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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
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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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