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Offline mick

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AUSTRALIA where men are still MEN!
« on: October 12, 2009, 03:44:07 AM »
First up we have the bloke that fired a nail gun into a mates skull by (accident) aka negligent discharge. He was passing it to him. It went the full 2.5 inches into his skull. No problem, the bloke that shot him grabbed the claw hammer and pulled it out! The victim was in hospital doing fine last time I checked.

Then today a 15 year old bloke was bitten by a brown snake, they kill people. Bad snakes to mess with. He killed the snake, wrapped the bite on his ankle with a bandage, rode his bike home and called an ambulance.

Both big no nos in first aid terms, but nice to see some toughness for a change! The kid probably had no choice, but letting someone remove a 2.5 inch nail from your head with a claw hammer is special.

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Re: AUSTRALIA where men are still MEN!
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 10:07:15 AM »
First up we have the bloke that fired a nail gun into a mates skull by (accident) aka negligent discharge. He was passing it to him. It went the full 2.5 inches into his skull. No problem, the bloke that shot him grabbed the claw hammer and pulled it out! The victim was in hospital doing fine last time I checked.

Then today a 15 year old bloke was bitten by a brown snake, they kill people. Bad snakes to mess with. He killed the snake, wrapped the bite on his ankle with a bandage, rode his bike home and called an ambulance.

Both big no nos in first aid terms, but nice to see some toughness for a change! The kid probably had no choice, but letting someone remove a 2.5 inch nail from your head with a claw hammer is special.

Yes, that hurts me just reading about it. Reminds me of an 86 year old uncle of mine that got his foot caught in a cornpicker, cut his foot off with his pocket knife to get free, crawled across the field to the roadside, and waved down a motorist passing in a vehicle (this happened about 45 years ago).
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Re: AUSTRALIA where men are still MEN!
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 12:08:20 PM »
Here in Colorado we have tough guys too!!   We are far and few inbetween. lol  Heres a article of a man who had to cut off his arm to go find help. And the other stories make me look like a wimp.

http://hike.mountainzone.com/2003/news/html/030502_amputate-arm.html
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2009, 12:30:39 PM »
Pfft!  That is nothing....

I once got papercuts across 2 fingers!  Two fingers!!!  Being a manly man, I stuffed my other fist in my mouth to stifle the screams of pain, and dragged myself over to the coffee station where there are medical supplies and used only ONE bandaid per finger! 

While I was there I also grabbed some smelling salts to revive my co-workers who had passed out from the horror of the gruesome situation.

...AND I only took the rest of the day off to recuperate from my wounds.

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2009, 12:44:56 PM »
HAHAHAHA :lau: :lau:
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2009, 07:15:50 PM »
If you blokes keep that up, your Gov might ban the nail guns too. I wonder how many "Manly" Aussies are willing to go back to swinging hammers  ;)

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 09:37:36 PM »
I used to swing a hammer 8 hours a day....Now tho, I'll be darned if I'm gonna use a real screwdriver anymore!
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Re: AUSTRALIA where men are still MEN!
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 09:43:38 PM »
i remember the story about the hiker that cut off his arm.  that was quite a story.
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Re: AUSTRALIA where men are still MEN!
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2009, 12:43:03 AM »
a man who had to cut off his arm to go find help.

The big wuss.... why he have to go for help?  Heck - a real man woulda just carried on.  :evil:
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009, 11:36:16 AM »
I hear all the tales of "the good old days".  I was listening to a group of old blokes talking one day about the larrikin things they got up to in their youth.  "We never got up to any trouble, we just did it for devilment."  "No-one ever got hurt, not like they do today".  One of those fellows has one arm (throwing sawdust in a sawmill), two of them have one eye (one was playing with a shanghai), and the last one had had a few nasty broken bones (probably tomfoolery on horseback). 

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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2009, 04:17:14 AM »
ROFL!

 

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