21 Ridiculous Ways People Have Actually Injured Themselves
We asked you for your weirdest and most gruesome injuries, and you told us. Warning: OBVIOUSLY this contains graphic images. OBVIOUSLY.
We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about some of their most startling and/or disgusting injuries. Here are some of the best responses.
1. This person ate a turtle.
2. This person got the Eiffel Tower stuck in her foot.
4. This girl swallowed a coin.
5. This guy's ankle isn't supposed to bend like that.
6. This woman hurt herself watching Netflix.
"I had a Netflix-related injury. My foot fell asleep from sitting watching hours of Pretty Little Liars and when I got up to go to the fridge for snacks, I sprained my ankle."
Submitted by Julie Ruemenapp, Facebook
7. This woman got beaten up by a cockroach.
"I was trying to kill a cockroach by squishing it on my carpet with a paper towel but it would not die. So I picked it up with the paper towel but for some reason I didn't crush it and it started to get on my hand, so I started sprinting to throw it in the toilet. I slipped and fell on one of those big candles with three wicks in a glass jar.
"Lots of blood and 10 stitches later, there is now a 2.5-inch scar on my leg and I didn't even kill the roach. I got my ass beat by a cockroach."
Submitted by Anne Harbaugh, Facebook
8. This woman's fingers are an extraordinary colour.
9. This person burned themselves on a curry. And the curry wasn't even that great.
"I was heating up a curry in the microwave, which was very safely placed on top of an extremely high fridge. Being very small and not being able to locate my special step, I try to reach up and remove the curry. Lo and behold, half of the curry spills down me, completely coating my arm.
"It burnt me so severely that it damaged the nerves so I didn't have anyyyyy idea how serious it was. I was so busy eating the rest of the curry and mourning the lost half, it wasn't until I realised my whole arm was one big blister that I finally went to hospital. Took months to heal and the curry was only average."
Submitted by ilovealanthecat
10. This woman burned herself with the batteries of her dildo.
"I once drunkenly fell asleep with a 'personal toy'. It overheated, and the batteries leaked acid. When I rolled over in my sleep, the skin was torn off the inside of my thighs. When I stopped screaming, I took a look. It was pretty gruesome-looking.
"Too embarrassed to go to the ER, I called a PA friend of mine, and he helped me as best he could. I couldn't walk right for months. It took forever to heal. Not only that, I ended up with a scar on the inside of my thigh in the perfect shape of a penis."
Submitted by kellyb
13. This person got a cactus in their eye.
14. This woman just used the phrase "extreme wedgie".
"I broke my vagina in a cliff-diving accident. I jumped from 50+ feet and started to feel a sort of stinging pain. Coincidentally, my fiancee was also injured. Got him to the hospital and when I peed I noticed blood. Got it checked out and I had an inch-long laceration from hole to hole.
"I guess when I jumped my bikini bunched up and I got an extreme wedgie. They wanted to stitch it but I wouldn't let them. It never really healed properly, and three years later I had a C-section with my son instead of a natural delivery, just in case."
Submitted by Andriad
16. This woman is presumably never showering again.
"When on holiday I stepped one foot out of the shower and slipped on the wet tile. My other foot, still in the shower cubicle, slipped backwards, and I did the splits, landing on my vagina on the metal glass slider. My wound bled for over an hour, but I didn't want to go to hospital when on holiday."
Submitted by skipsonrecord
17. This woman lost a fight with a phone.
18. This woman is traumatised by toilets.
"I dislocated my knee by standing up from the toilet. I then popped it back in myself, because I didn't fancy a trip to a Spanish hospital on holiday! It happened again about three years later. I am now very wary of standing up after using the loo!"
Submitted by Jessica Hallett, Facebook
19. This guy crushed his balls on his bike.
"I fell so hard on my BMX that my right testicle ascended into my lower abdomen. I had to go for a very painful operation and couldn't walk for almost a day."
Submitted by coendeb
20. This guy is going to have to explain what "pudding Twister" is.
21. This guy chipped his front tooth while masturbating in the shower.
"I chipped my front tooth while masturbating in the shower."
Submitted by BeatemMellark
Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.