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How’d That Happen!? 10 Super Weird Injuries You NEED to See to Believe

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1 out of every 5 Americans will end up in an emergency room during any given year. That’s over 65 million people!

While a lot of trips to the ER are for rudimentary things like a bad flu or a broken finger, some emergency room visits result from downright weird injuries.

Weird injuries can happen because of a variety of normal things. Sports, car accidents, household tasks, etc.

What makes them weird though is their ironic nature or their uncommon results.

To give you a better idea of what we’re talking about, below, our team has compiled a list of 10 weird injuries you’re not likely to forget any time soon…

1. Traumatic Brain Injuries From Standard Car Crashes

We’ll open up our weird injuries list with a general one we see from time to time that most people don’t believe can happen.

When you get in a standard car accident, modern safety standards on cars will generally insulate you from serious harm. Consequently, after you walk away from a car accident, you may give yourself a once over and assume you’re fine. 

The inside of your body might tell a different story, though. 

There have been cases reported where the whiplash from a car accident has caused traumatic brain injuries in victims that they weren’t aware of. These injuries then kill sufferers within 24 hours or so of them walking away from their accident.

If you’re in an auto accident, don’t leave getting the help you need to chance. You can learn more about hiring an injury attorney here.

2. David Beckham Getting the Boot

David Beckham is one of the biggest names in soccer but few people know about the freak, boot-induced injury he suffered back in 2003.

After a big match, Beckham’s coach was furious with his lackluster performance. This prompted the coach to kick a boot in his direction which split open Beckham’s eyebrow.

Beckham later left that team (Manchester United) to join Real Madrid.

3. Steve Sparks vs Phone Book

Steve Sparks was a decent pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. What a lot of people forget about him, however, was that his MLB career was delayed by a year because of a fight he had with a phone book.

This hot shot decided that he’d try to rip a phone book in half during his offseason which, in a freak turn of events, ended up dislocating his shoulder.

4. Derrick Rose’s Love For Apples

Derrick Rose and injuries have unfortunately created a symbiotic relationship. Before the two became so well acquainted though, Derrick had a freak run-in with weird injuries when eating an apple before bed.

The NBA star cut an apple, put the knife down in bed beside him, forgot about it, and later rolled onto it.

The knife ended up slicing open his arm.

5. Rocking Out With Joel Zumaya

Poor Joel Zumaya… This promising fastball pitcher made headlines during the Detroit Tiger’s playoff run because he injured his hands playing too much Guitar Hero.

As a matter of fact, in Guitar Hero 2’s credits, Joel is called out in a message that reads “No pitchers were harmed during the making of this game. Except Joel Zumaya. He had it coming.”

6. Kendrys’ Celebratory Ankle Break

If you love the Angels then you hate this Kendrys Morales story. Kendrys was a promising MLB prospect that hit a grand slam in May of 2010.

Upon rounding the bases, he jumped into the air to stomp on home plate and he broke his ankle.

This move cost him two years of his MLB career and is one of the most unfortunate weird injuries on our list… Unless of course, you’re a Dodgers fan.

7. The Killer Cleats of Turk Edwards

If you’re a football historian, you know a thing or two about Hall-of-Famer Turk Edwards who played for the Boston/Washington Redskins. You also probably know that this man, who had taken hard hits for years, was brought down by cleats.

During a coin toss, Turk shook hands with his opponents and went to turn around to walk back to his bench. His cleat, however, ended up getting stuck in the ground and upon swiveling, Turk twisted and ruined his knee.

He never played again.

8. The Often Ignored and All Too Common, Painful High-Five

This is another one of those general weird injuries that happen from time to time and no one talks about.

There have been reported cases of people high-fiving one another and the force from the impact dislocating their shoulders.

Maybe just opt for handshake next time, people… 

9. The Old Super Glue Eye Drop Mix-Up

Have you ever noticed that super glue and eye drop bottles look very much alike?

This woman learned that similarity the hard way. She dropped super glue into her eyeballs which effectively glued her eyes shut and prompted an emergency trip to the ER.

No matter how uncomfortable your eyes are feeling, always do your best to read bottles before dropping its contents into your eyes. Also, keep your super glue and eye drops in separate cabinets. 

10. Carrot-Induced Wrist Injury

While carrots may seem harmless, they aren’t all fun and games.

Did you know that you can actually dislocate your wrist from snapping a carrot in half? It’s true! 

While it only takes 200 newtons of force or so to break through a carrot, some are uncharacteristically stiff during the winter which can lull people into a false sense of confidence. 

Wrapping Up Weird Injuries You Need to See to Believe 

From sports snafus to killer carrots, there is no shortage of weird injuries out there you should do your best to avoid.

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