The holiday season is a time for joy with family and friends. The holiday season is also a time for… INJURIES! MAYHEM! & INSANITY! So as a public service guy I thought I should share a few really SCARY WARNINGS with you so you and your loved ones don’t end up a statistic or a short entry on ‘News of the Weird.’
Be careful when unwrapping your gifts. Be sure to look both ways to avoid a really pissed off Sumatran Tiger. The CDC reports that 11 people found angry tigers in their gifts last year.
As if a tiger in your gift wasn’t bad enough. Now we have GIANT DEADLY KILLER SNAKE in a Christmas tree!
Are your decorations out to get you? Do you need help putting up your Christmas tree? Hint: Don’t use a helicopter.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that during the November and December holidays last year, more than 13,000 people were treated in emergency departments nationwide due to injuries involving holiday decorations.(Source: EMAX Health)
How about the lovely and romantic Christmas Candle? Just the thing to get her in the mood and make the house smell so festive. (Unless you accidentally kill her.)
Candle fires are also a common cause of injury and property damage. The CPSC notes that about 130 deaths and $360 million in damage have been reported each year since 2007. (Source: EMAX Health)
Another article is more optimistic about the holiday injury rate. It’s only 5,800 people going to the hospital. But I guess that doesn’t count Thanksgiving exploding turkey injuries. It’s hard to keep track sometimes.
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The Center for Disease Control estimates 5,800 people take a trip to the emergency room each year as a result of falling while putting up Christmas lights and decorations. (Source: Adam Verwymeren at Netwworx)