Man Impales Hand With Chopstick Attempting Viral Beer Opening Trick
***WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES OF A HAND WITH A CHOPSTICK IN IT***
There's more than one way to skin a cat - as hopefully none of you know from experience - and similarly, there are many ways to open a bottle of beer. But that doesn't mean that alternative methods can't go wrong. Check out the video below:
Using a bottle opener is of course the easiest way to do it. However, it seems this method just isn't quite flashy enough for some, who have started using chopsticks to open their beverages.
Turns out though that this technique is much more dangerous, as this bloke found out the hard/pointy way.
Hand and foot surgeon, Xiong Zhenfei - who works at the Xiaoshan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province - has shared some pretty grim pictures of a bloke who ended up with a chopstick lodged in his hand after attempting the unorthodox beer-opening method.
Dr Zhenfei spent half an hour removing the misused eating utensil from the drunken man's hand and said it was unclear whether the man would suffer any long term damage as a result of the gone-wrong trick.
He said: "He looked pretty calm, probably because he had had too much to drink and was numbed by the alcohol.
"The chopstick was about two centimetres deep in his palm and was bulging on the back of his hand. He said it hurt a lot and wanted me to pull it out. I asked how it happened, and he said he tried to show off by opening his third beer with a chopstick.
"He hit the bottom of the chopstick too hard and it went into his palm. His fingers were numb - likely due to nerve damage.
"I was supposed to cut his palm open to check for nerve damage, but he refused and left the following morning. So it's hard to say whether he will suffer any long-term effects from the injury."
Perhaps the holey-handed man can take some comfort from the knowledge that he is far from the only idiot to wound himself with a chopstick while attempting to open a beer like a flash git.
In the past fortnight alone, Xiaoshan Hospital has admitted five different men who had sustained similar injuries.
Dr Zhenfei said: "All three of them arrived holding their right hand, which had a chopstick embedded in the palm. It was during a period of time when the weather was particularly hot and they were all having meals outside and drinking cold beers."
If you're wondering why on earth a bit of hot weather would prompt people to take on this fool's errand, basically, the trick recently went viral on Chinese video sharing platform, Douyin. However, the trick obviously requires a degree of skill and is dangerous at the best of times, especially when drunk.
Unsurprisingly, Dr Zhenfei (and presumably any self-respecting doctor the world over) advises against trying to open your beer with a chopstick.
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