Most of us have a scar or two (or maybe more) from things that we did that were just plain dumb.
Or from things that OTHER people did to us that were stupid. And I certainly have a few of my own…
Do you have any funny or wacky stories behind your scars?
These AskReddit users sure do! Let’s see what they had to say.
1. Okay, that’s pretty stupid.
“I was holding a super soaker reservoir bottle underwater at a lake to fill it up.
It slipped out of my hand and shot up out of the water, hit me in my lip and split it open all the way through to the other side.
Needed stitches inside my mouth and right below my bottom lip. Got a small scar from it.”
2. You believed that?
“Someone said “that knife is for cutting tape, so it won’t cut people” and I checked…”
3. Still seeking revenge…
“Kid in the church nursery hit me in the eye with a plastic carrot.
It was 40 years ago.
I’ve still got a scar.”
4. I have one of these, too! For real!
“Dripping burning plastic onto my hand to see if it would scar…”
5. Look out below!
“Changed a lightbulb standing on a glass coffee table.
Yep, I fell into the glass table.”
6. Sounds painful.
“I stuck a hand between the gears of my grandmother’s sewing machine while it was running.
7. Right between the eyes.
“I couldn’t tie my laces as a kid and liked to walk with my hands in my pockets.
This led to me tripping over my laces, no hands to protect and landing face first onto a stone step, the corner of which went right between my eyes, leaving a small scar where my monobrow grows.”
8. Face first.
“The headrest of our bed was made of solid wood and had curved edges.
It was wide enough for a 2 year old (me) to sit on and I used to love sliding off it. Well one night I sat on it to slide as usual with my legs on either side.
My leg on the bed got stuck between the pillows and I fell face first on the floor. Got a cut on my forehead which required 6-7 stitches.”
9. Here he comes!
“When I was a kid I’d been watching Dukes of Hazzard with my grandpa.
We went out to his Buick and I tried sliding over the hood like they do in the show, but got caught on the hood ornament and sliced a huge gash in my leg.”
“I was in a cornfield and grabbed a cob of corn to throw at a friend.
The leaf from the corn stalk went between my middle and index fingers as I released the throw and sliced the webbing open deep enough that I could see my tendons.
That was 25 years ago and I still have the scar.”
11. Dr. Jones!
“I have a scar on my eyebrow from my brother hitting me in the head with a belt while he was pretending to be Indiana Jones.”
12. Cat scratch fever.
“When I was about 12, we had a new kitten at home and it scratched my hand. Not deep at all, it was just a kitten scratch.
Being 12, I thought it would be really cool to have a scar and kept picking at it for days, on purpose.
I’m now 38 and I have a cool scar on my hand. No regrets.”
“I was playing with a hot spatula in the school laboratory and burned myself, it hurt so bad that my friend didn’t know how to make me feel better so she took the same spatula and burned herself.
Six years later, and we have twin scars.”
“I was sitting on the edge of a coffee table that had a glass insert in the center.
Laughed at a joke and rocked backwards and fell through the glass… Ended up with glass in my back and my most ridiculous scar.
My mother still has the coffee table and it still doesn’t have glass in it.”
Now it’s your turn!
In the comments, tell us about how you got that dumb scar!
We can’t wait to hear from you!