Okay, time to take Off Topic to a dark place. What's the most physically painful thing you've ever experienced?
Me? Despite being into rock climbing and sport, I've been remarkably injury free throughout my 34 years on this planet. The most pain I've ever been in, however, was the result of a skateboarding accident.
A longboarding accident to be precise.
For one (admittedly) fun summer a group of my friends and I got fairly heavily into longboarding. We all bought boards and we all starting trying to hammer it down increasingly steep hills in the New South Wales area.
With each successful run we got more and more confidence. To the point where I felt a little bit invincible. That was to be my downfall.
I was alone. I decided to bomb it down this steep, narrow footpath hill. I hadn't really thought through the super sharp bend at the bottom of the hill. Surprisingly I made it.
It was the next bend that got me.
I went flying into a pole. I turned my body into the pole to avoid a head injury, but I went arm first into the pole itself. I must have been going around 40-50 km/h.
The pain was instantly horrendous. The most pain I'd ever been in. The swelling was also instantaneous. To the point where I was certain I had broken my arm. I carted myself home and my wife drove me to the hospital. The Doctors were surprised I hadn't actually broken a bone considering the swelling, but I was given the all clear and a hefty amount of pain killers.
A couple of days later, and the bruising came out. See pic above.
That was the most pain I've ever experience. What about you? let us know in the comments below.