Careful With That Blowgun...


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Fred Fuller
July 25, 2013, 02:03 AM
http://www.livescience.com/38331-blowgun-dart-inhalation-risk.html

Boy Inhales Blowgun Dart
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer | July 22, 2013 07:17am ET

http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/055/038/i02/blowgun-dart-3-130722.jpg?1374496665

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Mp7
July 25, 2013, 04:57 AM
15 year old?

Sorry to sound cold, but that is natural selection.

A contraption as simple as a blowgun .... :uhoh:

Deltaboy
July 25, 2013, 10:56 AM
Prayers for kid but gee whizz what was he thinking.

Fred Fuller
July 25, 2013, 01:20 PM
From the text of the article at the link:

Over the next three months, the doctors saw two more cases of teen boys (ages 14 and 15) who inhaled darts from homemade blowguns. In both cases, the darts were removed without complications.

The teens were following instructions from - guess where - the internet.

Bikewer
July 25, 2013, 04:31 PM
That's why commercial blowguns have a removable mouthpiece with a little guard to prevent such nonsense....
Idiot proof...

But nothing is idiot proof because idiots are so clever....

I've made blowguns since I was a little kid in the 50s but I always had the sense to inhale first....

Eb1
July 25, 2013, 05:21 PM
That is most unfortunate. I hate that it happened. Let's... All forget it...

glistam
July 25, 2013, 06:26 PM
I've even seen deaths from this, like a little kid (maybe 5 years old) that died from inhaling a push-pin. So many net instructions do not mention that you have be careful during the inhale phase, either press the breech to your chin while you breath in, or keep the lips completely closed and inhale through the nose.

JShirley
July 25, 2013, 06:27 PM
Yeah, or the guard mentioned is just a wire that bends out of the way...

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