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Boy Scout Gets Knife Lodged In Brain
KUTV ^ | December 23, 2005

Posted on 12/23/2005 11:23:24 AM PST by jdm

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Very fortunate it missed a major blood vessel.


1 posted on 12/23/2005 11:23:26 AM PST by jdm
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An incredible and un-suspecting accident

Dear God, the new breed of journalists are crashingly dumb.

2 posted on 12/23/2005 11:25:39 AM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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So he did get the knife. Finder's Keepers, I guess. It's a heck of a way to get a pocket knife, though. Shoot...most boys get 'em for their birthdays or something.


3 posted on 12/23/2005 11:26:30 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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“That's the best spot you know, if you're going to have a knife in your head,”

I'll keep that in mind


4 posted on 12/23/2005 11:26:43 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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I know it was just reaction, but let the tripped kid fall man. Don't throw knives in random directions when there's folks around. He almost gave this kid a lobotomy.


5 posted on 12/23/2005 11:26:46 AM PST by Sax
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bump for later


6 posted on 12/23/2005 11:29:35 AM PST by joe fonebone (Thin skinned people make me sick!!!)
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To: nuconvert

"I'll keep that in mind"

No, keep it ALMOST in mind. :)


7 posted on 12/23/2005 11:29:37 AM PST by Grig
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Leader flung a knife? What? What was he doing moving around with an open knife?


8 posted on 12/23/2005 11:30:30 AM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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The description of this sounds to me like they were really doing the Boy Scout equivalent of 'hold muh beer' stuff, and this is the 'plausible-story-that-doesn't-get-anyone-in-major-trouble' explanation.

I mean, c'mon. Why tosses an open blade from hand to hand hard enough to penetrate someone's skull?


9 posted on 12/23/2005 11:30:32 AM PST by Riley ("Bother" said Pooh, as he fired the Claymores.)
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When I was about his age, my brother stuck me in the back of the head with a dart...Dad pulled it out with a pair of pliers and told me it was a good thing I had such a thick skull.


10 posted on 12/23/2005 11:31:04 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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If that don't clear out the sinuses, nothing will.
11 posted on 12/23/2005 11:31:42 AM PST by b4its2late (Liberals are good examples of why some animals eat their young.)
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"While raking leaves for a Boy Scout event, one of the leaders flung a knife from his hand while trying to catch another scout who had tripped"

The leader should have his patches torn off his uniform, his Totem Chip card should be torn and thrown at his feet and he should be drummed out of the Troop ... his name never to be mentioned again. On the positive side, some lucky Scout had a chance to use those First Aid merit badge skills!


12 posted on 12/23/2005 11:33:08 AM PST by Airborne1986 (Well, you can do what you want to us. But we're not going to sit here while you badmouth the U.S.A.)
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"When I was about his age, my brother stuck me in the back of the head with a dart...Dad pulled it out with a pair of pliers and told me it was a good thing I had such a thick skull."

He certainly made his ... em ... point.


13 posted on 12/23/2005 11:34:58 AM PST by Airborne1986 (Well, you can do what you want to us. But we're not going to sit here while you badmouth the U.S.A.)
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What a Nightmare.


14 posted on 12/23/2005 11:38:37 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks (If you don't like Jesus, you can go to hell.)
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I don't buy it. A small knife like that would have to be more than just flung to bury itself to its hilt in a skull. More likely, that knife was firmly in someone's grip and some football type roughhousing resulted in this. I'm sure it was all friendly and accidental, but it was no "fling".
15 posted on 12/23/2005 11:38:40 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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The sister seems to be really broken up about her brother's accident. She looks like she is posing for the family Christmas picture!
16 posted on 12/23/2005 11:40:46 AM PST by Airborne1986 (Well, you can do what you want to us. But we're not going to sit here while you badmouth the U.S.A.)
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"He certainly made his ... em ... point."

Yep...I carry a pair of pliers with me everywhere I go to this day!

17 posted on 12/23/2005 11:40:59 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: Airborne1986
The leader should have his patches torn off his uniform, his Totem Chip card should be torn and thrown at his feet and he should be drummed out of the Troop ... his name never to be mentioned again.

Branded!
Scorned as the one who ran.
What do you do when you're branded,
And you know you're a man?

And wherever you go
for the rest of your life
You must prove ...
You're a man!


18 posted on 12/23/2005 11:41:56 AM PST by Riley ("Bother" said Pooh, as he fired the Claymores.)
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To: Airborne1986

WOW, that boy sure does have some serious acne at 14. Seems to me he needs to be treated for that just as bad as he did for the knife wound.


19 posted on 12/23/2005 12:08:56 PM PST by Halls (Never forget Terri Schiavo!!!!!!!!!)
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It seems like these things always happen in Utah... kids lost in the mountains, kids drowning in the river, kids dying in climbing accidents, kids knifing themselves in the head... What gives?

That aside, he's one lucky kid.

20 posted on 12/23/2005 12:36:50 PM PST by RedBeaconNY (Vous parlez trop, mais vous ne dites rien.)
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