NaNo is forcing me to post completely random things here because:
a) I have no mental energy to actually *write* anything,
b) posting *anything* here makes me feel like I’ve at least done *something*, and
c) I am procrastinating and therefore fucking about, and in said fuckery I am
finding being sent random ‘stuff’ that tickles me.
- Heat the end of a bent paper clip (or a similar size metal wire) over an open flame until it is red hot. Use a pair of pliers to hold the paper clip during sterilization.
- While it is still very hot, touch the tip of it to the injured fingernail. This is not a painful procedure for most people.
- The heat of the clip will burn a small hole in the fingernail. It is not necessary to press hard on the fingernail to burn a hole.
- As the paper clip is removed, blood should start releasing through the small hole. If not, retry the procedure until blood comes out and pressure is relieved.
Does this not sound like some awesome-scary-hot play? Stick a red hot pointy thing through your fingernail?!!
But it’s not… noooo. It’s medical advice from the National Institute of Health for if you smash your finger with a hammer or something (and yes, they do use the term ‘smashed’!): Smashed finger.
“Come here baby, I’m just going to make this paper clip red hot and then we’ll…”