10 Strange Yet Horrendous Injuries People Have Suffered
Hospitals, especially accident and emergency departments, have to deal with all kinds of people who have hurt themselves. Their very nature means that anyone who has an injury or wound will go there to seek assistance and try to get as much help as possible. Many of these types of incidents will involve common injuries that happen to a lot of us, things that doctors and nurses are used to seeing on a daily basis. Others though, are far rarer and will leave you, just as they did the medical professionals who treated them, gob smacked.
Eye Caught On Jumper Zip
Trying on a new jumper is something that most people would do without getting into any danger but that isn’t the case for everyone though. Hospitals around the world have reported on cases of people getting their eyelids caught in the zips of jumpers as they pull them over their heads. In fact, it happens particularly frequently at Christmas when people get new Christmas jumpers to try on.
While watching pornography on his computer, an 18-year-old got a little bit too excited while enjoying himself. At one point, his bodily fluids managed to short circuit the monitor and provide a way for the current to travel from the electronics to his body. This gave him a severe electric shock that required lengthy hospital treatment.
Skipping Rope Accident
There are plenty of ways to get an injury while using a skipping rope; after all, they aren’t exactly the safest pieces of equipment. One man somehow managed to get a skipping rope lodged in his bladder and urethra after he inserted it into his penis for sexual pleasure. The rope had tangled and gotten into knots that required surgery to remove the 1.1 meters of material.
Drilled Through The Head
Ron Hunt was a construction worker who had an accident on the job that saw him fall from a ladder straight onto a large drill. The piece of equipment went through his eye socket, tore up much of his head and exited the skull. Fortunately, the drill had pushed against the brain rather than ripping into it, meaning he was left with no serious long-term effects after doctors unscrewed the piece back out of his head.
Avocado Hand Wound
Using sharp knives to cut up any type of fruit or vegetable comes with risks that can lead to serious injuries. However, the avocado has proved to be particularly dangerous in the past few years as hospitals have recorded more incidents with this food than almost any other. The problem comes from people trying to slice through the whole fruit in one go rather than cutting around the stone in the middle. One person managed to force a large chef knife all the way through his hand, damaging nerves, tissue and tendons in the process.
Frozen To Death
Anna Bagenholm made headlines around the world when she fell into a hole of an iced-over stream while on a skiing trip. She was under the ice for a total of 80 minutes before being rescued and had remained conscious for half of that time thanks to a small pocket of air trapped under the ice. When she arrived at hospital she was for all intents and purposes dead, with no pulse or brain activity. However, after several hours on a lung and heart machine she regained consciousness and went on to make a full recovery.
During a rather vigorous session of sex with his 300-pound wife, a 45-year-old Georgian man broke several of his ribs due to the sheer weight of his partner. What made matters worse was the fact that she was so embarrassed by the events that she refused to allow him to go to hospital, thereby causing the injuries to progressively get worse for several days until he could escape.
Scratching an eyeball is an extremely painful thing to do, though it is thankfully hard to do and very rare. One particular time of the year sees an increase in the number of incidents however. At Christmas, hospitals see an increase in the number of adults and children suffering from eye irritation and scratched corneas, largely down to people getting branches stuck in their eyes when they bend down to get presents.
Contact Lens Trouble
A group of medics from Pennsylvania revealed a story of a man who had come to hospital complaining that he was unable to remove his contact lenses. It turned out that the man had not been wearing his contact lenses and had actually removed the membrane from his cornea and was almost pulling it off his eyeball.
Breaking The Penis
While it might sound like something people have made up simply to scare men, it is actually possible to snap your penis. This breakage usually occurs during active or rough sex and sees the penis bend past its natural limit, causing the tissue to rip apart and allow blood to swell. The injury is entirely fixable even if victims have to have some rest.