Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hedge trimming 101

(2007, Ontario, Canada) Recently a patient was rushed into the hospital, needing a surgeon to reattach the tips of his fingers to his left hand. While taking the patient history, it was found that this bright chap got the idea of holding his lawn mower sideways and applying it to his hedge. He was holding the mower deck, trimming the hedge, and things went well until the weight of the mower got to be a bit much. He readjusted his grip on the mower deck, and that was when the blade bit him.

When the reconstructive plastic surgeon was almost finished with the complex job of sewing the patient back together, another patient came in with the same injury! On investigation, it was found that he, too, had been using his mower to trim his hedge. Apparently, he lived near the first patient. He saw his neighbor trimming his hedge with the mower, and thought it was a bright idea.

Often fact is so much weirder than fiction.

Source: Darwin Awards