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(Lincolnshire Echo)   If there's one thing experts are here for, it's to tell you not to piss on a sting from a giant jellyfish   (lincolnshireecho.co.uk) divider line 22
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2014-05-13 01:46:27 PM  
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Who said anything about jellyfish stings?
 
2014-05-13 01:50:00 PM  
"A sting from a jellyfish can be extremely painful, but trying to treat it with urine is not going to make your day any better," said Joe Mulligan, British Red Cross head of first aid.

Yeah, but it's not going to make it worse either, so have at it.
 
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2014-05-13 02:23:11 PM  

sigdiamond2000: "A sting from a jellyfish can be extremely painful, but trying to treat it with urine is not going to make your day any better," said Joe Mulligan, British Red Cross head of first aid.

Yeah, but it's not going to make it worse either, so have at it.


Just don't get too close, or you'll get a burning sensation you won't believe.
 
2014-05-13 03:28:42 PM  

sigdiamond2000: "A sting from a jellyfish can be extremely painful, but trying to treat it with urine is not going to make your day any better," said Joe Mulligan, British Red Cross head of first aid.

Yeah, but it's not going to make it worse either, so have at it.


Maybe you can get the placebo effect or something.
 
2014-05-13 03:29:16 PM  
Vinegar... huh.
So much for that emergency bottle of pee I carry around just in case.
 
2014-05-13 03:33:15 PM  
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2014-05-13 03:37:46 PM  

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Came for this.
 
2014-05-13 03:42:15 PM  
You'll need a porta-potty to treat that
 
2014-05-13 03:47:19 PM  
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2014-05-13 03:53:06 PM  
Looks like I've got some 'splaining to do.
 
2014-05-13 04:01:04 PM  
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2014-05-13 04:01:33 PM  
I wouldn't necessarily call them "experts" (they do have basic EMT training (I think)), but lifeguards at Ocean Beach in San Diego told us to put pee on our daughters leg when she got tagged by a jellyfish there a couple years ago...she said it did help a bit with the pain

/no, i didn't just whip my junk out and take a whiz on my daughters leg, I went into the bathroom and pissed into a gatorade bottle and then poured that on her
/still sounds nasty, even at that
///forget I was here
 
2014-05-13 04:10:21 PM  
Florida resident here, and part of my beach kit includes a bottle of white vinegar--that's what the lifeguard sprayed on me when I got stung 2 years ago.  If you visit the east coast of Florida during the fall, make sure that you have vinegar in a spray bottle in your beach bag.

/It's like being hit with a bunch of burning hot strips of metal, and it makes your skin blister up like a burn too
//Look for a warning flag at the lifeguard station that's yellow & purple
 
2014-05-13 04:17:47 PM  
Only the British would use the phrase "temperatures soaring above 20C".
 
2014-05-13 04:19:08 PM  
I piss vinegar so it looks like all my bases are covered.
 
2014-05-13 04:21:13 PM  
The species are often known as 'dustbin-lid' jellyfish because of their enormous size and have already stung prime minister David Cameron while on holiday in Lanzarote.


Ugh. Imagine how awful it must have been to touch that horrid, slimy, disgusting creature. I really feel sorry for that poor jellyfish.


 
2014-05-13 04:35:25 PM  
Did you know that jelly fish are used to make jelly beans? And that they have seafood-flavored jelly beans? And that gummy bears are actually made from octopuses, which are actually called octopi? Did you know that? Did you know Stalin once ate a bear? Did you?
But those Swedish fish candies will cure a jelly fish sting if you put one on it. The thing is though, I'm not sure if you know, those are actually made from human skin.
That urine thing is a rumor, though.
 
2014-05-13 05:31:12 PM  
Last year I got stung by a jellyfish for the first time, and it was right across my throat. (I'll never make the mistake of thinking something in the sea is a plastic bag again) I'm glad my first thought wasn't, "Quick! someone piss on my neck!!", but rather it was "oh shiat, if I have an allergic reaction and this swells up I'm dead." I calmly got out of the water, laid down and relaxed, if I was going to die I wasn't going to do it looking scared to a bunch of foreigners.

Happy days.

Shortly after I realised I wasn't going to die a Czech guy got stung on his arm further down the beach, he ran up screaming "aah, I'm going to die", we all laughed at him.

/Best story you ever heard, bro.
 
2014-05-13 05:46:01 PM  
"Doing the same thing with vinegar can be even more effective as the acid helps neutralise the jellyfish sting. But, unless you're near a chip shop, seawater will probably be easier to find."

Have the lifeguards keep a jug with them. What does that cost here, $2?
 
2014-05-13 06:37:18 PM  
Maybe it's like that time my sister got a really bad sunburn, and I told her to put rubbing alcohol on it. She did. Man did she scream.
 
2014-05-13 08:20:27 PM  
My CSB:

When I thought it a good idea to go swimming in Jamaica at midnight, something stung my arm. I went to the bar all freaked out and the Jamaican dude goes "WHAT WAS THAT?" Never what you really want to hear when your arm is on fire.

/it was a jellyfish sting ... and he laughed at the horror on my face and gave me a shot of grain alcohol to pour on it
 
2014-05-14 09:28:43 AM  
CSB:
The first two times I was in the ocean, at 3 and 10 years old, I got stung by a jellyfish or something.  When I was 10, I must've stepped on it cause I was swimming and all of the sudden my inner thighs and balls were burning.  I got out of the water and ran to the hotel and took a shower.  About 30 minutes after the shower, all these red bumps appears that eventually turned into scabs.
 
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