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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:24 AM
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Your strangest scar: where is it, how'd you get it?
Mine:
I have a 1" scar across the bridge of my nose. I happened four years ago, when I was putting away a chopping board and a hand-chopper on a shelf above my head. The chopper slid off and hit me, blade side down, right across the nose.

I went to the emergency room, and they glued the cut together, since there wasn't enough skin for sutures.

That's the strangest one. :P
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:25 AM
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1. one on each side of my left leg, below the knee
from a pin that was through my leg while i was in traction for 6 weeks....ewwwww
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:27 AM
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2. One part of my strange scar is on top of my foot, and the other
part of it is on the bottom.

When I was four years old, I was riding on the back of a friend's bicycle. She overturned her bike, and the kickstand went all the way through my foot.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:30 AM
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3. holy crap!
that sounds awful!! :wow:
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:31 AM
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4. Long one on the inside of my right thigh...
where I fell off a scaffold, and wound up hanging from a nail.

(Yes, it hurt like a sonofabitch.)
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FLSurfer Donating Member (350 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:32 AM
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5. Not strange, really.
But kinda funny.
About an inch long on the inside of my thumb.
Cut the nerve and I have no feeling left.
End of my thumb is completely numb. I constantly drop things, or crush them, not realizing how much pressure I'm holding with.

All this from trying to straighten a piece of glass.
I learned from it though, glass is fairly rigid and doesn't take to being bent.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:35 AM
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21. "glass is fairly rigid and doesn't take to being bent"
:rofl:
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WhollyHeretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:33 AM
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6. I've had a pencil mark on the palm of my right hand for 20 years
I was in elementary school and had just finished sharpening a pencil when someone bumped me from behind and my pencil went into my hand and the mark has been there ever since.
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alpizzy Donating Member (737 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:36 AM
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7. It is on the inside of my right arm...
where my brother stabbed me with a pencil.
You can still see the graphite...I'm forty now and
I was about 7 when it happened.
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Left_Winger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:37 AM
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8. Mine is about one inch long and parallel to my lower lip
I took a fall on a flight of concrete stairs and upon impact I bit my lower lip all the way through. The worst part was that it happened at two in the morning, I was alone and had to drive myself to the hospital.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:39 AM
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9. bottom of my chin
From two tryicyle accidents. I was hell on that thing.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:39 AM
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10. Ouch!
You are probably lucky that it was not worse.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:39 AM
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11. Rabbit-shaped scar on my right-hand palm
Got it when I was a kid, trying to leap over a ditch and landing wrong.
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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:44 AM
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12. I have a two inch long, thick scar on my knee
I got it when I was very little and climbing on a rock I was told not to climb on. I fell and cut my knee open. My father does not beleive in medical attention, so I got no stitches. I also have an imprint of my two front top baby teeth just below my lower lip. I tripped and fell on the front step and bit into my lip.
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:51 AM
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13. Two-inch scar on right bicep...
Knife fight when I was younger...
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:54 AM
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14. Two 1 inch scars on my neck
Biopsy scars...they were malignant. But have been cancer free for 18 years.
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Lilli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:10 PM
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39. :)
:)
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:14 PM
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41. :)
Every day above ground is a good one!
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:25 PM
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42. I am glad you are here
whenever things are at their darkest, I remember that there are those who would gladly trade places with me. :pals:
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:28 PM
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43. I hear you
I am very glad you are here as well! :hug:
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Trigger Hippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:08 AM
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15. Scar on inside of wrist.
Trying to change toilet paper dispenser when I worked at Arby's as a teenager. :silly:
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:09 AM
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16. Two puncture scars on the back of my hand
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:12 AM by OurVotesCount-Ohio
about 1 1/2" apart. My dearly departed Sir Thomas C. Cat became upset after I picked up a stray that showed up at our house. I went to comfort big baby and he sunk his "fangs" into the back of my hand..

Within a couple hours I was at the Dr, given antibiotics that didn't work, within 24 hrs, I was admitted to the hospital with cellulitis, 3 days in the hospital..2 weeks of IV antibiotics. Seventeen years later, dear Thomas is gone but I still have the impression of his upper and lower teeth in my hand.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:21 AM
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17. I have a one inch scar on the upper inside of my right thigh.
Located approximately four inches below my lady regions. A dog bit me when I was about ten.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:22 AM
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18. I have a scar on my shin from when I tripped over a gravestone while...
..blindfolded and dressed as Bugs Bunny

Not kidding you.

It was hell night and I was trying to find Donald Duck. I had no idea I was in a gravestone until I ripped open part of my shin. They banaged it up and I finished hell night and then immediately afterwards went to the Emergency Room for stitches
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:31 AM
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19. I used to work in a frame shop and sometimes handled pieces of glass
that were quite large. I was cleaning the glass on a piece one day and I went to flip it (like I have a million times before) and the glass must've had some kind of flaw in it because it shattered for no reason. For a second I thought to myself "Phew! I could've really been hurt..." until I looked at my right thumb and, for a split second, saw the bone. Then the blood started. OH. MY. GOD.

The worst part was that I freaked out and refused to let my coworkers take me to the emergency room for stitches. And if you wait more than 6 hours or so it's too late. So it took ages to heal and I have this horrible knotted scar on my thumb. The weird part is that I slit my thumb open from top to bottom in a thin but long cut. The scar is short (half inch) but wide. Like it shrunk in a weird way.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:33 AM
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20. Inside my left wrist. No, not a suicide attempt, although when people
see it they look at me funny.

This scar has always looked to me like a seagull flying, with three other dots serving as tiny seagulls behind him.

I got it when having open-heart surgery as an infant. It's one of the several that I have at artery points (both elbows, groin both sides, both ankles), where they hooked me up to the heart-lung machine. And here I am!
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:37 AM
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22. An eyeball scar on my wrist when I was attacked by a poodle....
damn poodles are mean sons of bitches.
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:39 AM
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23. i have a scar at my hairline that i got when i was 17
So embarrassing. :blush:

I was in love with a boy in school, and we were exchanging little love notes two or three times a day. I was skipping around the house, getting ready for school, anticipating seeing this boy, when I skipped a little higher than I should have, right in the middle of a door frame. Knocked myself right out, and woke up in a puddle of blood.

So what did I do? Washed the blood out of my hair, jumped on my bike, and rode the 5 miles in to school. When I pulled into the school yard, my friends rushed up to make sure I was ok - apparently there was blood streaming down my face. :eyes:

On the plus side, the guy rode me to the hospital on the back of his bike. That was sweet of him. :loveya:
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:45 AM
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24. Small One On My Eyebrow And One On The Left Index Finger
First one was the cause of an accidental headbutt in a boxing match. The hair from the eyebrow never grew there again, so it's noticeable.

The one on my finger, i cut in a bartending mishap. (Actually a really DUH moment.) It's a jagged scar from a cut that went all the way to the bone. (Trying to open the foil on an expensive imported rum with a fruit knife. It slipped. I wasn't cutting away from the hand. Stupid, stupid, stupid.)
The Professor
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:47 AM
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25. Scar on my right 4th toe (next to the pinky toe) from running into a fan
I was 8 or so, and there was a tornado warning in good old El Dorado, Kansas. We didn't have a basement and always went to shelter at the neighbors' house. My mom always freaked out during such times because she was chased in her car by the 1958 El Dorado tornado, and she was yelling at me to get out of my pajamas and get dressed so we could run to the neighbors'. As I was running to my room, I careened around the corner and crashed into our fan, cutting my toe. Still have a tiny scar on it.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:48 AM
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26. Looks like a tiny baby's foot..
I had a mole removed from just under my collar bone on the left side of my chest. The scar resembles a teeny tiny foot print.
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:52 AM
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27. Vertical scar between upper lip and nose
When I was five, scampering across the street, I stopped the paperboy on his bike with that lip. All the king's horses and all the king's men put my lip back together again.

The same impact also graced me with a broken collar bone which went by undetected until it was nearly healed.

By the way, it was my fault. Wee kid logic. I saw the bike and decided to return from where I started so it could pass. Meanwhile, the bike was swerving around behind me when I came back like a kamikaze - schplock!
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:55 AM
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28. 3" C-shaped scar on top of my head.
My horse ran off with me about 2 years ago. He ran through a fence and I came off, hitting the fence post head on. They thought I was dead. I started to regain consciousness in the ambulance on the way to the emergency room. It was my first, and hopefully, last ambulance ride.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:59 AM
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29. half moon scar at first knuckle on my ring finger
spinning on a barstool at a friend's house and got it jammed. Cut to the bone and man, it bled something fierce.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:00 AM
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30. 1 1/4" under left eye.
Though it happened about 50 years ago and is pretty much gone now.

I was minding a 9 year old while my mom was visiting his mom.
He wanted to dig a hole in the woods behind his house. I figured what-the-hell, it'll keep him busy for a while.

He was digging; I was reading a book nearby.
"Hey! I found a worm! It's a REALLY BIG worm!"
Oh hell, he's found a snake.
I ran over to see.
When I bent down to look I got a shovelful of dirt in the face.
The tip of the spade caught me just below my left eye.
I couldn't see out of the eye.
I wiped at it and came away with dirt and a lot of blood. Thought my eyeball was hanging out.

I ran inside to my mom screaming "How bad is it? How bad is it?"
She looked at me and fainted.
Oh shit.
The other mom revived her and off we went to the ER.
7 stitches.
The eye itself was unharmed. I just had an eyeful of dirt. As soon as they washed it out I could see fine.

The kid was beside himself with true remorse.
He had just thought it would be a good joke to throw some dirt on me.
ha ha
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:06 AM
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31. Two parallel c-section scars.
Looks like train tracks.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:27 AM
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32. I have one on my tummy, goes straight up, till it hits my bellybutton,
Then takes a small detour. I had major surgery several years ago and they gutted me like a fish!!! :wow:
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:27 AM
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33. I have a jagged scar across the back of my right thigh
from jumping off a glider on our backyard swingset. There was this uncovered bolt on the swingset sticking out unfortunately.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:37 AM
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34. The right side of my upper lip....
My dog bit my lip off while we were playing catch. ( I had my face too close to the ball )

I went to the ER with my lip in a paper cup on ice. A plastic surgeon had to re-attach my lip..... I looked like bride of frankenstein for a while, but it's better now.
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pdx_prog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:55 AM
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35. Two short ones about 3/8" long
running verticle on the top of my left hand, and two identicle scars running horizontal across the top of my right hand.

The ones on the left were from a barbed wire fence and the ones on the right was from sticking my hand in a metal ceiling fan.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:59 AM
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36. I was about 4 or 5
and I was sitting on the front steps at my grandfather's place. I was eating a biscuit, and Grampy's dog, Buddy, was sitting with me. I gave him a piece of biscuit to eat, but then supposedly changed my mind (this is how others have told me) and tried to get it back. I guess Buddy didn't like indian givers, so he bit me on the forehead. It's in front of the hairline, and it's not that big, but if someone looks for it, they can see it.
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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:08 AM
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37. A two inch straight line across my chin (skateboarding)
Did a face plant coming out the bottom of a steep hill. Had a nice view of my chin bone with that one. Took about 10 stitches below the skin and 20 above. broke my jaw as well. Good times.

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C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:06 PM
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38. A small patch on my right elbow, about 3 years ago.
At the time, my sister and I shared a bathroom with a tiny, tiny shower stall. I was always knocking things over in there, but it wasn't a problem... until one day she accidentally hung up her Venus with the blade side pointing out. Ow. Ow, ow, ow.

I *used* to think that was pretty embarassing, before I saw this thread. Geez, and you people are supposed to be the *smart* Americans...
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:13 PM
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40. Here's what it looks like now


It healed up pretty well, although it was kind of fun walking around explaining it to people! I always told them it was my then-wife trying to kill me. Unfortunately for her I lived to tell the tale :dunce:
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