Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Do not try this at home

There are several ways to remove warts.

A shotgun is not one of them.

16 comments:

Mrs A said...

pure darwinian! pure idiot, he missed his head.

Anonymous said...

Happens more often then you think. I believe my father as a resident encountered a lady who shot off her toe as it was "bothering" her.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't a shotgun one of them? According to the article, the wart was gone!

gloria p said...

And not even one of your patients!

lightning said...

Hey, it worked. That has to count for something.

Anonymous said...

The treatment also works for genital warts.

Anonymous said...

Ask your doctor if Tengauge™ is right for you.

Anonymous said...

Blank shells can be used as placebos.

Mal said...

How drunk do you have to be to think this is going to work?

Though, to be fair, when I was ten, I cut off two warts with a craft knife. And cauterised the wounds with the end of a metal bolt heated on the stove. I can tell you it works better than a shotgun, but it hurts like f*ck.

Also, parents are less impressed by this level of ingenuity, soicism and surgical skill than you think they should be.

Quarter Life Crisis said...

So that's why Brit's don't have guns...

Officer Cynical said...

Why does Wile E. Coyote come to mind?

Huderon said...

How did he possibly think that only the wart would be removed? Perhaps he expected the shot to just skim his finger, gently lifting the wart away.

I know us Brits don't encounter firearms as much as most countries but come on?!
Shame the wart wasn't elsewhere, could have given him a Darwin Award.

Anonymous said...

From the article, we have this entry in the "Understatement of the Century" Contest:

Martin Ward, prosecuting, said: “On the afternoon in question he had some drink.”

Oliver Cromwell said...

Damn, why didn't I ever think of that?

Anonymous said...

Psych consult, definitely!

I just used the tip of a Phillips screwdriver I'd heated in a flame. Removed the wart *without* also removing the arm....

ASM826 said...

Why not? It worked. That wart is gone.

 
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