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I just cut myself and I'm bleeding profusely

  1. Dec 17, 2005 #1
    Quick someone ask me how I cut myself. anyone? anyone? I cut myself with a damn golf ball. Its a long story.
    I'll start at the beginning. I'm sure everyone has opened up a golf ball and seen the rubber bands inside. I was showing someone the inside of a golf ball a few months ago and when it exploded and blew goo all over my face I realized that some golf balls have a liquid center. Ever since then I've been cutting open any golf balls I find. Most of the newer ones don't even have the rubber bands anymore they are solid, but I keep looking. tonight I was cutting open one and it slipped and the knife I was using sliced into two of my fingers fairly deep. I've found that when someone says they cut themselves to the bone they are usually lying. This is a deep cut, but no bone is exposed.
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2005 #2
    first, bandage yourself. then, find more constructive uses of your time.

    at any rate, you shouldn't be doing risky things like cutting golf balls, you can't afford the medical bills. you've got to put me through school!
     
  4. Dec 17, 2005 #3

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    What, they don't have the rubber bands anymore? I always thought the insides of golf balls were cool.

    I hope you're keeping the cuts closed, unless you need stitches, holding the cut closed so the bleeding stops and keeping the pressure on for about an hour will work, then you need to bandage it up pretty good to keep it closed.

    <sticks sterile gauze and tape into trib's computer>

    although last time I used a paper towel to do this :redface: hey, it worked
     
  5. Dec 17, 2005 #4
    Gale sorry for hanging up on you. my phone decided to die.

    Evo thanks for the first aid tips. Luckily my boss just gave me a brand new first aid kit. 100 band-aids. 97 now.
    I heal pretty fast. that's probably a good thing
     
  6. Dec 17, 2005 #5
    Wow how do you cut open a golf ball i mean i cut open a baseball but they are like cloth

    I love those rubberbands inside them, they are like giant rubber band balls for alot more
     
  7. Dec 18, 2005 #6

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    This made my day.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2005 #7
    I sympathize tribdog, only this week I got a huge gash from a refrigerator, my index finger is all wrapped up in bandaids. I can still type fine, fortunately. Watch out that you don't get infected, it's not fun.

    Ignore the penguin. Their species is cold and flightless.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2005 #8

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    Not that! They just don't know what finger is!:wink:
     
  10. Dec 18, 2005 #9
    The majority of cuts that occur in the home (non-work related) are the result of trying to convert vacuum cleaners into hovercraft.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2005 #10

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    I believe you've found the flaw in the plan. I was half expecting the sharp edges of the golf ball were to blame as I was reading the explanation.

    I have seen cuts all the way to the bone, but you'd definitely be at the ER getting stitches if that happened. Cuts on the fingers are the worst kind though...they really hurt! The good news is that if you bled profusely, the cut probably cleaned itself out pretty well. Nonetheless, watch out for any signs of infection.

    By the way, how much of a scar did you wind up with from your pencil stab wound from last year?
     
  12. Dec 18, 2005 #11

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    Whoa jeez, that SOOOO makes me what to buy ten golf balls and cut them open.
     
  13. Dec 18, 2005 #12

    cronxeh

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    Its the tribdogs and Gales that will keep me in business :blushing:
     
  14. Dec 18, 2005 #13
    what did i do? i don't cut myself doing silly things like look at the insides of balls!!
     
  15. Dec 18, 2005 #14
    hmm... liquid filled golf balls..

    Imagine what would happen if you put them in a microwave :bugeye: :surprised

    Actually, to those who are reading, do not try it. The outcome isn't probably good..
     
  16. Dec 18, 2005 #15

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    I honestly dont see the physics in this. I mean the momentum is conserved.. so the only thing center of mass shifted ball would have is not even air resistance due to shape change.. I mean how does the liquid actually affect the trajectory?
     
  17. Dec 18, 2005 #16

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    Oh boy! What a cool idea!! Thanks, motai!
     
  18. Dec 18, 2005 #17

    Evo

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    Sure, it's all fun until someone puts an eye out. :grumpy:

    btw, has anyone seen tribdog since motai suggested that?
     
  19. Dec 18, 2005 #18

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    I haven't heard a peep from him since I PM'd and told him that I had done the experiment and how cool it was, and how the golf balls made a glow like a mini aurora borealis with amazing pink and green colors. I also haven't had a chance to write him back and tell him that that was all a lie because I actually don't have any golfballs laying around.
     
  20. Dec 18, 2005 #19

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    Eggs are good in the microwave too. And batteries. Well, make sure its somebody else's microwave.
     
  21. Dec 18, 2005 #20

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    About 24 hours late, but I heard that superglue really works for cuts.
     
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