Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a bit accident prone. I don't know why. Most of my injuries are unusual (ripping a 4 inch gash in the skin on my ankle as a result of spraining my ankle) or have turned into an interesting story (putting a hatchet into my ankle and severing two tendons).
A few days ago, I narrowly avoided the worst accident ever. First look at the picture.
Notice anything? Yup, I almost went Terra Sig on myself with a chisel. I was trying to trim a 2x4 to get it flush with an adjoining board. I was not using a hammer at this time, just my hands. I was sitting on the floor, and I whacked the chisel into the wood. It came free of the wood and my hand, with chisel, swung towards my nether region. It glance my pants and never made contact with any of my anatomy.
Here's the weird thing. I didn't notice the hole until the following day. When I did, I was a bit freaked out.
Of course, it would have made a pretty good (albeit embarassing) story.