CycleChat Investigates - Pain!!!

Which of these causes the most pain should you stand upon it barefoot?

  • Landmine

    Votes: 6 10.3%
  • Cactus

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3 pin plug

    Votes: 28 48.3%
  • Bear trap

    Votes: 4 6.9%
  • Broken glass

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lego

    Votes: 17 29.3%
  • Cobra

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Dinky toy

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fresly erupted lava

    Votes: 2 3.4%
  • Caltrops

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    58

matiz

Veteran
Location
weymouth
I jumped into a lake to retrieve a football once straight on to a upturned broken bottle having the sole of my foot stitched up was agony, and I've trod on a few large nails on building sites over the years, but I still think the 3 pin plug just about edges it.
 

Threevok

Growing old disgracefully
Location
South Wales
Worst thing you can tread on - a broken calcaneus

Even worse if it's your own :eek:
 

ColinJ

Puzzle game procrastinator!
I think my dad beat all of those...

He worked for George Wimpey in the 1960s/1970s in the pre-'health and safety gone mad' days. He had been up on some scaffolding fitting some window frames, then needed to go off somewhere else. Rather than walking the boards to a ladder at the far end of the building, he clambered over the guard rail and jumped down. Unfortunately, he had not noticed that directly below was a length of timber with a 6" rusty nail sticking out... The nail went straight through the sole of his boot, through his foot, and out through the top of his boot! :eek:

His workmates failed to get his foot free using a claw hammer - they ended up having to use a crowbar!

It made his eyes water just a little... :whistle:
 

tyred

Legendary Member
Location
Ireland
I think my dad beat all of those...

He worked for George Wimpey in the 1960s/1970s in the pre-'health and safety gone mad' days. He had been up on some scaffolding fitting some window frames, then needed to go off somewhere else. Rather than walking the boards to a ladder at the far end of the building, he clambered over the guard rail and jumped down. Unfortunately, he had not noticed that directly below was a length of timber with a 6" rusty nail sticking out... The nail went straight through the sole of his boot, through his foot, and out through the top of his boot! :eek:

His workmates failed to get his foot free using a claw hammer - they ended up having to use a crowbar!

It made his eyes water just a little... :whistle:
Years ago my brother did step on a nail sticking out of a piece of wood and had it push out the top of the foot too but he had only stepped on it, he didn't fall on it from a height.
 

classic33

Legendary Member
You may make jokes about it, but... :whistle:

I did a forum walk on 6th May this year, during which I stubbed a toe. This is what it looks like 6.5 months later...

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:eek: :cry:
Another eighteen months and you'll have nowt but memories.

Unless you keep the nail.
 

ColinJ

Puzzle game procrastinator!
Another eighteen months and you'll have nowt but memories.

Unless you keep the nail.
I am surprised how long it is taking to grow out. It was about 25% worse than that originally so at this rate it could well take another year and a half!

I can't keep the nail because I keep cutting it. I would have to let it grow 2 or 3 cm beyond the end of the toe before cutting it in order to be able to keep it in one piece! :laugh:
 

Accy cyclist

Legendary Member
I haven't stood on a 3 point plug as far as I can remember, but I have suffered 'plug pain' when the flex suddenly wraps itself round your ankle as you catch it with your foot and it cracks you on your boney ankle joint!:ohmy:
 

Julia9054

Guru
Location
Knaresborough
I once stood barefoot on a sewing needle my sister had left sticking in the carpet. It went in blunt end first and you could see it sticking out both sides. I remember being surprised at the time that it didn’t hurt nearly as much as I expected.
Pulling it out did though!
 
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