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Opened a really stiff ring pull earlier with a freshly-trimmed thumbnail and just realised it tore the skin underneath a bit after peeling two satsumas and feeling like someone stuck a pin under there. Stupid how painful some of those little injuries can be.
 

woops

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Opened a really stiff ring pull earlier with a freshly-trimmed thumbnail and just realised it tore the skin underneath a bit after peeling two satsumas and feeling like someone stuck a pin under there. Stupid how painful some of those little injuries can be.
i've had similar injuries biting my fingernails and yeah it can fuckimg kill and stop you sleeping
 

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I was doing that pained laugh thing you do when you hit your funny bone whilst peeling this satsuma... "Hoo hooo!"
 

woops

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i was knocked over in the street once by a speeding moment and when i got up the first thing i did was crack up laughing, dunno what that was about
 

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I had a similar reaction after being in a car crash. I think it was relief at being more or less unharmed and just the rush of the situation coming out.
 

woops

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I had a similar reaction after being in a car crash. I think it was relief at being more or less unharmed and just the rush of the situation coming out.
one kind of poster would reply that's awful version, i hope no one else was injured either but i'm not that kind of poster for some reason
 

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Everybody was fine. I didn't have my seatbelt on and got thrown about a bit, but it wasn't particularly bad. Some bloke just pulled into the side of us and caved my door in. Nobody was going fast. It was strange though, I looked out of the window on my side and somehow just knew he wasn't stopping. It was as though I saw the whole thing in slow motion then it suddenly sped up at the moment of impact.
 

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I've no idea whether it's true, but I wonder if it's something to do with adrenaline. Perhaps some sort of defense mechanism kicks in which sharpens your responses and gives you that bit more time to get out of the way. Of course, I was in a car and just had to watch it happen in slow mo.

I've heard stories about athletes having a similar experience when they're on form, tennis balls looking bigger or appearing to move more slowly.
 
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