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The human balloon: Truck driver survives being INFLATED after air brakes tube pierced his bottom
DailyMail.co.uk ^ | May 25 2011 | Richard Sheers

Posted on 05/25/2011 9:02:16 AM PDT by Celtic Cross

'It felt like I had the bends, like in diving. I had no choice but just to lay there, blowing up like a balloon' When he became a lorry driver, Steven McCormack probably felt he could handle the stresses of the job. But the 48-year-old New Zealander couldn't have anticipated quite what sort of pressure he would have to endure. Mr McCormack was blown up like a balloon after falling on to a compressed air tube in a freak accident. The end of the tube pierced the flesh of his left buttock, forcing compressed air at the rate of 100 pounds per square inch into his body, swelling it to bursting point.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bizarre; humanballoon; napl; weird

1 posted on 05/25/2011 9:02:21 AM PDT by Celtic Cross
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To: Celtic Cross

I’ve busted my butt before, but not literally.


2 posted on 05/25/2011 9:06:09 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Paradox: To dumb down the citizenry so they won't think for themselves, the government educates them)
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To: Celtic Cross

I tell ya — this gas inflation IS all it’s cracked up to be!


3 posted on 05/25/2011 9:06:23 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Celtic Cross

My prognosis is he’s full of hot air.


4 posted on 05/25/2011 9:10:23 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Celtic Cross

Huh, I was always told that playing around with compressed air nozzles was very dangerous, or at least that’s what the safety videos have always said. I remember someone telling once that this is how some butchers help lift the skin off animals, don’t know if it is true or not.

Freegards


5 posted on 05/25/2011 9:10:32 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Celtic Cross

I don’t believe this.


6 posted on 05/25/2011 9:11:07 AM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: Celtic Cross
Reminds me of when James Bond inflates Dr Kananga in Live and Let Die.


7 posted on 05/25/2011 9:11:28 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Mr McCormack was blown up like a balloon after falling on to a compressed air tube in a freak accident.

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Freak accident my inflated arse!

Just like them light bulbs up the wazoo was a freak accident.

lololol.


8 posted on 05/25/2011 9:11:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: Responsibility2nd
This stuff happens. Even to presidents.
 
Lucky for Obama; he's got big ears to release the pressure.
 



9 posted on 05/25/2011 9:17:21 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: Celtic Cross

Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode. George’s dad had a pasta noodle removed by a proctologist. He said it was an accident, “one in a million, doc”.
Right.....


10 posted on 05/25/2011 9:18:02 AM PDT by slackerjack
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To: Ransomed

“I remember someone telling once that this is how some butchers help lift the skin off animals, don’t know if it is true or not.’

I’ve seen that on dirty jobs. Its true its true


11 posted on 05/25/2011 9:22:35 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Gas X before the meal... uh, inflation?


12 posted on 05/25/2011 9:23:05 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Ransomed

It’s true. I watch Swamp People they use compressed air to raise the skin off Gators.


13 posted on 05/25/2011 9:24:02 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Larry Lucido

“It was a million to one shot, doc. Million to one.”


14 posted on 05/25/2011 9:25:18 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Celtic Cross
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"Million to one shot, doc.....Million to one..."

15 posted on 05/25/2011 9:26:32 AM PDT by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: UB355

Yep - I remember seeing that.


16 posted on 05/25/2011 9:27:42 AM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber things in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: Celtic Cross

So will he be making an appearance at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?


17 posted on 05/25/2011 9:28:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Impy

balloon man ping


18 posted on 05/25/2011 9:28:26 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Palin '12 begins in '11. In western New Hampshire pour moi.)
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To: Celtic Cross; Slings and Arrows

Put this on my list of things I would not want to experience OR SURVIVE!


19 posted on 05/25/2011 9:30:12 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Celtic Cross

Sniff—sniff.........”Ok, who busted ass in here?”


20 posted on 05/25/2011 9:34:47 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Celtic Cross

The story sounds like an attempt to creat an urban legend.


21 posted on 05/25/2011 9:40:29 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Celtic Cross

22 posted on 05/25/2011 9:47:00 AM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Celtic Cross
Mr Petersen said it was 'a million-to-one' freak accident.
23 posted on 05/25/2011 9:48:34 AM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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To: Celtic Cross
Ouch! That’s got to be painful.

It reminds me of Hurricane Harry from the Cool McCool show.

“Danger is my business”

24 posted on 05/25/2011 10:55:46 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Celtic Cross
Guinness World Record officials are standing by to record the world’s biggest fart. It may even exceed what comes out of Bill Maher’s mouth every day!
25 posted on 05/25/2011 10:58:09 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: ReneeLynn; Gamecock

I’m picturing the Three Stooges episode where Moe falls into a vat of tar and then gets inflated by an air hose and floats to the ceiling.


26 posted on 05/25/2011 11:20:58 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

You’ll have to start a Stooges ping list! :)


27 posted on 05/25/2011 11:22:23 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Grizzled Bear; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Put this on my list of things I would not want to experience OR SURVIVE!

It's on my list, right after "A Marxist crypto-Muslim Kenyan in the White House."


28 posted on 05/25/2011 11:29:33 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ah, the old “I fell on it” claim.


29 posted on 05/25/2011 11:37:04 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Guy really blew it.


30 posted on 05/25/2011 11:49:22 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Darksheare

“Million-to-one shot, doc! Million-to-one!”


31 posted on 05/25/2011 12:28:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

*rimshot*


32 posted on 05/25/2011 12:28:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

33 posted on 05/25/2011 12:38:41 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wasn’t there an episode of Scrubs about this?


34 posted on 05/25/2011 2:25:18 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Celtic Cross
Libs tend to be self-inflating.


35 posted on 05/25/2011 3:08:19 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: ReneeLynn

You’ll be first on my “list”! :-)

I found this synopsis of “Dizzy Pilots” here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Balloonacy

•This was done in The Three Stooges, in an odd variation of this trope, where Moe himself became a balloon. In Dizzy Pilots, Moe falls into a tub of tar, and to get the tar off of him, Larry and Curly cut a hole in his clothes and begin filling it up with gas. Hilarity Ensues as Moe begins to float away when Larry and Curly aren’t looking, and they spend the next sizable chunk of the episode trying to get Moe down. He eventually floats through an opening in the ceiling and into the sky. Hearing Moe cry during the ordeal makes this a candidate for Crowning Moment Of Funny.

Can’t find any pictures but I bet it’s on Youtube.


36 posted on 05/25/2011 3:37:07 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: ReneeLynn; Gamecock

Three Stooges ping. If you want on or off, go “Woowoowoowoowoowoo!”

The fun starts at 4:20.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7P2Dl_M7DY


37 posted on 05/25/2011 3:50:18 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Darksheare

Dunno - check the Ass Box.


38 posted on 05/25/2011 3:52:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes, that would be the episode.


39 posted on 05/25/2011 4:51:41 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Larry Lucido

Thanks for the link! Good gosh, I love The Stooges.


40 posted on 05/25/2011 6:56:34 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

If that happened to Michael Moore would anyone notice?


41 posted on 05/26/2011 3:50:30 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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