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Sunday, 1 February 2009

You Wouldn't Think It, But...

Ouch.

7 comments:

Olaf Legend said...

ugh! this image i will not be able to rid in my head all day now!

Olaf

Bingethink said...

Is the world ready for Holby City Uncensored?

Stephen Gallagher said...

Lurking somewhere on the net is a forum for A&E workers where they swap stories of the bizarre insertions they've encountered, and the patients' explanations for same... not an urban legend, I fell across it in a Google search one time and have never seen it since.

But how vividly I remember one nurse's account of the bloke who came in with an empty jam jar wedged up his arse, and how they got it out...

The process involved sliding a stick into the jar and then piping wet plaster of paris in to set it into place. Once the plaster had set, they were able to use the stick as a handle and work the jar out.

One drawback for the patient. As plaster of paris sets, it generates heat...

Caroline said...

Oh dear! I wonder what kind of novel/story/screenplay you must be researching now, Steve, to have turned up such information during your research! ;)

Stephen Gallagher said...

It was an innocent search for "gas explosions", honest.

It certainly wasn't the kind of gas explosion I was looking for...

Lee Goldberg said...

Looks like you've found a plot for the season finale for THE ELEVENTH HOUR. :-)

Lee

Todd Mason said...

It probably won't surprise you to learn HOUSE used this phenomenon as an element in one episode.