A patient at the local clinic sustained serious injuries from a
fishing accident, including a ruptured eyeball and total hearing loss
in one ear. Both legs were amputated mid-thigh. How did the normally mild
sport of fishing become so dangerous?
The man had been standing at the end of a dock with a bucket of dynamite,
two-inch chunks each fused and capped. He took a chunk, lit the fuse,
cocked his arm for the throw... and dropped the chunk into the bucket of
Instantly recognizing the serious situation he was in, the man dove off the
dock. But water is incompressible. It transferred the force of the
explosion, in line with the blast, against his body.
Besides his other injuries, the force also damaged both gonads. One doctor
was heard to remark that the gene pool was safe, as this patient had lost
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