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Man Nearly Explodes After Compressed Air Valve Lodges In Buttocks
LA Times ^ | 2/16/2014 | LA Times

Posted on 02/16/2014 7:32:56 PM PST by Dallas59

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (PIX11)— New Zealand trucker Steven McCormack is either the luckiest or unluckiest person in the world, depending on one’s perspective.

McCormack was working on his tractor trailer at a gas station in Whakatane, on the North Island’s east coast, when he slipped and fell, landing on a broken high pressure air valve.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: air; blowup; butt; celebratediversity; likelystory; milliontooneshot; newzealand; stevenmccormack; whakatane
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1 posted on 02/16/2014 7:32:56 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

“slipped and fell on it” — that old excuse?


2 posted on 02/16/2014 7:36:03 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Dallas59

Burped and farted the air out for THREE DAYS!


3 posted on 02/16/2014 7:37:35 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Dallas59

4 posted on 02/16/2014 7:38:09 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

uh huh, that’s a likely story


5 posted on 02/16/2014 7:38:29 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Dallas59

How would the air valve lodge in the buttocks unless one’s buttocks was not clothed? I’ve known a lot of people had to deal with air valves, never one that got it “accidently” caught in their crack.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 7:39:09 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: B4Ranch

But at least he could control the pressure


7 posted on 02/16/2014 7:39:13 PM PST by digger48
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To: ClearCase_guy
It could happen...


8 posted on 02/16/2014 7:39:16 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Dallas59

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


9 posted on 02/16/2014 7:39:18 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Dallas59

When the phrase "pull my finger" is a cry for help...


10 posted on 02/16/2014 7:39:49 PM PST by BlueDragon (everyone needs to have a plan)
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To: PistolPaknMama
from the article

The nipple of the valve punctured the 48-year-old’s left buttock, pumping air into his body at 100 lbs. per square inch. The pressure drove air into every possible space in his body, separating fat from muscle and compressing his lungs and heart.

11 posted on 02/16/2014 7:40:36 PM PST by digger48
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To: Dallas59

Obviously “in his buttocks” is not where it was “lodged”.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 7:41:14 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Dallas59

BOND: "He always did have an inflated opinion of himself"

13 posted on 02/16/2014 7:42:04 PM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: Dallas59

Oh that’s just swell.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 7:42:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dallas59

We need a warning label to protect others from having this happen to them.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 7:43:32 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Slings and Arrows

I can’t believe you’re not here yet.


16 posted on 02/16/2014 7:45:09 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: digger48

How horrible! I’m amazed the guy lived, to be honest. You’d think some of that air would have gotten into his veins and arteries.

I can’t imagine the pain, either. Or maybe I just don’t want to.


17 posted on 02/16/2014 7:45:11 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Dallas59

one in a million....!


18 posted on 02/16/2014 7:47:57 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Dallas59

19 posted on 02/16/2014 7:50:57 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Dallas59

Does his pink collar give us a clue?


20 posted on 02/16/2014 7:51:13 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Dallas59

I hear he can stand flat-footed, bend over and paint the side of a barn against 50mph winds.


21 posted on 02/16/2014 7:52:18 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Dallas59

The mechanics of this are somehow eluding me.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 7:52:35 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah he really blew that one.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 7:52:54 PM PST by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Dallas59

“Man Nearly Explodes After Compressed Air Valve Lodges In Buttocks”

Wait.

What?


24 posted on 02/16/2014 7:53:04 PM PST by FAA
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To: shibumi

LOL!


25 posted on 02/16/2014 7:53:17 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Trod Upon

26 posted on 02/16/2014 7:53:27 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Free in Texas

His chance of survival was really up in the air for a while there.


27 posted on 02/16/2014 7:54:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dallas59

And the article says when they stuck a needle in to get a blood sample, it just spit back out.

I don’t know whether to believe this or not. But according to the account, no it didn’t go up his butt, exactly. It punctured one of his buttocks. Pushing air under his skin, not into his intestines.


28 posted on 02/16/2014 7:54:37 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you. See my page.)
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To: Dallas59

After further digging around I found that the air was entering just beneath his skin; evidently the pressure was causing the skin to separate from the muscular structure underneath. This happened in 2011.


29 posted on 02/16/2014 7:58:39 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Dallas59

Frank Costanza - “It was a million-to-one shot, doc.”


30 posted on 02/16/2014 7:58:50 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: PistolPaknMama

I remember an incident about 50 years ago where some men were horseplaying. One grabbed an air hose, poked the other in the butt and hit the button. He thought it was in fun.

It was a perfect hit. It inflated and ruptured the other man’s intestine. He died screaming.


31 posted on 02/16/2014 7:58:54 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: PistolPaknMama

I remember an incident about 50 years ago where some men were horseplaying. One grabbed an air hose, poked the other in the butt and hit the button. He thought it was in fun.

It was a perfect hit. It inflated and ruptured the other man’s intestine. He died screaming.


32 posted on 02/16/2014 8:00:34 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Indeed, it would have ruptured everything and he’d be a goner.


33 posted on 02/16/2014 8:00:46 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER; Dallas59

If it had lodged where you imply, his intestines would have been ripped to shreds, and he probably would have died, not have left the hospital in three days. Not only does he suffer a grotesque injury, he’s the subject of jokes and lewd speculation.

I don’t know why the LA Times is bringing this up now, it happened almost three years ago. A perennial favorite, I guess.


34 posted on 02/16/2014 8:03:40 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Brandonmark

I didn’t realize Algore was working again.


35 posted on 02/16/2014 8:04:37 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Dallas59


36 posted on 02/16/2014 8:05:54 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: B4Ranch

[Burped and farted the air out for THREE DAYS!]

It was not part of the article, but I am sure his co-workers and friends were around him saying things like: “Go, Steve, blow it out your $$$, you rootin, tootin, polutin son-of-a-gun you.”


37 posted on 02/16/2014 8:09:02 PM PST by Islander2
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To: Jet Jaguar; Slings and Arrows

He must be on a bathroom break.

Maybe he’s venting excess gas.


38 posted on 02/16/2014 8:13:33 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Dallas59

million to one shot, doc, million to one. /seinfeld


39 posted on 02/16/2014 8:16:46 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: AlexW

It appears to be a clue.


40 posted on 02/16/2014 8:18:36 PM PST by mcshot (Their fraud is deep and unending.)
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To: Dallas59

Damn and we thought we were onto something by lighting farts when the Butane Lighters first came out....

Using Zippo’s worked but the Ronson Butane would make an orangish flame.....

Impressive and (not so) surprising what little it takes to entertain a bunch of 19 year olds ‘trapped’ on a ship together...


41 posted on 02/16/2014 8:23:09 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: Dallas59

Yeah, but, is there video?


42 posted on 02/16/2014 8:28:37 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: shibumi; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
That's what happens when you play "Blazing Saddles" in reverse.


43 posted on 02/16/2014 8:29:23 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
MTOSD!


44 posted on 02/16/2014 8:33:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
The mechanics of this are somehow eluding me.


45 posted on 02/16/2014 8:36:35 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Wait, that doesn’t seem right either!


46 posted on 02/16/2014 8:36:54 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: dsrtsage

:) I Wonder if a guy can get “ASSMAN” plates on a commercial truck in NZ.


47 posted on 02/16/2014 8:37:33 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: heartwood
I don’t know why the LA Times is bringing this up now, it happened almost three years ago. A perennial favorite, I guess.

The LAtte Times is a cheap whore for click bait articles to drive traffic to their website. Journalism is dead.

48 posted on 02/16/2014 8:40:02 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Dallas59; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

It was a million to one shot, Doc. Million to one.


49 posted on 02/16/2014 8:41:03 PM PST by Gamecock (Grace is not opposed to human activity. It's opposed to human merit. MSH)
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To: PistolPaknMama

it was broken, so it may have impaled him.


50 posted on 02/16/2014 8:44:21 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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