What is the strangest way you have ever hurt yourself?

United States
August 23, 2008 1:05am CST
This evening I was moving my desk around a little bit so I could move my laptop to get comfortable on my bed to work on some school work that is due on Monday. While trying to move everything, I noticed that my internet cable was really wrapped up around all of the other cords that my roommate and I have and I decided the best thing to do was to remove my internet cable from the wall and start untangling. I'm still not sure exactly how I managed to do it, but in the midst of untangling all of those cords, the end of my internet cable hit me right in my eye. Talk about an ouch! My eye pretty much started to water right away. I did manage to finish what I was doing however and I believe my eye looks rather normal right now. I'm just wondering if I'll have a mark in the morning. Have you managed to hurt yourself in a strange way before? How did you do it? Were you distracted or are you excuseless?
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@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
23 Aug 08
I tripped over a box I had been walking around for weeks and fell, I stepped off the ramp on the way into the house and fell, I got tangled up in my sheets and fell - on my shoe. Obviously I fall - a lot.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Hi high, [i]wow..that hurts for sure! ANyway, I have done this for several occasions already like when I was trying to arrange our wall decor and I was rearranging all the hook or nail and when I start hamerring it, ouch O hit my own finger, the one holding the nail! I was mad at myself because I really pee in my pants for doing that![/i]
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@falassion (419)
• Brazil
23 Aug 08
Do you know the poles that hold the net in volleyball? Well, imagine yourself running during a soccer match, caring about the ball and the team, when, all of a sudden, one of this poles hits your head and you're knocked out. Yeah, that REALLY happened to me. Still got the mark of the cut in my head. =/
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• United States
23 Aug 08
When my son was just starting to walk he was using furniture and whatever he could use to balance himself, he was in the kitchen and I was loading the diswasher. He used the open lid to make his way around it and unknowing grab a knife out of the untensil holder, I didn't even think about it but I walked right into the side of the door and gave myself a nasty cut on my shin. The reason it was unwarranted is because he had a butter knife, he couldn't have hurt himself but I took the pain for both of us. I still have the scar, wife got the stretch marks, I know who lost on the war wounds competition.
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
23 Aug 08
I picked up a television from the table to put it on the floor. I was in an accident many years ago and can't bend my knee all the way. I forgot about that so when I bent down I got so far and tipped over to the left. My head and elbow hit the floor simultaneously and the t.v. was on top of me. I saved it! Mind you it was a 25 inch older tv and I weigh about a hundred pounds I told my son when he was visiting that television kicked my butt!
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@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
1 Sep 08
Do we only need to give one example? Because for most of my life, I think I've been a walking disaster. So I'll try to keep my list of how I've hurt myself short. 1. In third grade, this boy and I were taunting each other to the point that he started to threaten me with a pair of scissors. I guess I had it coming when I said "Go ahead, chicken" and so I had to go to the school nurse and had my bleeding palm looked at and taken care of. 2. In high school I was literally knees-on-the-floor laughing so hard. I guess I bobbed my head too much that my forehead eventually smacked the floor I was on. That made me forgot what I was laughing at, until now. 3. In college, during a swimming class, I had a hard time trying to dive into the pool. To help me out in conquering that fear, I guess, a friend pushed me and I went straight to the bottom and hit my head somewhere down there. 4. A few years back, I was making smoothies and stabbed my other hand (the one that didn't get cut by the pair of scissors) with a knife. I won't tell you how I managed to do that. 5. A year ago, I was in my bed, reading a book when all of a sudden the curtain rod decided to break and fall on my forehead and left me a cut there, but not as big as Harry Potter's Lightning Bolt scar. I hope your eye is feeling much better.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
6 Sep 08
Thank you highflyingangel for recognizing that I hurt myself a lot with a best response! Seriously, thanks!
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
hahah this is a funny subject. let's see... i use my cellphone as an alarm clock in the mornings because regular clocks seem to die out on me pretty fast. so usually i would put my phone on the shelf above my bed so i won't have to get up to look for it when the alarm goes off. well one time, my phone went off but i was too lazy to turn it off or hit the snooze button. i figured if i just left it alone, it would just go to snooze mode anyway. unfortunately, my phone had the vibralert on and as it kept going off, the phone kept inching toward the edge of the shelf until it fell and hit me smack on the head. talk about a rude awakening!
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
1 Sep 08
Yea. Strange things to happen. I hope your eye is fine now. I am accident prone and I always fell down. I just fell down again today. The strangest way I've hurt myself.. I guess it was when I fell into a bus (at the entrance). I've forgotten what was going through my mind but I somehow managed to miss a step and fall flat in front of the bus driver. I suffered from bleeding on my knee cap and a big bruise on my thigh.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I am always rigging up something, I had this stand rigged up with a chair holding it in place if you move this chair it was going to fall, I knew I had to tell the twins not to move that chair because that stand would fall. Guess who moved the chair. You guessed. I did, that thing felled, hit me in temple and knocked me back on the bed, hurt, it hurt so bad I started laughing instead of crying, I still can feel the knot on my head now.
@Munchkin547 (2778)
24 Aug 08
When i was on holiday a few years ago there was a small table next to the bed. We'd been out one night and had a few drinks, when we got back we went straight to bed and i was out for the count! I woke up to a crashing pain in my right eye and a falling sensation - i'd fallen out of bed and banged my eye on the table!! The next day i had a massive black eye and everyone was giving my poor boyfriend rather judgemental looks, we felt we had to explain what had happened to everyone we met - and the holiday photos were ruined!! hehe i think i have a fairly good excuse as i was asleep so it was kind of beyond my control!! haha Another one i did was earlier this week, i was frying an egg and the fat spat at me and i burnt my face, that really hurt!! i hope your eye feels better soon! xxxx
• United States
23 Aug 08
I was very distraced and clueless as to what I was doing. I had a q-tip in my ear, and somehow got distracted. I turned around real fast..the q-tip lodged into my ear drum! I did this about a month ago. I had to go to the doctor. I had busted my ear drum. It finally quit draining blood and this yellow stuff. At one point, an infection had started. The doctor told me that the infection had spread past my ear drum and was headed to my brain! I had to have 3 shots, ear drops and antibiotics. I'm stil basically deaf in the ear, and will more than likely have to have a hearing aid soon!
• United States
23 Aug 08
I severed the tendon in my thumb while trying to get some hardened caramel off a plate using a paring knife. Dumb,I know. Even dumber was the ER doc (intern?)who said it'd be OK. After examining the tiny deep cut, he was ready to send me home. I couldn't move my thumb at all, so I insisted on an x-ray. The x-ray showed that the tendon was severed and I had to have an operation to reattach it!
• United States
23 Aug 08
When my son was a baby, he had one of those blow up toys, weighted on the bottom so that when you hit it, it pops back up. That was sitting in the middle of the room, the phone rang. I ran to get the phone, kicked the bop bag as I passed it. It was not fully inflated. It went flat, wrapped around my foot. and I went flying across the room, hitting my shoulder and my head on the barstool next to the phone. I ended up in the emergency room to have my shoulder put back in its socket. The mental image is quite funny to me now but, at the time, it hurt like heck.