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    2018 Balls of Steel Award

    Entries are now closed - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place go to Ivan Krasouski of Belarus:

    Paraglider who crashed left with tree branch sticking out of shoulder

    4 Jun, 2018 9:19am
    By: Will Stewart


    Warning: Graphic content

    A paraglider was skewered by a giant splinter after crash landing in a forest.

    Extraordinary pictures show how a tree branch impaled 36-year-old Ivan Krasouski, from Belarus.

    He was flying near the village of Loshany close to Minsk when a strap snapped and he lost control, plummeting into a forest.



    Ivan Krasouski, 36, with a sharp log impaled in his shoulder in hospital. He crash landed in a forest while flying his powered paraglider.

    A sharp log spiked his shoulder as he crashed.

    Rescuers cut him free from the wreckage of his powered paraglider and took him to hospital, with the giant log still embedded in his shoulder, say reports from Belarus.

    He posed for pictures as he waited to have the branch removed by emergency ward medics. Doctors later freed him from the giant splinter.


    Doctors treat Mr Krasouski in hospital after the horrific accident. He arrived in the emergency room with the sharp log sticking out of his shoulder.

    The paratrike pilot told local media he had crashed into some pine trees and at first he didn't realise he had been impaled.

    "I'm thinking: 'I fell so softly, all is okay. I'll stand up and go' then something holds me back," he said.

    "I looked and it was a giant log there. I tore my shirt and there was a branch in my arm, thick as a watermelon."

    Astonishingly, Mr Krasouski retained his sense of humour during the horrific accident, joking that he was like American cartoon superhero Groot.

    Groot is a tree-like cartoon which appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics and "Guardian of the Galaxy" movies.

    "Many people came. I told them: 'Take out this splinter'. And they say: 'No, are you crazy? If we take it away, you'll bleed to death.' And I was like: 'I am Groot!'" he said.

    And I was like: 'I am Groot!'" he said.


    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/new...ectid=12064148

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    splinter?

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    Yeah, I think the technical term would be a "very large massive fuckoff splinter".

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    Might be a bit sore when the Adrenalin wears off.

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    i hate when that happens

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    Nearly as bad as Lulu's collapsed instep

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    My mum always removed splinters with a sterilized needle. Might need a bit more than that in this case.....

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    Nurses might be working on the wrong arm?


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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Yeah, I think the technical term would be a "very large massive fuckoff splinter".

    Just a scratch.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Nearly as bad as Lulu's collapsed instep
    Resulting in stump exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    Just a scratch.....
    Exactly. That'll buff out.

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    He looks pretty calm, considering, though I guess little choice.

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    Takes "having a chip on his shoulder" to a whole new level...

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    flesh wound

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    I've had worse....

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    Spetznaz?

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    Photoshop.

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