Damn, I bet that smarted

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18 Responses to Damn, I bet that smarted

  1. Padawan says:

    Okay…that made me cringe.

    • Exile1981 says:

      I did it using an passload impulse stapler and my thumb. Put a staple through the nail and the thumb into a stud. Hurt like hell. I pulled it out with pliers but it took a while to heal.

  2. RocketmanKarl says:

    Been there. I had a pointy chunk of dry wood jammed under my fingernail so far I couldn’t see the tip of it. Didn’t bleed much, but I now have first-hand appreciation for Asian torture techniques. Was working alone, so nobody there to help. I couldn’t pull it out by hand, so I grabbed the wood with pliers and yanked it out myself. Then it bled, a lot.

  3. Critter says:

    OooooooooH…… O_o

  4. Bubba says:

    What’s really fun is when you pour hydrogen peroxide or alcohol (aka JD) in the hole.

  5. Sanders says:

    I would not have held it there long enough for someone to take a picture of it, that’s for damn sure.

  6. Tom MacGyver says:


  7. Stonyground says:

    I work in the power fastenings industry and part of my job is to inspect and write reports on staple and nail guns that have been involved in accidents. Sometimes the accident reports come with pictures. All I will say is that people really can be idiots.

  8. Edd Zachary says:

    In the 70’s, was working in the packing area. We used air Nailers and staplers to bundle up the material. Was teaching a rookie and he proceeded to staple his thumb to a 2×4. Off work for a week or so, and did the same thing again.

  9. Rob says:

    That hurts just to look at…

  10. bogsidebunny says:

    Back in 1963 I smashed my thumb and it swelled. Hurt a lot so I went to a doctor who happened to be a female Russian immigrant the size of a T-34 tank. She heated a straightened paperclip over an alcohol-fueled Bunsen burner and before I realized what was about to happen she grabbed my hand and plunged the red-hot end of the paper clip through my thumb nail. It was scrape me off the ceiling time.

    • Cederq says:

      But it felt better afterward, and, you married her afterward and lived happily knowing you had a doc in the house…

    • RocketmanKarl says:

      My buddy Gene dropped a stack of dishes on his big toe. The toe swelled up and he said he could feel his pulse pounding in it. So he decided to “let the pressure out” and drilled a tiny hole through the toenail with a dremmel. Squirted blood about a foot high through that little hole. His GF fainted. He said it felt a lot better after that, once the bleeding stopped.

  11. Annie says:

    And I thought the bruise I’ve got on my thumbnail hurt. He’s definitely got me beat by a mile!

  12. ZombieDawg says:

    Brings back BAD memories of tearing nails off.
    Medieval torture indeed…

  13. warhorse says:

    my dad blew off all of his fingernails on one hand and nearly caused an international incident at the same time.

    during the cuban missile crisis in 1962, my dad was at Guantanamo. inside a shack that controlled the electrical power to the base, someone wanted a shelf to put the proper tools on. my dad was a BU (builder) at the time (later he switched to EO equipment operator). as part of putting in the shelf, he came back with a hammer…and made himself a path to ground for the main power relay for the entire base. blew off all the fingernails on that hand, blew open his shirt, shredded his pants, welded his pocket change together, and welded the tip of his steel-toed boot to a pipe.

    later they told him he was lucky he was sweating, or the power would have gone through his heart and killed him. all it did was convert that sweat to steam and blew open his clothes. not great, but not deadly.

    this shut down the power to the entire base. during the cuban missile crisis. someone sneezed wrong and it would have been a shooting war.

    one of these days I’m going to have to try to get his records. there is probably tons of shit in there he never told us about.

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