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Fishkeeping can be fatal!

Colin

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A fishkeeper has died in his Manhattan apartment after cutting himself on the fish tank he fell on to.

According to a report from the New York Times, the man, Antonio Perez, lost his balance and fell onto the aquarium, causing it to fall over and smash.

An artery in Mr Perez's arm was severed and he later died at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.
More at: The New York Times (Sat January 1, 2005, 10:55 am
 

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I have a nice running scar on my left wrist from a fish tank that broke on me...quite the conversation piece!!! You have to admit, acrylic has its advantages!!!
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Heres my best fish tank scar :cool2:

Got that on the corner of the glass and got 3 stitches for my troubles


its my elbow BTW :confused:
 

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I've not managed a serious cut yet from a tank (just waiting on a filletting knife to slip tho' :hmm: ) But our *$^#*^#($^@ midget octopus bit me on Sunday....after I saved him from crashing onto the floor too....ungrateful wretch.....makes for a grumpy Jean!

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I saw some bikers on Real TV or some such show that were bobbing for live fish in an aquarium at a rally. One of them was pushing a bit too hard against the glass with his torso and broke the tank with his head in it. It was a 55 or a 75, too. I guess when you're doing a stunt like that you should stick with acrylic.

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Ughh..

So, I've never had had stiches in my life and I don't really think I have seriously cut myself.....Is it normal for a 14 year old to not get hurt? ( No dislocated bones, no stiches, nothing serioous..)
 

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Ouch!!!! I don't want to jinx myself, but I've been lucky.....


Jean...How bad did he get you??? Was he making the great escape???Wonder where he thought he was going????
 
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chrono_war01 said:
So, I've never had had stiches in my life and I don't really think I have seriously cut myself.....Is it normal for a 14 year old to not get hurt? (No dislocated bones, no stiches, nothing serioous..)

You're just not trying hard enough :smile:, by the time I was your age I had cut my thumb in half (modelling knife), stitch over the eye (surfboard tail, whilst attempting a 360), broken wrist (hitting some guy - Roger something-or-other). Maybe I'm just accident prone, especially after today's Formalin in the eye trick... I am in soooo much trouble over that one.
 

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