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Old 09-21-2006, 08:26 PM   #1
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danggit. i left my pencil in my pocket wit a little piece of graphite sticking out. i jammed my finger in there and it shot under my nail and now theres a piece of graphite stuck under my fingernail. any clues on how to get it out or if im gonna get poisoned and die? its pretty far in dang.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:27 PM   #2
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You'll be dead soon. Don't bother trying to remove it.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:28 PM   #3
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Tweezers won't work? You could always cut your nail from the top...
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:32 PM   #4
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Take a pair of pliers and peel off your fingernail.

Remove graphite with tweezers.

Rinse with vinegar.

Use duct tape and superglue to reattach fingernail.


Ok seriously. It's graphite, or carbon in other words. It's not going to kill you.

You don't have to take my word for it.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:33 PM   #5
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i reach a dead end where if keep cutting it will start to bleed. is it worth it? i have to cut about 1/5 of a cm more to reach it
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:36 PM   #6
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I'd leave it if it doesn't hurt. Should grow out.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:44 PM   #7
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Cut off your finger, it'll grown back... if you're a mutant.
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Old 09-21-2006, 08:54 PM   #8
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you need some nanites or nanobots to eat it out of there
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:02 PM   #9
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I got a peice of pencil lead stuck in my gum as a kid. I was sitting at my desk, holding my pencil (lead up). A kid tripped and fell on me, pushing my head down onto the pencil. Basically my gum is tatooed grey in a small spot, but no harm was done.
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:07 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by: Leros
I got a peice of pencil lead stuck in my gum as a kid. I was sitting at my desk, holding my pencil (lead up). A kid tripped and fell on me, pushing my head down onto the pencil. Basically my gum is tatooed grey in a small spot, but no harm was done.
Same thing happened except I got tattooed on my leg.
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:21 PM   #11
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man this hurts like !@#!@. i think im just gonna go for it!
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:27 PM   #12
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I got a peice of pencil lead stuck in my gum as a kid. I was sitting at my desk, holding my pencil (lead up). A kid tripped and fell on me, pushing my head down onto the pencil. Basically my gum is tatooed grey in a small spot, but no harm was done.

I still have a spot on my right hand from some misguided horseplay with a No. 2 pencil in 5th grade.

Pencil punctures are 4 life no doubt.
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