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There’s always time for lubricant!

By johnboy - 19 August 2013 41

I was considering letting this one through to the keeper but Nik The Pig has prevailed upon me.

The Canberra Times is having a field day with the trials of a 70 year old man who put a fork where it shouldn’t have been.

The fork was not visible but doctors were able to feel it from the outside and X-rays showed its position.

Doctors considered several retrieval options before deciding to pull the fork free using forceps and “copious lubrication” while the patient was under a general anaesthetic.

The International Journal of Surgery has picked up the unusual case and from hence it’s returned to Canberra.

So if you know a 70 year old who was walking funny a few months ago be careful around their cutlery.

UPDATE: Meanwhile CanMeme has had a return to form:

the owl

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41 Responses to
There’s always time for lubricant!
IrishPete 5:04 pm 19 Aug 13

Who ever said Canberra is boring.

And I will forever look at 70 year-old men in a different light.

IP

jazzamac 4:27 pm 19 Aug 13

Some pics of the extraction in the journal article…if you’re interested:

http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/2210-2612/PIIS2210261213002320.pdf

farout 4:15 pm 19 Aug 13

Thumper said :

“get some pork on your fork”

Or even, get some fork in your pork.

Holden Caulfield 3:38 pm 19 Aug 13

Thumper said :

Gives a whole new meaning to “get some pork on your fork”

Five stars! 😆

bundah 3:34 pm 19 Aug 13

A three pronged approach that has no doubt left him very red faced and humiliated..

Postalgeek 3:19 pm 19 Aug 13

I guessing he won’t forket about that experience in a hurry.

Spiral 3:15 pm 19 Aug 13

What a Forking W*anker!

Holden Caulfield 3:11 pm 19 Aug 13

Cutlery is in the eye of the beholder.

Thumper 3:01 pm 19 Aug 13

Gives a whole new meaning to “get some pork on your fork”.

Sorry about that.

Stop grinning you in the back there…

rosscoact 2:56 pm 19 Aug 13

Codders111 said :

Well, the CT has sunk to a new low.

The public’s need for a snicker outweighs good taste.

poetix 2:52 pm 19 Aug 13

He dis-Splayd poor judgement.

steveu 2:49 pm 19 Aug 13

U are just poking fun at a persons misforktune. Very sad.

Dilandach 2:35 pm 19 Aug 13

Codders111 said :

Well, the CT has sunk to a new low.

Pretty sure that’s occupied by the guy who had the thought process that ended up with the end result being that sticking a fork down their fun pipe was a swell idea.

thebrownstreak69 2:27 pm 19 Aug 13

Sounds forking painful.

Codders111 2:12 pm 19 Aug 13

Well, the CT has sunk to a new low.

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