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- Jan 29, 2014
Moron actually thought we were going to do a laser burn challenge, lol.... Must be CrazyJay back here again with another one of his puppets.
Well, you better use protective gear like mythbusters did if you try.Anyone tried the banana peel yet? As long as people use some [un]common sense and do it in an open area away from furniture and obstacles it should be pretty unlikely to get hurt.
Yep, I believe that the Mythbusters built that arena as a thin plastic film covering a layer plywood which itself was built on a layer of tires so that it would be kind of springy and not too hard to fall on.Well, you better use protective gear like mythbusters did if you try.
The type of fall caused by slipping on a banana peal is actually quite likely to result in serious injury on a hard surface. The problem is that you typically slide feet-forward, landing on your back with your head hitting the floor. This can give you pretty serious head injuries.
The type of fall when you fall forward (like tripping over a wire suspended low across the road) is somewhat less dangerous. Most people will be able to brace their fall with their arms, resulting in things like fractures to wrists and arms, but often not in severe head injury (though you could knock out teeth if unlucky, which is more expensive to fix than dangerous to die from).
I landed on my back after a slip like that on my back as a kid. Didn't suffer any lasting damage, but the result was a profusely bleading wound on my had that required some stithes to close. This was lucky though as i hit my head on the base of a pole that had some give, not on solid concrete.