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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:20 am    Post subject: Children lose fingers in tug-of-war at school "spirit w Reply with quote

ZOMG ban rope!
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The rope snapped, and when it did, it somehow severed fingers from the hands of a male and female student.

Edith Rodriguez is a senior and a soccer player. Pablo Ocegueda is also a senior and is active in sports.

Both were taken by ambulance to County USC Medical Center.

Doctors on Monday performed surgery on them to reattach the fingers.

This is not the first time there has been a serious injury involving tug of war.

What happens is that people’s fingers or hands or arms get caught or wrapped around in the rope.

Read more about this rampant phenomenon plaguing our society, of children being bullied by hypermasculine men into participating in this horrific practice and then losing fingers, arms, legs, and worse!
http://ktla.com/2013/02/06/students-sever-fingers-in-game-of-tug-of-war/#axzz2KAvxx5dm]tug-of-war[/url]
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this, amongst the failed attempts at humour in the comments:
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The "Tug of Peace" would only be for gay men.

Tickled my funny boner.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheesh I thought kids fingers were severed. These are almost adults.

Darwin nominated.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ban fingers!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ban children! :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Sheesh I thought kids fingers were severed. These are almost adults.

Exactly, I was about to say there that there's no way children could produce the tensile force which could sever fingers. Too small, too light, too weak, too easily distracted, too difficult to organise into substantial numbers. Just keeping a dozen kids herded together is a major undertaking.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rope usually used in tug of war is pretty thick. If you use a thin, nylon rope you are asking for issues. I bet that's what they had, but only 2 cents.
Pic of fatty rope:Fat rope.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they were wearing rings. Rings can take fingers off or strip them like leftovers from a chicken wing eating contest.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Maybe they were wearing rings. Rings can take fingers off or strip them like leftovers from a chicken wing eating contest.

Actually, spicy chicken can cause damage to the ring, especially if combined with 12 pints of lager. Real ring reaming combo.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This wouldn't have happened with proper regulation and heavy taxation. Rope is not a toy.
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