Thursday, 11 July 2019

A Woman Died From A Traumatic Brain Injury After Falling Headfirst Into A Metal Straw

quote [ If someone does fall on one and it’s pointed in the wrong direction, serious injury can occur. It seems to me these metal straw should not be used with any form of lid that holds them in place. It seems the main problem here is if the lid hadn’t been in place the straw would have moved away. ]

The IRONy of this is killing me.

[SFW] [food & drink] [+4 Original]
[by JWWargo@5:24amGMT]


Abdul Alhazred said @ 3:30pm GMT on 11th Jul [Score:2]
There is a company advertising all-natural drinking straws made from a breed of stiff grass. I asked them, "So your straws are made of... straw?"

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rhesusmonkey said @ 5:19am GMT on 13th Jul
jsabin69 said @ 5:38am GMT on 11th Jul
better give a warning about carrying screwdrivers and scissors etc... fall and land on the pointy end in your eye socket youll be fucked there too
maximumtodd said @ 1:31pm GMT on 12th Jul [Score:1 Informative]
Most people don't routinely put scissors or screwdrivers close to their face. As someone who almost chipped a tooth on one of these, I would recommend the silicone ones.
Dienes said @ 12:24pm GMT on 13th Jul
When we fall we tend to fling our hands up to catch ourselves/protect our face. (Kind of moot, since having it go through the neck or chest could be just as fatal.) If she was carrying a knife and/or fork on a plate when she fell, this could have happened. Carrying scissors to the other room. Tools to the garage.

Falling on a metal object killed her.

But yeah I've seen enough Final Destination to use silicone straws.
JWWargo said @ 5:50am GMT on 11th Jul
Trees should come with warning labels, too. Those tiny branches are death traps waiting to be walked into.
matang said @ 5:55am GMT on 11th Jul
I had to STEEL myself to read the article.
cb361 said @ 5:24pm GMT on 11th Jul
Oh what a piercing wit.
zarathustra said @ 3:44am GMT on 12th Jul
I am awl struck by it.
endopol said @ 2:35pm GMT on 11th Jul
Aside from the pun, what's ironic about the article? We aren't banning plastic straws for health and safety reasons.
conception said @ 3:51pm GMT on 11th Jul
I mean, we are, just not these health and safety reasons.
cb361 said @ 5:25pm GMT on 11th Jul
Won't somebody think of the turtles?
conception said @ 10:33pm GMT on 11th Jul
Fuck turtles. Save me some of dat Plankton.
JWWargo said @ 12:20am GMT on 12th Jul
I admit, it was a bit of a stretch for a pun. You can sue me but first you'll have to catch me, copper!
endopol said @ 4:35pm GMT on 12th Jul
No need to be so brazen. Just put a nickel in the tin.

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