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NOT SHARP: Australian Injury/Death Statistics

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NOT SHARP: Australian Injury/Death Statistics

Statistics on a range of un-sharp ways in which Australians injure themselves or die, allegedly from the Australian Bureau of Statistics…

* 3 people die each year testing if a 9V battery works on their tongue.

* 142 people were injured in 1998 by not removing all the pins from new shirts.

* 58 people are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers.

* 31 people have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in.

* 19 people have died in the last 3 years by eating Christmas decorations they believed were chocolate.

* Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling incidents.

* 101 people since 1997 have had to have broken parts of plastic toys pulled out of the soles of their feet.

* 18 people had serious burns in 1998 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth.

* A massive 543 people were admitted to casualty in the last two years after opening bottles of beer with their teeth or eye socket.

* 5 people were injured last year in accidents involving out of control Scalextric cars.

AND FINALLY, SURPRISE, SURPRISE...

* 8 people cracked their skull in 1997 after falling asleep (passing out) while throwing up into the toilet.

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