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Turd Fergusen

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Reusable metal straws may be good for the planet, but they can also kill you.

The November 2018 death of Broadstone, England, resident Elena Struthers-Gardner has just been ruled accidental. According to the Daily Echo, the 60-year-old woman collapsed in her kitchen while holding a glass — whose 10-inch steel straw drove through her left eye socket and pierced her brain.

Specifically, Struthers-Gardner was carrying a jar-style glass with a screw-top lid that held the straw in place.

The cause of death was traumatic brain injury — and the coroner who investigated her gruesome end is warning others not to use metal straws in drink lids that keep them fixed in place.

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https://nypost.com/2019/07/09/metal-drinking-straw-impales-uk-womans-brain-killing-her/
 

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Keepalowprofile

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I just knew it was a matter of time.


I have thought about this scenario (often) for 4 years.
My #1 fear is getting empaled.
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Does everyone know you can jam a straw into a potato?
Be right back
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cubby

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I learned about the straw and potato thing way back during my 5 minutes of college. Yeah you don't think it would work but it does.

I don't let any small child, that I tend to, have a full length straw, I carry tiny little foldable scissors to cut them in half. When my oldest was a baby he shoved the straw too far down his throat, gagged on it and cut his throat. Lesson learned.
 

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Sejanus

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Hey for all we know when she passed out it might have been something else that was on the way to killing her. The straw just beat them to it.

I am going to go out right now and buy the largest 7-Eleven banana Slurpee I can find and load it with 37 straws. Them I am going to drink it fast incredibly fast so I get the world's worst case of brain freeze. It will be so bad I may collapse in pain and agony I may even pass out! I am just that much of a risk-taker and playing the odds.

The only thing you will not catch me doing is running with the bulls in Pamplona Spain because that is f****** stupid and certain f****** death
 

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