10 Things Worse than Breaking Both my Arms


10th Jul, 2012

So you may or may not be aware that Nessy managed to break both her arms over the weekend by tripping over a computer cable while blogging… (I’ll never live it down).

But, I’ve had my few days of wallowing in self-pity and I think it’s time to just get on with it.

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

And as everyone keeps telling me (after they’ve got over the initial shock of seeing the two casts): things could have been worse. So, for my first little blog post since breaking out of hospital, I thought I’d have a look at what some of those things are. Here’s what I came up with…

At least I’m not …

1. The recipient of this rejection letter from Playgirl Magazine in the 70s:



2. This Kayaker:


via here

(or this duck):




3. A Child that was sent through the Post:


“After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.”



4. Forced to eat Burger King’s new ‘Bacon Sundae’


Some sick, sick people at Burger King decided this bacon sundae which will forever haunt my dreams with its 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar would make a good addition to their menu.


5. The wife of any of these men:



6. Living at the top of these stairs:


Pinon, Columbia


7. This terrified Cheetah:


(but you’ll be pleased to know he was later rescued via a ladder)


8. The Pilot who crash-landed this plane found in the middle of the Sahara desert 70 years later:


Last month this World War II plane wreckage was discovered in the middle of the Sahara desert 70 years after it went down. It has remained untouched since June of 1942 when the RAF pilot believed to have been 24 year-old Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping, crash-landed it. Signs of a make-shift camp at the side of the plane shows Dennis survived and tried to use the radio to make contact and used his parachute as shelter from the sun.

A Polish oil company worker found the time capsule with its cockpit fully intact with WWII guns and ammunition inside (before they were seized by the Egyptian military). As for the fate of Dennis Copping? He was never seen again. No human remains have been found but it is thought the pilot may lie within a 20 mile radius of the plane. Military historian Andy Saunders said, “Once he had crashed there nobody was going to come and get him. It is more likely he tried to walk out of the desert but ended up walking to his death.”

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9. I may have broken both my arms by tripping over a computer cable but at least I’m not this stupid:




10. Or the owner of these shoes:



♥I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who reached out to me over the weekend, I cannot express how much your words helped ♥





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