mine has been in my thumb for almost 20 years. I didn't even realize there was still graphite in there until after it healed and I could see it underneath my skin. It never hurt. Couldn't even feel it.
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Old January 28 2013, 11:02 PM   #57
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^ I would just be constantly worried about a chunk of any foreign substance in my body...but if it doesn't hurt and it isn't harmful to your health, I suppose that's enough...
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Old January 28 2013, 11:09 PM   #58
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^ I would just be constantly worried about a chunk of any foreign substance in my body...but if it doesn't hurt and it isn't harmful to your health, I suppose that's enough...
As I said mine was lodged somewhere in my right jaw (the tip anyway) until I was in my teens and it never affected my health, just gave an odd black mark for years that I had to keep explaining.
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Old January 29 2013, 12:17 AM   #59
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Tattoos don't hurt once they've healed. This is basically the same thing. Just a graphite tattoo rather than ink.
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^ I would just be constantly worried about a chunk of any foreign substance in my body...but if it doesn't hurt and it isn't harmful to your health, I suppose that's enough...
No fillings, then?
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Old January 29 2013, 12:23 AM   #60
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I jabbed little pieces of pencil graphite into the palm of my hand and my knee (??). I can still see them a little bit.

I don't think the body does anything to graphite.
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