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Teens Sever Fingers in School Tug of War Game

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posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 02:53 PM
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Wow, just wow. How does this happen?




Two Los Angeles-area high school students each had four fingers severed while participating in a group tug of war at a school event.


Apparently the rope snapped and that did it? Not sure I understand the logistics of it.

According to the article, both students are being treated. No word yet on if the doctors were able to reattach the fingers.

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posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 02:55 PM
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I just hope nobody points the finger of blame at the school over this.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by Dispo
I just hope nobody points the finger of blame at the school over this.

no more comments are necessary
it just cant get better then this:
edit on 5-2-2013 by xszawe because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 03:09 PM
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I think we can rope in a few more dicey comments if we really tug on the subject.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 03:10 PM
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I still can't put my finger on it...I mean how does a rope snap causing them to lose their fingers
They had to have had their hands wrapped in some way I would think.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 03:12 PM
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I'm with you, I can't really understand how it severed the fingers.

But you can bet, that tug of war will now be banned from schools.
edit on 5-2-2013 by chiefsmom because: got rid of unintentional pun. There are enough bad puns already.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 03:16 PM
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Another example of dangerous weapons slipping through the fingers of our nanny state.

Quick point out the ones who are hurt.

Wonder if they were having finger food for lunch.

Ok im done



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 03:25 PM
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When I was at school, there used to be a rumour going round that "tugging it will make you go blind" - I guess this story just goes to show that every rumour has a basis in truth.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 03:28 PM
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Thats it, ban tug of war, to many teens have lost fingers in this barbaric game.

Maybe set up a registry of tug o war ropes so we know how many of these ropes are out there. If any ropes are to be grandfathered in they should also register them with the local DHS.

I would also argue ropes cant be longer then 10 ft


Sarc/ off
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posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 03:34 PM
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Obviously we need to ban tug of war. It is clearly the problem here.
Perhaps we should ban recess?
Oh wait, we've covered that one already!



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 04:02 PM
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Dispo, you are hereby banned from this thread. All your comments have been Freakin' hilarious!

Shame on you. Bad puns, bad puns.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by HawkeyeNation
I still can't put my finger on it...I mean how does a rope snap causing them to lose their fingers
They had to have had their hands wrapped in some way I would think.


I don't understand it either. Maybe the type of rope used could be a factor? Perhaps nylon?



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl

Originally posted by HawkeyeNation
I still can't put my finger on it...I mean how does a rope snap causing them to lose their fingers
They had to have had their hands wrapped in some way I would think.


I don't understand it either. Maybe the type of rope used could be a factor? Perhaps nylon?


I had a friend who lost a finger to a snapped tow rope in a water skiing accident....when the rope snapped, his finger went poof...gone, never found it either. One of those freak accidents. This was about 45 years ago....

Des



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 05:31 PM
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It's easy to underestimate the amount of power at work depending on how many people are tugging.

I saw a tug of war competition go wrong where the first guy had wrapped the rope around his bicep.
Took his arm off at the shoulder, unbelievable, just shocking.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 05:39 PM
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Perhaps the fingers in question were a gift for the other team?
2nd line



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 05:50 PM
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I'm surprised people haven't lost limbs the way i've seen it in the past...





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