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You've all got scars: they're nature's little reminders not to be so damned stupid next time. My favourite is the 1/4" round hole in the back of my right hand, created when I was 7 by my best friend putting a manure-covered gardening fork "away".

Tell us the stories behind your scars. With photos if possible.

(, Fri 4 Feb 2005, 10:00)
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I was about 15 I had an abject fascination with exploding things. So after borrowing the necessary ingredients from the chemistry labs, I made some potassium nitrate, rammed it in an old cigar tube and packed a banger in the top. I was feeling rather pleased with myself 'til I noticed a slight leak around the fuse, so I struck upon the idea of sealing the gap with wax.
btw, if anyone's considering building a pipe-bomb, then don't hold a lit candle over the fuse if you happen to be in a small locked room at the time.
I was a bit lucky that the fuse blew out away from the palm of my hand. Other than some nasty cuts on my left hand and a cropped mullet where my scalp had got burned, I got away rather lightly.
(, Fri 4 Feb 2005, 13:54, Reply)

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