What is the most stupid way you have been injured?

@AmbiePam (48176)
United States
September 8, 2009 6:06pm CST
Last night I was going to boil some noodles, but the pot was too small to just put the noodles in the boiling water. So I decided to break them in half. When I did, somehow a couple of the halved noodles punctured my skin. I know, it doesn't sound possible. Although it hurt an awful lot, I didn't think much of it. Then I noticed the blood drops. The noodles had punctured my skin enough where my finger was bleeding quite profusely. I just put a bandaid on it, one with an already medicated middle. The blood soaked through the first bandaid. I thought how embarrassing it would be if I had to go get stitches, and explain to them just how I did this. But it did quit bleeding. What is the weirdest or most stupid way you've been injured?
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• Indonesia
9 Sep 09
When 12 years old, I like to saw baled out attraction of air force. So, I try to climb on the roof tile of my home. I open umbrella and I jump down. So, I don't know after that, When I woke up, I know if I sleep in hospital
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@GardenGerty (96708)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Sep 09
Wow, you lived to tell about it!!
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I am always rigging something up. So I rigged up these shelves I had bought from Wal-Mart and had a chair push against them to keep them from falling. I was trying to remember to tell my grand kids not to move that chair when they come to visit. Well they didn't move the chair I did. The shelves fell and hit me on the side of my head and knocked the crap out of me. I had to laugh at myself to keep from crying it hurt so bad. After that I stopped rigging for awhile.
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@GardenGerty (96708)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Sep 09
Hi Chevee, have not heard from you in awhile. I am prone to rig things up as well. Ouch.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18120)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Wow,The weirdest way I have been injured is getting a cut from aluminum foil.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Sep 09
For some reason I can't imagine noodles doing that, but ouch. Okay--how about accidentally stabbing oneself with a knife for a weird injury? I was trying to separate frozen hamburgers with a sharp knife, and missed the mark and instead stabbed the fleshy part of my hand--that's was over twenty years ago and I still have the lovely scar
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I know, I know. Uncooked noodles really don't sound dangerous. I guess I shouldn't have tried to break so many into halves at one time. It's one of those 'it could only happen to her' accidents.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
9 Sep 09
were they the Ramen noodles by any chance? Those ARE tough to break up...what I do is when they are still in the package I take a hammer and hammer them to break up the pieces
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
12 Sep 09
No, not Ramen noodles. They were straight as a stick fettucini noodles.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Oh I don't think I have a stupidest,I have a history of getting hurt in stupid ways... But a more recent injury that happened that was not very smart. This happened about 3-4 years ago, and instead of wearing gloves to break up some small branches, I did it bare handed. One was giving me problems so I gave a little more force to get it to break and it did, but not without a piece getting shoved under my fingernail, and went about 1/8-1/16 of an inch beyond the quick. (Hey that may not sound like a lot, but enough to cause me to stop and cry out in pain..lol)
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Owww...that sounds VERY painful.
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I got a splinter up under my thumb nail, the pain literally brought me to my knees - I had to go to a minor emergency center to get the wood pulled out from where it had broken off - that HURT!
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• United States
14 Sep 09
Yes, Ambie, it was VERY PAINFUL! Elix, I am glad I was able to get mine removed without having to go the the hospital, did they give you something to numb it before they went in?
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@forptc (290)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
And I remember another when I was a lot younger. There was this kitchen utensil that takes off potato eyes, and was quite sharp. In my attempt to "impress" a girl classmate whom I had a crush on, (and I don't know why I did it to "impress") I inserted it in my nostril...but it went in too far. My nose bled for about 10 minutes or so. Good thing it was lunch break so I had time to spend in the bathroom to wash off and suppress the bleeding. There was also a time when I thought that the jeepney service was about to leave us so I chased it and hung on. The driver said he was just going to look for a turning point and not feeling the speed (or minding it, I think), I let go...it was running at about 30 or 40 kph. I landed on the ground and rolled about 5 or 10 feet off from landing. Luckily I only got my right elbow skinned.
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• United States
9 Sep 09
Well, I have two stupid injuries I can tell you about. The first one was when I went to cook some hotdogs for my son. I grabbed the hotdogs from the freezer. They were frozen together pretty good. So I grabbed a knife to seperate them. Instead of using a butter knife or more sensible just running them under hot water, I got a sharp knife and placed it in between the hotdogs. I started to pound on the top of the knife when my hand somehow slipped. I sliced my pointer finger down to the white meat. Luckily my sister had some medical experience and was able to patch me up. My second injury was a little more idiotic. I went to grab something from my dads car which was parked in front of my neighbors house. There was a big round flower pot on a small section of grass by the curb. Well, I jumped over it the first time and retrieved what ever it was I went to get. I closed the door and turned around and tripped right over the flower pot. Although I only suffered a sprained wrist from placing my hands down to sheild my face it was still pretty stupid.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I've got a visual picture from your first injury. I once sliced my leg open to the bone (an open pipe in the ground). So I know what the "white meat" looks like. Your poor finger!
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Hey Ambie! That sounds like something that would happen to me! I have had so many weird accidents that I don't know which one to even write about! And quite a few of them were kitchen accidents, of course! I now once I was boiling potatoes and spilled scalding hot water on my foot with my sock on it and ended up having to go to the hospital and had 1st degree burns on my foot! Tons of cutting finger accidents, falling objects from my cabinets on my head, falling off the chair on my head! I am just a walking accident waiting to happen! I hope your finger feels better!
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
9 Sep 09
It's my pinky finger. I'm not that fond of it anyway. I'd rather keep my thumb.
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I was away at college and my sister was getting married. So I was taking a full load of classes, studying, working about 35 hours a week, and traveling back and forth on a 3 hour, one-way, bus ride 2 times a week for a month. 3 days before the wedding, my alarm goes off and I go to rub the sleep out of eyes and my arm spasms and I poke myself in the eye. It starts watering like crazy and stinging. I managed to scratch the surface of my eye. All I was worried about was the possibility of having a black eye at my sister's wedding. You did ask for the most stupid way someone has been injured, yes? I think I win!
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I cut my finger open on a saw 2 months before my brother's wedding, the first time I didn't wear a band-aid on my finger was for the wedding, tho I wore it up until we got dressed for the wedding and put it on before I went to bed that night. It was another month before I could go without any band-aid, and even then it was very sensitive to touch for almost a year. The doc said that if I had come in the day before he'd've put a stitch in, but it was too late by the time I did...
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Sep 09
hi ambiepam hatley here.well you know they always say use a step'ladder to reach something high,dont pile things up. well'now we did not have a stepladder at the time and i want to take some draperies down. so I put a chair on top of an end table then 'got on top of the chair.well the legs of the chair slid just a bit under my weight then I And the chair toppled and i went sort of between the legs of the endtable. to make a long story short 'my hubby insisted I go to emergency to see if I had broken something.well we went and no brolen bones but some cuts and a'lot of big blAck bruises on my thighs and legs. I was so sore I could barely walk for several days. never again.we bought a stepladder and we both used it. lol
• United States
8 Sep 09
I was squatting down to put my 2 yr. olds jacket on and she jumped at me. I fell over the wrong way and broke my rib up by my spine....first and only bone I ever broke.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
9 Sep 09
One night I was cutting up jalopeno peppers for a dish I was making...my son was pretty little....he comes along and pops one in his mouth without knowing what it was.....well he went running through the house like a nut case....I was laughing so hard the tears were running down my face....I took my hand to wipe my eye and I got jalopeno pepper juice in my eye! Hurt! I couldn't believe how much it hurt! I had to keep on washing out my eye to try to get it out as it was just burning! Stupid! I can see how you were punctured....spaghetti is very much like a sharp stick when you break it in half!
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Oh man, you just have me an awesome laugh!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I friend of mine growing up had a little brother who was about maybe 9 at the time. He had been playing in this jar or hot peppers trying to get his little brother to eat one. Well.... he went to the bathroom without washing his hands first and was in the bathroom screaming and crying in pain.
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@GardenGerty (96708)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Sep 09
Somehow managed to slam my own hand in a car door. How about draining a pot of boiling noodles and turning it backward, boiling my belly? How about trying to touch up iron a shirt while on my body and burning my neck? Any of those dumb enough for you? I am more coordinated now.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
9 Sep 09
My sister did the iron thing. I think a lot of people have messed up trying that. The boiling noodles though sounds like burn trauma!
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@GardenGerty (96708)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Sep 09
I was smart enough to pull the shirt away from my stomach quickly. It was a scald, but no blisters or scarring or anything.
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@williamjisir (22904)
• China
14 Sep 09
Hello AmbiePam. It was yesterday morning when I was doing some washing in the kitchen, I got my thumb peeled and it bled. I didn't know how I hurt it. I did not do anything for the bleeding thumb, but wash it under the tap water. Now it is ok and it is getting healed by itself. Take care, friend.
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
14 Sep 09
That is what I usually do as well.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Glad you are ok, and didn't need to go to the hospital! I can just see you explaining to the Dr that you injured yourself by attempting to shoot up a noodle...lol. Most of my injuries are from not looking where I'm going and walking or stumbling into things. My stupidest injury happened when I was still in elementary school. I was hanging by my knees on our jungle gym, when my older brother said, "Why don't you let go and let's see what happens!" So, silly me, I did. Broke two fingers. I ended up with a lollipop at the doctors, my brother spent a week in his room. With the amount of razzing he endured, I may have gotten the better end of the deal after all....
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Trust a sibling to contribute to your downfall! No pun intended. lol
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I know there's been ways, but I just can't think of any right off hand. I understand though how noodles can do that. With so many, they can be sharp! It's weird, but not impossible, just thought I'd let ya know! ;) One time, I had to go get stitches because I was doing dishes and cut myself with a knife... this was with hand washing the dishes.
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Good, I'm glad someone understands my noodle incident!
@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
8 Sep 09
well, I've certainly done some stupid things to get myself injured, like last year when I was trying to catch the outside feral cat and got myself bit - AND I DESERVED IT...
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Oh no...
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@kprofgames (3018)
• United States
15 Sep 09
I've had a few but this one sticks out. I went outside to hang some clothes up and turned my head for something and about hung myself on the clothes line. I hit the line and then went down - thankfull on the grass not the sidewalk. I don't have neighbors but was looking around just in case. LOL
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• United States
9 Sep 09
Lol. I have never done that. But I did break my big toe in a weird way. I was ballerina dancing through the house. (Keep in mind I was like 8.) But, when I went to land, my toe curled under my foot, and I landed on a barbie. So I had to go to the hospital and explain that to them. I have also fallen in the shower dancing to Michael Jackson before, and pretty much bruised the whole right side of my face. Lol. Talk about a clumsy dork.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
9 Sep 09
I was a bridesmaid for my best friend a few years ago. We chose the dresses very carefully and we had make up and hair rehearsals so that that the bride, the other bridesmaid and I would look our very best on my friend’s special day. How did I end up with a purple bruise in the middle of my swollen forehead? I was in the shower the morning of the wedding, dropped the soap and after I bent over to pick it up I smashed the front of my head on the soap holder hence a big bump that looked like an eggplant! Tragic really... Your injury sounds darn sore, you poor thing...
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