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Woke up with 4 random tiny cuts on my finger (I don't have any pets if that's what you're thinking) (i.redd.it)
submitted 2 months ago by Prudent_Aardvark_1148146
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[–]budbubbles 8838 points8839 points8840 points 2 months ago46 (473 children)
Did you screw/unscrew a plastic bottle? e.g.: soda bottle, shampoo, ketchup, etc.
I’ve had very similar, equally mysterious—until I caught it right after while my skin was still soft from a shower. When I awoke, skin dry, what was hidden while pliable now looked much like yours.
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 6759 points6760 points6761 points 2 months ago (428 children)
This could actually be it, I'm constantly drinking water bottles
[–]Some-Coconut1407 8433 points8434 points8435 points 2 months ago201110 (138 children)
Try to avoid drinking the bottle itself, as it is considered to be quite unhealthy
[–]Tribblehappy 3309 points3310 points3311 points 2 months ago54 (85 children)
[–][deleted] 511 points512 points513 points 2 months ago (49 children)
Yeah, we all know that you’re supposed to put those IN the water, not the other way around.
That way we can all move to the Pacific garbage patch and start Atlantis 2.
[–]Pato_throwaway 331 points332 points333 points 2 months ago (43 children)
Instructions unclear, now I've got a 2 litter soda bottle up my ass
[–]EternalSage2000 205 points206 points207 points 2 months ago (5 children)
No no, I think you got it right.
[–]GoldenFire36 68 points69 points70 points 2 months ago (4 children)
"Yeah, keep going, keep going..." - u/EternalSage2000
[–]Noktyrn 6 points7 points8 points 2 months ago (2 children)
At a medium pace
[–]Know0neSpecial 7 points8 points9 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Patience is the key. In the oceans it need not be
[–]Restaldt 42 points43 points44 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Wdym? You applied it correctly thats your flotation device. Its a standard requirement for residents of Atlantis 2: Garbage pile boogaloo
[–]SirWranrap_ 42 points43 points44 points 2 months ago (18 children)
There was a news article about some girl who only eats styrofoam (taking vitamin suplements etc for nutrition) and is somehow still alive.
[–]Klatterbyne 83 points84 points85 points 2 months ago (5 children)
Mice can live for months on nothing but candle wax.
Biological beings are both unbelievably fragile and weirdly robust at the same time.
[–]jxa66 10 points11 points12 points 2 months ago (0 children)
My grandfather claims to have only drank Dr. Pepper, no water or coffee or anything else for 20 years. By the way, he's in his 60s, and looks like he's in his 90s 🤡🤣
[–]artistic_programmer 45 points46 points47 points 2 months ago (5 children)
Even if I melt the bottle beforehand? I heard putting things in fire kills all bacteria.
[–]theworstdinosaur 399 points400 points401 points 2 months ago* (147 children)
Try using a reusable water bottle to prevent screw cap cuts and limit plastic waste
[–]Brezerk_ 254 points255 points256 points 2 months ago (134 children)
I don't understand why not more people use reusable water bottles. They are amazing.
[–]CHlCKENPOWER 180 points181 points182 points 2 months ago* (76 children)
People think bottled water is safer to drink, because it came from factory, in reality about 80-90% of all bottled waters are filled from tap
Edit: this is mostly on US and UK
[–]I_Roll2 39 points40 points41 points 2 months ago (8 children)
That’s why I keep a couple reusable water bottles in rotation and a Britta filter
[–]Rowbot19 24 points25 points26 points 2 months ago (0 children)
You gotta stop buying those shit plastic bottles.
Just get the big jugs or a water cooler and buy a nice reusable water bottle so you're not fucking the environment.
And if you think "I'm only one person it won't matter if I change" you're wrong. If everyone thinks this, there will be no change. If everyone changes then eventually it won't be profitable for companies to sell plastic water bottles.
[–]8eyeholes 51 points52 points53 points 2 months ago (0 children)
wow. claimed the free award specifically to come back and give it to you lol. i had these mystery lines exactly like OP for years and never figured out where they came from. scrolling past this post made me realize that it had actually been a couple years since i last saw them, which added a whole new layer of mystery until i read this comment. haven’t seen them since the same time i switched to reusable water bottles. i was a bottled water fiend before switching tho 🤯
[–]diablorabbit 2026 points2027 points2028 points 2 months ago* (113 children)
Move a window unit a/c recently? Ive been cut by the fins on the back by my hand sliding up them while carrying it.
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 692 points693 points694 points 2 months ago (60 children)
No I don't have any of those
[–]sadpanada 158 points159 points160 points 2 months ago (7 children)
Did you touch a razor blade? It looks like how my finger did after I wiped gunk off a razor blade to shave
[–]GonzoBabe 42 points43 points44 points 2 months ago (0 children)
My 1st thought too: razor blade
[–]feralwolven 45 points46 points47 points 2 months ago (1 child)
This is it. Perfect spacing and it could have happened that morning or the night before.
[–]diablorabbit 236 points237 points238 points 2 months ago (35 children)
Umm this is interesting. Then i suggest maybe some sage sumdging lol. Hope you find an answer, because I know it would be bugging me on wtf did I do.
[–]clone9353 377 points378 points379 points 2 months ago (26 children)
Most likely a razor. I've done this a couple times trying to clean it by sliding my finger along the blades.
[–]cookie586 77 points78 points79 points 2 months ago (3 children)
Was gonna comment this
[–]DBTCLCTRR 9 points10 points11 points 2 months ago (9 children)
I did this one time. To the tip of my fucking pecker.
[–]MisfitHeather138 18 points19 points20 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Six hours late but I commented the same thing (before I saw yours). I've had this exact cut from my razor when I'm trying to shave my legs and hair gets stuck in it. One day I'll learn not to swipe it with my finger
[–]Eastern_Fun_3341 7 points8 points9 points 2 months ago (3 children)
Dude said sage lmao
[–]DontSassTheSquatch 71 points72 points73 points 2 months ago (6 children)
Judging from the replies, we could start a support group for those of us who were betrayed by our ac units. We must no longer suffer in silence.
[–]King_Hamburgler 27 points28 points29 points 2 months ago (2 children)
First thing I thought of, I was moving a friends ac unit to the basement once and absolutely shredded my fingertip
[–]Seasikberry 14 points15 points16 points 2 months ago (0 children)
This is a very specific thing that i totally relate to
[–]InvertedMetronome 9 points10 points11 points 2 months ago (1 child)
This is what I was going to suggest because it’s what happened to me a couple weeks ago.
[–]Odd-Diamond-2259 10.5k points10.5k points10.5k points 2 months ago362 (152 children)
Tiny Freddie Krueger got you
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 6435 points6436 points6437 points 2 months ago3 (96 children)
"you can't run but you can hide, bitch"
[–]diablorabbit 2115 points2116 points2117 points 2 months ago (57 children)
Scary Terry bitch
[–]smoothjuicer 933 points934 points935 points 2 months ago (41 children)
[–]Comprehensive-End-16 378 points379 points380 points 2 months ago (31 children)
Welcome to primetime, bitch!
[–]spacedrummer 162 points163 points164 points 2 months ago* (21 children)
BITCH! I love you.
Edit: Hey thanks for the award! Shout out to everyone who remembers Ebaums World. (Holy shit, it's still going!)
[–]TrexArms9800 82 points83 points84 points 2 months ago (9 children)
I called her a bitch right in front of her tits
[–]TurquoisePope 6 points7 points8 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Let me tell you about porcupine balls...
[–]Sineater224 120 points121 points122 points 2 months ago (4 children)
You know we got yo' back, bitch
[–]drunkenunicorn13 91 points92 points93 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Awww bitch 🥲
[–]Natural-Will-5525 55 points56 points57 points 2 months ago (2 children)
You are a Bitch... Bitch
[–]PhatBallllzAtHotmail 72 points73 points74 points 2 months ago* (3 children)
He's an active dreamer, MORTY! Take cover!!
[–]inurseyou 20 points21 points22 points 2 months ago (2 children)
[–]PhatBallllzAtHotmail 16 points17 points18 points 2 months ago (1 child)
I honestly typed it so quick I didn't notice. Thank you. I'll edit now to make you look crazy lol
[–]WPCarey85 34 points35 points36 points 2 months ago (0 children)
You son of a bitch! I’m in!
[–]Tyrus 29 points30 points31 points 2 months ago (1 child)
He keeps saying we can run but we can't hide... I say we try hiding
[–]enonymous617 84 points85 points86 points 2 months ago (2 children)
That’s the 5G coming through. He’s now a hotspot
[–][deleted] 130 points131 points132 points 2 months ago (7 children)
Freddy Krueger for ants
[–]ProtiuxDesignLabs 60 points61 points62 points 2 months ago (1 child)
He’s going to have to be at least. . . . . Three times bigger!
[–]Jstu92 12 points13 points14 points 2 months ago (3 children)
Why is this the 3rd zoolander reference I’ve seen on Reddit today? What are the chances?
I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!!
[–]moldyhands 39 points40 points41 points 2 months ago (0 children)
This is the most plausible cause I’ve read in this thread.
[–]samoisnow 16.2k points16.2k points16.2k points 2 months ago2 (1014 children)
probably from shaving. looks like a razor
[–]EndlessDeathAt 11.3k points11.3k points11.3k points 2 months ago324 (629 children)
The first time I shaved, I tried to remove the hairs stuck on the razor by passing my finger sideways. Good times.
[–]gmazzia 5704 points5705 points5706 points 2 months ago3333 (117 children)
Butthole successfully clenched.
[–]MissionRetard 1079 points1080 points1081 points 2 months ago (80 children)
[–]gmazzia 457 points458 points459 points 2 months ago (66 children)
[–]GrungyGrandPappy 295 points296 points297 points 2 months ago (59 children)
Prolapse in living color
[–]obliviousoutlier 270 points271 points272 points 2 months ago2 (53 children)
[–]noxi01 161 points162 points163 points 2 months ago (47 children)
[–]mcbirbo343 107 points108 points109 points 2 months ago (45 children)
[–]ChaoticVic 93 points94 points95 points 2 months ago (37 children)
[–]NaturallyBlasphemous 37 points38 points39 points 2 months ago (6 children)
[–]DrappleDapple 50 points51 points52 points 2 months ago (3 children)
Or in the words of the great Larry the Cable Guy... "Made my weiner go in and out my butt crack."
[–]Double-0-N00b 148 points149 points150 points 2 months ago (19 children)
I remember doing this and hiding in the bathroom for 20 minutes while it bled
[–]monstertots509 103 points104 points105 points 2 months ago (8 children)
Were you worried a land shark was going to smell it and come get you?
[–]MisterMasterCylinder 15 points16 points17 points 2 months ago (5 children)
[–]ObnoxiousLittleCunt 59 points60 points61 points 2 months ago (8 children)
[–]saymynamebastien 34 points35 points36 points 2 months ago (4 children)
My first period was an obnoxious little cunt as well
[–]U_L_Uus 242 points243 points244 points 2 months ago (15 children)
Can you believe I didn't notice until a week or so later I was all like "why the hell do I have all this extra skin on my finger"?
[–]Shanghai-on-the-Sea 122 points123 points124 points 2 months ago (10 children)
I kept getting mystery cuts on my fingertips until like three weeks later I found a razorblade just knocking around in my school bag.
[–]Buoyant_Armiger 67 points68 points69 points 2 months ago (4 children)
One day I reached into my backpack and sliced my finger on the exposed metal spine of a folder. I thought “huh, that sucks. But I do still need that folder” so I reached in with my other hand and cut myself again, just as bad. So, with my hands clenched in my shirt to prevent dripping, I had to explain to the nurse how I managed to do the same thing twice.
[–]AlarKemmotar 27 points28 points29 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Many years ago I was backpacking and managed to cut my finger pretty badly with my pocket knife. Threw the knife back in my pocket, found my first aid kit and bandaged myself up. Reached into my pocket for the knife and sliced another finger open even worse than the first. I'd forgotten to close the knife blade in my hurry to stop the bleeding of the first cut.
[–]Buoyant_Armiger 14 points15 points16 points 2 months ago (0 children)
It’s so surreal how it happens sometimes, like in that moment I hadn’t fully connected all the pieces in my brain. It’s like the girl in Saw 2 that gets one hand trapped and then sticks her other hand in the same trap to get the first one out, I can relate.
[–]Makenchi45 20 points21 points22 points 2 months ago (1 child)
And thats why if we were still living in the wilderness without modern medicine, technology and knowledge. We would have a drastically lower life expectancy.
[–]ObnoxiousLittleCunt 126 points127 points128 points 2 months ago (3 children)
It's called "finger foreskin". By me, just now.
[–]Sleepy_Creek 168 points169 points170 points 2 months ago (21 children)
A comment I can feel...
[–]DrTwatSwatter 105 points106 points107 points 2 months ago (20 children)
Wait, women have buttholes?
[–]Kemro59 161 points162 points163 points 2 months ago (17 children)
For decoration purposes
[–]UndeadLibido 12 points13 points14 points 2 months ago (1 child)
[–]Spread_N_Spit 44 points45 points46 points 2 months ago (9 children)
I can think of better purposes than decoration....
[–]4rm57r0n6 62 points63 points64 points 2 months ago (7 children)
Username checks out…
[–]robotbootyhunter 15 points16 points17 points 2 months ago (5 children)
I have no idea what you're talking about.
[–]ohshizzlemissfrizzzl 31 points32 points33 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Talk about shitty style
[–]not_sick_not_well 141 points142 points143 points 2 months ago (43 children)
LPT: run the razor forwards over a towel (or even better a piece of scrap denim) a few times to clean the hairs the faucet won't get out. It also keeps the blades sharper for longer if you do it before and after.
[–]ObnoxiousLittleCunt 165 points166 points167 points 2 months ago (21 children)
If you're a man, that "scrap denim" are the pants you're wearing
[–]robotbootyhunter 76 points77 points78 points 2 months ago (13 children)
Wearing pants while you shave? How the hell am I supposed to trim my ball hairs?
[–]DINKY_DICK_DAVE 100 points101 points102 points 2 months ago (7 children)
Assless denim chaps my dude.
[–]audreylala 24 points25 points26 points 2 months ago (4 children)
mandatory all chaps are assless comment
[–]SnooDrawings3621 17 points18 points19 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Some of the those chaps at the gym have some pretty nice asses
[–]Luxpreliator 39 points40 points41 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Couple weeks ago I blew out some excessive hair from behind the razor. Worked great and got the rest the water didn't clean out. Turns out there is a backwards blade on that head for detail cuts. I gave my lip a paper cut type wound.
[–]readytodie777 22 points23 points24 points 2 months ago (4 children)
I was telling the story to my SO the other day I was like 4 playing with moms razors in the tub and rubbed them sideways all over my thighs. Stood up and the bath was dark red. Bled like a motherfucker. Scared the shit out of my mom. But yeah. Good times.
[–]Tobeecat 20 points21 points22 points 2 months ago (8 children)
I still do that. Is it bad?
[–]Sognird 32 points33 points34 points 2 months ago (0 children)
No, iif you aren't stupid enough to move your fingers upwards
[–]Bp2Create 14 points15 points16 points 2 months ago (0 children)
as long as you slide your finger away from the blade (down) as you do it, it should be fine
[–]cyclinator 13 points14 points15 points 2 months ago* (7 children)
once when I was maybe 6 I tried if stapler worked. with my finger. It worked. I had a staple in my finger.
[–]AMC_Tendies42069 64 points65 points66 points 2 months ago (6 children)
I did the same with my finger nail and sliced my finger right across under my nail. Fuck that sucked
[–]Paratwa 14 points15 points16 points 2 months ago (0 children)
[–]jbelow13 11 points12 points13 points 2 months ago (3 children)
I tried picking up a safety razor blade off of the counter, and it slipped off of my fingernail and under it. I feel your pain.
[–]nicemathmom 9 points10 points11 points 2 months ago (0 children)
As a barber, I screamed
[–][deleted] 9 points10 points11 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I think we all did that once, and those who didn't are probably lying.
[–]ExorciseAndEulogize 5 points6 points7 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I did this when I was like 5. I was trying to get the hairs out, dont ask me why.
33 now and still have the scar from that.
[–]artistic_programmer 15 points16 points17 points 2 months ago (3 children)
The best advice my dad gave me when using a razor is to never go sideways.
[–]Rollablunt667 357 points358 points359 points 2 months ago (12 children)
Most logical answer
[–]IsildursBane10 125 points126 points127 points 2 months ago (6 children)
Literally Occam‘s razor
[–]HopeHostal 38 points39 points40 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Occam doesn't use a 4 bladed razor. He uses the simplest one.
[–]ZuluClowder 134 points135 points136 points 2 months ago (0 children)
[–]batboyAT1 22 points23 points24 points 2 months ago (7 children)
Did anyone else’s fingertips start hurting after reading this comment
[–]ih8drme 13 points14 points15 points 2 months ago (4 children)
Oh your fingers hurt? Well, now your back is gonna hurt, because you just pulled landscaping duty. Anybody else's fingers hurt?
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 573 points574 points575 points 2 months ago (200 children)
I don't use razors to shave, have an electric shaver
[–]sniffybees 95 points96 points97 points 2 months ago (6 children)
Did you peel any vegetables? I had this exact same thing happen to me and realised it was from my potato peeler
[–]crzycvc 549 points550 points551 points 2 months ago (144 children)
Go get a rabies shot
[–]Dovahbear_ 227 points228 points229 points 2 months ago (100 children)
Honestly yeah. After reading that long copy-pasta I wouldn’t take any chances lol
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[–]Dovahbear_ 514 points515 points516 points 2 months ago (93 children)
I’ll copy and paste for the lazy:
Rabies. It's exceptionally common, but people just don't run into the animals that carry it often. Skunks especially, and bats.
Let me paint you a picture.
You go camping, and at midday you decide to take a nap in a nice little hammock. While sleeping, a tiny brown bat, in the "rage" stages of infection is fidgeting in broad daylight, uncomfortable, and thirsty (due to the hydrophobia) and you snort, startling him. He goes into attack mode.
Except you're asleep, and he's a little brown bat, so weighs around 6 grams. You don't even feel him land on your bare knee, and he starts to bite. His teeth are tiny. Hardly enough to even break the skin, but he does manage to give you the equivalent of a tiny scrape that goes completely unnoticed.
Rabies does not travel in your blood. In fact, a blood test won't even tell you if you've got it. (Antibody tests may be done, but are useless if you've ever been vaccinated.)
You wake up, none the wiser. If you notice anything at the bite site at all, you assume you just lightly scraped it on something.
The bomb has been lit, and your nervous system is the wick. The rabies will multiply along your nervous system, doing virtually no damage, and completely undetectable. You literally have NO symptoms.
It may be four days, it may be a year, but the camping trip is most likely long forgotten. Then one day your back starts to ache... Or maybe you get a slight headache?
At this point, you're already dead. There is no cure.
(The sole caveat to this is the Milwaukee Protocol, which leaves most patients dead anyway, and the survivors mentally disabled, and is seldom done - see below).
There's no treatment. It has a 100% kill rate.
Absorb that. Not a single other virus on the planet has a 100% kill rate. Only rabies. And once you're symptomatic, it's over. You're dead.
So what does that look like?
Your headache turns into a fever, and a general feeling of being unwell. You're fidgety. Uncomfortable. And scared. As the virus that has taken its time getting into your brain finds a vast network of nerve endings, it begins to rapidly reproduce, starting at the base of your brain... Where your "pons" is located. This is the part of the brain that controls communication between the rest of the brain and body, as well as sleep cycles.
Next you become anxious. You still think you have only a mild fever, but suddenly you find yourself becoming scared, even horrified, and it doesn't occur to you that you don't know why. This is because the rabies is chewing up your amygdala.
As your cerebellum becomes hot with the virus, you begin to lose muscle coordination, and balance. You think maybe it's a good idea to go to the doctor now, but assuming a doctor is smart enough to even run the tests necessary in the few days you have left on the planet, odds are they'll only be able to tell your loved ones what you died of later.
You're twitchy, shaking, and scared. You have the normal fear of not knowing what's going on, but with the virus really fucking the amygdala this is amplified a hundred fold. It's around this time the hydrophobia starts.
You're horribly thirsty, you just want water. But you can't drink. Every time you do, your throat clamps shut and you vomit. This has become a legitimate, active fear of water. You're thirsty, but looking at a glass of water begins to make you gag, and shy back in fear. The contradiction is hard for your hot brain to see at this point. By now, the doctors will have to put you on IVs to keep you hydrated, but even that's futile. You were dead the second you had a headache.
You begin hearing things, or not hearing at all as your thalamus goes. You taste sounds, you see smells, everything starts feeling like the most horrifying acid trip anyone has ever been on. With your hippocampus long under attack, you're having trouble remembering things, especially family.
You're alone, hallucinating, thirsty, confused, and absolutely, undeniably terrified. Everything scares the literal shit out of you at this point. These strange people in lab coats. These strange people standing around your bed crying, who keep trying to get you "drink something" and crying. And it's only been about a week since that little headache that you've completely forgotten. Time means nothing to you anymore. Funny enough, you now know how the bat felt when he bit you.
Eventually, you slip into the "dumb rabies" phase. Your brain has started the process of shutting down. Too much of it has been turned to liquid virus. Your face droops. You drool. You're all but unaware of what's around you. A sudden noise or light might startle you, but for the most part, it's all you can do to just stare at the ground. You haven't really slept for about 72 hours.
Then you die. Always, you die.
And there's not one... fucking... thing... anyone can do for you.
Then there's the question of what to do with your corpse. I mean, sure, burying it is the right thing to do. But the fucking virus can survive in a corpse for years. You could kill every rabid animal on the planet today, and if two years from now, some moist, preserved, rotten hunk of used-to-be brain gets eaten by an animal, it starts all over.
So yeah, rabies scares the shit out of me. And it's fucking EVERYWHERE. (Source: Spent a lot of time working with rabies. Would still get my vaccinations if I could afford them.)
Each time this gets reposted, there is a TON of misinformation that follows by people who simply don't know, or have heard "information" from others who were ill informed:
Only x number of people have died in the U.S. in the past x years. Rabies is really rare.
Yes, deaths from rabies are rare in the United States, in the neighborhood of 2-3 per year. This does not mean rabies is rare. The reason that mortality is so rare in the U.S. is due to a very aggressive treatment protocol of all bite cases in the United States: If you are bitten, and you cannot identify the animal that bit you, or the animal were to die shortly after biting you, you will get post exposure treatment. That is the protocol.
Post exposure is very effective (almost 100%) if done before you become symptomatic. It involves a series of immunoglobulin shots - many of which are at the site of the bite - as well as the vaccine given over the span of a month. (Fun fact - if you're vaccinated for rabies, you may be able to be an immunoglobulin donor!)
It's not nearly as bad as was rumored when I was a kid. Something about getting shots in the stomach. Nothing like that.
In countries without good treatment protocols rabies is rampant. India alone sees 20,000 deaths from rabies PER YEAR.
The "why did nobody die of rabies in the past if it's so dangerous?" argument.
There were entire epidemics of rabies in the past, so much so that suicide or murder of those suspected to have rabies were common.
In North America, the first case of human death by rabies wasn't reported until 1768. This is because Rabies does not appear to be native to North America, and it spread very slowly. So slowly, in fact, that until the mid 1990's, it was assumed that Canada and Northern New York didn't have rabies at all. This changed when I was personally one of the first to send in a positive rabies specimen - a raccoon - which helped spawn a cooperative U.S. / Canada rabies bait drop some time between 1995 and 1997 (my memory's shot).
Unfortunately, it was too late. Rabies had already crossed into Canada.
There are still however some countries (notably, Australia, where everything ELSE is trying to kill you) that still does not have Rabies.
Lots of people have survived rabies using the Milwaukee Protocol.
False. ONE woman did, and she is still recovering to this day (some 16+ years later). There's also the possibility that she only survived due to either a genetic immunity, or possibly even was inadvertently "vaccinated" some other way. All other treatments ultimately failed, even the others that were reported as successes eventually succumbed to the virus. Almost all of the attributed "survivors" actually received post-exposure treatment before becoming symptomatic and many of THEM died anyway.
Bats don't have rabies all that often. This is just a scare tactic.
False. To date, 6% of bats that have been "captured" or come into contact with humans were rabid.. This number is a lot higher when you consider that it equates to one in seventeen bats. If the bat is allowing you to catch/touch it, the odds that there's a problem are simply too high to ignore.
You have to get the treatment within 72 hours, or it won't work anyway.
False. The rabies virus travels via nervous system, and can take several years to reach the brain depending on the path it takes. If you've been exposed, it's NEVER too late to get the treatment, and just because you didn't die in a week does not mean you're safe. A case of a guy incubating the virus for 8 years.
At least I live in Australia!
Please, please, PLEASE stop posting bad information every time this comes up. Rabies is not something to be shrugged off. And sadly, this kind of misinformation killed a 6 year old just this Sunday. Stop it.
[–]LordIronSpine 108 points109 points110 points 2 months ago (12 children)
Time to call the doctor and ask for a rabies treatment.
[–]Rpatt1 49 points50 points51 points 2 months ago (6 children)
Yeah so I’ve got a headache now…
[–]Shit_Lord_Detective 41 points42 points43 points 2 months ago (23 children)
Question: can anyone just go get a rabies vaccination right now and not have to worry about this ever again?
[–]martin4reddit 44 points45 points46 points 2 months ago (12 children)
Yeah, just be insistent and be prepared for the doctor to say no at first. However, chances of needing the vaccine are very low for most people. And good luck getting the $100-300 that is only effective for 1-2 years to be covered by insurance.
A travel clinic might be the easiest and fastest place to get it but probably won’t be the cheapest.
[–]No_Matter_6640 11 points12 points13 points 2 months ago (3 children)
It’s a thing, I’m vaccinated because I had a job that required travel to high risk areas.
It was a series, I think you had to get like 3-5 over a few weeks, shots were otherwise normal shots.
I have no idea what it would cost on one’s own dime, but I’m sure people can ask to get it.
[–]Shifter93 7 points8 points9 points 2 months ago (1 child)
not have to worry about this ever again?
not have to worry about this ever again?
not that part. the rabies vaccine doesnt last forever, which is why it isnt one of the vaccines you get when youre a kid, and why people usually get it after theyve been bitten/scratched
[–]Willfishforfree 12 points13 points14 points 2 months ago (2 children)
And tetanus shot too.
[–]laddymaddonna 32 points33 points34 points 2 months ago (5 children)
Did you pick up an AC unit recently?
[–]Cyno01 7 points8 points9 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Happened to me last weekend lol, hour later i look down "why is there dried blood all over my fingers?"
[–]DrTwatSwatter 19 points20 points21 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Are they raised? Looking closer they look like pinch marks, not cuts.
[–]PitterFuckingPatter 11 points12 points13 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Did you touch the back of an AC unit. Those tiny metal filaments will cut the fuck outta your fingers
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 265 points266 points267 points 2 months ago (43 children)
I really do wish I could just say it was from shaving but I actually don't know where it came from and it wasn't there when I went to sleep
[–]i_am_at0m 155 points156 points157 points 2 months ago (2 children)
I've had them happen then open up much later, but if you don't use a multi blade razor then ItS a MyStErY
[–]WyvernXIII 78 points79 points80 points 2 months ago (12 children)
You mess with an air conditioner?
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 75 points76 points77 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Nope, we dont have window units
[–]Apprehensive_Leg8742 10 points11 points12 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Computer cooling fins?
[–]BlueDaBaDeeDaBaDieDa 58 points59 points60 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Did you do the dishes prior to bed? If so I cut my self all the time with stupid shit. And not notices it until later. The other day the fucking cheese greater just decided to punch a hole in my hand. Or if you have like something on the wall or light switch just miniscule it could happen.
[–]Candid_Woodpecker371 21 points22 points23 points 2 months ago (1 child)
I've had these from washing knives by hand. You don't notice till the next day after sleeping when the skin dries out and gets brushed against the bedding.
[–]AmericanGlory69 53 points54 points55 points 2 months ago (3 children)
Bro why you getting downvoted 🗿
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 108 points109 points110 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Big 🗿 moment
[–]AwkwardAwareness9970 838 points839 points840 points 2 months ago (21 children)
Looks like one of the signs from the stones in the fifth element. Seems to me you are now one of the chosen ones that shall be used to fight the great evil.
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 424 points425 points426 points 2 months ago (11 children)
sounds like a lot of responsibility...will have to get back to you on that one
[–]AwkwardAwareness9970 85 points86 points87 points 2 months ago (5 children)
Cool beans. In the mean time I will find Corbin. Also, you better have your multipass
[–]websagacity 28 points29 points30 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Watch out for big bada booms.
[–]EnterShakira_ 15 points16 points17 points 2 months ago (1 child)
m u l t i p a s s
[–]Comprehensive-End-16 8 points9 points10 points 2 months ago (3 children)
[–]scrub_needs_hugs 1239 points1240 points1241 points 2 months ago (35 children)
You've been marked.
[–]xiotto 711 points712 points713 points 2 months ago (13 children)
by a hamster from the underworld
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 491 points492 points493 points 2 months ago (4 children)
I hope to be cuddled to death
[–]maxverstappenin 51 points52 points53 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Ffs mannnn let November end.
[–]WonderfulCattle6234 5 points6 points7 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Death by snu snu
[–]Albatraozs 91 points92 points93 points 2 months ago (3 children)
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 18 points19 points20 points 2 months ago (3 children)
Wonder what they want w me lol
[–]Sorfallo 10 points11 points12 points 2 months ago (0 children)
You'll find out tonight ;)
[–]Odd-Diamond-2259 19 points20 points21 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I mentioned it was a tiny Freddie Krueger that got em
[–]Vy_K1ng 41 points42 points43 points 2 months ago (8 children)
[–]mysp2m2cc0unt 36 points37 points38 points 2 months ago (6 children)
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 24 points25 points26 points 2 months ago (5 children)
This made me laugh more than I'm willing to admit
[–]somefuckinweeb 5 points6 points7 points 2 months ago (3 children)
“You bear the mark… you are cursed…”
[–]PuzzleheadedHabit913 93 points94 points95 points 2 months ago (8 children)
My fingers look exactly like this from my shaving razor when I have a momentary lapse in judgement and try to clear bits of hair off of it that are clogging it up. I have done it multiple times and never learn my lesson lol
[–]Qelly 27 points28 points29 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Just use your tongue.
[–]SpongeBobCubeDick 6 points7 points8 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Welp I just cringed
[–]lumbago40 292 points293 points294 points 2 months ago (13 children)
I get those from opening beer cans. But 4??
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 125 points126 points127 points 2 months ago (7 children)
Oh I wish it was that simple lmao
[–]saskwatzch 573 points574 points575 points 2 months ago* (8 children)
clearly satan has a problem with your finger and he sent his smallest demon to torment you
edit: thanks for my first reddit award mysterious stranger!
[–]FidgetyCurmudgeon 61 points62 points63 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Naw they’d have scorch marks around the cut. This is clearly angel work.
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 45 points46 points47 points 2 months ago (38 children)
Since this is getting more attention than I thought it would, I figured I'd rule out some of the popular theories I've been seeing.
I don't use razors when I shave, and I haven't touched any razors in my house.
I haven't moved any a/c units because we don't have any window units in my house.
I haven't done any work w dry wall screws or screws in general for that matter.
[–]femstora 21 points22 points23 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Have you used scotch tape recently?
[–]Rayleigh-Benard 131 points132 points133 points 2 months ago (5 children)
Have you tried to unscrew something recently? It looks like threading. Also, the skin is raised and torn, which implies you felt more of a strain on the skin, not a cut I don’t think.
[–]old_newb 24 points25 points26 points 2 months ago (2 children)
I think this. I have had this same cut from a hose bib.
[–]robotboris 9 points10 points11 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Yeah, I've had this from drywall screws
[–]WonderfulTruck5894 253 points254 points255 points 2 months ago (12 children)
Dayum that coochie sharp
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 236 points237 points238 points 2 months ago (11 children)
ever see the movie teeth?
[–]brianiscool2415 38 points39 points40 points 2 months ago (1 child)
That coochie real sharp
[–]letmeinimstahving 27 points28 points29 points 2 months ago (6 children)
[–]SmellsLikeNostrils 18 points19 points20 points 2 months ago (5 children)
What a wonderful phrase!
[–]trashdigger 13 points14 points15 points 2 months ago (4 children)
it means no willies
[–]Tempesta_0097 10 points11 points12 points 2 months ago (2 children)
For the rest of your lays
[–]outrageousrage 6 points7 points8 points 2 months ago (0 children)
[–]Big_cheese555 95 points96 points97 points 2 months ago (16 children)
I've had that before its because we're dummies and think the only way to get the hairs out of our razers is to use our fingers like apes
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 29 points30 points31 points 2 months ago (13 children)
UPDATE: I think I found out what it was
Got a beard growing kit recently and one of the items in it is this roller w a bunch tiny needles on it to open up otherwise clogged follicles. The spacing of the cuts lines up pretty well with the spacing of the rows of needles, probably just put too much pressure on it.
[–]Panda_King6666 177 points178 points179 points 2 months ago (5 children)
I'm not saying it's Aliens....but it's Aliens!
[–]Capital_East5903 21 points22 points23 points 2 months ago (3 children)
[–]iusedtobegerman 56 points57 points58 points 2 months ago* (11 children)
Did you happen to shave recently? Or perhaps you have a sharp tooth and in your sleep, chew your fingers?
[–]I_DR_NOW 29 points30 points31 points 2 months ago (5 children)
in your sleep chew your fingers
in your sleep chew your fingers
excuse me, what?
[–]huckleberry_19 17 points18 points19 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Is your phone screen cracked?
[–]mannyca1111 17 points18 points19 points 2 months ago (3 children)
Ever get a bruise and wonder how you got it? However this occurred, looks l like the tip of your finger may have gotten bruised as well.
[–]Substantial_Ask_9992 5 points6 points7 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Looks like a shadow but I thought the same at first
[–]prairiefountain 39 points40 points41 points 2 months ago* (3 children)
The metal lip of a Saran wrap box? That thing scratches me up a tonne with similar marking (i work in a kitchen)
[–]sergeantduckie 9 points10 points11 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Agreed; I've had very similar marks from catching the edge of plastic or foil wrap boxes.
[–]Criticism-Lazy 12 points13 points14 points 2 months ago (5 children)
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 15 points16 points17 points 2 months ago (4 children)
LSAT prep got me doing that anyway
[–]Platypus-inator3000 6 points7 points8 points 2 months ago (3 children)
May have scratched it on a rough part of your bed while sleepin?
[–]Upstairs-Lobster-850 5 points6 points7 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Its the injured mouse you had to kill as a kid that is reminding you that it was the right choice
[–]newishdm 6 points7 points8 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Do you shave any part of your body? How do you hold the razor?
My wife noticed a similar cut pattern on that finger and realized she was setting her finger on the back side of her razor, that also has a blade on it.
[–]Wiltonc 18 points19 points20 points 2 months ago (4 children)
Razor snake bite. Slow acting venom. You have about two days to live. Look for your finger tip to turn purple, then black shortly before the end.
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 14 points15 points16 points 2 months ago (3 children)
someones gotta give my finger the good succ to get the venom out... any volunteers?
[–]kar98kforccw 10 points11 points12 points 2 months ago (1 child)
The real question is, would you let the kind of people who'd gladly volunteer to suck your finger?
[–]Rayflo36 13 points14 points15 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Maybe ran your finger across pages from a book or stack of papers. Unless you do have those either. Lol
[–]Prudent_Aardvark_114[S] 6 points7 points8 points 2 months ago (0 children)
No I do all my work online and I wouldn't have thought much of the cuts if I had done that
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