What's the Dumbest Way You've Ever Gotten Hurt?

Welcome back to Pissing Contest where each week we share and compete with our lives' most ridiculous stories. This week, we're talking about out the dumbest ways we've ever gotten injured. » 1/09/15 6:30pm 1/09/15 6:30pm

Woman Strangled To Death By Escalator. Nightmares Are Real.

A fortysomething woman in Montreal was killed this morning after her scarf got caught in the escalator at a train station. Holy fucking shit. An escalator strangled someone to death. I need to lie down. » 1/30/14 5:00pm 1/30/14 5:00pm

What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year?

As in past years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has created a searchable database of emergency room visits around the country. And as in past years, we have trolled the data for the finest examples of insertions showcasing extraordinarily bad luck and/or ingenuity. [Note: Headline has been updated. These… » 12/26/13 12:31pm 12/26/13 12:31pm

High Chair Injuries on the Rise Because We're Bad Parents

Nearly 10,000 toddlers went to the emergency room this year due to highchair-related injuries—a 22% increase since 2003. » 12/19/13 12:50pm 12/19/13 12:50pm

Why Isn't the Teen Mortality Rate Dropping?

Over the past 50 years, a lot of effort has been put into improving the health and survival of young children around the world, and for the most part it's worked. That's great, but once they make it into their teenage years, they're right back in danger. As if adolescence isn't hard enough on its own, a new report… » 4/25/12 12:10pm 4/25/12 12:10pm

Newt Gingrich Bitten by Penguin Egged on by the Liberal Media

I'm just going to cut to the chase here: on Friday, Newt Gingrich's hand required bandaging after it was injured by an angry penguin. And just for fun, let's see that sentence again: On Friday, Newt Gingrich's hand required bandaging after it was injured by an angry penguin. Rumor has it, that penguin is now on Mitt… » 4/16/12 7:00pm 4/16/12 7:00pm

Georgina Bloomberg Fractures Spine

The 28-year-old professional show jumper, Olympian, and daughter of NYC's mayor took a fell off her horse during a tournament, suffering a concussion and fracturing her spine. She walked away from the fall and didn't feel severe pain until later. » 11/08/10 9:23am 11/08/10 9:23am

Maybe Hockey Kids Should Take It Easy

Though most hockey leagues begin teaching players to check at 11, new evidence suggests that this may be bad for their brains. Kids who play in a league that allows checking are three times more likely to suffer concussions. [NPR] » 6/14/10 6:40pm 6/14/10 6:40pm

EC Allegedly Used "Casually" In India • Man Attacks Woman In Ear Salon

• Gynecologists report seeing a spike in young women with menstrual complications resulting from repeat use of OTC emergency contraceptive pills. The Times of India claims the pills are being used "not in emergency but as casual contraception." • » 8/04/09 5:40pm 8/04/09 5:40pm